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The trailer for Little Boy and the actual film are quite different.  In a way that’s a good thing because the trailer does not give away key points of the film. The trailer presents a film that focuses on an 8 year old boy whose father goes off to war and the bond that connects them. That aspect of the plot runs all the way through it, mixed in with some childhood bullies, lessons in being different and what life was like in the mid 1940’s. The film is a  mix of drama, comedy and war movie, but those descriptions aren’t the reason for the mixed bag.

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Little Boy aims for the sky and comes up short. It has charming, emotional moments but they never really come together-unless you’re a dad on an airplane with nothing to do

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Little Boy is a film that I’ll be watching soon for #FandangoFamily. It’s rated PG-13 so I won’t be taking our children who are three and five, but from the reviews that I’ve read it’s a solid film for date night, teens and the upper age tween children. Little Boy is the story about the relationship between an eight-year-old boy and his dad.

The new movie Little Boy hits theaters on Friday and asks you to believe the impossible. Live action film that’s geared at the family? We’re in.

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New All Age Comic Books for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

What’s new for all age comic books this week? Uncle Scrooge, Adventure Time, Angry Birds , a limited run all ages Guardians of the Galaxy and many more.

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Earthworm Ensemble, pleasant, Earthy tunes for more than organic kindie

April 22, 2015

The song about composting called Compost is good also. There’s one more song that just doesn’t fit on the disc and, ironically, our favorite song, Picture This You’re A Fish is the next to last song on it. That song has some of the best harmonies on Backyard Garden. It’s reminiscent of many classic upbeat acoustic rifts and set against the dreamy lyrics make the song really stand out for us and our kids. That song alone is worth sticking through the entire disc to hear.

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Denny’s Denny’s and eating out with the children #ad

April 21, 2015

They love to order their own food. The pictures that they have on the kid’s menu are big and simple for them to understand. That was perfect for Charlie whose verbal abilities aren’t quite up to his brother’s. He could point and yell, much to the delight of the servers who really (and surprisingly) liked seeing two manic children in the restaurant. I learned that he likes chocolate chip pancakes…and has since requested chocolate chips on everything.

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Monkey Kingdom is simian, nature driven fun at the movies #FandangoFamily

April 20, 2015

The majority of the film concentrates on Maya, a female monkey who lives with the lower caste monkeys on the bottom branches. Maya has to scrounge for food and needs the approval of the alpha male in order to find a mate or do anything that might upset the proverbial monkey applecart.
One day a male suitor comes into camp and starts chomping his teeth at Maya. Apparently that’s a big deal in monkey culture because she is quite smitten by him and they sneak off. Unfortunately he’s then run out of monkey town by the alpha male who didn’t take kindly to the chomping of his monkey teeth.

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Being happy isn’t hard according to The Candy Newspaper

April 17, 2015

Last week Charlie took a supermarket circular to class. It was the one from before Easter, so it featured candy, lots of candy and some Easter baskets. I made a half hearted attempt at getting it from his 3 year old child fists, but thought better of it. When the greeter helped him get out of the carpool line that day he eagerly showed her the candy newspaper.

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Disney Go Green: A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle is more eco friendly than you think.

April 16, 2015

For families that already lead an eco-friendly lifestyle parts of the book might be too basic. However, if the only education that you child gets about the environment is at school Disney Go Green will have lots of things for them to learn and do.
It’s important to point out that the book is not preachy. It is aimed at a younger audience, but it doesn’t use guilt as its motivating action. Disney Go Green states a couple of times in the book that it’s OK to do (i.e., consume) things, just do it in moderation and keep an eye out on the bigger picture.

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