Movie Review: Super 8 (2011)

An ageless, fantabulous family film ___ 8/10

Super 8Cary: Stop talking about production value, the Air Force is going to kill us.

Joe Lamb: She [his mother who died] used to look at me… this way, like really look… and I just knew I was there… that I existed.

Great casting, incredible imagination, quality dialog, believable story,[1] attention-holding action, heroes and villains realistic and timely, and a twist of 1980s nostalgia. Super 8 presses all the right buttons as an ageless, fantabulous family film. Continue reading

Movie Review: We Bought a Zoo (2011)

Family fare with a Waltonian pickmeup _ 8/10
Review by Brian Wright

We Bought a ZooBenjamin Mee: You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.

Lily Miska: [to Kelly during the opening of the zoo] If you had to choose between people and animals, who would you pick?
[Kelly doesn’t answer]
Lily Miska: Me, too. People! Continue reading