Category archive: movies

January 24, 2016

#WheresRey's True. All Of It.

For my kids Star Wars was last month. But sexism springs eternal. And the attitudes about what boys do or don't or will or won't play with that come up in Michael Boehm's account of #WheresRey are girl problems...
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January 18, 2016

Do You Want To Build A BB-8 Snowman?

C'mon Dad, let me play If you let me I could make you one It would be fun what do you say? [@fupottek via @camcavers]...
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December 31, 2015

The Best Thing About Disney Princesses Is The Business Case

Wow, it's been quiet on the Daddy Types front. Too quiet. But there is no better topic to end the site's 12th year [!] on than Disney Princesses. Or specifically, the play-by-play Business Week story of Mattel's bungling of...
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September 18, 2015

Way Of The Viral Dragon

Enter the 4yo Mini-me Dragon How do you get to 30 million views on your viral kidsploitation video? Practice, practice, practice. Just because your kid has dutifully copied the Bruce Lee nunchuck moves you have been fixated on your...
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July 23, 2015

Libre Soy, Libre Soy

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the family prisons. image: ICE I'll be honest, when I first heard that the ICE immigrant family detention centers full of Central American refugee kids and moms had animal-themed cell blocks like red bird...
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July 7, 2015

The Swedish Man Project

I know, "The Disease of Manhood" sounds like about half the thinkpieces on The Good Men Project, but Dan Duray's review of the Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's film Force Majeure and My Struggle is a solidly interesting discussion of contemporary...
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June 12, 2015

Mad Max Fury Road Ponies By Kelsey Wailes

Speaking of clay, here are some Mad Max Fury Road My Little Ponies. Mad Max Fury Road Ponies [savethewailes via dt reader jp]...
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May 2, 2015

The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance

Here is a mom who's trying to run away from brands, but I think she's really trying to run away from herself:I couldn't resist buying her a cheap nylon set of Wonder Woman PJs, cape and all. Then I bought...
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April 17, 2015

Epic Star Wars Dadfail

So I've already ruined the first kid by showing her Star Wars way too early, and she freaked out at the spooky cantina scene, and has never come back. K2's more into it, though. I believe in Rod Hilton's...
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April 6, 2015

Vin Needs A Tissue

"Diesel named his new baby Pauline." is the last line of this story. [p6]...
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March 13, 2015


A handwritten note from Wes Anderson when I was his personal assistant circa 1999:— Mike Le (@WriterLe) March 12, 2015 The note in the corner of this note Wes Anderson gave his personal assistant in 1999 is basically the...
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February 10, 2015

Walking Bike Meets Hyperlapse Steadicam

The walking bike dad phonevideo genre has found its Goodfellas, and David Friedman is its Scorsese. He's using Hyperlapse, the timelapse video app from Instagram, at 1:1 speed as a Steadicam to follow his kid around the playground on...
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January 9, 2015

John Waters. You Know, For Kids.

John Waters has another art exhibit at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. The theme of this one seems to be gay mid-to-late-life crisis, as the lovable old freak sees the gay world around him succumb to the worst horrors...
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October 17, 2014

The Godfather Meets The Crazy Uncle

Here's Robert Duvall talking about his new movie, Wild Horses, which he directed:Matthew McConaughey's nephew, Miller Lyte McConaughey, is 8 years old, and he's terrific in it. He has that wacko streak that that whole family has.Robert Duvall is not...
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July 22, 2014

Two Candles

You know how the one grandmother in Sixteen Candles opens a box of donuts with a knife and goes, "Voila, breakfast is served!" This is the prequel, only with naptime. The grandparent who winds the exhausted toddler up together stays...
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July 18, 2014

Action Movie Kid, Dad To Rule The Viral Marketing Galaxy As Father And Son

In case you were worried about the fate of ActionMovieKid and his dad as their 2015 Toyota Sienna #SwaggerWagon gets caught in the space station's powerful tractor beam, let the "Fictitious scene with stationary vehicle" disclaimer put your mind...
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June 30, 2014

You'll Never Guess The Corporation That's Shamelessly Melting Your Heart

So we took the kids to the movies the other night, a non-trivial event for them, because srsly, what would they ever go see: 1) some too-loud, dumb, animated fart-fest full of Gen Y culture references they know nothing...
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June 28, 2014

DT Friday Freakout: Contagion Edition

The Daddy Types Friday Freakout is apparently on summer hours: With nutritional standards based on adults from 1968, fortified cereals are not part of kids' balanced breakfast, says a study. [usatoday] The Amish were refusing vaccines before refusing vaccines was...
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June 23, 2014

Here Is Pearl Jam Singing 'Let It Go'

Eddie Vedder added the chorus of "Let It Go" to a concert performance of "Just Breathe" and "Daughter" in Milan last Friday. It starts around 8:20 into this clip. I'm as surprised as anyone that I actually wanted to...
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May 28, 2014

It's Just A Toke: Bob Colacello Giving Emerson Forth A Joint

Writer, Interview editor, nightlife gadabout, and Warhol frienployee Bob Colacello is auctioning off a bunch of stuff. Including this 1972-3 snapshot by an unknown hand, showing Bob passing a joint to young Emerson Forth, the son of Warhol Superstar...
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May 23, 2014

Everything Is Amazon: The LEGO Movie Is Out Today

I'm no shill, and I'm getting kind of fed up with Amazon's monopolistic muscle flexing lately. But The LEGO Movie is out on Amazon Instant Video today, and I'll be damned, we bought and watched it. Will I regret...
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May 16, 2014

DT Friday Freakout: Frozen Edition

Rather than freak you out every day on s=some publicist's whim and agenda, here at Daddy Types we store up reports from the worlds of science, health, politics and parenting, and dump them on you all at once, to ruin...
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April 22, 2014

Millennial's Analysis Of Baby Boomers Confounds Gen X'er

So apparently Hook was the archetypal dadventure movie of the 90s, which the Paris Review dubs "The Dadliest Decade." between 1989 and 1999, ten dadventures hit the box-office top ten, and they're worth listing in full: Look Who's Talking Parenthood...
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April 11, 2014

'We Are Mint In Box': The A.I. Super Toy Teddy

I was kind of into it at the time, but Stanley Kubrick & Steven Spielberg's A.I. is one of those movies I just can't watch since becoming a parent. [Also on that list: Marc Forster's dystopian suburban stillbirth saga, Everything...
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March 28, 2014

After Effects Animators' Kids Have The NICEST YouTube Videos

DreamWorks animator Daniel Hashimoto started adding CG effects to little videos of his son James playing. He posts them to YouTube as Action Movie Kid. They are pretty awesome, and are getting a lot of media attention starting yesterday...
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March 21, 2014

Baby Trashes Bar: Las Palmas Trailer, By Johannes Nyholm

This is obviously completely perfect. This is why the world needs more paternity leave. Swedish filmmaker Johannes Nyholm was on his family leave, taking care of his 1yo daughter, when he decided to shoot a one-day short film. That...
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March 19, 2014

Did You Take Your Kid To See Nymphomaniac This Morning?

I think the last time we tried to take a newborn kid to see a movie it was Million Dollar Baby. It felt awkward and depressing as hell, and I was only too glad to take the kid out when...
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February 14, 2014

Chestburster Onesie By Mike Dougherty

From writer/director/drawer Mike Dougherty: At my first baby shower. Designing a onesie.— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) February 9, 2014 Kind of think this should've been a maternity t-shirt, though....
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February 7, 2014

Are You The Ciao! Manhattan Baby At Max's Kansas City?

Here is rare footage of Max's Kansas City, the Park Avenue South hangout for the New York art world in the 1960s and 70s. It was shot by David Weisman, probably in 1967, as B-roll for Ciao! Manhattan, which...
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February 3, 2014

10, 7, 5

Those are the ages of Philip Seymour Hoffman's kids, roughly the same age range as mine. Beyond anything else, this is what tears me up about his death: the loss his family is experiencing, and the pain and difficult times...
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January 27, 2014

FYI: The JL421 Badonkadonk Landcruiser Does NOT Have LATCH

The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank's manufacturers say it fits five, but if you put more than one Jabba-the-Hut-sized passenger in there, I suspect someone's gonna have to walk. What's more interesting, though, is that even with nearly 300 Amazon...
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Rocking Hoth Roundup

These rocking tauntauns have bubbled up from the random picdump sites last week, and are now appearing on more mainstream blogs. There is no information available yet about who made them or where. All we know is the build...
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January 15, 2014

Devil Baby Drives A Bugaboo

Srsly, you can't buy publicity like this. And I don't know that you'd want to anyway. Though I'd pay cash money for a remote control stroller. Nice hack, horror movie viral publicity video hacks. [youtube via dt reader evan]...
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January 4, 2014

Cardboard Box Office: Remake, Recycle, Retweet

The family that makes cardboard re-creations of shots from movies together stays together. If only Lilly and Leon Mackie and their son Orson were in the US, their weekly cheeseball LULZcraft blog would have landed them a guest spot...
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December 27, 2013

Disney Viral Marvel Reboot Plushie Fan Art WTF

By the gleamin' gates of funky Asgard, what the hell. Disney is rebooting/revamping/relaunching all of Marvel's properties? And so they basically plundered DeviantArt for viral clickbait attention-getting ideas, like turning all their properties into animals. Like these X-Men cats....
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December 19, 2013

No Abs > No Cape

I'm willing to cut this cute Batman raincoat some slack on the "No capes!" rule. But it still fails my "No Abs" test. Why do all kids' costumes these days have abs? This is going to lead to crazy...
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July 17, 2013

WTFLOL: The Real Tooth Fairy©

ZOMG, The Real Tooth Fairy© "With a target audience of 10 million US girls ages 6-10, who lose 20 teeth, that translates to 200 million Tooth Fairy Moments! And Biology guarantees that will never stop." I love that when the...
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May 24, 2013

Convos With My 2 Year Old

Here is the debut of Matthew Clarke's short series, "Convos With My 2 Year Old." Clarke plays himself. The part of Coco The 2YO is played by a scruffy dude. [YouTube via gawker and tastefullyoffensive]...
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May 7, 2013

Harrison Ford Will Not Name Your Kid For You

So this just happened at the San Francisco International Film Festival:1st question from the audience was would Harrison [Ford] name their son who is scheduled to arrive in 4 Days.Glad he left it to them! #SFIFF— Ted Hope (@TedHope) May...
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March 29, 2013

Dad Does Laundry

So I guess I am now liveblogging Dave Tatsuno: Movies & Memories. Here is one for the Tide commercial: Tatsuno doing laundry at Topaz Mountain, hanging diapers up do dry....
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Topaz Mountain Sleds By Dave Tatsuno & Bill Fujita

Dave Masaharu Tatsuno ran the dry goods store at Topaz Mountain, where Japanese Americans from the Bay Area were imprisoned during WWII. And he took a bunch of 8mm home movies, using color film which he'd pick up on...
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Carnie Baby Daddy Ryan Gosling

Hey Girl, Let Me Rob Some Banks To Support You And Our Kid From the NY Times review of The Place Beyond The Pines which will set tumblr afire:Luke (Ryan Gosling), first glimpsed as a tattoo-covered torso striding away...
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February 15, 2013

Sundance Onesies

It's that cold, snowy time of the year when we bring the kids to Sundance for a little skiing/snowboarding/grandparental facetime combo weekend. And whoa, the Sundance store has had a kid-friendly makeover. There is an entire wall of baby...
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February 5, 2013

Diary Of A Pregnant Woman, By Agnes Varda

Agnes Varda is one of my film heroes; her 1999 documentary, The Gleaners And I, was what finally pushed me to start making movies myself back in 2000. Now, amazingly, the Prague-based documentary streaming/subscription site Doc Alliance Films is hosting...
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January 31, 2013

Star Trek Viewing Order, Or The Trouble With Tribbles

It's taken a while, but I think the debate has been won for the optimum viewing order of Star Wars: it's Rod Hilton's "Machete Order", IV, V, II, III [as flashback, explaining Darth's reveal, but also leaving it hanging as...
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January 16, 2013

Star Wars Bedroom Accessories

There is no Star Wars nerd big enough around here to warrant such monoculture, but the Force doesn't have to be that strong with you or your kid to appreciate the bedroom nerdmomblogger Mary Elle made for her Star...
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January 15, 2013

The First Production Baby

It's been a tradition at Pixar since Toy Story to list the "production babies" born to crew, in each film's credits. Other animation houses do it, too, and lately video game designers picked up on the trend. [They're called "development...
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December 24, 2012

The Sprout Snooze-A-Thon Is The Clock For Toddlers

The artist and musician Christian Marclay's epic, 24-hour, real-time film, The Clock, has been playing at museums and galleries around the world or almost two years now. It uses hundreds of film clips showing clocks and watches to mark...
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October 1, 2012

The Pre-School Entered Apprentice

The "blankie" Henry takes w/ him to preschool is a prop towel from Cremaster 3. Fun time explaining the iconography at dropoff this morning.— Brandon Stosuy (@brandonstosuy) October 1, 2012 Yes, I would imagine that depending on what that blankie...
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August 30, 2012

Long Live The Wagon Queen Family Truckster

You weren't supposed to want one in the first place, but after this, it shouldn't have even mattered, right? There just were no Wagon Queen Family Trucksters to be had. No. There is another. Apparently one Truckster survived the...
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