Parent movie reviews for movies released January 22, 2016


Check out this week’s parent movie reviews for “The 5th Wave” and “The Lady in the Van.” Find out which movies to take your kids to and which are best for the adults in the house.

1) Family Review of The 5th Wave

The5thWave ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

‘The 5th Wave’ is more ‘Twilight’ than ‘Hunger Games,’ with a bland protagonist, a completely nonsensical story, and another teen love triangle. It’s simultaneously boring and cringingly overwrought................……Read More






2) Family Review of The Lady in the Van

TheLadyInTheVan ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

‘The Lady in the Van’ follows a fairly typical old-people-are-more-than-they-seem storyline. Although the film will work for multigenerational viewing, the bizarreness of this true story is underplayed.................……Read More



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