GENRE: Family

Movies Madagascar 2 Movie Shot

The family headed out to see Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa which is, of course, the sequel to 2005’s animated success Madagascar. The original was a surprisingly funny film with some fresh material that impressed many. It tells the story of four main characters—a lion, zebra, giraffe and hippo, that live in a zoo in New […]

Movies WALL-E Movie Shot

We saw the latest Pixar–Disney movie, WALL-E, this weekend. I caught it along with ten other family members and friends. This is a movie, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been waiting on for a long time. A friend of mine over at THQ—a game publisher that had the rights to create all the games based on […]

Movies Horton Hears a Who! Movie Shot

The second movie came Friday night when my son and I went to see Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears A Who. This is the latest animated movie to come out and it’s done extremely well at the box office. I’ll give the writers credit. They did a wonderful job taking a very short book and turning […]

Movies Enchanted Movie Shot

We just got back from seeing Disney‘s latest movie, Enchanted. It’s quite an achievement. It’s original, boasts a couple of Oscar-worthy songs and appeals to a wide audience. The beginning of the movie offers up a fantastic animated sequence that’s narrated by the ever-talented Julie Andrews. This early part of the story sets the tone for […]

Movies The Nightmare Before Christmas

Right after this movie we switched gears to see the new version of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Tim Burton‘s Halloween tale has been redone by Disney in digital 3D. Yes, we sat there with the glasses on. I’ve always been a fan of this movie though I can see why it isn’t for everyone. I also […]

Movies Stardust Movie Shot

Next up is Stardust which I think the Philadelphia Inquirer nailed in its review. They basically said it was a good movie that is unlikely to find an audience. It has too much romance for the kids and too much fantasy for the adults. Thankfully, I walk the line between those two perfectly so I enjoyed it […]

Movies Ratatouille Movie Shot

The next movie on the slate is the new Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille. I had seen nothing but wonderful reviews for this movie and due to this I also expected that I’d be disappointed. I find that when everyone loves a movie, I am left disappointed so now I go into such movies with skepticism. This entry […]

Movies Evan Almighty Movie Shot

On Sunday we got together for my mother-in-law’s birthday and as part of the day we saw Evan Almighty together. Evan Almighty is a decent movie. It’s getting hammered in the reviews and I can see why but it’s not terrible. I think after movies like Knocked Up and 40 Year-Old Virgin people just expect something else here. This was […]

Movies Surf's Up Movie Shot

A teenage penguin looking to break into the pro surfing circuit is the focus of a documentary in the shallow pools of Surf’s Up. This is the story of Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf), a young rockhopper penguin trying to become the next big surfing star of Antarctica. The event of the season is […]

Movies Shrek the Third Movie Shot

I can’t even recall large swaths of Shrek the Third and I just saw it Friday night. It was totally forgettable. I don’t know that much could have been done about it as this story really was about the uniqueness of it all. Once that was gone, there really wasn’t any point. This one felt like […]