Parent movie reviews for movies released March 28-29, 2013

GIJoeRetaliation ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReview

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 G.I. Joe: Retaliation

GIJoeRetaliation ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

It’s only one week into spring 2013, and we’re already getting a would-be blockbuster with ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation,’ the sequel to 2009’s ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.’ This time around, the series is grittier and less glossy—but only marginally more acceptable.... Read More






2) Family Review of The Host

TheHost ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

Will Stephenie Meyer’s specific brand of regressive gender roles never disappear? Her ‘Twilight Saga’ may be over, but the film adaptation of her 2008 novel, ‘The Host’—about an alien female and a human girl sharing one body, but each loving a different boy—is just as reductive and frustrating as that silly vampire-werewolf-girl love triangle....Read More





3) Family Review of The Sapphires

TheSapphires ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

‘The Sapphires,’ based on a true story and set against the engaging backdrop of 1960s Australia, succeeds not only because of its impactful historical context but also its wonderfully done performances of straight Motown soul....Read More