Category Archives: Movies

Brooklyn–Movie Review

Brooklyn–Movie Review

My great-grandmother Stefanida Lisien (or Lizen, according immigration records) arrived at Ellis Island from Russian in 1914 at the age of 23. She came on her own, on a ship called the Czar, with her two young sons. I think of that often, of the strength that it takes to leave everything familiar behind and… [more]

Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory Announced for Thanksgiving 2015

Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory Announced for Thanksgiving 2015

I normally don’t announce movies so far ahead, but I am incredibly excited for “Finding Dory,” the sequel to Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.” Director Andrew Stanton shares, “One thing we couldn’t stop thinking about was why she was all alone in the ocean on the day she met Marlin. In ‘Finding Dory,’ she will be reunited… [more]

HOP into Easter with a Movie Giveaway

HOP into Easter with a Movie Giveaway

HOP is the story of the teenage heir to the Easter Bunny enterprise who really just wants to be a rock star. Aptly voiced by Russell Brand, E.B. sets out on an adventure, eventually connecting with Fred, played by James Marsden. The trailer is below.When it came out last year, I had full intention to… [more]

A Sneak Peek at Disney Pixar’s Brave

A Sneak Peek at Disney Pixar’s Brave

I got my first look at Brave while in NYC for Toy Fair. Mattel has some beautiful dolls and play sets that go along with the movie. But now I can’t wait to see it! Merida, the lead character, reminds me of LadyBug with her wild curls and equally wild spirit. Brave is due out… [more]

Language Learning with Little Pim–A Review

Language Learning with Little Pim–A Review

Young kids are most receptive to learning new languages. That’s one of the reasons why Julia Pimsleur Levine created the Little Pim series aimed at kids from birth through five years old. Levine is the daughter of Dr. Paul Pimsleur who is well-known for his language series for adults. The DVDs come in 10 different… [more]