Day: June 6, 2019

dark phoenix

DARK PHOENIX Family Review- The X-Men Go Out With a Whimper

Review shared with permission from Movie Review Mom. By Trina Boice WHAT'S DARK PHOENIX ABOUT? A young girl loses her parents in a car accident and is raised by Professor Charles Xavier because of her special mutant abilities. She struggles to understand her powers and who she is. Marvel attempts to connect former movies and their loose ends in the X-Men franchise with this grand finale. Unfortuna ...[Read More]

secret life of pets

Family Review: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 Is Messy, Funny, and Adorable

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 ABOUT?      This doggone sequel is totally adorable and even better than the first in many ways.  Max the dog loves the new baby his owners just had and finds it difficult to cope with the dangerous world that threatens his new best friend.  Max’s other friends also learn lessons of courage on t ...[Read More]

Godzilla

Family Review- GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS is Dumb, Colossal Fun

By Jonathan Decker WHAT’S GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS ABOUT? When a group of giant monsters, led by three-headed Ghidora, are awakened to wreak havoc worldwide, humanity must decide whether to put its trust in Godzilla as a defender while an estranged family tries to survive the chaos. Sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Godzilla: King of the Mons ...[Read More]

Family Review: Despite Huge Budget, ALADDIN Looks Cheap

Family Review: Despite Huge Budget, ALADDIN Looks Cheap

Republished with permission from The Movie Mom.  By Trina Boice WHAT'S ALADDIN ABOUT? It’s been about five minutes, so what does that mean? Time for another Disney live-action remake!  (Wink.) This version of the 1992 animated musical Aladdin was directed by Guy Ritchie, who wanted to make a children’s film for his five kids. He admits he’s always been compelled by stories about street hustlers. A ...[Read More]