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A Dog’s Purpose: Movie Review

IN THE February 13 ISSUE

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A Dog’s Purpose is a new movie based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron. It is about a dog that is trying to find his purpose in life. He is reincarnated several times throughout the movie into various dogs and experiences life with new owners. The movie particularly focuses on his life as Bailey with a young boy named Ethan. He is a devoted dog to his owners in all of his lives and learns the meaning of life through his experiences where he helps his owners learn to love and find happiness.

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Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to the 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Through the Looking Glass begins with Alice sailing her father’s ship, Wonder, as the captain through a storm. After a three-year journey on sea, she returns to London to her mother.

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The Road Chip is the newest Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. It starts out with Dave introducing his girlfriend, Samantha, and her son Miles to the chipmunks over mini golf. When the grownups aren’t looking Miles plays pranks on the chipmunks but when they are watching he acts like a perfect gentlemen.

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The Good Dinosaur: Movie Review

IN THE December 8 ISSUE

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The Good Dinosaur is the newest Disney/Pixar film. It is about an Apatosaurus dinosaur named Arlo who is afraid of everything and he wants to make his mark on the world like his brother and sister have. However, he finds it difficult to overcome his fears.

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The Peanuts Movie: Movie Review

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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The Peanuts characters have been around for many years and many have grown up with Snoopy and the gang. After 35 years it’s great to see them back on the screen.

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Hotel Transylvania 2: Movie Review

IN THE October 5 ISSUE

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Hotel Transylvania 2 starts a couple years or more after the first movie. Johnny and Mavis (Count Dracula’s daughter) are married and have their first child, Dennis. Drac (as they refer to him in the movie) has changed his mind about humans and has opened up the hotel to allow humans as well as monsters to stay there and Johnny, his son in law, works at the hotel as well.

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Inside Out: Movie Review

IN THE June 29 ISSUE

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Inside Out is an animated Disney/Pixar film about a young girl, Riley, and how she and her family had to move from Minnesota because her dad got a job in San Francisco. Riley is a happy girl who loved her life in Minnesota but the move changes that because she misses her old home and friends.

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Tomorrowland: Movie Review

IN THE June 2 ISSUE

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Tomorrowland begins in 1964 with a child named Frank who brings his new invention, a jet pack, to show off at the World’s Fair. Unfortunately for Frank, the judge, David Nix (Hugh Laurie from House), is not at all impressed with the invention. However, a young girl named Athena finds interest in Frank and gives him a pin. She whispers to him to follow her and the judge on It’s a Small World, where the pin takes him through a secret passage that leads to another world, Tomorrowland. This changes Frank’s life forever.

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Home: Movie Review

IN THE April 6 ISSUE

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Home is an animated film based on the book, “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex. An Alien race called the Boov are running away from the evil Gorg. They make Earth their home and they relocate the humans to a different part of the Earth so they can live in their human homes. A young girl, Gratuity, nicknamed Tip by her friends, is separated from her mom, and is on a mission to find her.

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Cinderella: Movie Review

IN THE March 23 ISSUE

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I always enjoy it when a movie starts with a short. The pre-show before Cinderella was a Frozen short about Ana’s Birthday and how Elsa was trying to make her birthday special but she came down with the Frozen Fever where she sneezed mini snowmen. It was really a cute story worth seeing in itself.

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Paddington: Movie Review

IN THE January 26 ISSUE

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Paddington is based on the children’s books written by Michael Bond and Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Paddington Bear is a young bear from darkest Peru that travels to London in search of a new home. He is sent by his Aunt Lucy after an earthquake destroys their home and she must retire at the Bears home for senior bears. She cannot take a young bear to the retirement center so she must help him find a new home.

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Annie: Movie Review

IN THE December 23 ISSUE

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The new Annie movie is loosely based on the original Annie musical from the 1930s. In this version of the story, Annie is a girl in Foster care in New York City with three other girls. Their foster mom is Ms. Hannigan and is very similar in character from the original movie in 1982 but has a modern twist to it.

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Penguins of Madagascar: Movie Review

IN THE December 9 ISSUE

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The Penguins of Madagascar features the penguins from the Madagascar series of movies. This movie starts where the third movie left off with the penguins leaving the circus and going to break into Fort Knox to celebrate the youngest penguin, Private’s, birthday. They steal cheese nibbles out of the vending machine which is a discontinued product.

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Big Hero 6: Movie Review

IN THE November 11 ISSUE

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Big Hero Six is an animated film by Disney about Hiro and his friends. It starts out with 14-year-old robotics prodigy, Hiro, at the robot fights with his small robot. He is a genius boy who spends his time obsessed with the fights. However, his big brother, Tadashi convinces him to give up the robot fights and begin college.

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Traveling With Westies

IN THE November 8 ISSUE

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Traveling with Westies is always full of adventures, and traveling with Natisa and Cosette is no exception. They love to go in the car for a quick trip to town or for a longer adventure to San Diego. They even enjoy the rides to the vet or groomers—until we arrive. They are Therapy dogs and when we do visits at senior homes each week, they both try to be the first in the car to go. I think it’s like a competition for them. They will go anywhere with me.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a Disney film based on the Children’s book by Judith Viorist. It is about an 11-year-old boy, Alexander, and his family, and about how Alexander is tired of being the only one in his family that has such horrible days when his family seems to always have such perfect days with nothing to complain about. The Morning of his twelfth Birthday he wished on a candle in the sundae he made himself before the rest of the family was up. He wished that they would know what it felt like to have a Terrible, Horrible no good, very bad day.

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