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Forrest Gump is pretty intense, how did your 7 year old respond to that? It's more on my "when they're 15" list



We watched How to Train Your Dragon last week for movie night, I'd always heard this was a good series but I was surprised by how excellent it was. Ok the father/son relationship was more than a bit cliched but all around this was terrific. Putting the sequels on the to-do list.



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There are some parts where she didn't know what was up for sure but overall she followed it. Stuff like Jenny's dad and Forrest's mom being a ho went right over her head and we didn't acknowledge it.

You'd be surprised how much kids are aware of. Like bullying, of which Forrest had plenty of.



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Ugly Dolls.


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Mamoru Hosoda delivers another stunner with Mirai. Similar to the earlier slice of life tale Wolf Children, Mirai has less overt whimsy but a heaping dose of heart.


The audio is stellar. Not since The Secret World of Arietty has the environmental audio been so good. Hosoda is at the top of his game with Mirai.

A young boy recently becomes a big brother and all the household drama that can come with that is on display. As he struggles with the loss of attention from his family he is guided by some past and present family members similar to A Christmas Carol. It being rooted so deeply in family and tradition is a plus.

Visually it is vibrant and realistic as is Mamoru Hosoda's style in general. The real stars are the audio and the story. Give it a rental on Amazon and let your kids watch it.






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We finally got around to this Ghibli film. An adaptation of an old book that could almost be a lite horror or at best a mystery. All that despite not having any overtly scary bits but how it all plays out is a tad creepy if you dwell on it. It delves into child abuse, coming of age, foster families, and more. Arietty/Mirai both have stellar audio. We're talking shoe squeaks, grass rustling, oars in boats levels of high detail here. Just outstanding audio all around. See the last post if you need another.



This is not for everyone, my wife would never watch anything like this, nor my co-workers, BUT the 8 year old I'm raising enjoyed it and understood the climax for the most part. Moving stuff for sure.



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We watched Matilda (directed by and featuring Danny Devito) the other night, very funny and my kids loved it. There's a scene involving the book Moby Dick that had me cracking up but went over the kids' heads fortunately. Pretty typical good kid with awful parents and a terrible principal setup with some screwball, over the top aspects.



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We watched Matilda (directed by and featuring Danny Devito) the other night, very funny and my kids loved it. There's a scene involving the book Moby Dick that had me cracking up but went over the kids' heads fortunately. Pretty typical good kid with awful parents and a terrible principal setup with some screwball, over the top aspects.



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We enjoyed it as well.
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Toy Story 4. It was still in the local movie house so I took the kid. She refused to ever watch the other three at any time but loved this one despite me telling her it was the worst of the series by like 70 miles. At this point Pixar, for me, is nursing hind tit. Maybe Onward is good.




As for the movie it looked great and that's about it. Forky is dumb af, Buzz is barely there at all, and there's not a lot to laugh at. Meanwhile over at Laika they've finished the stop motion animation of Pixar's grave being dug.
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Toy Story 4. It was still in the local movie house so I took the kid. She refused to ever watch the other three at any time but loved this one despite me telling her it was the worst of the series by like 70 miles. At this point Pixar, for me, is nursing hind tit. Maybe Onward is good.




As for the movie it looked great and that's about it. Forky is dumb af, Buzz is barely there at all, and there's not a lot to laugh at. Meanwhile over at Laika they've finished the stop motion animation of Pixar's grave being dug.
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Surprisingly good.






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When my kids were younger we took them to the Dora live stage production... twice. I still wake up in the middle of the night screaming; "turn the wheel, Isa! Isa turn the wheel!" I actually have this in one my queue. C'mon, let go. Vamanos!
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For all you Mystery Inc. fans, we're getting a new Scooby origin movie.

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The first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen is the never-before told
stories of Scooby-Doo’s origins and the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc.
“SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young
detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc.
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Yes you are And that's all I can tell you at this point. I can say if you like the trailer, odds are you'll like the rest of it.

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Yes you are And that's all I can tell you at this point. I can say if you like the trailer, odds are you'll like the rest of it.
I kind of dig the ones with Matthew Lillard. And very much super dig Linda Cardellini as Velma.
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Frozen 2.


Whilst out and about we stumbled onto a Malco Cinema and a noon showing of Frozen 2 in Atmos and the really nice recliners. Looked and sounded great but there's no Let it Go and Tangled is still the better movie.
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Frozen 2.


Whilst out and about we stumbled onto a Malco Cinema and a noon showing of Frozen 2 in Atmos and the really nice recliners. Looked and sounded great but there's no Let it Go and Tangled is still the better movie.
The wife and youngest saw it over the weekend. I made sure they went to the UltraScreen DLX with Atmos and recliners. Least I could do since I sat this one out. I’m saving myself for when it’s released on BD. I’m sure I’ll see it close to 700 times then. I’ll be screening let me go! Lol

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The wife and youngest saw it over the weekend. I made sure they went to the UltraScreen DLX with Atmos and recliners. Least I could do since I sat this one out. I’m saving myself for when it’s released on BD. I’m sure I’ll see it close to 700 times then. I’ll be screening let me go! Lol

My kid said she was never going back to our theater after this Malco. Can't say I blame her but it's 45 minutes away. The Atmos opening logo blew her mind. Even at 8 she knows TV is for the living room but to really watch a movie she needs to come into the study at home.
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Fighting With My Family.

Terrific movie. Even if you're not a pro wrestling fan this should entertain and uplift.


I did not know it was a true story so that made it even better. As for being family friendly, it is but some of the language is strong so be aware of that. My eight year old loved it and I only had to explain a few blue comments.

Highly recommended for the holiday season.


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Another Disney animated movie turned into live action. Can't be worse than Aladdin.


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