Hooray for May, one of my favorite months of the year. Spring is in full swing, school is winding down, and the summer movie season has kicked off with the first studio blockbuster, “Iron Man 3.” With so many excellent family choices coming up, it’s a good time to stay in and save for those summer movie matinees.
This week, I’m recommending the live-action reboot of a Disney classic, a kid-friendly… Continue reading Streaming Family Movies: Prom Edition
It’s St. Patrick’s Day week, which means it’s time to celebrate movies from the Emerald Isle. While there’s no G-rated Irish film available for instant Netflix streaming, I highly recommend “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” a classic Disney leprechaun tale starring a very young Sean Connery (who’s actually Scottish but still great to see). Here are great PG, PG-13, and — if you have older teens — R-for-language picks… Continue reading Streaming Family Movies: St. Patrick's Day Edition
Parents sometimes think that if a movie is rated PG, even a kindergartener could handle it. And while that may be the case for some PG-rated movies, it’s certainly not the case for “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Yes, it’s fine for tweens in their last years of elementary school, but for the single-digit set, it will really depend on how susceptible they are to frights.
Director Sam Raimi has made… Continue reading 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Family Review