SMURFS

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIE | By Christopher Hill – La La La La La La The Smurfs are back again. La La La La La La But will kids tell their friends? The Smurfs have been around since 1958 when a Belgian artist, Peyo, created a series called Les Schtroumphs, which introduced tiny blue characters whose names...

Kong Skull Island

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIE | By Christopher Hill – Giant monster movies then: campy, low-budget jaunts. Giant monster movies now: big-budget spectaculars designed to set up the next big-budget spectacular. In 2014, we saw the return of Godzilla to the big screen. It had moments of popcorn fun but...

The Lego Batman Movie

Family Night at the Movie | By Christopher Hill – Being a fan of Batman is an exhausting journey. After 1997’s campy version of Batman and Robin almost killed the franchise, Warner Brothers dedicated the brand to the perpetuation of a darker, angrier and ultimately brooding superhero genre – a...

The Edge of Seventeen

DINE-IN at the MOVIES – New DVD Releases | By Peter Vonder Haar – As long as we have teenagers, we’ll have coming of age stories. And as long as they’re as genuine and earnest as in Kelly Fremon Craig’s Edge of Seventeen, we’ll happily keep watching. The movie chronicles an especially...

Loving

DINE-IN at the MOVIES – New DVD Releases | By Peter Vonder Haar – As long as we have teenagers, we’ll have coming of age stories. And as long as they’re as genuine and earnest as in Kelly Fremon Craig’s Edge of Seventeen, we’ll happily keep watching. The movie chronicles an especially...

Collateral Beauty

Family Night at the Movies | By Christopher Hill – The holiday season is a time of joy for many but a time of deep reflection and sorrow for others. Grief can take many forms, but none can be deeper than the loss of a child. When a parent’s light of the world goes out, those who remain are cast adrift....

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