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fighting with my family

Family Review: FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY Is Empowering Fun

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S IT ABOUT?      Based on the true story of Raya Knight (also known as “Paige”) who became the youngest World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Divas’ Champion in history, this movie combines an underdog sports story with humor and emotion.  Raya Knight’s popularity and influence helped usher in the “women’s revolution” in pro ...[Read More]

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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]

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Family Movie Review

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Family Movie Review

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN REVIEW (Grade: B) Visually stunning, action-packed, and driven by engaging performances, Snow White and the Huntsman needs a bit more humor and time developing some of its characters and plot points, but it stands as a very good fantasy adventure nonetheless. With a gritty and mature tone more reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings or Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves than th ...[Read More]

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN Family Movie Review

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN REVIEW (Grade: B+) I wish that the last Indiana Jones film had been this much fun! By switching increasingly out-of-touch producer George Lucas with landmark filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong), director Steven Spielberg has given us something truly extraordinary. Jackson, as producer, contributes the motion-capture wizardry that he utilized to bring ...[Read More]