Family Films

November 22, 2011

Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Happy Feet 2, Descendants: In 30 Seconds!

November 21, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Happy Feet Two'

Darkness falls on Antarctica: The dancing-penguin sequel is the grimmest animated film in years, a global-warming disaster movie rife with problematic themes.

October 28, 2011

Puss in Boots, Anonymous & The Three Musketeers in 30 Seconds!

October 28, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Puss in Boots'

The Shrek spin-off offers an entertaining blend of spectacle, energy — and surprising heart.

October 26, 2011

Broken Family Films

How family films reveal or obscure the realities of divorce and brokenness — and how literal a “broken home” can be in films like Zathura, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Monster House and Up.

October 12, 2011

Girls Rule, Boys Drool? Stereotyping the sexes in family films

October 3, 2011

Dumbo & The Lion King: Overrated or Must Haves?

Why I’m not a big fan of two of Disney's most beloved films … and, for all-y’all who disagree with me, what's on the new Blu-ray/DVD special editions.

July 15, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Winnie the Pooh'

The Disney throwback is the summer’s best family film.

June 24, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Cars 2'

Disappointing Pixar sequel substitutes frenetic action for heart.

June 21, 2011

Cars vs. A Bug’s Life: What’s Pixar’s least impressive film?

June 17, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

Broken-family film mangles beloved children’s book.

May 27, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

Action-packed sequel tackles adoption and inner peace.

May 2, 2011

The Hunt for bin Laden May Be Over, but…

April 15, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Rio'

New movie offers a colorful, fast-paced tour of Brazilian culture.

April 12, 2011

Let's Avoid the Hop (oh baby)

April 12, 2011

Let's Avoid the Hop (oh baby) Part 2

December 10, 2010

SDG Reviews ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’

The Narnia saga sails on.

August 27, 2010

SDG Reviews ‘Flipped’

Same Street, Different Worlds in Sensitive Coming-of-Age Family Film

March 30, 2010

Junior Knows Best

March 25, 2010

(Mis)adventure in Dragon Training Is High-Flying Fun

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon

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