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3 Very Different Empowering Movies for Girls

Last week I saw three empowering movies for girls that were very different from each other, but had valuable messages. I’m a member of Generation X, raised by Baby Boomer parents. My mother was part of the first generation of women who were encouraged to work full-time and have a family. I’m not naturally inclined […]


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‘Finding Dory’ Trivia

You think you know Dory? Just because she starred in Finding Nemo, and now stars in Finding Dory, doesn’t mean you know everything about her and her friends. Sure, you know she’s a blue tang (Paracanthurus) with memory problems. But there’s an ocean’s worth of trivia about Finding Dory you don’t know. The Basics When we catch up […]


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15 Best Disney Movies Ever

A list of the best Disney movies of all time might look different for everyone. Your list of the best Disney movies of all time will be based on different criteria than someone else’s. You might take into account the animation, the story, the characters, the music, or how the movie made you feel. I decided […]


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Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Soundtrack

Disney has a long, long history of scoring wonderful music for movies. Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for Disney’s Descendants on Friday, July 31, the day the eagerly-anticipated movie premieres on Disney Channel (8:00 p.m. ET/PT).  The soundtrack pre-order is available now.   It features the single “Believe,” performed and written by 16 year-old […]


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‘Into the Woods’ Movie vs. Stage

Watching Into the Woods on the silver screen should be breathtaking. Fairy tales come to life! Into the Woods is entertaining until two-thirds into the movie, when everything turns very dark, literally and figuratively. But is the stage version any different? Is the movie a faithful adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale mash-up? Stage musicals have been […]


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ONCE UPON A TIME - "Heroes and Villains" - In the aftermath of the Snow Queen's spell, our heroes try to pick up the pieces and Regina has to make a difficult choice. Hook's fate hangs in the balance as Gold's quest for power threatens everything he holds dear. And, in the Enchanted Forest flashback, an intrusion during Belle's stay at Rumplestiltskin's dark castle will wreak havoc in both the past and the future, on the winter finale of "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, ELIZABETH LAIL, GEORGINA HAIG, JARED S. GILMORE, JENNIFER MORRISON, GINNIFER GOODWIN, JOSH DALLAS

Is ‘Once Upon a Time’ Still a Fairy Tale? Or a Nightmare?

Once Upon a Time, the fairy tale drama on ABC, premiered in the fall of 2011. Before Frozen and Maleficent and Into the Woods and Cinderella, there was Once Upon a Time. It was refreshing, back then, to see our favorite fairy tale characters interact with each other. The twist was that these characters — Snow White, Prince Charming, the […]


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Which Disney Princess Raked in the Most?

There’s no question that Elsa and Anna, those princess sisters from the north, have brought in an iceberg-sized sum at the box office. But how do they stack up to, say, Belle, from Beauty and the Beast? This week, Entertainment Weekly has a report on Frozen’s success, and how Disney didn’t prepare for it very well in terms […]


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Top 5 Disney Sing-Along Movies

Frozen joined the ranks of the best Disney sing-along movies, in the tradition of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sound of Music, and even “Once More with Feeling,” the Buffy the Vampire Slayer all-singing episode. If you’ve never attended a sing-along movie it is exactly what you’re picturing. The entire audience joins in singing the songs with the movie characters. Sometimes they […]


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3 Reasons ‘Frozen’ Is Personal

In Frozen, fearless optimist Anna (Kristn Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad) in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom […]


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