The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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My mom owns The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and I once tried reading the tale of Bilbo Baggins when I was 11 or 12. I abandoned the book about two pages in. My mom later confessed that the only reason she owned the books was because a guy she had a crush on in high school was into them. Continue reading

Jurassic Park (1993)

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Jurassic Park is probably the most contentious film in my parents’ household. When this was released in 1993, my mom discussed the movie with her sister after she had watched it, and decided it would not be appropriate for my sister and I, both under the age of 10, to watch for a few reasons (scary dinosaurs, people getting eaten, gender swapping, etc.). My sister and I were disappointed, but the battle over Jurassic Park was far from over. Continue reading