Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tag: Family

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Title: Beauty and the Beast
Rating: PG
Directed by: Bill Condon
Written by: Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos
Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson
Release Date: 3/17/2017
Running Time: 129 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.


Family Activity Kit PDFs
Memory Game, Bookmarks, Door Hanger, Maze, Belle and the Beast Coloring Sheet, Belle Coloring Sheet, The Beast Coloring Sheet, Gaston and Le Fou Coloring Sheet, Mrs. Potts and Chip Coloring Sheet Lumière Coloring Sheet, Cogsworth Coloring Sheet, Plumette Coloring Sheet, Garderobe Coloring Sheet, Cadenza Coloring Sheet


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In memory of Dave Stapleton

Was seeing Beauty and the Beast in IMAX 3D or 3D worth the cost?

Rock Dog (2016)

Title: Rock Dog
Rating: PG
Directed by: Ash Brannon
Written by: Denise Bradley, Ash Brannon, Vincente DiSanti, Will Finn, Carolyn Gair, Zheng Jun, Nicole McMath, Kurt Voelker and Josh Zinman
Starring: J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon and Sam Elliott
Release Date: 2/24/2017
Running Time: 90 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.
If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog … more than a Rock God… he’ll be a ROCK DOG!


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of David B. Miller


LEGO Batman Movie, The (2017)

Title: The LEGO Batman Movie
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris McKay
Written by: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington
Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes
Release Date: 2/10/2017
Running Time: 104 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: during the credits

 

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (+11 rating, 37 votes)

Was seeing The LEGO Batman Movie in IMAX or 3D worth the cost?

Growing Up Smith (2015)

Title: Growing Up Smith
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Frank Lotito
Written by: Gregory Scott Houghton, Anjul Nigam and Paul Quinn
Starring: Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam, Brighton Sharbino, Hilarie Burton and Roni Akurati
Release Date: 2/3/2017
Running Time: 102 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
When an Indian family moves to America in 1979 with the hope of living the American Dream, their 10-year-old son, Smith, falls head-over-heels for the girl next door. With an American Dream of his own, Smith strives to become a “good ol’ boy,” propelling him and his family further away from their traditional ideals than ever before.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The credits play over the continuation of the final scene with young Smith riding his bike across the bridge toward Amy’s new house.

Memoriam: In memory of Paul Quinn

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Resurrection of Gavin Stone, The (2016)

Title: The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
Rating: PG
Directed by: Dallas Jenkins
Written by: Andrea Gyertson Nasfell
Starring: Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Shawn Michaels, Neil Flynn and D.B. Sweeney
Release Date: 1/20/2017
Running Time: 92 minutes

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Buy on Amazon

What did you think of this film?
Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star, is forced to do community service at a local megachurch and pretends to be a Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


NeverEnding Story, The (1984)

Title: The NeverEnding Story
Rating: PG
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Written by: Wolfgang Petersen and Herman Weigel
Based on the novel by: Michael Ende
Starring: Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Tami Stronach, Thomas Hill, Deep Roy, Tilo Prückner, Alan Oppenheimer and Gerald McRaney
Release Date: 7/20/1984
Running Time: 102 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Monster Trucks (2016)

Title: Monster Trucks
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Written by: Derek Connolly, Matthew Robinson, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
Starring: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon and Holt McCallany
Release Date: 1/13/2017
Running Time: 104 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note:The final scene with Trip and Meredith driving off into the sunset continues during the first part of the credits.


Dog’s Purpose, A (2017)

Title: A Dog’s Purpose
Rating: PG
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Written by: Cathryn Michon
Based on the novel by: W. Bruce Cameron
Starring: Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad
Release Date: 1/27/2017
Running Time: 120 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
The soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Sing (2016)

Title: Sing
Rating: PG
Directed by: Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings
Written by: Garth Jennings
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Beck Bennett, Nick Offerman, Jennifer Saunders, Garth Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah
Release Date: 12/21/2016
Running Time: 108 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The closing credits are framed by moving formations of colorful squid.

Memoriam: In memory of our dear friend Igor

Was seeing Sing in 3D worth the cost?

Moana (2016)*

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Title: Moana
Rating: PG
Directed by: Ron Clements and John Musker
Written by: Jared Bush, Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandell and Jordan Kandell
Starring: Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk
Release Date: 11/23/2016
Running Time: 103 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.


Family Activity Kit PDFs
Maze, Memory Match Game, Bookmarks, Moana Group Coloring Page 1, Moana and Maui Coloring Page, Maui Coloring Page, Pua and HeiHei Coloring Page, Moana Coloring Page, Moana Group Coloring Page 2, Water Safety Tips, Make a Hexaflexagon, Connect-the-Dots, Design Your Own Kakamora!, Make Your Own Kakamora!


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: during the credits

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: after the credits

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (+77 rating, 189 votes)

Was seeing Moana in 3D worth the cost?

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