The Lorax

This week’s film is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic story that warns us of the potential costs, both spiritual and environmental, of excessive materialism and greed. Ted is a… Read More

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

As the US just experienced another solar eclipse, this week’s movie features perhaps the most famous use of an eclipse as a plot device. When mechanic Hank Martin (Bing Crosby)… Read More

The Great Muppet Caper

Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the Muppet gang invade England in this week’s film. Kermit and Fozzie play identical twin brothers trying to succeed as investigative reporters when… Read More

Singin’ in the Rain

Here’s a classic from the 50s that’s essential viewing for any movie lover. It’s the 1920s, and movies with sound are the new innovation. But silent film star Don Lockwood… Read More

The Music Man

How about another classic musical for the patriotic week? Harold Hill is a traveling conman eager to swindle some money from the citizens of a small Iowa town. Pretending to… Read More

Anastasia

This week’s film is a popular animated adventure from the 90s. Orphaned as a child, the young adult Anya remembers very little of her early childhood, and wants to find… Read More

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

When the young Josh Primm and his family move into a new house in the city, Josh is miserable. He has no friends in this new place and is picked… Read More

An American Tail

This week’s film is an animated classic from the mid-80’s. After their home in Russia is destroyed, the seven-year-old mouse Fievel and his family board a ship bound for New… Read More

Matilda the Musical

This week’s film is a recent release. We recommended the 1996 adaptation some time ago, but that version had a serious lack of singing and dancing.  Based on the popular… Read More

Oliver!

This week’s film is a classic musical which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968. Based on the stage musical, itself based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, the… Read More

Muppet Treasure Island

Here’s a classic adventure story perfect for the summer, told through the unique comedy of the Muppets. Jim Hawkins is a young orphan working at an inn whose life is… Read More