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 Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ has suffered from negative skepticism for months, from those who don’t think the director prone to opulence and decadence could get The Great American Novel right. Well, they’re somewhat correct—Luhrmann’s ‘Gatsby’ isn’t perfect, suffering from a few adaptation choices that are laughably bad. But the majority of the time, it’s admirably beautiful and sad, and benefits from a stellar performance from Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role....Read More
2) Family Review of Peeples
‘Peeples’ goes the ‘Meet the Parents’ route, pairing an underachieving, normal-guy male lead with a beautiful, overprotected love interest who can’t bear to tell her father of their relationship. It’s all very clichéd indeed, throwing a whole mess of stupid humor and false emotional turmoil at us to see what sticks. Barely any does...Read More
3) Family Review of Venus and Serena
If you’re a fan of Venus and Serena Williams, then ‘Venus and Serena’ will be right up your alley—it does nothing to besmirch or sully the reputations of the sisters as hard-working, phenomenally talented athletes. But its refusal to probe deeper at them, swapping in talking-head commentary instead of more intense analysis, leaves it lacking.…Read More