Category Archives: family

Alan and Naomi (1992) Rated PG

 A young Jewish boy is asked to befriend a girl whose parents were killed by the Nazis.  Based on the book by Myron Levoy. Starring Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross. This is a great family film about a girl who … Continue reading

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Saige Paints the Sky (2013) Rated TV-G

 Saige is a talented artist who loves horses. She’s a typical nine-year old, but when she discovers that her art class is cut by the school, she must find the courage to save her class and a friendship with the … Continue reading

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The Perry Como Christmas Show (1974) Rated NR

 The first Perry Como Christmas special. Starring Perry Como, Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Peggy Fleming The Perry Como special are a joy to watch. He gets the performers of the day to come and perform the songs we all love to … Continue reading

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Touch the Sun: Devil’s Hill (1988) Rated NR

Three kids’ whose mother is ill are sent to their cousin’s farm in remote Tasmania. Starring Peter Hehir, Mary Haire, John Flaus. Part of a TV film series which highlights different regions of Australia, this film is the cute, family friendly … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) Rated TV-G

Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi.  Based on the novel by Mark Twain. Starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Walter Brennan. This is the first film adaptation of the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that was … Continue reading

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Return to Nim’s Island (2013) Rated PG

Nim and her father receive a message that some people are going to buy the island and build an attraction. Starring Bindi Irwin, Toby Wallace, John Waters, Matthew Lillard. This film was made mostly to showcase Bindi Irwin and her message about protecting … Continue reading

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Against a Crooked Sky (1975) Rated G

When Charlotte Sutter gets kidnapped by a group of Indians, her brother and a drunk prospector go in search for her. The film is a remake of The Searchers.  Starring Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon. This is an engaging story as we follow … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) Rated TV-G

When a town learns that Santa isn’t coming to visit them this year because of an insulting letter, they band together to make it right. Starring Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel. This is the perfect retelling of the classic book ‘Twas … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (2002) Rated G

Two people are reunited 15 years after their village was destroyed and learn they are special. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Elijah Wood, Peter Gallagher, Michael Chiklis, Rachel Griffiths. I was looking forward to this story of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, but it failed to … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1986) Rated NR

 In the 1840s, two boys get into mischief with body snatchers and girls. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Scott Higgins, Jane Harders, Michael Pate. A brilliant, animated rendition of a classic story, this film is perfect for children. It’s … Continue reading

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