War Horse

War Horse

Inspiring story of a horse and a young man as they deal with hardship and tragedy. Very good family values, especially about learning to understand the “demons” that haunt our parents and discovering the quiet heroism of our parents in spite of their weaknesses and limitations. The boy’s father suffers from occasional alcoholism and general […]

We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo

I really recommend this movie. I thought it would be a very nice family comedy, which would be good enough in itself, but it is much more than that. It is a beautiful movie about loss and finding a way to move on. Matt Damon and the other actors and actresses (including new teen star […]

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise and friends make another exciting installment of the Mission Impossible series. As usual, the movie has incredible chase scenes, suspense, explosions, and adventure that all make a really exciting experience. An evil scientist wants to start a nuclear war, and the Mission Impossible team is framed as the ones who are guilty. They […]

Sherlocke Holmes, A Game of Shadows

Sherlocke Holmes, A Game of Shadows

Robert Downey Jr. is as entertaining as ever playing the hyperintelligent, hyperactive hero to perfection in this second installment of the Sherlocke Holmes adaptation. Plenty of action, explosions, intrigue, humor, and adventure to keep you going the length of the movie. The on-going banter about the pros and cons of marriage (Dr. Watson is getting […]

The Muppets

The Muppets

Oh, what joy! The Muppets are back! For us old guys who grew up watching the muppets, it’s like life is worth living again! They are just as hilarious as always, although the dance scene with humans at the beginning of the movie is not that great… Still, if you can sit through that part […]

Happy Feet 2

Happy Feet 2

Fun cartoon movie, with lots of hilarious dancing and a message about family and about finding your value as a person (well, penguin, really, but it’s meant as a lesson for human beings…). I liked Arthur Christmas better than Happy Feet 2, but maybe it’s just me. Still, it’s fun.

Hugo

Hugo

Martin Scorzese is always an amazing movie maker. This is his first try at a story for children, although in the past he has done movies for adults about children (Empire of the Sun, if I am not mistaken). Teenagers will like this movie, not just children. It’s about a boy who lives alone in […]

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

You gotta go see this movie! It’s totally cute! Brings back my childhood, but with a modern twist. Santa has two sons: hi-tech Joe and bumbling Arthur. The movie is a hilarious contrast between the two styles, but the elves completely steal the show (think the minions from Despicable Me). This movie will totally get […]

Justin and Selena Give Back at Christmas

Justin and Selena Give Back at Christmas

I hope Bonnie Fuller and HollywoodLife.com don’t object too much to me reposting their story here. Good job, Selena and Justin! Link: http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2011/12/16/justin-bieber-selena-gomez-charity-helping-children-philanthropy/ Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Are Heros For Helping Children Desperately In Need   December 16, 2011: Justin and Selena are so rich and famous they could easily not bother doing the […]

Jersey Shore: Just Funny?

Jersey Shore: Just Funny?

According to recent surveys, Jersey Shore is one of the most popular shows on television, even among teenagers. Yet it deals constantly with “adult” situations that most parents would not want their teenagers to be involved in: drinking, nasty back-biting and temper-tantrums, highly physical relationships without commitment, wild parties, etc.   What makes this TV […]