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WATCH: Anna Chlumsky On That Heart-Wrenching 'My Girl' Scene

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Though she now stars on the HBO comedy "Veep," Anna Chlumsky will forever be remembered for her role in the 1991 coming-of-age film "My Girl." The ico...

Why Movies Are Teaching My Kid More Than I Am

Meredith Hale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

I suppose this cinema-driven loss of innocence has been going on for generations. My mom still recounts my tears upon seeing Bambi's mother get shot, or my grief over the strained friendship between Tod and Copper in The Fox and the Hound.

Whatever happened to G-Rated Movies for Kids?

Vincent Daly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

How can parents collectively wield their economic power to sway movie studios and the toy industry alike to change their ways?

9 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn From Awesome Adventure Movies

Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment

So you're taking a road trip with the whole family. You've played the license plate game, you've run through every podcast and Kidz Bop CD you have, a...

Your Essential Guide to the All-Time Best Movies for Kids and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Sometimes there just isn't enough time to sort through thousands of movie choices, wondering which ones are high quality, ok for your family, and not boring for parents. Whether you stream, buy, or rent, this list will help make any movie night a success for kids and parents.

Willy Wonka Remix Is Cer-azy Sweet

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts

The 1971 classic, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" might have gotten a Tim Burton remake, but it was still due for a Pogo remix. Watch and li...

40 Movies You Might Regret Showing Your Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Watch with your kids, and be ready to pause the movie to talk about why a scene was sad, scary or strange. And don't forget that, with the right context, facing "blindside" moments as a family can be important in helping kids develop a solid foundation for coping with life's inevitable ups and downs.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Your Kid's First Trip to the Movies

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

If you have little kids, you have to put a bit more thought into a visit to the multiplex, especially the first time you go. Here are some tips for making the first venture to the theater a success.

Is Frozen the Family Movie of the Year? One Dad Says Yes

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

For children with behavioral challenges or temperaments ill-suited to conformity and social ease, Elsa is a heroine that is truly relatable. She's not allegorical, but a human who screws up, wrestles with the results, and still finds her way to function in a world where she feels atypical.

Boys and Girls and Their Prince Charmings

Amelia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My son's romantic feelings toward a gay male character raise eyebrows. People worry about it being too adult and wonder what my son could possibly know about sex. But these are never things we worry about when little girls want to be Cinderella and profess their love for Prince Charming.

Australians Knew Something We Didn't... Until Now

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.19.2013 | Comedy

Australians learned a very important lesson in 1995 from the kids' movie, "Napoleon": "Never expect gratitude from a cold-blooded creature." Fortun...

7 Foreign Films Kids Will Love

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Despite globalization and global pop culture, there are distinct perspectives, cultural differences and approaches to filmmaking on display in films made in other countries.

What Are the Top 5 Children's Movies of All Time?

Quora | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Quora

Children are smart. They understand sarcasm. They are imaginative and don't need everything force fed to them with a pat on the back and baby talk, explaining every fine detail. It is VERY difficult to find a film made for children these days like the ones listed below.

9 Movie Favorites That Bring Comic-Con Home

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Not in San Diego this week? Join the Comic-Con party from wherever you are with some of our favorite comic-inspired movies.

Trapped on a Plane With an in-Flight Movie: 6 Ways to Deal

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

You're trapped on an airplane playing a movie on the drop-down screen that's totally wrong for your kids. Here are some ways to address the problem.

11 New Movies for Kids and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Who says summer is the only time for movie blockbusters? Box office-wise, March and April look nearly as exciting as May through August. No matter how old your kids are, our sneak peeks will help you decide whether these high-profile movies will be appropriate for your family.

WATCH: 50 Most Traumatizing Moments From Kids' Movies

Posted 02.28.2013 | Parents

We're not sure what College Humor's intentions were with this one, but if the plan was to bring back our painful childhood memories and force us to th...

A Guide to Family Movies That Could Traumatize Your Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Whether you're blindsided because a movie's ads conveniently "forgot" to mention that there was sad stuff amid the kid-friendly comedy or because you just didn't know that a certain plot twist was coming, you still have to deal with the aftermath. These tips will help:

We Need More Than 'Glee'

Amelia | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

When my 7-year-old son announced to us that he is gay, the last thing I thought about was television. But as he has continued to hold firm to this identity, I have become aware of the lack of gay characters in the television shows and movies he likes to watch.

6 Steps To Stress-Free Playdates

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

I don't have a problem with a movie or video game here and there, but I've found that too much of either makes my kids a little nutty. And some of the movies they'd watched at my friend's house made me feel uncomfortable, too.

5 Movie Characters That Freaked Me Out as a Kid

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 07.18.2012 | Comedy
J.L. Sirisuk

Halloween isn't anywhere in sight, but that doesn't matter because I've decided to reflect on the movie characters that traumatized me as a child and caused a few issues and fears.

Movies That Help Parents and Children Understand Grief and Loss

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 05.16.2012 | Parents
Jeanne Dennis

Movies are a wonderful way to begin a discussion. With children, especially little kids, it gives them an emotional vocabulary. How does this character feel -- happy, sad, confused. Here's a list of movies and five guided discussion topics.

5 Ways to Help Boys and Girls Understand Sexism in Movies

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.05.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

There is no rating system that grades misrepresentation, bias or their effects on culture. Here are five things you can do to teach your kids, boys and girls, how to rate things for themselves.

The Green Lantern: I Wanted More, So Much More

Lorraine Roe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Entertainment
Lorraine Roe

In the movie script there wasn't much humor and there weren't many great weapons or heart-felt moments. It sounds silly to say about a superhero movie, but there were parts I just didn't believe.

ReThink Review: Despicable Me -- A Victim of the Toy Story 3 Hangover

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

There's nothing egregiously wrong with Despicable Me, the new 3D-CG movie about a supervillain named Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell) whose dastardly plo...