Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tag: Family

Dolittle (2020)*

Title: Dolittle
Rating: PG
Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
Written by: Stephen Gaghan, Dan Gregor, Doug Mand, and Thomas Shepherd
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Frances de la Tour, Carmel Laniado, Jason Mantzoukas, Craig Robinson, and Kasia Smutniak
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Running Time: 101 minutes

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After losing his wife (Kasia Smutniak) seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.

But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena) and a headstrong parrot (Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony for this submission

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Muppet Christmas Carol, The (1992)

Title: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Rating: G
Directed by: Brian Henson
Written by: Jerry Juhl
Starring: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Meredith Braun, Robin Weaver, Jessica Fox, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, David Rudman, and Frank Oz
Release Date: 12/11/1992
Running Time: 85 minutes

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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Spies in Disguise (2019)*

Title: Spies in Disguise
Rating: PG
Directed by: Nick Bruno and Troy Quane
Written by: Brad Copeland and Lloyd Taylor
Starring: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled, and Masi Oka
Release Date: 12/25/2019
Running Time: 101 minutes

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Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Memoriam: In Loving Memory of
JOE KWONG 1971-2019

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Special thanks to Mykola for this submission


Cats (2019)

Title: Cats
Rating: PG
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Written by: Lee Hall and Tom Hooper
Starring: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and Francesca Hayward
Release Date: 12/20/2019
Running Time: 110 minutes

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A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: Tom Hooper would like to especially thank POPPY GAYE and his parents,
RICHARD and MEREDITH HOOPER.
He dedicates this film to ROMILLY HOOPER, born Summer 2019

Special thanks to Roella for this submission


Playmobil: The Movie (2019)*

Title: Playmobil: The Movie
Rating: NR
Directed by: Lino DiSalvo
Written by: Blaise Hemingway, Greg Erb, and Jason Oremland
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, and Jim Gaffigan
Release Date: 12/6/2019
Running Time: 99 minutes

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In PLAYMOBIL’s® animated action adventure, a top secret organization has caused citizens from different lands to vanish from thin air. The dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe) must partner with smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan) and Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) a smart, savvy civilian with her own secret agenda, to rescue them. Against unthinkable odds, the trio go on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds as they gather clues for their rescue mission.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Dedication: To Horst Brandstätter and all the team at Playmobil who carry on his legacy

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Frozen II (2019)*

Title: Frozen II
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Written by: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Alfred Molina, Evan Rachel Wood, Martha Plimpton, Jason Ritter, Rachel Matthews, Jeremy Sisto, Ciarán Hinds, and Alan Tudyk
Release Date: 11/22/2019
Running Time: 103 minutes

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Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough.


Family Activity Kit PDFs
Activity Packet, Bookmarks, Coloring Pages, Maze, Memory Card Game, and Spot The Difference


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Jacob and Tony for this submission


Playing with Fire (2019)*

Title: Playing with Fire
Rating: PG
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Written by: Dan Ewen and Matt Lieberman
Starring: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert, and Judy Greer
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Running Time: 96 minutes

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When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery, and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires –are wild and unpredictable.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Bill for this submission


Arctic Dogs (2019)

Title: Arctic Dogs
Rating: PG
Directed by: Aaron Woodley
Written by: Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker, Matthew Lyon, Bryan Thompson, and Aaron Woodley
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum, James Franco, John Cleese, Omar Sy, Michael Madsen, Laurie Holden, Anjelica Huston, and Alec Baldwin
Release Date: ReleaseDateGoesHere
Running Time: RunningTimeGoesHere

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Swifty the Arctic Fox (Jeremy Renner), works in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service, but he has much bigger dreams. He yearns to become a Top Dog, the Arctic’s star husky couriers. To prove he can do it, he commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a mysterious package to a secret location. Once there, he stumbles on a hidden fortress overseen by the nefarious Otto Von Walrus (John Cleese). The blubbery evil genius commands an army of oddly polite puffin henchmen. Swifty discovers Otto Von Walrus’ villainous plan to drill beneath the snow-packed surface to unleash masses of ancient gas to melt the Arctic and become the world’s supreme ruler. To stop this sinister scheme, Swifty enlists the help of his friends: PB (Alec Baldwin), a neurotic polar bear, Lemmy (James Franco), a scatterbrained albatross, Jade Fox (Heidi Klum), a brainy engineer, Leopold (Omar Sy) and Bertha (Heidi Klum), two conspiracy theorist otters and Magda (Anjelica Huston), his curmudgeonly boss.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Randen for this submission


Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Title: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Rating: PG
Directed by: Joachim Rønning
Written by: Linda Woolverton, Noah Harpster, and Micah Fitzerman-Blue
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, and Michelle Pfeiffer
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Running Time: 118 minutes

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Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.


Family Activity Packet PDF
Activity Packet


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission

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Addams Family, The (2019)

Title: The Addams Family
Rating: PG
Directed by: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon
Written by: Matt Lieberman
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Titus Burgess, Jenifer Lewis, Elsie Fisher, and Aimee Garcia
Release Date: 10/11/2019
Running Time: 87 minutes

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Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, The Addams Family, is back on the
big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish,
and completely iconic, The Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Some images from the film are shown during the first moments of the credits.

Special thanks to Doc and Tony for this submission

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