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Last week, EW published The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before Turning 13). Predictably, given that we published a post on the Internet whose headline contained a concrete number and the word “essential,” we got some impassioned feedback from readers—many of whom were eager to suggest additional great movies kids should see that we’d left out.
As we noted last week, “This isn’t a list of the 55 ‘best’ kids movies, nor a compendium of hidden gems. Rather, it’s a survival-guide syllabus of films that we all need to know to be able to speak the same pop-cultural language. »
- EW staff
Kids say the darnedest things! Isn't that what Bill Cosby taught us back in the 1990s? Well, the legendary comedian was right, obviously, especially when it comes to memorable movie quotes. We wanted to take a look back through the decades at some of the most hilarious, touching, unforgettable lines said by kid characters (most are live-action, but there are a few animated characters too). We even asked some of our friends and readers what their favorites were and came up with this list of 25, but it just as easily could have been 50.
And if you notice we paid extra attention to the '80s and '90s, let's just say that's when many of us were growing up; we're sure younger (and older) readers could come up with an entirely different lineup of quotes. Feel free to share them in the comments!
"So never kick a dog / Because he's »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.
And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement, »
- Gary Susman
Then, it was off to Tiger Beat territory, as we talked to the women about their childhood crushes. They definitely didn't hold back, with the boy crazy girls dishing about their personal experiences with Andrew Keegan, "The Sandlot" cutie Mike Vitar (click here to see him now) and even Noah Wyle.Still need more of a '90s fix? Click here to see an epic "Full House" reunion this week, plus see Kelly Kapowski get back into a swimsuit on her 40th birthday.And see even more Tgif stars Then & Now below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
He was the goofy red head who starred in '90s family classics like "The Sandlot," "The Big Green" and Pauly Shore classic "Son in Law" -- but where is Patrick Renna now?After appearing on TV shows like "ER," "Boston Legal" and a memorable episode of "The X-Files," the actor kind of fell off the radar.But now, he's staging his own comeback.The 34-year-old former child star is hoping to return to the big screen with a new Kickstarter campaign for a feature-length comedy called "Bad Roomies." Renna will also serve as producer on the film, a first for his career. With a little over 2 days left until the campaign comes to a close on Sunday, Patrick and his partners have almost reached their $75,000 goal. Check out the pitch video below -- what do you make of the idea? Click the gallery above to see what the rest »
- tooFab Staff
5 items from 2014
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