THE WAY a movie about living

THE WAY, “Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, THE WAY was filmed entirely in France and Spain along The Way of St. James, also known as “El Camino de Santiago.” ” [from the back of the DVD case], stars Martin Sheen, father of the director/writer Emelio Estevez.  Its a family affiar of a film including cameos of several members of Martin Sheen’s family. I LOVED this movie about a grieving father, a fallen away Catholic, who walks the Way for his son.  The movie included some interesting people, each struggling with their own pain, who join the main character along … Continue reading

Nora Ephron RIP

Nora Ephron Passes–RIP I am sad that this fine writer and movie maker has passed away at 71.  Her movies were wonderful and full of human characters that moved me and made me laugh.  I enjoyed each movie she made and also in some cases on DVD I enjoyed the commentary that she would include. The best part of her stories is how many of them I could share with my children.  Sleepless in Seattle is a good example because aside from an innocuous bedroom scene it was good clean storytelling. Julie and Julia was very enjoyable and another movie … Continue reading

Movies and the Toddler

I learned the hard way that there are some movies that you as a parent will say are OK for a toddler and then live to regret. I find the movie Lilo and Stitch ADORABLE. I had a Stitch stuffed toy before this child was born, became a fan and absconded with my Stitch. However, I did not realize that a child could relate so strongly to the frustrations that Lilo was facing in trying to communicate with her sister that she would begin to act them out. My two year old has taken to responding to frustration JUST LIKE … Continue reading