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
She started working at the age of three, and she would later say that many of the movies she starred in were a cynical exploitation of childhood innocence and often racist and sexist. More
There is a new kickstarter for a Dare Wright Documentary called ‘ A Lonely Doll’ and I speak to the filmmakers behind the upcoming project about the beautiful and enigmatic Dare Wright. More
Do you know how sometimes movies make you feel like you are in church? That some movies deserve to be respected and contemplated? That’s how it makes most people feel.
Unless you are Amanda Palmer. More
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
We here at Mommyish Enterprises™ in no way condone locking your kids up for years and years, unless of course you are a beautiful widow who needs to move back home to your family’s estate after your wealthy husband is killed in a car accident and your creepy parents hate children. More
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
Tyler Perry has a new movie coming out all about single moms. I’m excited for this, because I love moms and single moms and I was once a single mom so this should totally be my jam. But it doesn’t seem that realistic, judging from the trailer, because as any single mom can tell you, there are quite a few things missing. More
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
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Mom Accused Of Selling Her Newborn - For The SECOND Time!
Source: The Stir
An Open Letter To The Parents Of The Girl Who Gave My Kid Lice
Source: The Stir
Kids’ movies aren’t the most diverse group in the world, to say the least. While there’s usually a token person of color here or there, at least these days, it’s still rare to find an awesome children’s film that actually features a non-white person as the main character. More
For some reason I just couldn’t handle them, but as soon as my kids were a bit older I went right back to watching them. Here are my picks for what really freaked me out when I had babies, or was getting ready to birth a baby. All of these are an excellent argument for birth control. More
When I was growing up in the 1970′s, there were so many movies out there for young people that would so never be made today. They were filled with forbidden romance, amazing hairstyles, drug use, drinking, heavy petting, and amazing soundtracks, usually featuring Donna Summer. They don’t make amazingly great movies like this anymore! All kids have today are The Hunger Games and movies featuring sparkly vampires and dystopian futures and more vampires. I’m not knocking The Hunger Games franchise, mind you, that’s all fine, but can it really compete with Matt Dillion or a movie featuring The Ramones? More
I’m officially over summer. Fall is my favorite season and now that school has started again and leaves are falling all over my yard I am ready for fall to get here. The weather isn’t cooperating yet, because it’s hot and humid and generally gross outside, and I’m ready for this to be over. I wanna see autumnal wreaths on doors and ghosts in yards and to bust out the sweaters. You can have your bikinis and your beach weekends and your drippy popsicles, I am ready for fall. More
I don’t know how I am going to sit through the actual movie without crying because I can barely watch the trailer without crying. More