Parent movie reviews for movies released December 18, 2015

Check out this week's parent movie reviews for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip," "Christmas Eve," and "Don Verdean." Find out which movies to take your kids to and which are best for the adults in the house.

1) Family Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

StarWarsTheForceAwakens ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ infuses its story with so much nostalgia that you would think the much-hyped sequel isn’t truly that original. But how the latest in the franchise both respects and rearranges the series’s mythology into something new is invigorating and reassuring.....................Read More

  

 

 

 

 

 

2) Family Review of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

AlvinAndTheChipmunksTheRoadChip ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG

‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ is soulless and joyless. Skip this for your sanity.....................Read More

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

3) Family Review of Christmas Eve

ChristmasEve ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG

The movies-based-on-holidays trend continues with ‘Christmas Eve,’ which has so many cliches and stereotypes that it feels like a lump of coal in your holiday movie stocking.....................Read More

  

  

 

 

 

 

4) Family Review of Don Verdean

DonVerdean ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

‘Don Verdean’ suffers not only from a low-brow, limited worldview but excessive quirkiness. This film aims to poke fun at capitalist religion, but its utter unbelievability does it a disservice.....................Read More

 

 

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