out of liberty

Family Review: OUT OF LIBERTY is a Gritty, Inspiring True-Story Western

By Jonathan Decker WHAT’S OUT OF LIBERTY ABOUT? Weary jailer Samuel Tillery is tasked with protecting Joseph Smith and other Latter-day Saint prisoners in Liberty Jail until they can get a fair trial, a job made difficult by angry mobs who want the men dead. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Between Out of Liberty, The Fighting Preacher, The Other Side of Heaven 2, and last year’s Jane and Emma, Latter-d ...[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]

Family Review: MISS BALA Fails to Meet its Potential

Family Review: MISS BALA Fails to Meet its Potential

By Trina Boice WHAT’S MISS BALA ABOUT? This is a PG-13 remake of a 2011 Mexican film also called Miss Bala. “Bala” means “bullet” in English. The award-winning Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin stars as a Hispanic American citizen who crosses the border into Tijuana, Mexico to help her childhood friend win a beauty pageant. They both get kidnapped and caught up in a drug ring. She uses her wits ...[Read More]

Family Review: AQUAMAN is Big, Dumb Fun

Family Review: AQUAMAN is Big, Dumb Fun

By Tim Wilde What's Aquaman About? A year after the forgettable events of the movie Justice League, and barely acknowledging they even happened, Aquaman is another flashback/forth story that carries the audience through the origin of Arthur Curry (AKA Aquaman). Buy it here.  The film begins with the meeting and uniting of his parents, Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), the Princess of Atlantis, and a human ...[Read More]


Family Review: BUMBLEBEE is Light PG-13, has Heart and Fun

By Tim Wilde WHAT'S BUMBLEBEE ABOUT? Rewinding the story of the Transformers movie franchise, Bumblebee is the story of the first arrival of the beloved Bumblebee (hence the title Bumblebee). Evacuating the Transformer homeworld, Cybertron, during the final battles between the Autobots and the Decepticons, Bumblebee flees to Earth on a mission to secure our world as a rendezvous point for his Auto ...[Read More]



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]

GREEN BOOK: Family Movie Review

Review coming later today

Robin Hood: Family Movie Review

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Jane and Emma

JANE AND EMMA Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice  WHAT’S JANE AND EMMA ABOUT? Based on the true story of Jane Manning, this touching movie illustrates the sweet friendship between her and Emma Smith, wife of Latter-day Saint prophet Joseph Smith. It’s a story you have probably never heard before, but one that will warm your heart, strengthen your faith, and add greater depth to your knowledge of history.  Jane was one of the first ...[Read More]