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Family Review: Despite Huge Budget, ALADDIN Looks Cheap

Family Review: Despite Huge Budget, ALADDIN Looks Cheap

Republished with permission from The Movie Mom.  By Trina Boice WHAT'S ALADDIN ABOUT? It’s been about five minutes, so what does that mean? Time for another Disney live-action remake!  (Wink.) This version of the 1992 animated musical Aladdin was directed by Guy Ritchie, who wanted to make a children’s film for his five kids. He admits he’s always been compelled by stories about street hustlers. A ...[Read More]

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MEN IN BLACK 3 Family Movie Review

MEN IN BLACK 3 REVIEW (GRADE: B) Once again, a vile extraterrestrial threatens to destroy Earth and once again it's up to Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) to save the day. Thankfully, the 16 year-old franchise stays fresh in its third outing by cleverly taking audiences back in time to Neil Armstrong's moon landing and by injecting some new blood into the cast. Emma Thompson (Sen ...[Read More]

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HANCOCK Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Hancock here. In short… Hancock was good. Not great. Not even close to great. But entertaining. Any movie that has Will Smith playing off of Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) has something good going for it right off of the bat. Some decent story development, some unexpected drama, some solid action, quite a bit of good comedy ...[Read More]