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Scoob! is an enjoyable ride down memory lane with some modern touches. However, at times I wanted Scoob to just pick a lane or an era. Not kid friendly for all children.
Posted May 15, 2020
Valley Girl (2020)
Don't overthink this one. Valley Girl is the collar-popping and leg warmer fluff I want right now.
Posted May 9, 2020
The Willoughbys (2020)
I don't know that I'd classify The Willoughbys as family friendly, but it's colorful chaos that dares to be different. Just be careful of possible triggers for some kids.
Posted Apr 22, 2020
Trolls World Tour (2020)
Trolls World Tour is Avengers: Endgame for kids sprinkled with glitter, bright colors, and peppy music, but not as dramatic and way more happy.
Posted Apr 10, 2020
In a world of Tiger King, I'll still take Dolittle any day.
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Even without the gorgeous costumes and scenery, EMMA. offers up enough through its clever humor for the family to enjoy. Just don't expect prim and proper.
Posted Apr 1, 2020
Yes, Stargirl is quirky and needs a little oomph at times. It also has beautiful music, scenery, and a message that is needed (love yourself and stop being jerks, kids).
Posted Mar 19, 2020
I Still Believe (2020)
I Still Believe is a sweet film with an uplifting message that hope exists and love abounds. And with what's going on in the world, what's wrong with that?
Posted Mar 14, 2020
The Call of the Wild (2020)
The Call of the Wild is not without merit, but it has flaws, like over-expressive CGI animals. It's a heartwarming tale of man and beast, but may be too violent for young kids.
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Pixar's Onward is simply beautiful. If you've lost someone and long to see them again, get ready for an emotional journey. But next time, moar trash unicorns, please!
Posted Feb 21, 2020
Zombies 2 (2020)
How do you dislike dancing zombies and werewolves? With little to no violence, sound messages of acceptance, and catchy songs, Zombies 2 is fun and appropriate for the whole family!
Posted Feb 18, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Sonic the Hedgehog is what a family movie should be. If you can't enjoy this one, I don't know what to tell you. You don't need to rub it in Dr. Robotnik's orphaned face.
Posted Feb 12, 2020
Just Mercy (2020)
Is Just Mercy kid friendly? It's not friendly at all. It urges difficult conversations and argues why we need to change the criminal justice system. See it with your family.
Posted Jan 16, 2020
Little Women (2019)
Full of spitfire and goodness, it's hard not to fall in love with every March sister, imperfections and all. If you're going to watch any film version of Little Women with your family, let it be this one.
Posted Dec 27, 2019
Santa Fake (2019)
An Irish-themed Hallmark movie, Santa Fake was too much gimmick and not enough substance. McGinty has a beautiful voice, but even that couldn't save this film.
Posted Dec 25, 2019
The Cats movie did nothing for me except leave me with insane questions. Save yourself and your kids from jellicle nightmares, and skip this one. Meowy Christmas.
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will not satisfy everyone. However, J.J. Abrams does a beautiful job of restoring hope to a fan base and world that need it, unless you're cynical, then not even Obi-Wan can help you.
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Spies in Disguise (2019)
With cute surprises like kitty glitter, Korean soap operas, and 50 Shades of Yay, Spies in Disguise is fun for the whole family with a lot of heart. However, next time, leave the butts out of it.
Posted Dec 16, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Jumanji: The Next Level didn't really bring anything new to the table besides new characters that don't fit into the story. I'd leave the kiddos at home for this one.
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Knives Out (2019)
Perhaps Knives Out is a bit of a predictable ride, but it's one worth taking - with all of your adult friends and siblings. This one's not for kids.
Posted Nov 26, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is indeed beautiful, so be prepared to learn and open your heart, but don't expect a biography about Mister Rogers.
Posted Nov 24, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Ford V Ferrari is one of the best movies I've seen this year, and for someone who has little interest in cars besides minivans and SUVs, that's saying a lot.
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Last Christmas (2019)
Last Christmas had all the right elements, just all the wrong execution. Leave the kids and possibly the teens home for this one.
Posted Nov 20, 2019
Frozen II (2019)
With beautiful animation, a soulful story, and incredible music, Frozen II is the must-see movie for families this year. Don't be afraid to go into the unknown with a different storyline.
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Tis the season for silly, happy, and twinkle. Noelle hits the mark for a fun, family holiday movie. If Christmas puns aren't your thing, then Grinches need not watch.
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
When Angelina Jolie gives you the look that only she can, you get those Maleficent chills. Perhaps too violent for small children, I appreciate a different take on a classic tale, especially with all these remakes.
Posted Oct 15, 2019
The Addams Family (2019)
The Addams Family makes for a fun-ish Halloween film that is safe for most kids to watch; I just wish the movie had as much personality as the theme song did.
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019)
I come to Downton for the people, the stories, the laughs, and the clothes. None of those things disappointed.
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Overcomer is a renewer of faith, a giver of hope, and a testimony of Jesus Christ. It just fell a little flat when it came to story connection.
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette,disjointed and lacking in some areas, does allow me to feel okay about questioning who I am outside of being a mother. And that's worth a watch.
Posted Aug 19, 2019
We need more movies like Dora and the Lost City of Gold to balance out the trashiness that's becoming the norm for older children. Can you say, "excelente?" Excelente!
Posted Aug 9, 2019
If you're looking for a summer movie where you had a bad day and just want an action-packed, profanity-laden, car-chase-filled, ridiculous, over-the top, fun film, then Hobbs & Shaw is it.
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Farewell (2019)
Perhaps a little heavy for children, The Farewell is best suited for families with teens. And please take them. It's been a long time since a film made me feel like this.
Posted Jul 28, 2019
The Lion King (2019)
It's worth giving it a chance, but The Lion King wasn't for me. Visually stunning, but why do I want to relive Mufasa's death with animals that can't emote what I'm feeling?
Posted Jul 11, 2019
What's wrong with a little fantasy? Yesterday is charming, pure in heart, and probably made for families like mine where my child cites One Direction instead of The Beatles.
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home is a worthy sequel and packed full of punch and humor to give us hope for the future of the Marvel we love. Bonus: it's generally kid friendly.
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Men in Black International (2019)
I didn't hate it as much as everyone else. Don't go in looking for the Thompson/Hemsworth pairing in Thor: Ragnarok and you may be pleasantly surprised. But I'd leave the kids at home.
Posted Jun 16, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Toy Story 4 is not meant to be part of the trilogy of Toy Story 1, 2, and 3. This is the Toy Story you didn't know you needed. Get ready for a fantastic plush rush!
Posted Jun 13, 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
While cute and cuddly, The Secret Life of Pets 2, can't rely on fluff alone. It needs more story. As a parent, two things made me upset to see in this film.
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
I want to be able to recommend Always Be My Maybe, but I can't. More raunchy than I like my rom-coms, even Keanu Reeves couldn't save it for me. But he almost did.
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Aside from a couple of caveats, take a chance on this diamond in the rough. Bravo to Disney and Guy Ritchie for making this film kid friendly for families!
Posted May 22, 2019
The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)
If I were teen, I might like it. As a parent, the idea of falling in love in 24 hours makes me cringe. This film was not made for my skeptical heart.
Posted May 19, 2019
Poms had potential with its talented cast, but adding raunchy jokes to try to include a younger demographic felt forced and trite. I can't recommend this to any generation.
Posted May 14, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
This isn't Deadpool Pikachu, and hallelujah for that! A family-friendly film with minor language delivers Pokéman fans a visual feast and plenty of laughs.
Posted May 7, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Endgame is a satisfying finale to the Marvel Cinematic Universe chapters we've watched and loved. This one may not be for small children, though, due to language and violence.
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019)
Shero. Strong. Courageous. Powerful. You may be able to find flaws and nitpick at what you didn't like, but at the end of the day, Captain Marvel does its job.
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Is Dumbo worth a watch? For Disney fans, I say yes, but I might wait until $5 Tuesdays.
Posted Apr 23, 2019