Family Movie Night: The Princess Bride

Family Movie Night: The Princess Bride

The funny thing about The Princess Bride is I feel like I have seen it a lot recently but when I actually sat down to watch it for this review I realized it had been many years. It’s just such a popular film and so often quoted that it kind of has a life of its own. I...
Family Movie Night: The Wizard of OZ

Family Movie Night: The Wizard of OZ

There is perhaps no word that is more casually thrown around than ‘classic’ in the world of movies. In fact, my beloved Disney claims all of their animated films are ‘Disney Classics’. But occasionally there will be a movie that has a near universal agreement that...
You’d Do the Same

You’d Do the Same

Traveling in the car with my college age son who was home on a break, we passed a friend going in the opposite direction. I’d been catching him up on folks and so I mentioned some of the things she had been going through in the last couple of years.  I said “She has a...
Family Movie Night: Barbie Swan Lake

Family Movie Night: Barbie Swan Lake

As an animation fan I love finding little gems that are much better than you expect. I can honestly say the Barbie movies fit into this category. They are easy dismiss as direct to dvd films made solely to sell toys to little girls but that is doing them a disservice....
Family Movie Night: Saturday’s Warrior

Family Movie Night: Saturday’s Warrior

Nostalgia is a tricky thing when it comes to movies. Some movies require it to be enjoyable and some movies are bolstered and made better by it. The Peanuts Movie, for instance, is a film that was made better by nostalgia.  I really loved that film on its own merits...
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