Guardians of the Galaxy

My son, Harrison, while working on and pining away for next year’s camp season, graciously gave me the name of the film that he says his 8-10 year old campers “all love” (and I too enjoyed it):  Guardians of the Galaxy.  The movie is basically a western (so many films can actually

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Stuart Little

Here is the last recommendation for this section since Summer, sadly, is over and kids go back to school next week…Stuart Little. Admittedly not a favorite of critics (although, remember, The Film Professor does not put a lot of stock in such matters), I loved it as much for its…

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Akeelah and the Bee

And the beat goes on…really sweet, uplifting movie about a young African American girl from LA who makes her way to the National Spelling Bee competition. If anyone you know who sees this movie comes away, still, as biased or racist, dump them.

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My Fair Lady

This choice, arguably, could be in the Nostalgia section; however, it stands up so well that your kids will never know it is now over fifty years old! Besides great fun and music, when you watch the movie with your children (which of course you should be doing) try and…

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Karate Kid (1984 version)

This one has everything in it for summer.  Daniel is forced to move from his beloved NJ and to take that, shall we say, unique accent of his all the way to California.  In his new place, which is of course nothing like they thought it would be, he meets…

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The Benchwarmers

Full disclosure: The Benchwarmers  is at times, perhaps often, a very silly movie.  It is also absolutely hysterical (more often the silly) and actually, ultimately, delivers a very nice message, especially to those of us who, perhaps, were not the captain of every sports team on which they ever played.

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Holes

When bad things and hard luck place a young man, wrongfully, into a detention camp of sorts, the question becomes will he rise above the challenges presented.  The results, as is the film overall, are memorable and meaningful.  Note, however, that this is not a “kiddie movie.”

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The Sandlot

If you and your children do not love this film, then there is something just a bit off in the household these days! The Sandlot is a wonderful movie about one magical summer spent by, on the surface, a group of misfits who welcome into their midst the classic “new…

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