Family
 
 
 
 
Movie
 

Throwback Thursday Review: “Harry and the Hendersons” (1987)

  In the 80s, it didn’t take a lot to make a hit family film. There were a few key elements: 1) A heavy dose of comedy (preferably of the silly/physical variety), 2) A dastardly villain to root against, and 3) A lot ...
 
7.5
 
 
Movie
 

Throwback Thursday Review: “Newsies” (1992)

  The year was 1992. I was eleven years old, and my favorite movies were the original “Star Wars” trilogy, “The Neverending Story”, and “Back to the Future”. Musicals were nowhere on my ...
 
7.3
 
 
Movie
 

Throwback Thursday Review: “Lady in White” (1988)

  In the 80s, there were not only a slew of dark, borderline terrifying, kid/family movies. I have talked about them, at length, on this sight before. Legend, Neverending Story, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal… and many more...
 
7.5

 
Action
 

Throwback Thursday Review of “Super Mario Bros.”

Written by: Parker Bennett, Terry Runte, and Ed Solomon Directed by: Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton Starring: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis, and Fisher Stevens Rated: PG Run time: 104 minutes Grow...
 
 
 
Movie
 

Throwback Thursday Review: “The Pagemaster” Tried To Get Kids To Enjoy Literature (1994)

Richard Tyler (Culkin) is a young boy who is literally scared of everything. When his dad (Begley Jr) tries to get him into sports, he spouts off statistics about how shin splints cause blood clots. When he builds him a treehou...
 
6.5
 
Family
 

Throw Back Thursday Review of “Dragonslayer”

Written by: Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins Directed by: Matthew Robbins Starring: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, and Ralph Richardson By now, if you’ve read many of these TBT reviews, you have probably figured out that ...
 

 
Comedy
 

Throwback Thursday Review of “Time Bandits”

        Written by: Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam Directed by: Terry Gilliam Starring: Craig Warnock, John Cleese, Sean Connery, David Warner, Ian Holm, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Malcolm Dixon, Mike Ed...
 
 
Action
 

Throw back Thursday review of “Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure”

Written by: Bob Carrau and George Lucas Directed by: John Korty Starring: Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Eric Walker, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd, Tony Cox, and the voice of Burl Ives In the mid-80s, there was a sadness in the w...
 
 
Animated
 

When Marnie Was There – A (last?) beautiful, touching film from Studio Ghibli

Written by:  Joan G. Robinson (Novel), Keiko Niwa (Screenplay), Masashi Ando (Screenplay), and Hiromasa Yonebayashi Adapted English screenplay by: David Freedman Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Starring (Voices): Sara Takatsu...
 

 
 
Movie
 

Review: “Saving Christmas” Is Insulting To Christians and Non-Christians Alike

The Holiday season is fast approaching and one thing my family always does is watch Christmas-themed films throughout the day. You of course have your 24 hour marathon of “A Christmas Story“, you have “Scrooge...
 
1.3