What to Watch for Spring Break

Spring Break 2017 is upon us, and what better time to catch up on recent and classic entertainment? Whether you go to the theater or stay at home, here are some options you’ll find in cinemas and on Blu-Ray/DVD to enjoy over the break.   Coming Soon to Cinemas ...

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Great for Ages 5 and Up: The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie, Rated PG Starring Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum Austin Family Critical Rating: 4 of 5 stars Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 1/2 of 5 stars Chris McKay’s The LEGO Batman Movie...

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“Silence” Is the Film of the Year

Silence, rated R Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Issei Ogata Austin Family Critical Rating: 5 of 5 stars Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 2 ½ of 5 stars There are so few good films about religion – particularly ones that ask questions rather...

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“Hidden Figures” Deserves Its Treatment

Hidden Figures, rated PG Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Glen Powell Austin Family Critical Rating: 4 ½ of 5 stars Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 ½ of 5 stars Hidden Figures is a wildly...

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Younger Audiences May Not Connect with “Rules Don’t Apply”

Rules Don't Apply, rated PG-13 Starring Warren Beatty, Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Collins, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen, Alec Baldwin Austin Family Critical Rating: 4½ of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 3 of 5 Warren Beatty – the...

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“Loving” Speaks Volumes

Loving, rated PG-13 Starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Nick Kroll, Michael Shannon Austin Family Critical Rating: 5 of 5 stars Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 of 5 stars Loving is as restrained and heartfelt as movies come. Admittedly, I have more than a...

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The Magnificent Seven Pushes PG-13 to Its Limits

3 1/2 out of 5 stars Antoine Fuqua’s remake of John Sturges’s The Magnificent Seven (1957) is an entertaining, lively western that trades in the original all-star line-up of Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and James Coburn for Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan...

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Film Review – Avengers

https://youtu.be/7my4fGLq0Lw Jack gives Avengers: Age of Ultron 4 out of 5 stars. It's a Family Film pick, but has some action sequences that may be too violent for kids under 10.

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Jack Says: “Danny Collins” Is a Perfect Date Night Flick

Danny Collins (Rated R) Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer Austin Family critical rating: 4 of 5 stars As an aging rock star re-examining his entire life, Al Pacino is magnificent in Danny Collins. As the film...

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Jack Says: Cinderella Makes a Great Family Film

Cinderella (Rated PG) Starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgard, Derek Jacobi Austin Family critical rating: 4 of 5 stars Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella is the ideal film for families in release right now. The film...

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