Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag: Family

Secret Life of Pets 2, The (2019)*

Title: The Secret Life of Pets 2
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val
Written by: Brian Lynch
Starring: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, and Bobby Moynihan
Release Date: 6/7/2019
Running Time: 86 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.

Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Aladdin (2019)*

Title: Aladdin
Rating: PG
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Written by: John August and Guy Ritchie
Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, and Numan Acar
Release Date: 5/24/2019
Running Time: 128 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.


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Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Dog’s Journey, A (2019)

Title: A Dog’s Journey
Rating: PG
Directed by: Gail Mancuso
Written by: W. Bruce Cameron, Maya Forbes, Cathryn Michon, and Wallace Wolodarsky
Based on the book by: W. Bruce Cameron
Starring: Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott, Dennis Quaid, and Josh Gad
Release Date: 5/17/2019
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Bailey (Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost.

Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Pictures of cast and crews dogs that have passed on are shown during the credits.

Special thanks to Marcos for this submission


Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)*

Title: Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Rating: PG
Directed by: Rob Letterman
Written by: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, and Derek Connolly
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Rita Ora, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy
Release Date: 5/10/2019
Running Time: 104 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The world of Pokémon comes to life!

The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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UglyDolls (2019)*

Title: UglyDolls
Rating: PG
Directed by: Kelly Asbury
Written by: Alison Peck
Starring: Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton
Release Date: 5/3/2019
Running Time: 87 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye.

Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities.

The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Missing Link (2019)*

Title: Missing Link
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris Butler
Written by: Chris Butler
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, and Amrita Acharia
Release Date: 4/12/2019
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
This April, meet Mr. Link: 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Mia and the White Lion (2018)

Title: Mia and the White Lion
Rating: PG
Directed by: Gilles de Maistre
Written by: Gilles de Maistre and William Davies
Starring: Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, and Ryan Mac Lennan
Release Date: 4/12/2019
Running Time: 98 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The credits play over an aerial shot of the Owen family having a picnic in the animal sanctuary.


Storm Boy (2019)*

Title: Storm Boy
Rating: PG
Directed by: Shawn Seet
Written by: Justin Monjo
Based on the novel by: Colin Thiele
Starring: Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, Finn Little, Trevor Jamison, Morgana Davies, and Erik Thompson
Release Date: 4/5/2019
Running Time: 98 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. ‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.


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Dumbo (2019)

Title: Dumbo
Rating: PG
Directed by: Tim Burton
Written by: Ehren Kruger
Based on the novel by: Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl
Starring: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, and Nico Parker
Release Date: 3/29/2019
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.


Family Activity Kit PDFs
Coloring Page 1, Coloring Page 2, Connect the Dots, Elephant Facts, Maze, Origami, Stickers, and Zoetrope


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony for this submission

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Wonder Park (2019)*

Title: Wonder Park
Rating: PG
Written by: Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski, and Ken Hudson Campbell
Release Date: 3/15/2019
Running Time: 85 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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