Review: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Blows Away Cynicism

Blowing away cynicism like a mighty tornado of sincerity. And that’s a wonderful thing. [Read more…]

Review: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Should you take the family to Disney’s latest movie? [Read more…]

Review: Lackluster ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is Parable for the Crusaders of Tolerance

In which we overthink a kids’ movie to challenge the new tolerance-first morality being taught kids. [Read more…]

Review: Surprising ‘Brave’ Tells Sweet Tale of Family Love

It’s not a typical princess movie. And that’s a good thing. [Read more…]

Review: Madagascar 3 is Silly, Silly Frothy Fun

If they don’t care about the difference between a cheetah and a puma, then neither do we! Let the show go on! [Read more…]

Review: ‘Pirates’ Swashbuckles into the Fun Zone for Parents and Kids

An adventure with lots of laughs for both young and old. [Read more…]

Review: Winning Humor Pleases in Gentle ‘Mirror Mirror’

A movie that will delight little girls with enough wry humor to keep parents interested. [Read more…]

“The Muppets,” The Dreamers, and Me

The film throws down the gauntlet at cynical programming that appeals to our worst nature.

Kermit thinks we sell kids short. “I believe kids are better and smarter,” he begins as music swells. He then gets clocked by a swinging door, but his point stands. [Read more…]

Hugo: Deeply Gorgeous

One of the richest, most beautiful, most moving children’s films ever made for adults. [Read more…]

Review: Happy Feet Two

This movie is all about the music. If you approach it like a rock opera and don’t expect a coherent story, it’s enjoyable. Think “Mama Mia” or Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” but with, you know, penguins. [Read more…]