Tag: family

Teenage Ghost Punk

Teenage Ghost Punk

| April 24, 2017

The family-friendly straight to video and VOD movie is a strange subsection of independent cinema. There have always been occasional oddities that threw off kids browsing the all-ages section at their local video store with something inexplicably weird. In the late 80s and 90s, low-budget independent production companies cranked out bizarre “kids’ movies” like Munchie […]

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Nine Lives

Nine Lives

| December 9, 2016

Kevin Spacey is one of my favorite actors.  His performances in American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, House of Cards, L.A. Confidential, and so many more give me chills.  So, what he’s doing in a comedy where he plays a corporate jerk who gets turned into a cat is perplexing to me. The story isn’t much […]

Men & Chicken

Men & Chicken

| October 26, 2016

Two brothers, Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (Mads Mikkelsen; Hannibal TV Series), find themselves a bit lost when their father suddenly dies from a prolonged illness.  In his will, he reveals to the brothers that he is not their father; that their real father lives in a small island community.  When Gabriel and Elias decide […]

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What We Did On Our Holiday

What We Did On Our Holiday

| October 5, 2015

Doug (David Tennant; Doctor Who) and Abby (Rosamund Pike; Gone Girl) can’t stand each other.  After years of marriage, the couple are living separately and it’s become obvious to their three children that their relationship will likely not get better, meaning a divorce is inevitable.  Despite their problems, the family try to hold things together […]

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Denver the Last Dinosaur: Complete Series

Denver the Last Dinosaur: Complete Series

| September 18, 2014

From World Events Productions (WEP), the same studio that brought us every incarnation of Voltron, Denver the Last Dinosaur aired for two seasons, totaling 50 episodes, back in late 1988. It’s a series I recall from my youth with great fondness, one that stirred up some serious nostalgia flashbacks when I learned of its impending […]

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

| July 15, 2014

A Day Late and a Dollar Short is a good family film that not only shows family at its strength, led by the mother Whoopi Goldberg, but it also shows all the dysfunction, such as sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and prescription drug addiction, that could be experienced in any regular run-of-the-mill family. But in this […]

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TCM Presents ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ 30th Anniversary Event

TCM Presents ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ 30th Anniversary Event

| October 16, 2012

 Phone home. Phone work. Phone family and friends. One of the most beloved and heartwarming films of all time is celebrating its 30th anniversary in grand style. NCM Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies bring to you for one day only, the newly remastered   E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. E.T. has been a staple of family households […]

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A Cat in Paris

A Cat in Paris

| October 9, 2012

Animation is in a sorry state when the most obvious charm of an animated film is that it is hand-drawn. However, A Cat in Paris rises above most recent animated films not just because it is hand-drawn, but the painstaking care and stylization of the film. A Cat in Paris has the warmth of a […]

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Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

| October 3, 2012

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding is a story of three generations coming together because of an impending divorce with a mother of two teens who hasn’t seen her mother in more than a decade. Jane Fonda plays Grace, the pot-smoking, animal loving, stuck-in-the-hippies era grandmother, and Catherine Kenner plays Dianne, who has recently learned that her […]

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I Heart Shakey

I Heart Shakey

| September 27, 2012

Any pet owner will tell you that after a while, a pet becomes more than just a pet. It becomes a member of the family. I Heart Shakey is a film that gets right to the heart of that matter and will make pet owners everywhere cheer for the brave protagonists in the film. And […]

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