Tania Lamb

Tania Lamb
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Publications: Lola Lambchops

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 66% Moxie (2021) Although not perfect, I'm here for the rebellion. Just like these girls, I'm sick of the sexist crap that still goes on. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
4.5/5 95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Sometimes the best films don't have characters that break into song, and Raya and the Last Dragon proves you don't have to. I'm here for the butt-kickery. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
2.5/5 78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) Lara Jean is always delightful, but too many holes in the story left me frustrated. I wanted something better for Lara Jean. Will the teen crowd like it? Absolutely. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
4/5 71% Flora & Ulysses (2021) I'm a sucker for magic, and Flora & Ulysses will help you see the magic in everyday life again. There's hope for all us cynics. This family-friendly film is a joy! - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
2.5/5 79% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) I am not the intended audience for this film. The absurdity was just too much, but the bright Barb & Star are delightful for a good 30 minutes. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
3.5/5 83% Finding 'Ohana (2021) Lilo & Stitch may have taught us that 'Ohana means family, but Finding 'Ohana teaches us that friends are family, too, and that our heritage should not be forgotten. Fun family adventure! - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/5 75% Palmer (2021) The acting is good, but the script is boring. I was waiting for something unexpected in Palmer to happen, but I was disappointed. However, Timberlake and Allen make it work. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
2.5/5 58% Stars Fell on Alabama (2021) Stars Fell on Alabama is for the hometown Alabama crowd. It has its issues, but it's a cute Friday-night movie if you're looking for something light and fun. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
3/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Wonder Woman 1984 is missing that spark from the first one, but it's still entertaining. It just needed to be at least 30 minutes shorter. A family-friendly DC Comics film. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 95% Soul (2020) There are so many lessons to learn from SOUL including a solid appreciation for pizza. I adore SOUL, because it causes kids to ask hard questions in an age-appropriate way. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
4/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Add me to the list as a fan. Boseman and Davis are spectacular, however, not everyone's going to like it. Mature content for kids. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2020
3/5 80% Safety (2020) Safety is an inspiring story that proves there is more to athletes and sports programs than the sport itself. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
2/5 55% The Prom (2020) Sorry Ryan Murphy, you can't just Glee-ify everything and have it be a hit. I don't deny the importance of the message, but it was the wrong way to get there. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2020
3/5 70% Godmothered (2020) Jillian Bell is delightful, but her character's naïveté gets overplayed. Holiday movie is probably a stretch, but it's still cute and family friendly. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
1.5/5 44% Holidate (2020) I'd rather watch the Hallmark Channel. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 18% 2 Hearts (2020) A bit fragmented, it's not that bad. The Nicholas Sparks and Hallmark crowd will enjoy a couple of love stories, and hopefully this will inspire people to become organ donors. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/5 30% The War with Grandpa (2020) Perhaps too much of De Niro's backside, but we all once revered Tiger King. That was a low point in Covid. The War with Grandpa is a touching, funny story that can bring families back to the theater. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
3.5/5 53% Hubie Halloween (2020) Adam Sandler hasn't reinvented the Happy Madison Production wheel with this one, but he didn't need to. Fun Halloween film, but not recommended for little ones. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
4.5/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Enola's admirable traits, genuine goodness, and innocent retorts are what makes this heroine refreshing from other teen shows and films. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
4/5 76% H Is For Happiness (2019) I want to be Candice Phee when I grow up. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
2/5 87% Cuties (Mignonnes) (2020) Do I think Cuties was made for pedophiles? No. I think it was made for parents and society, but in an erroneous way that missed the mark. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
4/5 73% Mulan (2020) No music, no Mushu, no problem. Don't expect the animated Mulan and focus on the beautiful story of a father and warrior daughter who make mistakes and forgive each other. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 100% Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (2020) Phineas and Ferb fans have plenty of Easter Eggs throughout the film, families get an extension of summer vacation, and Candace gets her movie to shine. I call that a win. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 70% The Sleepover (2020) A family-friendly action movie, The Sleepover has it all - adventure, humor, silliness, heartwarming lessons, sweet dance moves, and a delightful cast. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/5 71% The One and Only Ivan (2020) Perhaps it's the simplicity that made me appreciate The One and Only Ivan. No gimmicks or smoke shows. Character development can be lacking, but the heart and vulnerability make up for it. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 66% The Secret Garden (2020) The Secret Garden guides us through tragedy and grief with a level of maturity that ultimately shows us hope, magic and the ability to find our way again. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
2/5 28% The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) The Kissing Booth 2 is predictable, at times humorous, but really is a bunch of nonsense. I guess the public loves beautiful people, and we continue to watch. Not kid friendly. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
4.5/5 98% Hamilton (2020) There's a reason why Hamilton is hyped up so much, and we're blessed to see why. Who lives to tell your story? If you're lucky, someone like Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not kid friendly for all. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
2/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Eurovision Song Contest is a Saturday Night Live skit gone on way too long. One can only handle so many penis jokes. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2020
3/5 61% Mighty Oak (2020) Though not perfect, Mighty Oak gives us a glimpse into grief from the outside and hopefully helps us feel empathy and kindness for those whose stories we do not know. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3.5/5 47% Feel the Beat (2020) While predictable, Feel the Beat is a solid effort in the family genre arena for Netflix. It's a tween recipe for success. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
2/5 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) A good starter sci-fi film for kids who don't know anything about the books. But you're better off reading the books. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
3.5/5 70% The High Note (2020) A reminder to chase your dreams no matter who, what, or where, settle in with the joyous harmony from The High Note. Mostly family friendly with some asterisks. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3/5 47% Scoob! (2020) Scoob! is an enjoyable ride down memory lane with some modern touches. However, at times I wanted Scoob to just pick a lane or an era. Not kid friendly for all children. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3.5/5 58% Valley Girl (2020) Don't overthink this one. Valley Girl is the collar-popping and leg warmer fluff I want right now. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2020
2.5/5 91% The Willoughbys (2020) I don't know that I'd classify The Willoughbys as family friendly, but it's colorful chaos that dares to be different. Just be careful of possible triggers for some kids. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) Trolls World Tour is Avengers: Endgame for kids sprinkled with glitter, bright colors, and peppy music, but not as dramatic and way more happy. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2/5 14% Dolittle (2020) In a world of Tiger King, I'll still take Dolittle any day. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
4/5 86% Emma. (2020) Even without the gorgeous costumes and scenery, EMMA. offers up enough through its clever humor for the family to enjoy. Just don't expect prim and proper. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 70% Stargirl (2020) Yes, Stargirl is quirky and needs a little oomph at times. It also has beautiful music, scenery, and a message that is needed (love yourself and stop being jerks, kids). - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3.5/5 52% I Still Believe (2020) I Still Believe is a sweet film with an uplifting message that hope exists and love abounds. And with what's going on in the world, what's wrong with that? - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
3/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild is not without merit, but it has flaws, like over-expressive CGI animals. It's a heartwarming tale of man and beast, but may be too violent for young kids. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) Pixar's Onward is simply beautiful. If you've lost someone and long to see them again, get ready for an emotional journey. But next time, moar trash unicorns, please! - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3.5/5 100% Zombies 2 (2020) How do you dislike dancing zombies and werewolves? With little to no violence, sound messages of acceptance, and catchy songs, Zombies 2 is fun and appropriate for the whole family! - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
4/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog is what a family movie should be. If you can't enjoy this one, I don't know what to tell you. You don't need to rub it in Dr. Robotnik's orphaned face. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
4.5/5 85% Just Mercy (2020) Is Just Mercy kid friendly? It's not friendly at all. It urges difficult conversations and argues why we need to change the criminal justice system. See it with your family. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
4.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Full of spitfire and goodness, it's hard not to fall in love with every March sister, imperfections and all. If you're going to watch any film version of Little Women with your family, let it be this one. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Santa Fake (2019) An Irish-themed Hallmark movie, Santa Fake was too much gimmick and not enough substance. McGinty has a beautiful voice, but even that couldn't save this film. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2019
1/5 19% Cats (2019) The Cats movie did nothing for me except leave me with insane questions. Save yourself and your kids from jellicle nightmares, and skip this one. Meowy Christmas. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will not satisfy everyone. However, J.J. Abrams does a beautiful job of restoring hope to a fan base and world that need it, unless you're cynical, then not even Obi-Wan can help you. - Lola Lambchops EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019