Family Review: A DOG’S WAY HOME

By Trina Boice WHAT’S A DOG’S WAY HOME ABOUT?      A Dog’s Way Home is based on the heartwarming novel by W. Bruce Cameron. There were quite a few things that were left out of the movie, but if you haven’t read the book, you certainly won’t miss them.  This feel-good drama is NOT a sequel to A Dog’s Purpose.  There actually will be a sequel to that film, but it hasn’t come out yet. It’s not a uniq ...[Read More]

Family Review: FIVE FEET APART

By Trina Boice WHAT’S FIVE FEET APART ABOUT?      She has Cystic Fibrosis. So does he. That’s why they have to stay five feet apart.  What happens if they’re three or four feet apart?  Yes, this is another one of those sick-teens-in-love movies we’ve seen many times before and is based on the book by Rachael Lippincott.  IS IT ANY GOOD?   B- If you’ve seen the trailer, you have pretty much seen th ...[Read More]

Family Review: WONDER PARK

By Trina Boice WHAT’S WONDER PARK ABOUT?      Wonder Park is an animated film about a young girl who is encouraged to be very creative.  She and her mother build an imaginary theme park until her mother becomes ill and has to leave for unexplained medical help.  The girl falls into depression until something magical happens to her theme park. IS IT ANY GOOD?   C Wonder or blunder?  Well, it’s very ...[Read More]

Family Movie Review: FREE SOLO is a Breathtaking, Thrilling Documentary

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Family Review: RUN THE RACE is Cliched, But Well-Acted, Christian Drama

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?      This faith-based football drama (produced by NFL superstar Tim Tebow) takes a look at the importance of family and faith in the midst of challenges. The metaphor of running a race is compared to the spiritual challenge of earning faith, especially during obstacles in life.  In the New Testament of the Bible, the apostle Paul compares keeping the faith as fighti ...[Read More]

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Family Review: FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY Is Empowering Fun

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?      Based on the true story of Raya Knight (also known as “Paige”) who became the youngest World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Divas’ Champion in history, this movie combines an underdog sports story with humor and emotion.  Raya Knight’s popularity and influence helped usher in the “women’s revolution” in professional wrestling. Comedian/writer/director Stephen Me ...[Read More]

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Family Review: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON- HIDDEN WORLD is a Grand Finale

By Dallin Curtis WHAT’S IT ABOUT? In this third and final entry of DreamWorks Animation’s popular franchise, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) must lead and defend his village from a ruthless villain who wants to eradicate all dragons. Meanwhile, Hiccup’s best friend, a dragon named Toothless, meets and develops a romantic relationship with a Light Fury. IS IT ANY GOOD? Similar to the two previous films, The ...[Read More]

Family Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U is a Silly, Spooky Sequel

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?      Happy Death Day 2U is a quasi-horror flick that is a sequel to the popular 2017 Happy Death Day movie where a time loop wreaks havoc on college students.  Some are saying that this sequel is even better than the original movie, calling it a sci-fi/slasher comedy mash-up. Personally, I think I liked the originality of the first one better.  What this one has mor ...[Read More]

Family Review: THE LEGO MOVIE 2 is a Worthy Sequel

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?     Fast-moving and quick-witted, this The Lego Movie sequel has plenty of laughs for kids and their parents.  It’s definitely helpful to have seen the first movie, but young kids won’t necessarily care.  Like the original, it includes plenty of references to pop culture, other movies, cartoon characters, famous athletes and celebrities, people in history, musicians ...[Read More]

Family Review: ALITA- BATTLE ANGEL is a Gorgeous Mess

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?      Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, this highly artistic collaboration was inspired by Yukito Kishiro’s graphic novel manga books called Motorball and Gunnm. A teenage cybernetic girl searches for her true identity and capability. Those who are familiar with the source material Battle Angel Alita Vol. 1 are definitely going to hope certa ...[Read More]