Tag Archive for: family movies

Adam Sandler Meets Pop Psychology in Family Flick ‘Leo’

As Adam Sandler closes the door on Hotel Transylvania, these new animated characters are the ideal new setting for his comic skill…

The Velveteen Rabbit Comes to Life on the Big Screen

The bond between the 7-year-old William and his latest toy, a velveteen rabbit, is at the centre of this coming-of-age story.

Wonka’s Chocolatey Backstory is a Breath of Fresh Air

‘Wonka’ takes us back to the origin story of Willy, the Oompa Loompas (Hugh Grant), and how the famous chocolate factory came to life.

Family Road Trip Meets Spy Thriller in Mark Wahlberg’s ‘The Family Plan’

This ‘True Lies’-inspired storyline will draw audiences into a world of carpools, kickboxing classes, and the occasional assassination.

NSYNC is Back for ‘Trolls Band Together’ – Movie Review

Prepare yourself for a smorgasbord of colour, bucketloads of glitter, and more boy band jokes than you thought any film could contain.

Peter Pan & Wendy – Reel Dialogue Movie Review

Classic stories are always ready to be reimagined for a new audience, and this is what Disney does in ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’.

Pixar Has Found its Feet Again in ‘Elemental’ – Movie Review

Elemental from Pixar is a family movie with something for everyone, surrounded by a beautifully well-told story.

Yet Another Fresh Take on Spidey in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse runs confidently alongside its predecessor and proves there is always more that Spider-Man can give.

‘The Little Mermaid’ is a Disney Tale for Our Times

The live action version is “an underwater musical” about a young mermaid who wants to bridge the gap between two divided peoples.

‘True Spirit: The Aussie Girl Who Took On The World’ – Movie Review

The young Aussie actor Teagan Croft does an admirable job of capturing the emotional and physical limits experienced by sailor Jessica Watson.

‘Slumberland’ a Dreamworld Fantasy for the Kids

With vibrant colours, a youth protagonist, and a story of make-believe dreams and siblings play-acting, ‘Slumberland’ is great for the kids.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio – A Reel Dialogue Movie Review

This latest animated version of the classic tale of Pinocchio may stand as one of the best ever put to screen, writes Russ Matthews.

Famous Books Come to Life in ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ – Movie Review

The famous children’s books from the mid-1960s, about Lyle, a kind-hearted, city-dwelling crocodile, have come to life on the big screen.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

What would you choose as your last wish? DreamWorks brings back the iconic Puss in Boots to explore that question.

Christmas Movie Advent Calendar

The Reel Dialogue team has searched the archives and prepared a nostalgic viewing option for every day of the Christmas season.

Fairytale Wisdom in ‘Disenchanted’ [Movie Review]

Via magic wands, chipmunks, and fairy tale royalty, ‘Disenchanted’ teaches us that the best intentions don’t always lead to the best choices.

‘Falling for Christmas’: Easy Escapism and Optimism in Hard Times

In a time where real life has been hard, a story in a fairly predictable manner could be just the comfort you need to watch this Christmas.

Gosling and Ferrell’s Fresh Take on an Old Tale in ‘Spirited’

With a cast that self-depracates, and a gentle mockery of the classic Dickens tale, Spirited proves to be a heart-warming Christmas flick.