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Rating Title/Year Author
The Lion King (2019) Jim Judy Visually stunning, "The Lion King" is good, but not great. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Stuber (2019) Jim Judy Nanjiani and Bautista milk the material -- some of it quite funny when not occasionally downright outrageous -- for everything it's worth. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Crawl (2019) Jim Judy Aja makes effective use of the physical space, the murky rising water, and, of course, the CGI-created gators. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Jim Judy This "Midsommar" trip feels a bit like a wasted opportunity. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sex, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Jim Judy I just felt this one faltered a bit toward its end. Even so, it's worth seeing for the parts that do work. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Jim Judy Isn't anything we haven't seen before in such movies, but the filmmaker manages to milk some decent scares, jump scenes and even some comic relief from the material. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scares, etc. - Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Jim Judy While it might not completely live up to my lofty expectations, I'm happy to report that it's nonetheless enjoyable, charming and pretty much entertaining. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Child's Play (2019) Jim Judy This update doesn't do enough with the material to warrant its existence. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Jim Judy Funny, thoughtful, charming, emotionally engaging, filled with creative details, and makes you realize just how much you missed Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang. (Full Content Review for Parents - Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Shaft (2019) Jim Judy There are laughs to be had, just not enough to offset the deficiencies. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Jim Judy There's nothing here that's remarkable and certainly not memorable, unlike the original film that checked off all the boxes as an enjoyable and entertaining offering. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Late Night (2019) Teddy Durgin Unfortunately, "Late Night" is one of those movies that too often tries to goose its audience into laughing and responding to its own script. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jim Judy The overall offering ends up coming off as dull and lumbering as its title subjects. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Teddy Durgin The voice work overall is a delight, with Oswalt, Bell, and Haddish doing especially memorable work. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Crude Humor, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Jim Judy Occasionally features some exciting moments here and there, but otherwise feels dull and only points out how some of the past entries in the series were so much better. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Jim Judy Okay in the monster battle moments but fairly dull and boring when any humans take over the screen time. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Jim Judy "Rocketman" has no problem blasting off and staying in a highly entertaining, if familiar, orbit. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sex, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
() Jim Judy The film ends up going so over the top that even bats would say their droppings aren't anywhere that crazy. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
A Dog's Journey (2019) Jim Judy I think it works better than the original due to following one character over the years rather than many, thus making it feel more cohesive rather than disjointed. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Tense Family Material, etc. - Available) EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Jim Judy "The Sun is Also a Star" might not exactly be realistic, but it shines so brightly that you probably won't care. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Jim Judy I found the overall effort -- while exceedingly violent and clearly not for all viewers -- more entertaining in a "what did I just see" fashion than the previous two installments. (Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - Available) EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Brightburn (2019) Jim Judy What's present is decent enough to earn a slight recommendation simply for turning an all-too-familiar genre on its head. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Jim Judy The leads are what make the comedy moments and the overall film work. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Jim Judy Smith makes the character his own this time around in what's arguably the remake's greatest asset and strength. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Jim Judy I didn't buy it for a moment, and while male adolescents and their later day arrested development brethren might eat it up, I simply couldn't get past the constant distraction of none of it remotely being believable. (Content Review also Available) EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
The Intruder (2019) Jim Judy The flick can't escape the fact that we've seen this sort of thriller before. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Jim Judy Not being a diehard "Hobbit" or "Rings" fan, I came out appreciating the real-life author even more. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
Poms (2019) Jim Judy A mashup of "The Golden Girls" with the cheerleader flick "Bring It On" and the result really isn't worth -- sorry, couldn't resist -- cheering for or about. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - Available) EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Jim Judy Not as good at it could and should have been, and definitely making one think far too much about "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
The Hustle (2019) Teddy Durgin Ugh. I didn't just hate "The Hustle." I despised it. It stole 90-plus minutes of my life. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Jim Judy A terrific conclusion to this particular chapter of the MCU and one that gives fans everything they want and deserve from an epic superhero offering. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Jim Judy The curse of "The Curse of La Llorona" will be that it will be forgotten by the end of the year, if not sooner. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scary Stuff, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
5/10 Teen Spirit (2018) Jim Judy Everything feel rushed and superficial. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Penguins (2019) Jim Judy If this sort of approach gets kids interested in animals, nature and our environment by entertaining them while providing some education, I'm all for that. "Penguins" gets the job done. (Full Content Review - Scary Moments, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
Breakthrough (2019) Jim Judy Nothing spectacular in terms of moviemaking but otherwise done well and hitting the right emotional notes, "Breakthrough" rates as a 6 out of 10. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Suspenseful Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
The Best of Enemies (2019) Jim Judy Enough of the film works -- even when it's as predictable as they come -- that you'll likely be okay going along for the ride down this familiar path. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Jim Judy While not perfect, I enjoyed the flick for what it is and is trying to do. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scares, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Jim Judy The most fun movie -- in terms of simply being entertaining -- from that comic book line since perhaps the 1978 Christopher Reeve version of "Superman." (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Missing Link (2019) Jim Judy Not as remarkable as its immediate predecessor but still fun to watch. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Little (2019) Teddy Durgin It has a premise that should have made it easy to hang some funny jokes and decent gags on. But there are only a handful of real laughs throughout. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Hellboy (2019) Jim Judy Fails as a reboot of an earlier movie that didn't need to be remade. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
After (2019) Jim Judy When the back-story of how a movie came to be ends up being more interesting than the finished product, that isn't going to help matters. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sex, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Unplanned (2019) Jim Judy Two-thirds of the movie is decent until all involved can't hold it in any longer and go off the rails in their demonizing and preaching. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
The Mustang (2019) Jim Judy Overall, the film is decent. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Jim Judy It's one of those films you really want to recommend but aren't sure you'd ever want to watch again. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Jim Judy "Dumbo" figuratively and literally only occasionally takes flight. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Us (2019) Jim Judy Peele handles the creepy stuff with aplomb, but doesn't forget his comedy roots and occasionally throws in a funny bit here and there. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
The Aftermath (2019) Jim Judy Despite fine performances from the leads and a handsome production design, the overall offering feels dramatically inert for the most part. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sex, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Wonder Park (2019) Jim Judy "Wonder Park" doesn't feel as wondrous as it should, and certainly isn't something I'd stand in line again for a second or third ride. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) Jim Judy The film is entertaining and engaging enough to earn a recommendation for its target audience of young girls. (Full Content Review for Parents - Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019