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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]

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Family Review: TOY STORY 4 is Worthy of What Came Before

By Trina Boice Reprinted with permission from Movie Review Mom.  WHAT'S TOY STORY 4 ABOUT? Our favorite toys are back together again in Toy Story 4, 24 years after the original Toy Story hit theaters to instant, raving fans. How does this franchise consistently pump out one fantastic film after another? Disney and Pixar’s magical formula has done it again. Former Chief Creator Director of Disney J ...[Read More]

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S IT ABOUT? When Mavis believes Dracula is overworked from his time running the hotel, she takes the whole family on a monster cruise in the hopes that he’ll relax. Along the way, they’ll meet old enemies and new loves that no one expects. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) This summer sequel will most likely please your younger children, and will probably even satisfy fans of the ...[Read More]

THE STAR Family Movie Review

THE STAR Family Movie Review

By Rachel Wagner It’s always tricky when a studio takes on a religious story. They can go mainstream and risk alienating faith-based viewers, or they can make the film overtly religious and turn off the more secular fans. This Christmas season, Sony Animation has taken on that challenge with their new movie, The Star. Unfortunately, the film gets caught up in the hijinks of an animal road trip mov ...[Read More]

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 ABOUT? After Dracula's daughter marries and has a son, the vampire struggles to accept that the boy may be a human, not a monster. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) It lacks the freshness that made the original such a pleasant surprise, but Hotel Transylvania 2 has enough colorful characters and energetic animation to enterta ...[Read More]