“Paddington” is a delight for the entire family

Initially I had no desire to see “Paddington” in 2014 for any reason other than to review it for this series. Having only a passing knowledge of the children's book “Paddington Bear”, I assumed it was purely for kids and I wouldn't have any interest. But then it did amazingly well at the box office. … Continue reading “Paddington” is a delight for the entire family

And Now Our Feature Presentation: “The LEGO Batman Movie” (2016)

Finally got to see “The LEGO Batman Movie” flying home from vacation recently. I had meant to see it in theaters, but movies don't hang around too long in the theaters here and I had heard a fairly lukewarm review from a friend who'd seen it, so I figured I'd wait for it to be … Continue reading And Now Our Feature Presentation: “The LEGO Batman Movie” (2016)

And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”

George and Harold are two imaginative elementary school kids fond of pulling pranks. They also created a comic book superhero named Captain Underpants from another planet where everyone just wears underpants and has super powers. Their principal, Mr. Krupp, is always trying to find a way to punish them for their antics, with his ultimate … Continue reading And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Baby’s Day Out (1994)

My first reader-request! “Baby's Day Out” is a delightfully silly film written by John Hughes (“The Breakfast Club”, “Ferris Bueler's Day Off”, and every other good teen comedy of the 80s) that follows a similar formula as “Home Alone”, one of my favorites. It's the story of Baby Bink, a rich couple's 9-month old who … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Baby’s Day Out (1994)

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Spy Kids” (2001)

    First published in the Holyoke Enterprise 4/30/15   Who’d have thought Robert Rodriguez, the guy who brought us “From Dusk Til Dawn,” “Sin City,” and “Desparado,” would ever make not one, but four children’s action movies about a family of spies and their adventures saving the world? After directing “The Faculty”, his only … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Spy Kids” (2001)