Tag: Movies

New Superhero Movie Depicts Women as Heroes

By Jessie Tu Even before Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer appear on screen in Netflix’s latest film Thunder Force, I was teary with emotional solidarity. “I’m not a nerd, I’m smart. There’s a difference,” a young Emily Stanton (played by Spencer) shouts at her bullies. Along comes Lydia Berman, (played by McCarthy)– a strong teenager who rescues the vulnerable girl on…

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10 Kid-Friendly Movies to Watch During Black History Month

By: Betsy Bozdech of Common Sense Media Race, like many other big issues, is something that comes up again and again in movies, from inspiring stories about unforgettable leaders to wrenching documentaries about civil rights. Whatever your family’s racial background, you can use movies like the ones below to begin or continue conversations about race. Movies can help underline key messages like…

10 Great Movies That Celebrate Strong Women

What better way to celebrate strong women than by learning from their actions and embodying their strength? Whether you’re watching from your couch or bed, these 10 movies are perfect for when you’re in need of some female empowerment. From the dignified to the fierce, these movies put women right in the spotlight. WILD Reese Witherspoon has played a teenager coming…