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Hours of Educational Fun and Quality Time in a Box:Cooper and Kid Cooper Kit

[caption id="attachment_2341" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="The Cooper Kit is full of activities and games that are educational and fun both for your kids and dads."][/caption] The Cooper Kit, simply put, is awesome. It is full of games and activities focused around a particular theme that engages and educates, and carries the promise o ...read more

Movie Review: ‘After Earth’

Rated: PG-13Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutesRelease Date: May 31, 2013Child-friendly? "After Earth" has the combined chemistry of father-son duo Will and Jaden Smith on board, so kids are sure to flock to this sci-fi epic in droves. Despite the futuristic thrills and spooky near-alien life-forms inhabiting a devastated Earth in this flick ...read more

Movie Review: ‘Epic’

Rated: PGRunning Time: 1 hour, 42 minutesRelease Date: May 24, 2013Child-friendly? A modern-day take on a story that's reminiscent of "Alice in Wonderland" and "FernGully: The Last Rainforest," "Epic" is a tale about how small people can make a big difference in the world - a message that's meant to inspire and ...read more

Movie Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutesRelease Date: March 28, 2013Child-friendly? The original G.I. Joe cartoon - based on the popular action figures - may have been a fun and futuristic military romp, filled with laser-wielding commandos, stealthy ninjas and a healthy dose of after-school-special moralizing, but "G.I. Joe: Retaliation ...read more

Movie Review: ‘The Croods’

Rated: PGRunning Time: 1 hour, 38 minutesRelease Date: March 22, 2013Child-friendly? "The Croods" has a brand of slapstick humor that certainly lives up to its name, and the constant barrage of prehistoric humans in modern day situations is sure to keep your little ones giggling through the movie.In case you were wondering what Nicholas C ...read more

The Letter

It was November. Although it was not yet late, the sky was dark when I turned into Laundress Passage. Father had finished for the day, switched off the shop lights and closed the shutters; but so I would not come home to darkness he had left on the light over the stairs to the flat. Through the glass in the door it cast a foolscap rectangle of ...read more

Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

Rated: PG-13Running Time: 1 hour, 54 minutesRelease Date: March 1, 2013Child-friendly? While the medieval fantasy battle sequences certainly earn this film a PG-13 rating, "Jack the Giant Slayer" is a film that certainly keeps its core audience in mind - young children delighted with classic fairy tales.Has anyone else noticed that Hollyw ...read more

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours, 49 minutes Release Date: December 14, 2012 Child-friendly?The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeycertainly has its fair share of fantasy violence and white-knuckle moments, but the film is also filled with a sense of childlike wonder and grand adventure that makes it a great family event. Let me start by say ...read more

Movie Review: Parental Guidance

Rated: PG Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Release Date: December 25, 2012 Child-friendly? There's certainly plenty of tongue-in-cheek adult humor to be found in between the lines of "Parental Guidance," but overall it's a family-friendly flick with laughs for everyone, from grandkids to grandparents. Oh man, Billy Crystal is pla ...read more

Movie Review: Monsters, Inc. 3D

Rated: G Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Release Date: December 19, 2012 Child-friendly? If there's one thing that Pixar knows how to do better than anyone else, it's making a child-friendly film that's smart, funny and enjoyable for adults too. This re-release brings back all the original fun of Monsters, Inc. and throws in a healthy ...read more

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