Category Archives: family

My New Best Friend (2015) Rated TV-PG

A hard-nosed K-9 cop befriends a girl whose mother is seriously ill; along the way, they both discover the family they never knew they needed. Starring James Denton, Lilah Fitzgerald, and Laura Mennell. This film is rather depressing despite the … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Nick) Rated TV-G

A remake of the hit game show where adults answer grade-school questions with the help of a group of kids to win money. Starring John Cena, Cooper Stutler, and Jamir Vega. This time around, you can tell the kids are … Continue reading

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Little House on the Prairie (NBC) Rated TV-PG

The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in Walnut Grove, MN. Based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, and Karen Grassle. The only parts of this show that are based on Wilder’s books … Continue reading

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Dumbo (2019) Rated PG

A young elephant is born with large ears that enable him to fly. Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, and Danny DeVito. If you thought that the original was sad and depressing, this one exceeds the original in the sadness. What’s … Continue reading

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The Happiest Millionaire (1967) Rated G

A young Irish immigrant lands a job at an eccentric billionaire’s home where the father keeps alligators for pets, and the daughter tries to find the man of her dreams who isn’t afraid of her father. Starring Fred MacMurray, Greer … Continue reading

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The Gnome-Mobile (1967) Rated G

A millionaire and his grandchildren are asked to help some forest Gnomes to find the others in their tribe. Along the way, the grandfather is suspected of being crazy – now, the children and gnomes have to help the grandfather. … Continue reading

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A Royal Christmas (2014) Rated TV-G

Prince Leopold wants to marry his love, a seamstress from Philadelphia, but his mother has other ideas. Starring Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan, and Jane Seymour. This story just doesn’t seem that believable. The girlfriend is very ignorant of the traditions … Continue reading

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Peter Pan Live (2014) Rated NR

 A live telecast of the musical Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Starring Allison Williams, Christian Borle, Kelli O’Hara I was not impressed with this version of Peter Pan. I’ve never been fond of a woman portraying Peter Pan. They … Continue reading

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The Stone Boy (2015) Rated NR

A girl embarks on a journey to help a boy whose anger turned him to stone. Starring Melissa Gedeón, Emilio Rafael, Melisa Gutiérrez, Aidan Blain, Jullian Boothe, and Joy Darash. This is a Mexican animated film that is a wonderful … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Rated PG

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to a magical world led by a kingly lion. Based on the book by C.S. Lewis. Starring Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, and William Moseley. I know, I’ve said this before, but I am not … Continue reading

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