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Logan Lucky- Kids’ Movie Review

The Logan family feels unlucky, and somewhat cursed. Even though, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum), was the star high school quarterback and homecoming king, his life eventually becomes more difficult as he can’t keep a job or a wife. Although he does have an adorable daughter with whom he’s very close. Clyde (Adam Driver), Jimmy’s brother, goes to Iraq after high school and gets part of his arm blown off. He eventually becomes a bartender. Then there’s Mellie (Riley Keogh), who is a supportive younger sister. As the Logan’s are feeling down while nothing is going their way, Jimmy comes up with the grand idea of doing a crime. So, Jimmy, Clyde, and Mellie attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Logan Lucky is an entertaining, comedic drama from the director of Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13.

 

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Logan LuckyRating: 3.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 18, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

 

 

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Mild

  • A female character wears revealing shirts and short-shorts.
  • It’s mentioned that Rihanna sings about her vagina.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • There’s a big brawl with several characters.
  • Prison inmates fight in the cafeteria.
  • A car is set on fire.
  • A character crashes a car through a store window.
  • We see a race car crash.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

  • We hear the f-word once. We also hear “sh-t,” “d–n,” “h—,” and “a–.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate

  • There are some scenes in a bar with a lot of social drinking.

 Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall Logan Lucky  is a comedic drama appropriate for kids ages 13 and up.

 

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

The animals are nuttier than ever in The Nut Job 2. This film continues the story of a group of park animals who must find a new food source when their beloved nut shop burns down. When they find a beautiful new park with green grass and trees they think life is great. However, things get complicated when the mayor wants to destroy the park and build an amusement park for a profit making venture. The rodents think their lives are over, though Surly the squirrel (voice of Will Arnett) steps up and puts together a plan to destroy the amusement park.  The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is the sequel to 2014’s The Nut Job.

 

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The Nut Job 2Rating: 4. 5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 11, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 6+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

  • The film highlights the importance of team work and family.
  • There’s a lot of bodily function humor.

Sexual Content: Mild

  • Two dogs fall in love and eventually have puppies.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • The construction site of an amusement park is destroyed resulting in fires and explosions.
  • The human characters tend to be the villains: a father and daughter are both sadistic in the way they treat animals. Animals’ lives are threatened by construction workers.
  • In a flashback, two animals nearly die in a hurricane.
  • There’s a lot of slapstick silly violence. Surly jumps out of moving vehicles, he’s beaten by a mouse, and he’s electrocuted.

Crude or Profane Language: Mild

  • We hear name calling such as: “moron,” and “dumb.” We hear “What the …?”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • A character was shot with a tranquilizing dart and appears drunk.

Will Kids Like It?  Yes

Overall The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature is a kid friendly movie. Parents need to be aware of the moderate slapstick violence and bodily function humor.

The Emoji Movie-Kids Movie Review

A text can show a lot of emotions, especially with the right emoji. Happy, sad, frustrated, confused;  emoji’s express the way a person feels.  The Emoji Movie is a story about a world inside our smartphones. Each emoji is supposed to have one job or a certain expression. When the Meh symbol is pressed, Gene Meh, a young emoji, messes up and shows more than one expression. Now mayhem ensues in the world of emoji’s, and the adorable symbols try to handle the chaos while hoping they don’t get deleted.

 

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The Emoji MovieRating: 4 and 1/2 buckets out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 28, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 6+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

 

 

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Mild

  • There’s flirting between the emoji characters and human characters.
  • A character’s phone plays the song “Bubblebutt.”

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • Robots chase emoji’s and blasts them with lasers.
  • One of the robots is very scary and intimidating. At one point it seems as though all the emoji’s will be deleted.

Crude or Profane Language: Mild

  • A character starts to say, “Oh “sh–, ”  but doesn’t finish the word. We hear name calling, to name a few;  “loser,” “freak,” “weirdo,” “stupid,” and “butt.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • There’s a beer emoji.
  • A character mentions, “Hack Daniels.”

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall The Emoji Movie is a fun, colorful and very kid-friendly movie. Adult’s may like it too.

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming-Kids’ Movie Review

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) was on cloud nine after his so called “internship” with Tony Stark/Iron Man ((Robert Downey Jr.) and his new role as Spider Man. When Peter returns home to his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) he tries to live a relatively normal life as a high school student. However, he is preoccupied with his Spider-Man identity and desperately wants to use his powers to save lives. The only problem is that Tony Stark hasn’t been in touch with Peter, and his assistant Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) doesn’t return Peter’s messages. Eventually, Peter decides to put on his suit and be the neighborhood superhero. He stops petty thieves, and even helps old ladies with directions.  Peter’s life dramatically changes the night he catches some crooks stealing money from an ATM, and they have some very high tech and unusual weapons. Now Peter tries to find the villain who made the glowing and intense weapons and put his powers to the test. Spider-Man Homecoming is an entertaining film that will especially appeal to pre-teens and teens.

 

 

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Spider-Man-HomecomingRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 7, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is a father figure to Peter. Peter wants to wear his Spider Man suit and use his powers to help people. He tells Stark that he’s nothing without his suit. Tony says, “If you’re nothing without the suit, you shouldn’t have it.” Peter eventually learns what being a hero really means.

 

Sexual Content: Mild

  • We see a couple of kisses.
  • There’s a reference to watching porn.
  • Teenagers are shown flirting with one another.
  • There’s a suggestive comment made about Peter’s Aunt.
  • Teen girls play a game called “F, marry, kill.”

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

  • We hear the f-word, “sh-t,” “a–,” “b–tard,” “d–n,” and “h—.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • A teen party shows kids drinking out of red Solo cups.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall this is a fun and entertaining film for kids ages 10 and up.

Cars 3-Kids’ Movie Review

Most talented professional athletes have their moments in the spotlight with their fast moves and skillful plays, and then a new generation comes along to take it away. Whether it’s Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant there comes a time when they should end their careers. In Cars 3 the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is surprised when new racers like the arrogant Jackson Storm zooms right past him in a race. Depressed and devastated, #95 is not quite ready to quit. With the help of an eager young race technician and inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, Lightning McQueen tries to get back in the game. This is the third film in Pixar’s popular Cars franchise.

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Cars 3Rating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 16, 2017
MPAA Rating: G
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

There are some life lessons regarding age and growing older. The film stresses the importance of trying new things no matter how old you are. A character says, “don’t fear failure. Try new things.”

Sexual Content: None

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • We see a couple of intense car crashes where the main characters are demolished to scraps of metal. However, later we see the vehicles in one piece.

Crude or Profane Language: None

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • Some of the racers meet in a bar and drink oil.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Cars 3 is wonderful action packed film for kids of all ages. Parents will like it too.

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