Category: Family

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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

Joe Cornish made a nice, albeit low-key (by today’s standards), leap from TV to movies as a writer-director with 2011’s surprise cult sleeper, Attack the Block, and as a screenwriter the same year with Spielberg’s...

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The Goonies (1985)

A huge fan favorite for those who watched this growing up, The Goonies makes up for its silly, predictable story and stereotypical characters (the portrayal of the murderous and thieving Italian-American family, the Fratellis (which means...

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

Gore-meister Eli Roth tones his usual style way, way down for The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a PG-rated, semi-Spielbergian big screen adaptation (no surprise, given Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is the production house)...

Explorers (1985)

Another Spielberg-ian family film from director Joe Dante, although unlike his previous film, Gremlins, it isn’t produced by Steven Spielberg’s production house, despite it being obviously influenced in its wide-eyed sense of discovery, optimism, and...

Cloak & Dagger (1984)

Cloak & Dagger is a guilty pleasure film for many people who were children in the 1980s, and like most children’s films to come out around the same period, it has a cheesy charm, but...