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Monday, December 17, 2018

REVIEW: ‘Buttons’ is a fun, feel-good musical

If Dick Van Dyke is singing and dancing in a movie, then you can guarantee I’m ready to watch it. So it’s no surprise that I jumped at the chance...

REVIEW: ‘Creed II’ soars with solid fatherhood message

I now have a new entree into my Top 10: Creed II. And I don’t even like boxing.

REVIEW: ‘Instant Family’ has a great message about foster care, even if it’s not...

Instant Family conveys the gamut of emotions that a foster/adoptive family experiences -- including fear, anxiety and, most importantly, joy -- but tells the story through the lens of laughter.

Wonderful ‘Wonder’ leads November’s streaming lineup

This month on Amazon Prime and Hulu, one of the best films on the subject of bullying -- 2017’s Wonder (PG)

REVIEW: ‘The Grinch’ is an instant Christmas classic

I’ve lost count at the number of “children’s films" that contained questionable adult content. But there are exceptions, and a new movie in theaters this weekend -- The Grinch (PG) -- stays firmly in family-friendly territory while giving us a few positive messages, too.

REVIEW: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is a movie with a great message...

The best family movies do more than entertain. They also include a positive message or two that children will easily catch -- and that mom and dad can discuss on the ride home from the theater.

Kindness is secret to Winnie’s popularity, ‘Christopher Robin’ producer says

Nearly a century after the first book by English author A. A. Milne was published, Winnie the Pooh remains as popular as ever, with cartoons, videos games and two recent theatrical feature films continuing the tradition.

November’s Five Family Friendly Things

Bible movies are a favorite in my household, but even the best ones leave me asking a series of critical questions, such as: Is that really in the Bible?

REVIEW: ‘Indivisible’ is entertaining and convicting

Filmmaker David G. Evans was searching for ideas a few years ago when he stumbled upon a true story he thought would make for an interesting movie.

‘Indivisible’ movie tops October’s family-friendly entertainment spotlight

This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. 

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