With the Academy Awards on the horizon, That WasSomething is announcing an award of our own: Movie Mother of the Year. In 2014, the role of mothers was really celebrated in cinema, perhaps more than other years.

        

I LOVE getting the kids excited about a movie by making delicious snacks. Strange Magic opens in theaters tomorrow and has offered up four fun recipes that tie in.

        

Funny date-night film Mortdecai hits theaters on Friday. Who is Mortdecai? He’s described as a part-time rogue, a degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and knave about Picadilly.

        

A Little Game is released on DVD Jan. 20 - and you can win a copy! The film cleverly weaves lessons about how to play chess into a very relatable story.

        
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Direct-to-DVD has a negative connotation, it tends to imply it’s not that good of a movie. However, with A Little Game, I think at home viewing is the perfect option for this purposeful film.

        
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Not only is 2015 a year of much anticipated movies like the final Hunger Games and a new Star Wars, it’s a prolific year in movies. In other words, there’s a lot.

        

Nicole Kidman is a fantastic actress. With her Oscar and constant award recognition, that's pretty much a fact but I say it because the characters she's known for behave so differently than how she comes off in real life.

        
Movie Review
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Recently, a male friend of mine was pontificating on how it could be that George Lucas could land such a wife who is the perfect package: beautiful, smart, kind and successful.

        
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Movie Review
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I have fond childhood memories of Paddington Bear. The story about a stuffed bear from Darkest Peru was a popular book in the 1970s, but it seems to have gotten lost in the last few decades, at least here in U.S.

        
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"The Insider" asked me to explain just why the movie winners won at tonight's Golden Globe Awards. I've broken it down in detail here and then check out Monday, Jan.