The book we loved to read is now the movie we can’t wait to see. Director Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle's classic sci-fi/fantasy novel promises to be a force of wonder and magic for kids of all ages. In addition to Storm Reid, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon, the film also stars Oprah Winfrey, which means you get a great film! And you get a great film! And you get it.
Like Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” before it, “Isle of Dogs” is a stop-motion animated treat set in a quirky world of animal magnetism. The quip-filled story of a boy and his dog is sure to provide enough humor, heart and excitement to keep the whole family on the edge of their respective seat and/or leash.
Who do star-crossed lawn ornaments Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) call when their gnome friends go missing? Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp), naturally. Along with Gnome Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) they are in the garden and on the case in director John Stevenson’s sequel to “Gnomeo & Juliet.”
Based on the true story of an American hero (hence the name), this computer animated film follows the amazing exploits and adventures of Sergeant Stubby, a Boston Terrier who saves lives, catches spies and, presumably, enjoys a good belly rub.
A tale of loss and adversity that inspires a high school volleyball team to bond, grow, and reach new heights under the tough love of their hard-nosed (but soft-hearted) coach, “The Miracle Season” checks all the boxes for an inspirational family film of the spring.
It’s the classic animated 'gander meets two lost ducklings, ducklings head south, gander tags along' story, with an amazing cast! Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Carl Reiner, Stephen Fry, Craig Ferguson, Molly Shannon and Jennifer Grey all lend their voices to this animated film. Nothing fowl about that!
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but are they the best partners? In this buddy cop comedy with a furry twist, dog cop Max (Ludacris) and human cop Frank (Will Arnett) must work together to take a bite out of crime. Go for the dog jokes, stay for the baby panda.
The first family of superheroes is back and better than ever in Pixar’s much-anticipated sequel! While Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) returns to fighting crime as a career, Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) takes the opportunity to become a stay-at-home dad and spend some quality time with the kids. New villains! No capes!
Sure, Halloween is the busy season for those in the monster world, but they need a holiday, too. Director Genndy Tartakovsky takes the usual suspects on a spooky love boat where Dracula (Adam Sandler) finds a summer romance in an unlikely place.
Humans have been telling each other stories of abominable, bigfooted creatures since they discovered the campfire, but what do you suppose yetis tell their kids? That’s right, legends of Smallfoot have been scarring yeti offspring since they discovered the snowball, and hilarity ensues.
Think you know the story of the Nutcracker? Think again! Disney’s version stars stars Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and ballet superstar Misty Copeland! MISTY COPELAND! Take that, Mouse King!
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this new computer-animated telling of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday story “The Grinch.” While the Grinch’s heart is sure to grow three times bigger than your bucket of popcorn, the real winners here are the good folks of Whoville.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (November 16)
In the sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” we meet a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) who teams with our hero Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to foil the treachery of one Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). We solemnly swear that we cannot wait!
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (November 21)
The worldwide web is getting tangled as Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) surf the internet in this highly anticipated sequel. Along the way they meet all of the Disney Princesses, not to mention Star Wars and Marvel characters, as one does. No word on whether or not they read your blog.
It’s been 25 years since Mary Poppins blew away from Cherry Tree Lane on the winds of change, but the Banks family needs her and she’s back (now played by Emily Blunt)! Among the new additions to the Disney story are Jack, played by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Meryl Streep as Topsy Turvy-Poppins. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, indeed!