By: Ranny Levy, President/Founder Kids First!
James Bond’s audiences span the generations, so it’s a little strange to be faced with him being considered “too old” to be out in the field as a secret agent. Yet it doesn’t seem to diminish the charm and attraction of the character. As a grandparent, you can [...]
‘Life of Pi’ a Great Story of Hope and Determination
By Ranny Levy, President/Founder of Kids First!
The raves that are greeting Life of Pi are nothing new for the multiple award-winning director Ang Lee, but part of the credit also goes to advances in technology that enable the film’s special effects. Check out [...]
By Ranny Levy
Finding Nemo, the 2003 film that captured hearts and won the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2004, has gotten a studio makeover and has been filling movie theaters in its 3-D version. This is a perfect film for you to share with your youngest grandchildren although you should be aware that there [...]
By Ranny Levy
Jack planted magic beans and grew a giant beanstalk. What Cindy and Jim Green plant is something more ephemeral – heartfelt dreams and desires – and what grows from that is even more special. Kids and grandparents will enjoy this movie because “it shows a lot of imagination and a lot of [...]
By Ranny Levy, President and Founder of Kids First!
We all want to encourage our grandchildren to read. I have found that book-based films are a great way to attract a child’s interest in reading. Take Mark Twain’s classic, The Prince and the Pauper, which gets a glamorous modern makeover in the new DVD release [...]
By: Ranny Levy, Founder and President of Kids First!
‘On the big screen with big names (including Christopher Lloyd and Cary Elwes) creating a host of its characters, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is an adventure in its own right. Producer Kenn Viselman wanted to create a movie experience for young children that [...]
Mia and the Migoo’ a Hand-painted Masterpiece in an Era of CGI
By Ranny Levy, Founder and President of Kids First!
With this new release of Mia and the Migoo from Entertainment One, director Jacques-Rémy Girerd reprises the 2008 film that won him a plethora of national awards. The film is an astonishing achievement [...]