On paper the debut feature of twentysomething Iranian-American writer-director Desiree Akhavan seems like a tailor-made Sundance entry: A young Brooklynite with relationship problems, little career aspirations and she’s gay. But Appropriate Behavior has something that no other Sundance title has ever had… Desiree Akhavan.
With striking looks, a dirty mouth, and incredible comedic talents (both writing and acting), Akhavan is sure to be… Continue reading Sundance: Newcomer Desiree Akhavan on Her Debut ‘Appropriate Behavior’ and Dodging Comparisons To Lena Dunham
Funnily enough, I was actually driving my 2-year-old daughter to school this morning when I heard this little factoid hit the morning radio. Apparently a survey of over 2,000 parents in Britain concluded that a fairly large majority of today’s parents are staying away from the classic fairytales because they’re too dark, scary and include plot elements they’re not comfortable sharing with their little ones.
As… Continue reading Of the Top Ten Fairytales No Longer Appropriate to Read to Kids, More Than Half Are Being Turned Into Movies
‘Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ is undoubtedly the teen targeted phenomenon of the holiday season, but as anyone familiar with the series knows, the first half of Stephenie Meyer’s final book focuses on some rather mature themes that may not be appropriate for younger teens — and certainly not tweens. How hypocritical, you must be thinking, considering the first three installments feature a heavy dose of supernatural violence, suicidal thoughts… Continue reading Is 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Appropriate For Your Teen?