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Review: Jack Reacher “Never Go Back” for dads and kids?

Okay, so Rotten Tomatoes is giving the new Jack Reacher movie, now out for digital rental, 37%. Should you skip "Never Go Back" with those ratings? Or is "Never Go Back" for dads and kids? If you're looking for a Friday evening diversion and like this sort of thing, this movie might surprise you. Not because it's a great film, but because for wh ...read more

Movie Review – ‘Maleficent’

Movie review: "Maleficent" Rated: PG Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Release date: May 30, 2014Child friendly? Hollywood is often accused of simply remaking old movies, and while director Robert Stromberg's "Maleficent" isn't exactly an original story, it's a decidedly interesting one. In the same vein as ...read more

Movie Review – ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

Movie Review: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Rated: PG Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Release date: June 13, 2014Child friendly? A sequel to the first film of the franchise released in 2010, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" brings back the familiar cast of amiable Nordic dragon tamers and their adventures with their flying pals ...read more

Movie Review – ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Movie Review: "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Rated: PG-13 Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes Release date: May 23, 2014Child friendly? "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the latest installment in both the "X-Men" franchise, which has spawned its only series of spin-off flicks, and the trend of s ...read more

Movie Review – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Movie Review: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Rated: PG-13 Running time: 2 hours, 22 minutes Release date: May 2, 2014Child friendly? Superhero movies have become a staple of American cinema in the past decade, so much so that the reboot of the Spider-Man franchise is well underway with its second of three planned films. Wh ...read more

Movie Review: ‘Non-Stop’

Movie review: "Non-Stop"Rated: PG-13 Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes Release date: Feb. 28, 2014Child-friendly? Despite his age, Liam Neeson has carved out a nice career for himself as an action star in recent years. The "Taken" movies, as well as "The Grey," have shown that the former Oscar nominee can keep up w ...read more

Movie Review: ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’

Movie review: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" Rated: PG Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Release date: March 7, 2014Child friendly? In the classic days of Saturday and Sunday morning cartoons, "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" used to be a favorite among the older generations. Along with the likes of "Looney Tunes," children u ...read more

Movie Review: ‘RoboCop’

Movie review: "RoboCop" Rated: PG-13 Running time: 1 hour, 57 minutes Release date: Feb. 12, 2014Child friendly? Back in 1987, the original "RoboCop," directed by Paul Verhoeven, cemented its place in "dad movie" history for being an over-the-top, satirical look at the future of law enforcement. Detroit was used as the ...read more

Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Movie’

Movie review: "The LEGO Movie" Rated: PG Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Release date: Feb. 7, 2014Child friendly? Next to G.I. Joes and Barbie dolls, LEGOs were probably one of the most popular toys you played with growing up. The building blocks allowed you to create your own worlds where anything was possible. You might reca ...read more

Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Movie review: "Saving Mr. Banks" Rated: PG-13 Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes Release date: Dec. 20, 2013Child-friendly? "Mary Poppins" is a film that many people hold close to their hearts. It's a Disney classic with lasting appeal, no matter how long it's been since its debut. You might remem ...read more

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