For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a holiday about going home.  Probably no one thinks of “home” more than the folks behind the upcoming animated movie Home.

        

My daughter is in 8th grade, which has reminded me that middle school is more accurately called "the mean girl years." It seems that kids are never meaner than in junior high, and it stems from kids making judgments about othe

        
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With Mockingjay Part 1, I realize The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins and I share the same values. I wasn’t so sure in the kids-killing-kids portion of the story, but as we get to the end, I see where it’s all going – and it’s brilliant.

        
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Dumb and Dumber To lives up to its title. Just when you think it can’t get dumber, it defies your brain cells.

        
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When kids see those who have "made it," they may not realize their favorite stars put in hours of hard work, their singing voices and acting skills weren't always perfectly honed, and that they had to climb the ladder just lik

        
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The first words out of my 4-year old's mouth as we exited the theater: “I want Big Hero 6 toys.” I’m pretty sure that’s the sweetest words Disney could hear.

        
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When I was 9, Disney's The Black Hole topped my favorite movie list. I’m a non-fiction girl at heart – give me news I can use – and this was the first I’d ever heard of a giant rip in the universe which sucks up everything in its path.

        
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We're officially into the holidays now!

        

UPDATE: Check out my visit to Today Halloween where we talk about the  best movies for Halloween night (and, in one case, all weekend long): Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy We love t