I’m shocked and surprised to be saying this: most kids are not going to like Disney’s fairy tale mashup Into the Woods. It’s got all the elements: princesses, a wicked witch, a twist on familiar stories and lots of music.

        
2
Age 11+ Approved

Weeks ago, I saw The Interview, long before the hacking was revealed. I opposed the concept of the movie, I was shocked that a movie studio would want to bait an eccentric world leader.

        
Movie Review
PG

Annie is a musical that holds a special place in our hearts, but if you go back and watch the 1982 movie, ooof, it does not hold up well. In fact, it’s a little racist.

        
5
Age 7+ Approved
Movie Review
PG-13

As a parent, everything you need to know about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is in the title. It’s a war epic, meaning, it’s got epically long battle scenes.

        
4
Age 11+ Approved

In the movie The Maze Runner (on DVD Dec. 16), teens wake up with no memory and find themselves in the middle of a giant maze, with no idea why or how to get out.

        

When planning family entertainment, I think all parents can agree a favored element is when it's FREE!

        
PG-13

When you think of Moses, what image comes to mind? An old man with a staff, holding up two stone tablets? A beard in a gown parting the Red Sea? It’s harder to envision Moses the war general or Moses as a young man living in lavish palace.

        
2
Age 11+ Approved

When do you change-up a classic? Will Gluck, the writer-director the new Annie, tells me he knew the beloved musical was losing its relevance with young viewers when he saw a Broadway production with his two daughters.

        
Movie Review
PG-13

When I heard Tim Burton was directing the biopic of artists Walter and Margaret Keane, I was baffled. Burton is known for out-there fantasies, from Batman to Beetlejuice to Alice in Wonderland, most of which appeal to kids.

        
3
Age 9+ Approved
PG

Every history teacher’s dream is surely to bring history to life for their students – and the Night at the Museum series always does so in such a magical way: making the characters fun, funny and intriguing.

        
4
Age 7+ Approved