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Why Home Sweet Home Alone Will Make You Want to Cry Alone

Whenever Hollywood or Disney try to remake a classic, I do my best to give it a whirl. In some cases, it works out OK. In others, like Home Sweet Home Alone, it crashes and burns. And yes, this modern update crashed hard and burned fans of the original Home Alone along the way. What …

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We Can Be Heroes – If Hallmark made super hero movies…

Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes (2020), checks off most of the trademark characteristics of a Hallmark movie. Crappy effects? Check. I’m not sure what barely passed basic CGI artists they dug up, but it looks like the director’s five year old drew the imagery. Sorry, that’s insulting to the five year old. Features washed up …

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Don’t worry if you don’t get Jingle Jangle – you’re not alone

Fun fact: Jingle Jangle actually means making a sound like metal objects hitting each other. Another fun fact: it’s also slang for a fictitious stimulant sold in Riverdale. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey combines both those concepts into a visually compelling, competently acted and sung, steam-punk family musical that may make you feel high or …

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The Secret Life of Pets 2: Honest Parent Review

The Secret Life of Pets 2: Honest Parent Review | PG | 1 hour 26 minutes | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | June 7, 2019 Replacement Max, over-shadowed Duke, Snowball, and the gang are back. And this time, its even more nonsensical. The Secret Life of Pets 2: Synopsis This lackluster sequel to the relatively successful …

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Onward (2020) – Honest Parent Review

Onward (2020) – Parent Review | March 6, 2020 | PG | 1 hour 42 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Who doesn’t want to watch a G rated buddy road trip movie that’s too old for young kids and too young for adults? Keep reading for an honest, trying-too-hard-to-be-funny review of Pixar’s Onward. Onward Honest …

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Aladdin and the Return of Jafar: Honest Parent Review

Aladdin and the Return of Jafar aka The Return of Jafar | G | 1 hour 9 minute | Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Comedy | May 20, 1994 You probably would never guess this, but the Aladdin sequel features the return of Jafar and his demented bird, Iago. And though it certainly has its fans, the …

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Cinderella III: A Twist in Time – Parent Review

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time | G | 1 hour 14 minutes | Fantasy, Animation, Family | February 6, 2007 In 2007, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Cinderella franchise explored a “twist” in time travel. Yeah, I can’t make that crap up. Someone at Disney actually had the brilliant …

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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True: Parent Review

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (Do they though? Do they?) | G | 1 hour 13 minutes | Family, Animation, Fantasy | February 26, 2002 When Disney ran out of ideas in the early 2000’s, it turned to creating sequels no one asked for, like Cinderella II: Dreams Come True. Seriously, 52 years later and …

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Disney’s Cinderella (1950): Parent Review

Disney’s Cinderella (1950) | G | 1 hour 14 minutes | Family, Fantasy, Animation | March 4, 1950 In Disney’s 1950 animated adaptation of the Grimm’s fairy tale, Cinderella needs the help of her mice friends and her Fairy Godmother to attend the royal ball in hopes of meeting Prince Charming. Disney’s Cinderella (1950): What …

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