Category: Family Movie Night

The Best Kids' Movies --2017

The Best Kids' Movies --2017
Our kids have seen most of the young people movies released this year (and some they probably shouldn’t have seen–hello, Jumanji!) This morning I asked them for their superlatives. Best Movie of 2017: Hammergirl (age 7): A Dog’s Purpose. Because it has a doggie in it and it goes to many different jobs when it... Read more »

Chicago Moviegoing on a Budget: 9 Trusty Tips from an Expert

Chicago Moviegoing on a Budget: 9 Trusty Tips from an Expert
As all of you know by now, I see many movies in the theater. Too many? One could certainly make a case for that. One of the questions I typically get is: where do you find the money to pay for all these movies? Well, up until about six months ago, I used this excellent... Read more »

Family Movie Night Vol. 2

Family Movie Night Vol. 2
With everyone getting busier and schedules filling up as the year progresses, we didn’t knock out too many movies in February and March, so it made sense to do away with the monthly format and just combine the two months for maximum impact.  There’s really no rhyme or reason to any of these flicks (that’s... Read more »
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Family Movie Night: A Tradition Begins

Family Movie Night: A Tradition Begins
Don’t get me wrong.  Babies are great.  They’re cute and sweet, and it’s an amazing thing to watch them grow and develop.  But, they suck at watching movies. There are several perks of having kids grow up.  They play by themselves.  You can have discussions with them.  They have longer attention spans.  And, there are... Read more »