Free Printable Spiderwick Classroom Activities from Book and Movie

Spiderwick Chronicles: Free Printable Coloring Pages, Lesson Plans and Online Games
Wonderful fantasy fun with Spiderwick Chronicles free printables and online games. Lesson plans for educators as well!
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Best Holiday Movie Soundtracks and Film Scores (Great Films too!)

Best Christmas Movie Music Soundtracks and CDs
Christmas is sensual; it smells like pine and cinnamon and tastes of smoked ham and marzipan. Christmas music lifts us out of the dreary and into the divine. Here are Christmas holiday movie soundtracks that will delight your senses.
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Ten Best Children Christmas Cartoons

Top 10 Classic Childrens' Christmas Cartoons
Remember when we could only see holiday movies when they came on TV, once a year? Here are ten of the most beloved classic Christmas cartoons. Enjoy them again or for the first time this Christmas season.
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'Imus in the Morning' on Fox Business: Ignorance is Business

Fox Business Features 'Imus in the Morning':
My weekly diatribe against buffoonry. This week's piece de resistance goes to Don Imus, he of 'nappy headed hos' fame. Don Imus is back on WABC doing the Fox Business report as 'Imus in the Morning. Low standards pay,I guess...
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'Capitalism: A Love Story' Michael Moore

Michael Moore's 'Capitalism: A Love Story' Opens October 2, 2009
Michael Moore creates documentaries that rattle people: Roger and Me, Fahrenhuit 911, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko and Capitalism: A Love Story. Moore's films are 'of the people, by the people and for the people'.
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'Fitna' Not Fit for School Students

KY Student Upset Over Violent Anti-Islam 9-11 Movie Showed in Class
Somerset, KY. 17 year-old Amber Cruey is upset over a movie shown a high school class. Anti- Islam film 'Fitna' was shown on 9-11. The film shows beheaded and brutalized children's bodies other acts of violence.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Actors in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, last book in the Harry Potter series, will take two movies to tell and will premier in 2010 and 2011. Harry Potter movie casts have been superlative and the last two films are no exception.
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Harry Potter Actors OBE Nominations

Harry Potter Actor Award Nominations
Harry Potter, the wildly popular British book and movie series, is turning heads in many venues. Not the least of which is Buckingham Palace. When Queen Elizabeth II awards OBEs I want these Harry Potter actors to get one.
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'Inglorious Basterds' Quentin Tarantino WWII Movie

'Inglorious Basterds': Quentin Tarantino on WWII
Well, Quentin Tarantino finally did it. He managed to squeeze a drop of cognition into one of his high octane, low budget blood drenched films. 'Inglorious Basterds'(Brad Pitt): a comedy about the Holocaust. Warning to teachers; not appropriate or educational despite it's half-hearted attempt.
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Death of 'The Breakfast Club' John Hughes

John Hughes: 1980s Teen Icon Cult -Classics Film-Maker
Director John Hughes, 59, passed away August 6, 2009. Hughes gave us the 1980s cult classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Weird Science. Hughes gave many great actors their start.

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Farrah Fawcett Movie: 'The Burning Bed'

Farrah Fawcett Movie: 'The Burning Bed'
We said goodbye to Farrah Fawcett on June 25,2009. Farrah Fawcett is probably best known as Jill Munroe in 'Charlie's Angels', but I will remember her as Francine Hughes, victim of abuse in 'The Burning Bed'. Farrah Fawcett was impeccable in the part.
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90 Adult Movies to Watch This Summer

90 Days of Summer Countdown: Adult Movies to See This Summer
Quintessential list of 90 films to see this summer. One movie for every evening this summer. Action,adventure,classics,chick flicks, romance, drama, suspense, horror, war, history and more. Miss these movies at your peril!

Dr. Who: BBC Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Who is Dr. Who?
Who and What is 'Dr. Who'? A look at the BBC Wales sci-fi show, in it's 45th year. Dr. Who has American audiences young and old glued to the tube! Join the Doctor currently played by David Tennant)and his assistant as they battle Cybermen and Daleks in the good ship Tardis (aka an old police call box).While I'm probably stretching it to call Dr. Who educational, it's not not educational, and it's really cool time travel adventure!
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I am Sam Movie Review/ Critical Analysis

Film Review, Essay and Critical Analysis: I Am Sam
The film I am Sam (2001) with Sean Penn, explores mental retardation and so much more. The charming, poignant story takes on such complex issues as parenting, the nature of intelligence,personhood, love and other themes.
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Shakespeare: Educational Movies and Reader's Guide

DIY Guide: How to Read Shakespeare
If high school students were asked, 'Who would you most wish to see tortured?', William Shakespeare would top the list. English teachers love 16th century dialogue; English students don't. Here's a reader's guide to Shakespeare. Included are tips for movie and film suggestions to help students enjoy Shakespeare's stories.

Jesus of Nazareth~ Must-See Movie for Lent/Easter

Best Movie for Lent and Easter: Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth is Franco Zeffirelli's definitive film about the nativity, teaching, miracles, passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Loving directed and produced by a Catholic, by the request of the Pope, Jesus of Nazareth, made in 1977, is a miracle of devotion, a proclamation of faith, a beautifully told story and a drama of the very first order. You must view this film for Lent or Easter.

Anti-Valentine's Day Movies

Top Non Sappy Valentine's Day Movies
Okay, so I billed this article as not necessarily anti-Valentine's day movies. But I rethought my list and realized that most of these movies would be perfect for anti-Valentine's day! From Dudley Moore's Arthur, to Moonstruck and definitely the vituperous Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? these movies are more about why not to fall in love! List of 8 movies for Valentine's Day to watch with your lover, your friend or your enemy.

How to Choose Family TV Shows

How to Choose Children and Family Television Shows
It's important to choose family shows wisely. It's also important to watch more mature TV shows with children.

Best Family TV Shows

Best Family TV Shows to Watch with Kids
It's important to choose family shows wisely. It's also important to watch mature TV shows with children. I have a rule of thumb for choosing family television shows. Comedy: think older. Drama: think younger. Here's a list of great educational shows to enjoy with children! Mythbusters, Nature, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? AFV, American Idol and more...! Definitely not childish shows!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Civil Rights and Black History Month Movies

Ten superb educational movies about Civil Rights, Black History Month and Martin Luther King, Jr. Excellent films for classroom use. Most movies are literature-based. Read more...

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