Category: Family

Family Blu-Ray Reviews

Monster Trucks Blu-ray Review

The Fast and the Monstrous It’s cliché to state Monster Trucks is derivative. The film, pitched as a small town American adventure with the literal interpretation of “monster” trucks, …

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver Blu-ray Review

A Swift Take on Gulliver Johnathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels provided early 1700s England with a snappy political satire, an irregular choice to pair with Ray Harryhausen’s consortium of creature …

Der Bunker Blu-ray Review

Bizarre German movie is one of the year’s highlights Only Germany could have produced such a delightfully twisted movie. Writer and director Nikias Chryssos crafts an eccentric tale of …

The Jungle Book (2016) Blu-ray Review

Tangled in the Vines Disney’s third live action Jungle Book – following the Jason Scott Lee-starring remake and 1998’s Mowgli’s Story – makes for an ambitious and visually spectacular …

Batteries Not Included Blu-ray Review

No Batteries Required Schmaltzy as Batteries Not Included may be, the film’s residents of a crumbling apartment building and (literally) smaller-than-a-breadbox aliens are too gentle to care. Steven Spielberg’s …

My Summer Story Blu-ray Review

Summer-izing Ignore, momentarily, 2012’s shoehorned A Christmas Story 2. Bob Clark’s Turner Broadcasting-led classic did have a genuine sequel (two, actually) one being the obscure TV movie Ollie Hopnoodle’s …

Goosebumps 3D Blu-ray Review

Bumpy Once past its set up, Goosebumps begins sewing action into other action, jumping between monsters and horror without a need to pull on the narrative. Goosebumps is thin …

Tomorrowland Blu-ray Review

Think of Tomorrow Be positive. Be special. Be smart. The world around us is collapsing – war, famine, negativity, climate change. Tomorrowland asks for way to stop it all. …

Cinderella (2015) Blu-ray Review

Lily James makes for a great Cinderella in this classy, expensive adaptation Remade from Disney’s stunning 1950 animation spectacle, Cinderella retells a long standing story – some would argue …

Paddington (2014) Review

Paddington is that rare all-ages film without pandering or tired pop culture nods Author Michael Bond’s tale of a rare, English-accented Peruvian bear shipped into a London family’s arms …