Movie Reviews

The Wolverine and RED 2

THE WOLVERINE (Running time: 2 hours 6 minutes)RATED PG-13 Starring Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke JanssenOf all the X-Men characters, Wolverine seems to be the most fascinating. Though his mutation: huge knife-like claws, ability to heal instantly, enormous strength and…

The Smurfs 2

THE SMURFS 2 (Running time:1 hours 45 minutes)RATED PG Live Action and Animation. Starring  Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria In this sequel, Gargamel (Azaria) has become a famous magician in Paris using Smurf "essence." He's tried to recreate Smurfs and…

Movie Choices for Kids - Turbo

TURBO (Running time: 1 hours 36 minutes)RATED PG Animated with the voices of: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Luiz Guzmán, Samuel L. Jackson I was initially turned off by the premise of this movie, a snail gets turbo-powered and…

Movie Choices for Kids - Grown Ups 2

GROWN UPS 2 (Running time: 1 hours 40 minutes)RATED PG-13 Starring: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek Pinault, Maria Bello, Georgia Engel, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Shaquille O'Neal. There's nothing grown up about Grown Ups 2.…

Movie Choices for Kids - The Lone Ranger

THE LONE RANGER (Running time: 2 hours 29 minutes)RATED PG-13 Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper, Ruth Wilson, James Badge Dale I was looking forward to this movie but found myself disappointed.…

Movie Choices for Kids - Monsters University

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Running time: 1 hour 42 minutes)RATED G Animated with the voices of: Billy Crystal and John Goodman, Helen Mirren Pixar strikes again with a prequel that might be better than the original. I loved Monsters University!  This is…

Movie Choices for Kids - EPIC

EPIC (Running time: 1 hour 43 minutes)RATED PG Starring: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christophe Waltz, Beyoncé Knowles Brought to you by the studio that created Scrat the Squirrel, the Ice Age movies and Rio, Epic is exactly that,…

The Great Gatsby, Peeples

THE GREAT GATSBY (Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes)RATED PG-13 Starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher Taken from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, this remake is lavish, splendid and mesmerizing, with a heart-breaking story…

Movie Choices for Kids - Iron Man 3

IRON MAN 3 (Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes)RATED PG-13 Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Hall Wow! Iron Man is the most incredible action movie ever! The movie opens with a flashback to the…

Movie Choices for Kids - Mud

MUD (Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes)RATED PG-13 Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Reese Witherspoon This is a quirky, slice-of-life adventure movie about a 14-year-old boy, Ellis (Sheridan), and his best friend, Neckbone (Lofland). The boys…

Movie Choices for Kids - Oblivion

OBLIVION (Running time: 2 hous 5 minutes minutes)RATED PG-13 Starring: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman This sci fi thriller was engrossing, though sometimes I didn't know what was going on. Jack Harper (Cruise) and Victoria (Riseborough) are…

Movie Choices for Kids - 42, Scary Movie V

42 (Running time: 128 minutes)RATED PG-13 Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford It's rare that I don't want a movie to end, but that's what happened with 42, a film based on the life of Jackie Robinson. This film, which appears…

Movie Choices for Kids - The Croods, Admission

THE CROODS (Running time: 98 minutes) RATED PG Animated, with the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman This original movie about cavemen and women is beautifully animated, clever and fun. The father (Cage) tries…