Exclusive Clip and Contest: 90 Minutes in Heaven

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

We are pleased to present an exclusive clip from “90 Minutes in Heaven,” starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth and based on the real-life story of Baptist Minister Don Piper, who says he experienced heaven when he was declared clinically dead after a car accident.

I have 10 copies to give away! Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with 90 in the subject line and tell me what you are most looking forward to over the holiday season. Don’t forget your address!! (US addresses only) I’ll pick winners at random on December 12, 2015. Good luck!

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Copyright 2015 Universal
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Olivia Gentile on the Best Grandparents in Movies

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Olivia Gentile‘s terrific Grandparent Effect blog has an outstanding new list of the best movie grandparents. Some of the films are not for kids (or adults who don’t like bad language) but all of them are terrific.

I’d add to her list the Shirley Temple version of “Heidi” as well, with the wonderful Jean Hersholt as the alm-uncle/grandfather, “Little Lord Fauntleroy” with C. Aubrey Smith and Freddie Bartholomew, and “Roommates,” inspired by a real-life grandfather who raised his grandson and cared for his great-grandchildren as well, starring Peter Falk.

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Rosa Parks Was Arrested 60 Years Ago Today

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 9:23 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBzYV_eATGY

Today and every day we pay tribute to one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century, Rosa Parks, who would not give up her seat on the bus and fought all her life for equal rights. “Some people say I was tired” when she refused the bus driver’s order to move to the back of the bus, but as she explained in her autobiography, “The only tired I was was tired of giving.”

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