Watching the Oscars in DC

Posted February 22nd, 2013 by Jessica McFadden in Entertainment, Movies

I have watched the Oscars live, from start to finish, since I was a young elementary school student. I think it was 1987, after I was deemed old enough to see (or sneak) “Broadcast News,” “Moonstruck” and “Empire of the Sun,” that I became passionate about quality films and the […]

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What They’re Watching: My Kids Pick Favorite New DVDs

Posted January 25th, 2013 by Sandie in DVD, Entertainment, Movies

My kids are ridiculously lucky when it comes to entertainment. It’s not that we’re one-percenters who can afford to hire popstars and professional athletes to do meet-and-greets at their birthday parties, but thanks to my job as a movie critic, I have an impressive DVD collection. But just because we […]

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The Muppets Spoof ‘The Hunger Games’

Posted March 8th, 2012 by Sandie in Entertainment, Movies

Many of us at The DC Moms are eagerly awaiting the release of “The Hunger Games” on March 23. In fact, one of us may or may not have already purchased tickets for the midnight screening, even though she’ll be in another state across the country at the time. Cough… […]

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The 2012 Movie I’m Most Hungering For

Posted January 6th, 2012 by Dawn Mooney in Entertainment, Movies

Do you have March 23, 2012 marked on your calendar? That Friday night, the kids will be with a babysitter while my husband and I join up with a group of similarly aged 30 somethings to catch the movie adaptation of the first book of a hugely popular young adult […]

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The Best Movies & Performances of 2011

Posted December 5th, 2011 by Sandie in Entertainment, Movies

As a professional movie reviewer, I belong to the Washington Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA). Every year, we screen hundreds of films together at area movie theaters like the Mazza Gallerie in DC, the Majestic in Silver Spring, and the AMC at the Tyson’s Mall. Sometimes dinner is popcorn and […]

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The Muppets Are Back

Posted November 23rd, 2011 by jodifur in Entertainment, Movies

Like most people in my generation, I fondly remember “The Muppet Show.”  It was a staple growing up in my house.  I’m also a Disney fanatic and was thrilled to be invited to an early screening of the new movie, “The Muppets.”  It’s been 12 years since the Muppets’ last […]

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Jake Ryan vs. Blane McDonough

Posted September 21st, 2011 by Nicole Crowley in Entertainment, Movies

So EVERYBODY knows who “Jake Ryan” is… I won’t even dignify it with an answer. But who is “Blane McDonough”? … Blane is the guy from “Pretty in Pink”… Remember- “Blane”… (Andrew McCarthy). Yeah, I know.  I had to look up Blane’s last name on Wikipedia… I didn’t even remember it. Which brings […]

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