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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Most of us are familiar with the old Hans Christian Anderson Fairytale the Princess and the Pea–especially the part about a young woman who claimed to be a real princess, and how the Queen gave her a test of whether she could feel a pea under 20 mattresses–if she could, then she was a real princess and fit to marry the prince.

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by Sheryl Wall



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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by Sheryl Wall



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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by Sheryl Wall



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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by Sheryl Wall



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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The Intern: Movie Review

IN THE September 29 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Intern is easily one of my favorite movies of the year so far! It’s comedy, drama and just a feel good kind of movie. The premise is also a lot of fun and the cast is great.

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Minions Movie Review

IN THE July 20 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Check out Jessica Ham’s video review of the new family movie Minions!

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Paddington: Movie Review

IN THE January 26 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



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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by Deborah Harter Williams



As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday each of us with our memories of family togetherness (however wonderful or painful they might be), I thought I’d take a look at fictional families who solve mysteries together. You might consider whom you might want at your dinner table.

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Big Hero 6: Movie Review

IN THE November 11 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



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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by Sheryl Wall



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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by Sheryl Wall


How to Train Your Dragon 2 takes place five years after the first movie. It starts out with a Dragon race which has become a favorite sport of the Island of Berk. However, Hiccup and toothless are nowhere to be seen. Hiccup has created his own invention of wings he is using to try to fly.

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Maleficent: Movie Review

IN THE June 2 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


Maleficent is a Disney movie about her life and how she became known as an evil fairy. It’s a new take on the story of Sleeping Beauty. The movie starts out with Maleficent as a young yet powerful fairy in the peaceful Magical Moors that borders the human land and how she met a human boy and fell in love with him. Stefan, the young boy, grows up and doesn’t come back for many years.

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Muppets Most Wanted: Movie Review

IN THE March 31 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


The Muppets Most Wanted begins where the last movie ended and the Muppets are trying to decide what to do next in their career. However, when they are approached by Agent Dominic Badguy to do a World tour, all but Kermit get excited for the new adventure. Kermit is not so sure they are ready but goes with the majority vote.

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