Day: June 20, 2018

INCREDIBLES 2 Family Movie Review

INCREDIBLES 2 Family Movie Review

By Michael Stanley WHAT’S THE INCREDIBLES 2 ABOUT? Picking up right where the The Incredibles (2004) left off, the super-powered Parr family struggle to fulfill their duty as superheroes in a world where superheroism remains illegal. Given a chance to work as an advocate for a superhero legalization movement, the mother Helen Parr decides to don the mask and tights of Elastigirl once more in order ...[Read More]

BOOK CLUB Family Movie Review

BOOK CLUB Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S BOOK CLUB ABOUT? Four older women who have been gathering once a month as a book club for decades read Fifty Shades of Grey and become obsessed about eroticism and love.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) This movie puts the sex back into the word “sexagenarian”, although the majority of the leading ladies are actually in their 70's and 80's.  Designed for an older viewing cr ...[Read More]

BREAKING IN Family Movie Review

BREAKING IN Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S Breaking In ABOUT? Gabrielle Union does a good job showing us what any mama bear will do to protect her cubs when some bad guys break into her house, trapping her kids inside while locking her outside. Unfortunately, the action-thriller movie is predictable. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C- ) Gabrielle Union is the capable protagonist, as well as one of the producers of the movie.  ...[Read More]

OVERBOARD Family Movie Review

OVERBOARD Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S OVERBOARD ABOUT? A house-cleaner poses as an amnesiac’s wife to get revenge on his previous cruelty, only to have a crisis of conscience. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B ) It has been many years since the original Gary Marshall movie Overboard hit the big screen, starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, but it’s generally remembered as a charming rom-com. The good news is that there ...[Read More]

OCEAN’S 8 Family Movie Review

OCEAN’S 8 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker WHAT'S OCEAN'S 8 ABOUT? The sister of con artist Danny Ocean puts together an all-female crew to pull off a jewel heist. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) First things first: the cast is excellent. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rihanna, along with everyone else, are clearly having fun and bring a significant amoun ...[Read More]

life of the party

LIFE OF THE PARTY Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S LIFE OF THE PARTY ABOUT? When her husband unexpectedly files for divorce, Deanna uses the opportunity to go back to college (the same one her daughter attends) and finish her degree. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) Despite the negative reviews this movie is getting, my love for Melissa McCarthy led me to go see it. I wasn’t expecting much but ended up being really pleasantly s ...[Read More]

SOLO Family Movie Review

SOLO Family Movie Review

  By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ABOUT? A young Han Solo joins a group of galactic smugglers in an attempt to earn enough money to buy his own spaceship. Along the way he meets Chewbacca, the 196-year-old Wookie we all love, and Lando Calrissian. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) Creating an engaging origin story for a character that has been around for decades (and has already di ...[Read More]

Adrift

ADRIFT Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S ADRIFT ABOUT? Based on a true story and adapted from the book by Tami Oldham, the movie reveals the romance and survival drama of a young couple whose boat is left to drift in the middle of the ocean after one of the worst hurricanes in recorded history. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) Don’t read the book yet or research this true story so that you can enjoy the dramatic journey ...[Read More]