Topic: Movies

We Don’t Watch The Nickelodeon ‘Kid’s Choice Awards’ Because My Kids Have No Clue Who These People Are

We Don't Watch The Nickelodeon 'Kid's Choice Awards' Because My Kids Have No Clue Who These People Are

Last night was the 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards and my family didn’t watch it. Because my kids had no interest in watching it. I don’t know if my kids are too old, my youngest is nine, or if we are all just grossly out-of-touch with what is considered popular these days, but when I asked my kids if they wanted to watch the show and I told them Mark Wahlberg was hosting, they had no idea who that was. Except my teenager who made a joke about The Funky Bunch. More »

This 120 Second ‘Lights Out’ Movie Is So Scary You Will Sleep With The Lights On For Days

This 120 Second 'Lights Out' Movie Is So Scary You Will Sleep With The Lights On For Days

UGH Internet! Here I was, minding my own mumsy biz, and I came across this short film that truly scared me, which isn’t easy to do because I’m old and jaded and I find many things based in fiction so not scary. I love horror movies and all that but I haven’t been truly scared by one in ages and this short film by director David F. Sandberg changed all that. Eep. More »

Truly Outrageous Jem And The Holograms PSA Will Get You Stoked For The Movie

Truly Outrageous Jem And The Holograms PSA Will Get You Stoked For The Movie

One of the best part about cartoons from the 80′s is that a lot of the times during commercial breaks they would should these amazing public service announcements so that kids could get their learn on while rocking out to the Holograms. Thanks to you tube, you can enjoy some of the Jem ones from back in the day, which cover everything from not touching down power lines to why you shouldn’t shoplift to not stealing your parents prescription drugs. Everything a kid should know! More »

Jerks Ruin Movie For Mom And Son With Autism – Community Saves The Day

Jerks Ruin Movie For Mom And Son With Autism - Community Saves The Day

Emily knew her son had issues at the beginnings of movies. He usually exclaims that he wants to go home, and she told her stepmom that it takes him a few minutes to adjust. As she expected, Max declared just this and was totally fine by the time the movie started, and happily remarked so when the Muppets appeared on-screen. But the people sitting in the theater found this horribly offensive and made remarks about how the family should leave. More »

Don’t Worry If You Haven’t Seen All The Oscar Nominated Films Because These Kids Act Them Out For You

Don't Worry If You Haven't Seen All The Oscar Nominated Films Because These Kids Act Them Out For You

This is pretty cute, and it’s getting me super amped up for the Academy Awards which will be shown next Sunday night. If I can stay awake the whole time. Actually, I HAVE to stay awake because I’ll be covering the ceremony here on Mommyish and we’ll also have an open thread so we can discuss the fashions and the speeches and whether Idris shows up and looks foxy, because I hope he will. More »

As A Mom Who Lost A Child, I Find Aaron Eckhart Faking A Dead Child Offensive

As A Mom Who Lost A Child, I Find Aaron Eckhart Faking A Dead Child Offensive

Actor Aaron Eckhart pretended to lose a child in order to attend a bereavement support group meeting. All for the sake of his art. Eckhart, who has no children himself, made this revelation on the Howard Stern show last week. At the time, he was preparing for a role in 2010’s Rabbit Hole; a film also starring Nicole Kidman. The movie is about a couple dealing with the loss of their child. More »

‘Short Term 12′ Is The Gorgeously Heartbreaking Movie Not Enough People Are Talking About

'Short Term 12' Is The Gorgeously Heartbreaking Movie Not Enough People Are Talking About

Last night was all about crying and crying some more. It should be noted, I am not a crying person, unless one of my kids does something exceptionally touching or someone is extra nice to me or I run out of Diet Coke and I have a mess of deadlines to meet. But Short Term 12, a movie directed by Destin Cretton and now available on pay-per-view had me bawling my eyes out but also astounded and finally hopeful at the end of it. Cretton wrote and directed the movie loosely based on his own experience working at a similar facility for kids. More »

Justin Bieber Really Sees Himself As An ‘Underdog’: My Interview With His Mom

Justin Bieber Really Sees Himself As An 'Underdog': My Interview With His Mom

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to take part in a telephone interview with author, producer and motivational speaker, Pattie Mallette, who also happens to be the mother of Justin Bieber. I’m a fan of moms. There aren’t many celebrities I go gaga over, but I will pretty much get excited about interviewing anyone’s mother at any time. Moms are my people. Plus, I found it sort of interesting the promotional company contacted me, considering my views on things that seem pretty much in direct conflict to the views of someone like Mallette. Were they completely unfamiliar about the sorts of things I usually write about? More »