Finding Dory

Disney Pixar Rated PG for mild thematic elements. Running time: 103 minutes Three stars out of four. If there were no such thing as “Finding Nemo” — if there were never a previous Pixar movie, ever — we’d all be blown away by “Finding Dory.” It’s gorgeous. It’s lively. It’s got terrific performances from a […] — Monkey Kingdom

Behold, the irresistible cuteness of the macaque monkeys frolicking about a Sri Lankan jungle in the latest Disneynature documentary. But beware: Some of the situations are clearly staged and manipulated. Your kids won’t mind, though. Mine didn’t. My review. Read the review here


Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG for mild thematic elements. Running time: 105 minutes. Three stars out of four. The Cinderella of Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” never wields a samurai sword or a snarky, well-timed quip. She doesn’t transform herself into a warrior princess, nor does she wallow in too-hip pop culture references. She is decent and […]

What the Flick?! — Big Hero 6

“Big Hero 6” is lively and lovely and all kinds of adorable. Not groundbreaking, necessarily, but enjoyable, with themes of friendship and teamwork as well as a dark streak. I actually liked “Feast,” the short that plays beforehand, way better.

Movies With Friends — Planes: Fire & Rescue

It’s been a few months since I’ve done one of these Movies With Friends things so I thought it was time, and I thought I’d try it again with Nicolas. About a year ago, I took him to see “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” and we talked about it afterward, with varying degrees […] — Frozen

“Frozen,” the latest Disney musical extravaganza, preaches the importance of embracing your true nature but seems to be at odds with itself. Little girls will absolutely love it, though — and it is never short of gorgeous to watch. My review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Frozen

The boys and I get all warm and fuzzy over “Frozen,” which is pretty and charming and has some surprises but is, at its core, a solid and safe Disney princess movie.

What the Flick?! — Planes

Our biggest disagreement in a long time comes over this totally innocuous “Cars” spin-off which actually put my child to sleep.