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Family Film Time – September 2017

Every week we have enforced family film watching time. Its partly to try and have a couple of hours down time, partly to be able to share our love of film with our kids, partly to have a tradition we hopefully will continue in the future. We take turns to pick. The participants are currently 39, 38, 7 and 4.

A month late with writing this up and we are back on track with a film every week!

Lilo and Stitch

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Looked great, but honestly I fell asleep for most of this one. Sorry! I did enjoy the first 15 minutes.

Trolls

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A happy, happy, singalong, adventure with super cute trolls. Completely inoffensive. Loved by the smallest person in the house who now talks about Poppy the Troll A LOT.

Hotel Transylvania 2

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i think the Hotel Transylvania films are great. So does everyone else in my house! hooray! In this one there’s a new baby vampire and Dracula! the old school grandfather of Mavis.

We needed something safe after the scariness of Kubo and the Two Strings. Which brings us on to:

Kubo and the Two Strings

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I chose this one and it is fantastic. Really stylish and a good watch for the adults. It’s such a shame that it scared the shit out of my seven year old! Mostly it was the sisters – they do look very creepy, and it’s all stop motion animation which has a quite creepy quality when you are a kid used to smooth computer animated things. As well as the scary sisters, there’s the fact that Kubo’s eye has been stolen by his grandfather, nice, and his mother is ill too.

I loved this film, the five year old was fine with it, but the seven year old ended up facing away from the TV reading a book! So a big yes, but not is your child is quite sensitive.

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Family Film Time June 2017

Every week we have enforced family film watching time. Its partly to try and have a couple of hours down time, partly to be able to share our love of film with our kids, partly to have a tradition we hopefully will continue in the future. We take turns to pick. The participants are currently 39, 37, 7 and 4.

Wow! First real failure month. We have had a birthday filled weekend and missed a week! Shameful!

 

Tinkerbell and Secret of the Wings

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ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

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We all really enjoyed this. I thought it would be a bit scary for the littlest one, but she seemed fine 🙂

The Game Plan

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The Rock + cute ballet loving daughter he never knew he had = family film perfection

Family Film Time – April 2017

Every week we have enforced family film watching time. Its partly to try and have a couple of hours down time, partly to be able to share our love of film with our kids, partly to have a tradition we hopefully will continue in the future. We take turns to pick. The participants are currently 39, 37, 6 and 4.

Back to the Future III

You can’t watch the first two and then leave the third. I love BTTFIII, I think it’s the second best one. The Western element, but with the story having all the echoes of the other films. This was much better for the little people than the second film. They understood that this was a long time ago and they were trying to get back to modern times.

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The kids loved loads of the action, especially the finale, and they went nuts when they saw the flying time travel train at the end!

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4 year old imparted some wisdom during the scene where Buford Tannen has lassoed Marty and is dragging him around the town.

Ben Elf has a lassoo, but he uses it for good. He resues people with it. That man is doing bad things with his lassoo.

Be like Ben Elf.

Back to the Future II

Kids were so confused by the time travel plot they barely noticed everyone saying shit all the time.

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When I was 10, I went to a fancy dress party at the Doc in his future clothes.

The biggest source of amusement was that this future, was 2 years ago. I think that contributed to general confusion from the small people.

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where is the hoverboard I was promised by 2015?

Pup Star

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Dogs singing, missing owners, dog bounty hunters, adventures, more dogs singing, stray dogs finding their perfect owners, a Simon Cowell dog. So clearly chosen by a 4 year old.

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

My choice because I thought we needed to watch something wholesome after last week’s Back to the Future bad language fest. Animals going on a journey. Sentimental. Safe.

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Family Film Time – March 2017

Every week we have enforced family film watching time. Its partly to try and have a couple of hours down time, partly to be able to share our love of film with our kids, partly to have a tradition we hopefully will continue in the future. We take turns to pick. The participants are currently 39, 37, 6 and 4.

Back to the Future

Oh wow. We are in epic, amazing film territory here. Share one of the best films ever with your kids too, but be aware you will also teach them to say ‘son of a bitch!’, ‘bastard!’ and ‘shit!’ (potentially worth it to get out of having to watch another Pokemon film this week).

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OMG repeat to self: PG films from the 80s have bad language in them. PG films from the 80s have bad language in them. PG films from the 80s have really bad language in them.

You’ll also have to explain what Libyans are, why they might want plutonium, and also wtf incest is.

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Despite all that minor stuff, this is STILL ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER and everyone, obviously, loved it. Success! Although my husband seems to have adopted a Marty McFly checked shirt, life preserver combo since we viewed this last week. Hmm.

The Little Mermaid

A 16 year old mermaid is willing to give up her friends and family for a chance with a man she’s glimpsed once. Adventure happens, then she is sent off , in human form, to marry him in the end. Still, for an oldish Disney film, it’s alright.

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Surprisingly, my children found Ursula a bit more frightening than any of Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events. Weird.

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Ursula is the best character in The Little Mermaid

Now while l was googling for Little Mermaid pictures, I found this. The Northern Ballet’s version of the Little Mermaid. Looks amazing! Just wish it was touring a little nearer to where I live.

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

I had serious misgivings about this choice from my husband. It looks blinkin’ scary! It was all alright in the end though. Every one liked this film, especially the baby that bites things.

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Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

I love this so much. There’s plenty of jokes for the grown ups and loads of fun for the kids too. Wallace and Gromit can do no wrong.

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And don’t forget the super cute bunnies!

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