Day: December 20, 2018

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE Family Movie Review

By Tim Wilde What's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse About? Miles Morales, the new kid in a prestigious New York High School, is going through the natural challenges that face the average teenager struggling to find his place and identity. As he is adjusting to new dynamics in his domestic and living situations he is abruptly faced with heightened challenges and opportunities when he is bitten by ...[Read More]

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Family Movie Review

By Tim Wilde What's Ralph Breaks the Internet About? On his journey to become true hero, Wreck-It Ralph first broke the young Princess Vanellope’s heart and then he saved her game by breaking Diet Cola Mountain (I cried in both scenes). Now, Ralph and Vanellope are back in their sequel to once again save the arcade game Sugar Rush… by breaking stuff; Hence the title, Ralph Breaks the Internet. Six ...[Read More]

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Family Movie Review

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?    Based on the stories by P. L. Travers, this lovely family-friendly film is, as Mary Poppins would say, “practically perfect in every way.”  It has the magic, wonder, fun, style, and spirit of the original movie while providing new talent and new musical numbers.  It is not a remake, but a sequel. The 1964 Disney movie Mary Poppins became a classic and has warmed ...[Read More]

Mortal Engines

MORTAL ENGINES Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?    Based on the book Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve, the movie features a young woman who has to survive in a post-apocalyptic age of predator cities.  It feels like a Steampunk version of Mad Mad Max: Fury Road or Waterworld. The title Mortal Engines is actually from Shakespeare's Othello when he writes,”O you mortal engines, whose rude throats the immortal J ...[Read More]

CREED II Family Movie Review

CREED II Family Movie Review

By Justin Lozada WHAT'S CREED II ABOUT? Adonis Creed finds himself in the biggest fight in his young boxing career as he squares up against the offspring of a familiar figure. Order it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) The previous film, Creed, had the difficult task of bridging the past to the future. The Rocky franchise is 42 years running and finding ways to keep it fresh and new, while making ...[Read More]

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NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?    Based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T. A. Hoffmann, this coming-of-age movie adaptation feels partially familiar, yet also new and wacky.   It feels like a sugary cupcake that is beautifully decorated, but mostly fluff with no nutritional value. Very young girls may enjoy it.  Most everyone else will be bored or disappointed. IS IT ANY GOOD?   C+ Not ...[Read More]

GREEN BOOK: Family Movie Review

Review coming later today

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The Grinch Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Based on the book by Dr. Suess, in this adaptation the Grinch lives a happily solitary life in his mountain home with his dog Max, wreaking passive aggressive havoc on the people of Whoville. When Christmas comes once again and the holiday cheer becomes too much for him to handle, he concocts a plan to take Christmas away for good. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) A s ...[Read More]

Robin Hood: Family Movie Review

Review coming later today.