Ice Cube, known for starring in family films just as much as making rap hits, makes his debut in the animated world in The Book of Life as The Candle Maker, a god of sorts who keeps track of the living.

        

On assignment from Fandango, I spoke with the adorably pregnant (and totally glowing) Zoe Saldana, the sweet Diego Luna, unbelievably cool Ice Cube, and the most fun producer-director combo ever, Guillermo del Toro and Jorge G

        

If Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is one thing, it is incredibly relatable.

        
Movie Review
PG-13

Melissa McCarthy makes rated R movies. Bill Murray makes rated R movies. So, I was surprised to see their film St. Vincent is PG-13. Until I saw it.

        
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Older Teens
Music Review
Meghan Trainor
Pop

An unlikely artist becomes a huge star – and an unexpected advocate for body image of ALL types. Meghan Trainor attacks the status quo with one of the year’s biggest singles… err, anthems, “All About That Bass” – addressing the thoughts and fears of every tween and teen girl who has struggled with low self esteem – with a message of self-assurance and empowerment.

        
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Age 13+

  Ava & Lala is a new animated DVD geared for younger kids, available on DVD Oct.

        
Movie Review
R

Hoda Kotb asked me, “What movie do you recommend families watch at home tonight?” My answer: “Chef.” That may be a strange answer coming from me.

        
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Age 15+ Approved

We are living in the Zombie era. Moviegoers and book lovers are fascinated by tales of the world’s end in the form of corrupt governments, robopocalypse and the no-longer-dead.

        
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Age 13+ Approved

Bella Thorne and I got off on the right foot. When I sat down to talk to her new movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, she was heavily involved with her smart phone.