Jack’s Last Review

Jack’s Last Review

Jack’s Top Films (Through the Years)   For nearly 19 years, I’ve had the great privilege of serving as Austin Family’s film columnist. As I move forward with other endeavors, I’m sad to say that this month’s column will be my last. I will truly miss contributing to...

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Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Rated PG Starring Jude Law, Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Yara Shahidi Critical Rating: **** of ***** Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: **** ½ of *****   Peter Pan & Wendy is the latest movie from Texas filmmaker David Lowery, who has built an...

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The Amazing Maurice

The Amazing Maurice

  Rated PG Starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Thewlis, Himesh Patel, Gemma Arterton Critical Rating: *** ½ of ***** Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: ***** of *****   Studio Rakete’s The Amazing Maurice, an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s...

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Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical

Rated PG Starring Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough Critical Rating: *** ½ of ***** Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: **** of *****   It’s been ages since I read Roald Dahl’s children’s book Matilda (or seen Danny...

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Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

  Rated PG Starring David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Tim Blake Nelson, John Turturro, Ron Perlman Critical Rating: ***** of ***** Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: **** of *****   Guillermo Del...

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The Fabelmans

The Fabelmans

Rated PG-13 Starring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Gabriel LaBelle, Seth Rogen, Judd Hirsch, Jeannie Berlin, Julia Butters, David Lynch Critical Rating: ***** of ***** Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: **** of *****   Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is the...

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Strange World

Strange World

Strange World Rated PG Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Gabrielle Union, Jaboukie Young-White, Lucy Liu Critical Rating: ** ½ of ***** Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: *** of ***** Don Hall and Qui Nguyen’s Strange World, the new animated film from...

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Classic Holiday Films for the Whole Family

Classic Holiday Films for the Whole Family

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better group outing for a family than a trip to the cinema, with highly-anticipated films like The Fabelmans, Strange World, Avatar: The Way of Water and The Amazing Maurice all opening over the next few months. But if...

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See How They Run

See How They Run

Rated PG-13Starring Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, David Oyelowo, Shirley Henderson Critical Rating: 4 ½ of 5Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 of 5 Tom George’s old-fashioned whodunit See How They Run is a delightful kick-off to the fall...

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“Minions: The Rise of Gru”

“Minions: The Rise of Gru”

Rated PG Starring Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Julie Andrews Critical Rating: 4 ½ of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 5 of 5   Many of the most critically-acclaimed animated films of the last several years...

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“DC League of Super-Pets”

“DC League of Super-Pets”

Rated PG Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer Critical Rating: 2.5 of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4.5 of 5   As something of an animated companion piece to the live-action DC Extended Universe, “DC League...

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“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On”

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On”

Rated PG Starring Jenny Slate, Isabella Rossellini, Dean Fleischer-Camp, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Leslie Stahl Critical Rating: 4 of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 5 of 5   Dean Fleischer-Camp’s “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” a delightfully offbeat...

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