Books and Movies - Celebrating Family

Paul: Apostle of Christ (2018)

I love movies. Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do. I really love it when I get to watch a biblical movie on the big screen. The upcoming release of Paul: Apostle of Christ looks pretty amazing. I have not been able to screen this movie yet, but I am […]

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

How far would you go to help someone you love?  Would you follow their cry for help across the universe…if you could? A Wrinkle in Time is the family movie you have been waiting for. It is an emotionally stirring journey through the human condition that will energize and captivate you. The movie is a […]

Black Panther

Marvel’s newest movie, Black Panther, is an origin story of epic proportions that thrusts the Black Panther character rightly into the middle of the franchise. Black Panther is more than a superhero movie. It is a lesson in leadership, forgiveness, choices, and integrity. T’Challa becomes king of Wakanda after his father is killed. However, not […]

Paddington 2

Paddington 2 is a family-friendly movie that succeeds at doing what most sequels only dream of doing: being better than the original. Keep reading for the full review. I liked the first Paddington movie, but found it a little over the top. I was actually quite surprised when I heard a sequel was being released. […]

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes the Jumanji experience in a new direction. Keep reading to find out if the movie is worth seeing, how it compares to the first movie, and if it is okay for the kids to see. I am a big Jumanji fan so when I heard a new Jumanji movie […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Spoiler Free Review)

The conflict between good and evil and dark and light is a conflict that is as old as time itself. Stories centering on this struggle have intrigued mankind for generations. This conflict shows up in religion, literature, and in our movies. Maybe that is why the Stars Wars franchise has been so successful. The story […]

Disney-Pixar’s Coco

Miguel was raised in a family with a generations-old ban on music. Despite this, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, the late Ernesto de la Cruz. Seeking a chance to prove himself and win his family’s approval, Miguel makes a choice that sends him to the Land of the Dead.  Along […]

Same Kind of Different As Me (Movie Preview and Ticket Giveaway)

A new family-focused movie, Same Kind of Different As Me (based on the book), is going to hit theaters October 20 and I am excited to tell you about the film and give you a chance to win two Fandango codes to go watch it. The movie tells the story of Ron and Debbie Hall, a married […]

Leap! (Movie Review)

Félicie dreams of going to Paris and to become a famous dancer. Her best friend Victor wants to become a respected and famous inventor. Together, they take a leap of faith, running away from their orphanage to chase their dreams. However, they soon find that dreams require work, and maybe a little luck. Leap! is a fun, family-friendly movie […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Blu-Ray Extras

Like most people who watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I really enjoyed it. The characters from the first movie return and there are some surprises in the character development and story lines of many of them. The movie has a lot of action and violence, but it is also one of the funniest movies […]

The Nut Job 2

I was surprised when I heard a sequel to The Nut Job was being released. I’ll be honest, I did not like the first movie much. Contrarily, my daughter was “nuts” about the movie (sorry, I couldn’t resist). When she heard about The Nut Job 2, she was very excited and was happily looking forward […]

All Saints (Movie Review)

There is a lot of noise and negativity in the world these days. I am trying to make a concerted effort to focus on the positive and make changes where I can. One easy change is supporting movies with a positive message. The movie All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of Michael Spurlock, a […]