Movie Monday: Dead Heat

Dead Heat? You may be asking yourself right now. I never saw any trailers for any movie called Dead Heat. What, did Hollywood remake a little-seen, R-rated 1988 cop/zombie comedy starring Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo? No, no. Hollywood isn’t quite that bereft of new ideas yet. We don’t expect to see a remake of […]

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Seeing Saw

I’d imagine that Halloween used to be Lionsgate’s favorite holiday. Instead of handing out free candy, the movie studio would give revelers the gift of Saw—a new movie every year—at, naturally, a steep price. And while none of the Saw movies were ever blockbusters (Saw II was the highest, ahem, grossing installment, earning $87 million), […]

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Movie Monday: Ouija

‘Tis the season for horror movies, what with Halloween coming up and all. So not too surprising we saw such a spirited display for Ouija this weekend. The horror movie predicated on a supernatural board game earned an estimated $20 million this week to haunt the tip-top of the box office. Fellow newcomer John Wick […]

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Shh! I’m Tingling Here

Have you ever heard of “Tingleheads?” No? Frankly, neither had I. Apparently, though, there are a sizable number of them all around us—people who get a stress-relaxing tingling sensation that starts on their scalp and spreads down their back when they hear whispered voices, tapping fingernails, crinkling paper and the like. And many of the […]

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Movie Monday: Fury

Like a tank manned by a handful of war-weary Americans, Fury plowed to the top of the box office this week, pounding its way to an estimated $23.5 million weekend and causing all other challengers to flee before its fearsome caterpillar tracks. It’s not star Brad Pitt’s best financial showing (his most lucrative movie, World […]

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Helping Kids Relate in a Screen-Driven World

Earlier this year, researchers discovered that nearly one out of every three parents eating at a restaurant with their small children spent nearly the entire time on their cell phones (http://www.livescience.com/43977-parents-glued-mobile-phone-kids.html). Ouch! Still, my guess is that this doesn’t surprise you because you’ve seen evidence of it yourself (perhaps, it describes you). It’s an easy […]

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