‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Isn’t for Kids

Don’t get duped into taking your kids to see My Life as a Zucchini. It is a false flag operation for the left’s culture war. The animated film, which opens this weekend in my city, has won lots of accolades, including nods from the Golden Globes and the Oscars. It looks like a kid movie, … Continued

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ and the Power of Compassion

Kubo and the Two Strings, the latest concoction from Laika Studios, will blow you away with its gorgeous stop-motion animation. But it will also inspire you with its compassionate story. The movie weaves a rollicking adventure yarn, but it also subverts the expected ending of a hero slaying a monster. Instead, true victory in the … Continued

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ and the Power of Faith

It’s an impressive feat. Director David Lowery filmed a live-action remake of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon cartoon, and the finished product stands on its own as a sweet and sincere tale of childhood, imagination, and faith. There’s a kindness and warmth that suffuses the whole movie—much as the tremulous touch of the lost child Pete magically … Continued

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The Simple Magic of a Tree House

In a 2003 online chat with Mary Pope Osborne hosted by the New York Public Library, the author of the widely read children’s series Magic Tree House was asked, “Will anybody make a movie about the Magic Tree House?” Osborne was firm in wanting her books to be just books: “I don’t want any movies to … Continued

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The PC World of Disney Fairies

  The Disney Fairies franchise is the most perfect gateway drug ever invented by Hollywood. It’s a series of movies (and books and video games and theme park rides) centered on Tinker Bell that imagines an entire fairy world where Tink and her friends have adventures and learn lessons before the events of Peter Pan. … Continued

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