Category: Family

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The house with a clock in its walls (2018)

You can eat cookies till you throw up, for all I care. You’ll see… things are…quite different here. Have you seen “Goosebumps” where Jack Black plays the leading role as well? Well, you can expect almost the same thing. A kids-sized horror film. And I had the same feelings about it after a certain amount of time. Namely that it’s all a little bit over the top. Probably it wasn’t the intention to make it too scary. It should all...

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Paddington 2 (2017)

“Paddington wouldn’t hesitate if any of us needed help! He looks for the good in all of us.” We have an annual tradition. The last day of the year we go to the cinema with the whole family to end that year with a cozy family film. This year the kids had their minds set on an adventure of the adorable and over-friendly British bear Paddington. To be honest, I was reluctant to watch this movie and I intended to...

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Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Pete, a boy is found in a forest. Apparently he’s been living there for six years after an accident took his parents. A ranger named Grace decides to take him in and when she asks him how he survived all by himself, he says he had a friend, Elliot, with him. He draws a picture of Elliot and it’s a picture of a dragon. Genre : Fantasy/Family Country : USA Cast : Oakes Fegley : Pete Bryce Dallas Howard :...

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The great Gilly Hopkins (2016)

A feisty foster kid’s outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in The Great Gilly Hopkins, an entertaining film for the entire family. Gilly Hopkins has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Maime Trotter’s endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the...

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The BFG (2016)

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. Genre : Fantasy/Family Country : UK/USA/Canada Cast :  Mark Rylance : BFG Ruby Barnhill : Sophie Penelope Wilton : The Queen Director : Steven Spielberg My opinion “Where...

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Goosebumps (2015)

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner...

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Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.” Genre : Action/Adventure/Family Country : USA/Spain Cast : George Clooney : Frank Walker Britt Robertson : Casey Newton Raffey Cassidy : Athena Director : Brad Bird My opinion on “Tomorrowland” “If I was...

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Maleficent (2014)

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant...

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The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2013)

A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time. Genre : Adventure/Family Country : USA Cast : Billy Unger : Billy Stone Sammi Hanratty : Allie Mark Dacascos : Cobra Director : Bill Muir My opinion Oh well, sometimes I find pleasure in watching a childishly predictable movie as “The Lost Medallion”, filled with unbelievable...

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Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he’s hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who...