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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “War for the Planet of the Apes” EARLY & FOR FREE

If you think you don’t want to see War for the Planet of the Apes, you should probably do what I’m doing with my daughters this weekend; watch the first two movies again.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) were both lauded by critics (OK, Dawn way more so than Rise) and featured excellent performances by Andy Serkis. Those films set up a finale that, believe it or not, has already become one of the highest rated films of the summer. Even better, you get to see War for the Planet of the Apes EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →

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MOMMY-MOVIE-REVIEW: “The Good Dinosaur”- Pixar Has Us Crying In Our Popcorn AGAIN

My daughters think they are EXPERTS when it comes to Kids’ Films. They see every Kid Flick that comes out and since I write about movies, I usually interview them afterwards. My girls also spend time (more than I’m willing to admit here) on TV channels that are devoted to kids, so they’ve seen all the Made-For-TV Kid Flicks as well. They have a broad point of reference and are quicker to voice their opinions about movies that I ever was at that age. That is why I listen closely to their reviews, because they usually mirror what other kids their ages will say.

That said, Emma and Lucy were not excited about seeing The Good Dinosaur. Lucy thought the animation looked rote and Emma said The Good Dinosaur was derivative of better movies, like Ice Age and The Land Before Time. Okay, those weren’t the exact words they used but you get the point. Continue reading →