Our parent movie reviews let you know which new releases to take your kids to and which ones you may want to hold off on. This week of Dec. 5, 2014, the only new films opening in theaters are rated R, and we won’t be reviewing them for Popcorn Parents. Instead, we’ll be linking to our reviews of films already released that you shouldn’t miss. Next week, we’ll be back with our regular review schedule.
Opened Nov. 26: Family Review of Penguins of Madagascar
Dreamworks Animation gives its spinoff characters, the Penguins of Madagascar, their own film with a variety of spy-movie hi-jinks. The film has some zany charm, but its barely there plot and barrage of one-liners are an exhausting combination....……Read More
Opened Nov. 21: Family Review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Things in Panem get even more bleak with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the first installment in the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s final novel in her phenomenally popular trilogy. In this politically minded thriller, the emotional devastation is undeniable—and the impact is extremely affecting..…......Read More
Opened Nov. 7: Family Review of Interstellar
The inevitable blockbuster ‘Interstellar’ is undeniably and respectably ambitious, with lots of questions about space, gravity, time, and the legacy of love. How disappointing and infuriating that it ultimately sidesteps its own mysteries for a lackluster final act.......…Read More
Interested in another previously released film? Read our reviews of films already showing in your local theater.