My career comes full circle this weekend, and I’m beside myself with excitement.

        

Well, it had to happen.

        
PG-13

Can entertainment stop bullying? Movies, TV and books are certainly doing their part to try, and A Girl Like Her takes a tact that hasn’t really been seen: taking the point of view of the bully. It doesn’t start out that way.

        
4
Age 13+ Approved

My favorite job perk is getting to be a part of the Reel Moms segment with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on "Today." There’s only one problem: together with Lyss Stern and Suzanne Rust, we just don’t have enough time to say

        
Movie Review
PG-13

When I was 15, my driver’s ed teacher repeatedly called me as “reckless.” To an adult, being identified that way is mortifying, we’d shape up pronto. But, you see, I was 15.

        
5
Age 13+ Approved
R

Run All Night is “a dad movie,” according to my 20-year old boy, Cole. Indeed, this seedy, crime action flick will appeal most to fathers, the older the better.

        
3
Older Teens

Russell Madness, new on Blu-Ray and DVD, is a kid-pleaser about a dog (Brightley, a Jack Russell terrier) who gets swept into the world of wrestling through his trainer, a talking monkey (Crystal the Monkey).

        

Air Bud was a significant part of my oldest son’s childhood. Something about a dog playing basketball just appeals to children.

        
4
Age 3+ Approved

One of Hollywood’s highest-grossing movie stars is a fabulous comedienne who is not quite 21, is obsessed with grooming and is a little on the wild side. Oh, and she’s also a monkey.

        
Movie Review
PG

“Wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care!” That quote from DreamWorks Animation’s Home was my 4-year old’s favorite moment, and he shouted it with delight the ride home from the theater.

        
3
Age 3+ Approved