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a dog's journey

Family Review: A DOG’S JOURNEY Will Hit Canine Lovers in the Feels

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S A DOG'S JOURNEY ABOUT? We just had a dog movie in theaters, right?  Yep.  That one was called A Dog's Way Home. This one is the sequel to A Dog's Purpose.  Confusing?  Yep, a little bit. If you loved A Dog's Purpose, then you'll like this one too.  If you’ve seen that movie, then you’ve pretty much seen this one.  Why th ...[Read More]

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Family Movie Review

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Family Movie Review

By Grady Kerr If you were born before 1985 you probably remember the mystery movie Clue. My sister Summer and I watched that movie on repeat growing up. (Both our parents worked). It always stood out to me at the quintessential murder mystery film. Clue now has a new contender for that title in Murder on the Orient Express. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) What starts out as a lavish train ride through ...[Read More]

beauty and the beast

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ABOUT? Disney updates their 1991 animated classic about a bookish beauty who falls for a monstrous beast. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) It won't be nominated for Best Picture like the original, but what this new Beauty and the Beast does right makes up for its flaws. Let's get the negative out of the way. Emma Watson stru ...[Read More]

ice age

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Family Movie Review

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT REVIEW (GRADE: D+) The law of diminishing returns has definitely taken effect with this series, as each installment since the funny and moving Ice Age (2002) has shown less creative spark than the one that preceded it. Now, as B.B. King sang, “the thrill is gone.” This fourth film is too formulaic to truly engage adults. What was once fresh and clever now mer ...[Read More]