Topic: Movies

The 5 Most Offensively Unrealistic Pregnancy Movies

The 5 Most Offensively Unrealistic Pregnancy Movies

Look, I’m not fool enough to believe that mainstream Hollywood films are meant to be anything other than vehicles for common folk like me to temporarily escape our dreary daily lives. And hey, I’m fine with that most of the time – chances are, if I make the conscious choice to watch a fluffy flick starring the likes of Cameron Diaz, I’m probably not in the mood to see my everyday existence cinematically mirrored. But now that I’m pregnant (again), I can’t help but notice (again) how outrageously, offensively unrealistic the experience of bringing a child into the world is usually portrayed on the big screen. More »

Cyber Seniors Shows Grandmas How Not To Be Scared Of The Internet

Cyber Seniors Shows Grandmas How Not To Be Scared Of The Internet

Cyber Seniors, a documentary film chronicling the lives of senior citizens and their introduction to the internet, is set to premiere country-wide this month. Judging from the trailers, the film should prove to be both interesting and endearing. The endearing aspect is that these technology challenged elders do not have to go through this journey alone. They have been assigned teenagers as their mentors. More »

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 »