“Monster House”: Darkly Funny

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Note:  The animation in this film has aged terribly, so be prepared for that if you watch it.  Also, I would likely give it 3 stars today.  Please enjoy!   DJ (voiced by Mitchell Musso) is a kid who knows that the house across the street is haunted.… Continue Reading

“Cars”: A Zooming Film!

2.5 stars out of 5 (decent, but nothing special) The creators of two very good movies, “The Incredibles” and “Finding Nemo,” are back, as they bring us “Cars,” a movie where cars rule and humans don’t even exist! Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is a hot rod race car who is in a big race that… Continue Reading

“RV”: What a Ride to Boredom

2.5 out of 5 stars (not totally awful, but not good either) Once upon a time Cassie (Jo-Jo Levesque) used to love her dad (Robin Williams playing Bob Munro) until puberty kicked in and she became a snot-nosed, typical teenager. Now she wants little to do with her dad or her mom, and she treats… Continue Reading

“The Wild”: Too Mild for My Taste

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Are good movies for 11 year-olds extinct these days? Samson (voiced by Keifer Sutherland) is a lion father whose son Ryan is tense because he can’t roar. They live in the New York City Zoo, and kids usually laugh at Ryan’s kitty-cat… Continue Reading

“Ice Age 2”: Freezingly Funny

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) The gang from “Ice Age” is back in an all new adventure-”Ice Age-The Meltdown.” The Ice Age is beginning to end, and the animals are pretty happy until it starts to get too melted. Sid the sloth and his pals start to… Continue Reading