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.
1) Family Review of The Smurfs 2
Because 2011’s ‘The Smurfs’ somehow made more than $500 million worldwide two years ago, we’re punished with ‘The Smurfs 2,’ an equally unimaginative stab at milking parental nostalgia. But the horribly uninspired sequel is all over the place, trying to send messages about familial unity while also throwing around fart jokes. It’s an unfortunate mix...Read More
2) Family Review of Blue Jasmine
Woody Allen ratchets up his misanthropy in “Blue Jasmine,” his take on the Bernie Madoff scandal and the differences between the 1 percent and the other 99. Although Cate Blanchett is impressive in the leading role, overall the film feels bizarrely detached both from its characters and the real world....Read More
3) Family Review of 2 Guns
If only ‘2 Guns’ were a buddy comedy between a stoic Denzel Washington and a giddy Mark Wahlberg. But no! This movie is instead defined by an abundance of masculine posturing, from gunfights to sex scenes to car chases. It’s idiotic in its expectedness....Read More