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PADDINGTON 2 Family Movie Review

PADDINGTON 2 Family Movie Review

By Justin Lozada Paddington 2 (pre-order it here) is the sequel and follow up film to 2014’s surprise hit, Paddington. The film, directed by Paul King, proved to be a sleeper box office hit with children and adults. How does the second film hold up compared to the first? IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) To be honest, I am not too familiar with the original source material by author, Michael Bond.  I was ...[Read More]

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PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS Family Movie Review

REVIEW (Grade: B+) There's a moment in Peter Pan, Disney's classic 1953 animated feature, in which Captain Hook shoots a fellow pirate whose singing annoys him. Though the actual death occurs off-screen, it's moment of dark humor of the kind that pops up occasionally in The Pirates- Band of Misfits, the delightfully rowdy new offering from Aardman Studios, the animation team that brought us Wallac ...[Read More]

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ARTHUR CHRISTMAS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS REVIEW (GRADE: A-) If given the chance, this latest film from Aardman Studios (Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit, the underrated Flushed Away) will be a new Christmas classic. Arthur Christmas combines a wicked sense of humor with a warm heart, a balance nicely brought to life by the vocal talents of some of Britain's finest actors. ...[Read More]