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Mom's Movie Scoop: 'Rise of the Guardians'

Taking your child to an afternoon at the movies is one of life’s great pleasures — as long as your child doesn’t start crying because of an unexpected fright and the characters on screen aren’t irritating and loathsome and you don’t start checking your watch every 20 minutes wondering if the both of you will make it out alive. Occassionally we will offer you a new movie review column written from the point of view of a parent that will complement the Okay for Kids? feature in our official reviews. We’ll expound on the basics when it comes to family film-going: Is the movie scary? Is it sad? Is it delightful? Most importantly, will you the parent be bored and wish you were anywhere else? (Some background: Me and my 4-year-old daughter saw Brave three times in the theater because we both loved it so much.)

The trailer for Rise of the Guardians, about the efforts of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Sandman, and Jack Frost to spare children from the Boogeyman, is scarier than the actual movie. I was nervous taking my 4-year-old and resigned to the fact that we might have to bail midway. The premise sounds terrifying and there’s an early scene — in which the Boogeyman interrupts a child’s happy dream about a unicorn and turns it into a nightmare about sinister black horses with gnashing teeth, yikes! — that suggests what a dark movie this could have been. Can you imagine a worse idea than taking your child to a movie about uncontrollable nightmares run amok? You’d be sentencing yourself to years of him or her waking you up in the middle of the night and begging just this one last time to sleep in the big bed. But the scares pass quickly and any sad moments of the movie are brushed off before they can penetrate a child. SPOILER ALERT READ FULL STORY

'Rise of the Guardians': Santa, Easter Bunny, and Sandman in knock-out new clip! -- VIDEO

Kids often dream about waking up and catching Santa or the Tooth Fairy in their rooms.

In this new clip from DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, one such kid gets way more than he bargained for.


'Rise of the Guardians' poster: The gang's all here!

DreamWorks just released a new poster for its upcoming holiday-mascot mash-up fantasy Rise of the Guardians, showing a big group shot of its cast of fantasy characters. Jack Frost gets the most prominent placement on the poster, looking like the missing silver-fox sixth member of One Direction. But there’s also plenty of room given to Guardians‘ Santa Claus, who’s shown sporting his Robert Mitchum-esque “Naughty” and “Nice” tattoos. Anyhow, we can all agree that this looks weirder than Madagascar 3. Check out the full poster below: READ FULL STORY

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