Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Stre

★★ Director: George Seaton Year: 1947 I'm surprised I had never seen this Xmas classic. But all I could think about was, was this the turning point ...

Rio

Rio

★★★ Director: Carlos Saldanha Year: 2011 This is my daughter's favorite film. Probably because she knows all of the characters and scenes after watching it twice on a ...

The Goonies

The Goonies

★★★★ Director: Richard Donner Year: 1985 I wanted to watch this with the kids and then realized my wife had never seen it. And she still hadn't ...

Rango

Rango

★★★★ Director: Gore Verbinski Year: 2011 What a surprising film. Based upon the trailers, I had no intention to watch this film. Granted, I thought it was ...

E.T. The Extra-terrestrial

E.T. The Extra-terre

★★★★ Director: Steven Spielberg Year: 1982 I thought it would be nice to introduce this classic to my 6-yo daughter but then found out my wife had ...

Gnomeo & Juliet

Gnomeo & Juliet

★★ Director: Kelly Asbury Year: 2011 Oh, this was awful. Not sure why it did well in the box office, but the premise is quite terrible. Granted, there ...

Despicable Me

Despicable Me

★★★★ Creator: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Year: 2010 So how in the world did this film NOT receive an Oscar nomination? I found it to be amazingly original ...

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dr

★★★ Creator: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders Year: 2010 I'm not sure how this got nomiated for Best Animated Film while Despicable Me wasn't. Sure, it's a good film, ...

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

★★★★★ Director: Philip Hunt Year: 2008 When my daughter was born and we started looking at a lot of children's books, Oliver Jeffer's book had just came out ...

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Se

★★ Director: Hayao Miyazaki Year: 1989 I really wanted to like this film since it is a classic Studio Ghibli film, but I just couldn't get into it. ...

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

★★★★★ Director: Lee Unkrich Year: 2010 When this was in the theaters, I didn't really care to see it so my wife and kids saw it without me. ...

Karate Kid

Karate Kid

★★★ Director: Harald Zwart Year: 2010 The original Karate Kid is a classic. It had the perfect soundtrack and the proper villains in the Cobra Kai. This version, ...

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

★★★★★ Director: Hayao Miyazaki Year: 1988 So I've owned this for years but never got around to watching it until I read a recent article proclaiming this one ...