female gazing at: Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamel isn’t a guy who’s ever done it for me before, but he is so sweetly rated-G romantic in Ramona and Beezus that it suddenly occured to me how cute he is. Though I do confess that all the military gear he sported in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen did pique my interest just … more…

Ramona and Beezus (review)

Oh, America. Keep your little girls away from *Ramona and Beezus.* For your little girls might get ideas into their heads. You know, dangerous ideas about using their imaginations. And about not giving in to bullies or the pressure to be predictable and conventional. And about the value and fun of being their own funky, original selves.

trailer break: ‘Ramona and Beezus’

Underpants joke. But no fart joke. That’s a net positive, I think. I remember enjoying Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books when I was a kid. But I do remember them mostly being about Ramona, not about her older teenage pop star sister. That must have come after I moved on from third grade… Ramona and Beezus … more…