Reel Dad: Beautiful Boy – Touching yet disconnected

As parents, we try to do our best. Throughout the childhoods we foster, we imagine what could hurt, support what can challenge, and comfort what may disappoint. But we’re not miracle workers, we can’t simply wish for our children’s lives to simplify. Sometimes, all we can do is hope. The haunting Beautiful Boy captures the complexities a family can face … read more

Movie Menu: Jurassic Park, Braveheart, American Graffiti, The Fault in Our Stars and more

Anson Elgort and Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars.

Looking forward to a quiet weekend at home? Check out these movies on broadcast television and cable. Friday, Jan. 12 From Russia With Love (1963) Sean Connery lets the world know that no force of evil can overcome the will of good in this second film about an agent named James Bond. 8 p.m. BBC Forrest Gump (1994) Tom Hanks … read more

Movie Menu: Titanic, Smokey and the Bandit, The Help & more

Friday, October 13 The Bad Seed (1956) Eileen Heckart – who later won an Oscar for Butterflies Are Free – steals this look how parents can deny the challenges of raising children. Especially frightening ones. 4:30 p.m. TCM Titanic (1997) Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet choose an inconvenient time to fall in love in this overblown Oscar winner from director … read more

TV Movie Menu: Catch your breath this weekend

Anson Elgort and Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars.

As the whirl of another new year begins, catch your breath with a movie this weekend. Here’s what’s showing on broadcast and standard cable.   The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Shailene Woodley commands the screen as a young cancer patient who helps a new friend search for the reasons life takes tragic turns. Laura Dern is moving as her … read more

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