Category Archives: family

Christmas with the Kranks

Released 11/24/2004                              Rated: PG I remember seeing this movie in theaters, and not being as thrilled with it as I’d hoped. Having rewatched it for this blog, …yeah, gonna have to go with my original reaction on this one. It’s … Continue reading

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Spy Kids

Released 03/30/2001                              Rated: PG “My parents can’t be spies! They’re not cool enough!” I’m not gonna lie, I kept putting off rewatching this movie because I was so afraid it was going to be much cheesier than I remembered. I … Continue reading

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Then vs. Now: Beauty and the Beast

Released 11/22/1991                              Rated: G It should come as no surprise that I am a Disney kid. And I don’t just mean that I’ve seen them all; I mean I watched them on repeat throughout my childhood, and know most of … Continue reading

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The Polar Express

Released 11/10/2004                              Rated: G There are a number of people who don’t like this movie because of the animation style. It’s the uncanny valley, where something too closely resembles actual humans, and it freaks people out. I actually don’t have … Continue reading

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The Santa Clause

Released: 11/11/1994                              Rated: PG The definition of a family movie is one that is entertaining across multiple generations, and this one hits the nail on the head. This is another one of my favorites, and if you somehow haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Then vs Now: The Parent Trap

Released 06/21/1961                              Rated: NR I have probably only seen this version once before recently viewing it for this post. I found it, and one other Hayley Mills movie I remember seeing as a child (The Trouble with Angels) at our … Continue reading

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Elf

Released 11/07/2003                              Rated: PG I think this is one of Will Ferrell’s better comedies. Most of his films I just can’t get into, I find them too dumb, but this one works for me. It’s a decent blend of comedy, … Continue reading

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