Category Archives: family

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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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) Rated NR

 The 1851 story of boy and his friend, a runaway slave, as they sail down the Mississippi in search of freedom and adventure. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Tony Randall, Archie Moore, Eddie Hodges. This film doesn’t do the book … Continue reading

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) Rated PG

 A couple wishes for a child, so they bury a box in the back yard and grow a one. Starring Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dianne Wiest, David Morse. The best thing about this film is the positive story of adoption. The … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1984) Rated NR

 A teenage boy and his friend, a runaway slave, sail down the Mississippi. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Alistair Duncan, Barbara Frawley This is a compact version of the story of Huckleberry Finn. it eliminates the controversial aspects … Continue reading

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Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005) Rated G

 Spookley the square pumpkin is teased by the other round pumpkins in the patch, but with his friends, a couple of bats and three spiders, maybe he can be of help. Based on the book, The Legend of Spookley the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) Rated PG

 Young Huck Finn yearns for adventure, he leaves his home with a runaway slave Jim to head down the Mississippi to free states. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards, Ron Perlman, Anne Heche This … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) Rated G

Huckleberry Finn hates the confines of  civilization, so he and a slave named Jim sail a raft down the Mississippi River. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, Rex Ingram. This is one of the most excellent … Continue reading

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Christmas Miracle (2012) Rated NR

During a road closure a group of strangers take refuge in a church. Starring Allison Hossack, Aaron Pearl, Dan Payne. This was a thoroughly disappointing film. Mundane and hardly miraculous, it takes a familiar context (people stranded in a snowstorm) and treats it … Continue reading

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Space Warriors (2013) Rated PG

 A group of teen  space cadets rescue three astronauts that are stranded in space. Starring Thomas Horn, Josh Lucas, Mira Sorvino, Dermot Mulroney, Danny Glover This film is a family film. I wish it was better than it was. The acting was bad even for the … Continue reading

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Never a Dull Moment (1968) Rated G

 An actor is mistaken for a gangster. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Provine. This is one of Disney’s fun caper films. Van Dyke plays an actor who is mistaken for a hit man. He is hired by Leo Joseph Smooth, a … Continue reading

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