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Rating Title/Year Author
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
Five Feet Apart (2019) Jim Judy Despite the standard and seemingly obligatory relationship arc, Richardson and Sprouse make for an engaging and attractive couple. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Captive State (2019) Teddy Durgin The fascination only lasts so long. After a while, you do yearn for some kind of payoff, some sort of emotional pull. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Jim Judy It sort of feels like second-rate Marvel -- certainly not horrible by any means and clearly entertaining enough, just not up to the lofty standards we've come to expect. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Teddy Durgin The press notes say this movie was filmed in a week. I believe it. It also seems to have been written in a week. Maybe shorter, who knows?!. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2019
Greta (2018) Jim Judy Beyond a creative double fake-out sequence, however, there's not enough here to warrant a recommendation, especially since we've pretty much seen it all before. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Jim Judy I'm happy to report that the third installment wraps things up on an entertaining and emotionally involving high note. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Teddy Durgin This is a fine film, a real crowd-pleaser. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Jim Judy An occasionally charming and sporadically funny offering that otherwise feels like a bit of a disappointment and certainly a missed opportunity. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Teddy Durgin "Happy Death Day 2U" had me at ... "alternative quantum realities multi-verse!" (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Jim Judy Enough of the flick works -- thanks to Salazar's creation of her character via motion capture performance, the cool special effects, and the fight and action scenes. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
What Men Want (2019) Teddy Durgin The characters in "What Men Want" are extremely likable and a number of the laughs are quite big. It's not great. But it gets the job done and is worthy of promotion. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Prodigy (2019) Jim Judy There's little here you haven't seen before. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Jim Judy I enjoyed the flick from start to finish. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Cold Pursuit (2019) Jim Judy A mishmash of genres that just didn't work for me. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Arctic (2018) Jim Judy Mads Mikkelsen makes for a commanding presence on the screen. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Miss Bala (2019) Jim Judy This is another of those films that -- despite it being just a few days since I saw it -- is already quickly evaporating from my memory. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Material, Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Serenity (2019) Jim Judy Under additional post-viewing examination, much of what occurs (and is explained by the twist) doesn't make sense in terms of the context of what's really happening. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Jim Judy Fairly entertaining and engaging. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Glass (2019) Teddy Durgin With a great first two movies comes great responsibility. I was really expecting more from "Glass," and I didn't get it. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2018) Jim Judy This is Coogan and Reilly's show and the two make for believable flesh, blood, and soul representations of the real-life men. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
The Upside (2018) Teddy Durgin It's perfectly pleasing, completely undemanding entertainment. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
A Dog's Way Home (2019) Jim Judy Something of a mixed bag where what works (the emotional moments and, yes, the cute pup) ends up being negated by what doesn't. (Full Content Review for Parents - Peril, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Destroyer (2018) Jim Judy I was pretty much riveted from start to finish and liked most everything about the film. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Welcome to Marwen (2018) Jim Judy I'm giving "Welcome to Marwen" a mixed review, albeit one partially leaning toward the positive side. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Second Act (2018) Jim Judy I certainly didn't hate what's presented, and J-Lo is as watchable as always. But I couldn't escape the feeling that I had seen everything before, and more than once. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Jim Judy The performances are good across the board, but it's Blunt who's under the most pressure to deliver and she does so and then some. (Full Content Review for Parents - Brief Suggestive Material, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Bumblebee (2018) Jim Judy I can say without hesitation that this is the best entry in the series so far. And not only that, it's a pretty good film on its own. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Jim Judy It's wildly uneven, tonally all over the map, and clogs the screen with special effects that range from pretty great to pretty bad. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Jim Judy Funny, charming, highly imaginative and simply entertaining to behold. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Mortal Engines (2018) Teddy Durgin I do admire its ambition, sense of scale, and appealing main cast. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Creed II (2018) Jim Judy This follow-up isn't as good as the original, but it has enough fight left in it to go the distance and end up winning over the scoring judges. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Green Book (2018) Jim Judy Much like its main characters, the film evolves as it goes and turns into something both highly entertaining and heartfelt. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Jim Judy Delightful, highly imaginative and creative. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Roma (2018) Jim Judy Art-house aficionados and most critics will fall prey, like me, to the mesmerizing and apparently haunting look and feel of the production that has yet to leave my memory. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
The Favourite (2018) Jim Judy While it clearly won't be for all audiences -- the "Masterpiece Theater" crowd might have to pick their jaws up off the floor -- the film is otherwise a blast to behold. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Widows (2018) Jim Judy The story and its characters are engaging enough that you might just be captivated from start to finish. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Instant Family (2018) Jim Judy The comedy is decent...and the old heartstrings are tugged on enough that you'd have to be a true movie Grinch not to fall prey to what's offered. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Jim Judy Interesting and entertaining enough to warrant a minor passing grade. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Overlord (2018) Teddy Durgin The story is highly involving. And there are a couple of sequences throughout that are flat-out incredible to behold on the big screen. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Jim Judy What's present is fine, I guess, if you're into these sorts of grim films, but they're just not my cup of tea. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Jim Judy Missing the sort of magic a film of this ilk should have in abundance, and oddly feels flat from the get-go through the end credits. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Jim Judy Malek is so stellar in his portrayal and the music is just so good that I found myself completely entertained from start to finish. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Jim Judy It's not horrible by any means, it's just unremarkable and certainly not as magical as it easily could and should have been. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
Nobody's Fool (2018) Teddy Durgin One really bad movie, folks. Don't be a fool and waste your time and money on it. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sex, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
Mid90s (2018) Teddy Durgin Hill's natural instinct is to go for the laugh, and I wish he skewed more toward comedy than drama here. It would have made for a better film. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Jim Judy Completely unremarkable, not particularly funny and, apparently, instantly forgettable. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
Indivisible (2018) Jim Judy Good until the dramatically too easy and predictable end. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
Hunter Killer (2018) Teddy Durgin Has no pretensions of being anything more than a meat-and-potatoes thriller lovingly made for the mainstream mall-cineplex crowds. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018