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Lion King

Family Review: THE LION KING is Gorgeous but Kind of Flat

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT IS THE LION KING ABOUT? It’s been 5 minutes, so that means it’s time for another Disney remake! If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen the 1994 original movie The Lion King at least a dozen times, right? My kids grew up watching it over and over. The story, in a nutshell, is that a lion prince is deceived by his evil uncl ...[Read More]


EARTH Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S EARTH ABOUT? 90-minute version of the incredible BBC documentary miniseries Planet Earth. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) What the film version lacks in the miniseries’ thoroughness, it makes up for in a breathless pace that relentlessly transports you all over the world (as any great adventure film should). The footage is, quite simply, some o ...[Read More]