Family Movie Night Review: The Peanuts Movie (2015)

Today, I am guest posting at What to Watch.  For this week’s family movie night, we were delighted by The Peanuts Movie.  Charles Schulz may be gone, but his spirit lives on through these endearing characters.  Read my review here.

Family Movie Night Review: Cinderella (2015)

Today, I am guest posting on What to Watch, where I also work as a TV and movie review editor. In honor of Once Upon a Time Camp (which I hosted and my daughters attended), our family finished out the week with a viewing of Cinderella (2015).  You can read my review here.

Family Movie Night Review: Charlotte’s Web (2006)

I read the wonderful classic Charlotte’s Web to my boys years ago, and I remember Phinehas’ devastation at the final pages.  He couldn’t comprehend or process the sad, yet inherently hopeful, ending.  I will never forget the tears that welled up in his eyes, which he refused to let fall (he’s my tough and tenderhearted guy).  So, I wondered how the rest of the family would fare watching the film adaptation.  My two girls haven’t heard the story yet; our[Read more]

Family Movie Night Review: 101 Dalmatians (1961)

To celebrate our dog-loving daughter’s 4th birthday yesterday, we watched this delightful film for family movie night. I had never before experienced the pleasure of viewing this artistic masterpiece of animation.  I will borrow from another reviewer, who describes 101 Dalmatians as “sophisticated and minimalist.”  From the jazzy score to the subtle, yet warm romance between both the human and canine stars, along with the Parisian style drawings of the London streets, the film has a charming, unique feel to[Read more]

Family Movie Night Review: Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

Since we were out of town yesterday, we had to skip family movie night for the first time since its inception. (Figures, since I’m launching my weekly review today.)  Let me instead take you back two weeks to one of our new family favorites, Swiss Family Robinson. Two of my boys (ages 8 and 11) read the abridged version of the book and loved it, so I was excited to see their reaction when the movie began. *We make it[Read more]

Monday Family Movie Night Review: Introduction

As an incentive for completing weekend jobs, we initiated Family Movie Night at our house.  We’ve been hunkering down in our cozy basement every Saturday (or the occasional Friday) to enjoy movies and treats and time together.  We love the snuggles and laughter and shared experience; it has become one of those family traditions that everyone looks forward to. It’s not as easy as it sounds, though, to pull of a successful movie night.  First, those kids have to get[Read more]