ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING (2016)

   

Don’t mess with the babysitter! We were anxious to for this 100th DCOM to premiere as it not only is a reboot of the classic 1987 film of the same name that we oh-so-love, but it also caused Disney Channel to air all 100 of its DCOMs to celebrate. Perfect. Thanks Disney for helping us out in our quest! So as for this movie, it was pretty fun. We were surprised by how much the story line followed and nodded to the original while also adding its own original craziness. We enjoyed the film and recommend that everyone check it out. But fair warning to those that decide to watch the 1987 film after seeing and liking this one, that one is rated PG-13 and contains much more adult content and situations so don’t let the young ones watch it quite yet.

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MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH: TIGGER, POOH AND A MUSICAL TOO (2009)

   

This movie is probably one only the young kiddos will truly enjoy. Based of a TV show that once aired on Disney Junior, Winnie the Pooh and his friends must find a way to unite the Hundred Acre Wood after disagreements caused it to become divided.  The animation here is not at it’s best but the movie does manage to contain some of the famous humor that other Winnie the Pooh films contain, but overall, you can feel just fine passing this one over.

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JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD (2007)

   

The surfer turned snowboarder is now dipping his toes in…extreme skateboarding? Mountain skateboarding? Whatever it is actually called, it is a skateboard with some big tough wheels. Johnny’s grandpa is getting married again which causes Johnny to have a new uncle that is about 5 or so years younger than he is. The kid just wants to be part of the gang that skateboards down the mountain (even though they are bad kids, tsk tsk) and this all leads to Johnny having to race their team captain, of course! Similar story line to the first movie, and not as good, but not a total loss.

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FINDING DORY (2016)

   

BABY DORY!!! Baby Dory is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. How do those giant eyes not make her face just dropped down to the sea floor? She is just adorable and so easily distracted, I can’t stand it! The sequel to Finding Nemo is truly great and, in our opinion, just as good. It can also be enjoyed all on it’s own, knowing the Finding Nemo story can add some dimension, but this movie can be enjoyed all on it’s own. The characters you love are back and the new ones we get to meet are fantastic. I want Gerald and Becky to be my best friends. Gerald, you can come sit on my rock.

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FINDING NEMO (2003)

   

In preparation for Finding Dory, it was time for us to watch it’s prequel, Finding Nemo. This movie is so beautiful, funny and creative, as all Pixar films are. Also, like Pixar films, it has some heartbreaking scenes. Oh Nemo’s mom, why? Why didn’t you go back in the anemone?? WHY??? Melissa brought up a good question: Would that fish have known the eggs where down there if the Mom hadn’t led him there? It’s a sad question to ponder and wonder if she had gone in and hid, would that fish just passed them by? But she did what any Mom would do and was trying to protect her kids. On a happier note, the film has great humor and fun characters throughout, like Dory, who gave us a valuable life lesson to just keep swimming.

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THE PROUD FAMILY MOVIE (2005)

   

What? What just? What just happened? This movie is weird! WEIRD! I want to meet the people who came up with the story line to ask them how they possibly could have come up with this. We were never really fans of the show so we weren’t exactly excited about watching the movie. There were moments that made us laugh and some that made us question if that was actually appropriate for children. Like when the dad looked underneath to see what gender the peanut being was, and when grandma became nude in the hot tub to try and lure the scientist to join her. How did Disney OK those? I just am so confused on what I watched, but since the absurdity made us laugh, we gave it a higher rating.

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BRINK! (1998)

   

One of, if not the top, favorite DCOM for Melissa, and I can see why. Since I was a deprived child and grew up without cable, this was my first viewing of this epic movie. Everybody our age knows that roller blades were THE thing to have as a kid. So watching a bunch of kids racing and performing sweet tricks on blades is about the coolest thing ever. The important thing, however, is to be a “Soul-Skater” and skate for fun and because you love it….and beat the bully’s team who think they all that.

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TRU CONFESSIONS (2002)

   

I remember when I first watched this when it came out and thinking that Shia Labeouf was so good in it. Having seen him only do comedy it was interesting to see him in such a different role. I actually still do think that. Crazy boy has got some talent. While overall, the movie is not the best, it is worth the watch to see Shia’s performance.

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TIGER CRUISE (2004)

   

This was an interesting movie because it is the only DCOM that I can think of that actually deals with a real historical event. Before the movie it encouraged for the viewers to watch as a family. A tiger cruise is when family members of the Navy are allowed on board to see what they do on a week cruise from Hawaii to San Diego. During the cruise in this film, the terrorist attacks on September 11th happen. So, what was supposed to be a fun cruise is put to a stop as now the carrier must be in combat mode. The movie is based off of the true event of the USS Constellation having civilians on board for a Tiger Cruise when the attacks happened. Watching the movie, you can’t help but think back and remember exactly the entire day as if it was yesterday. Melissa and I both shared that we can remember where we were and what we felt. I would recommend this movie to families with kids who want to show them the heroes of our country, the sacrifices they give and their willingness to step right in to do their duties and protect us all.

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DAVY CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES (1956)

   

Once again we join Davy Crockett for another one of his adventures. The film starts out with Davy racing Fink, the River King down the Mississippi River to see who can get to New Orleans first. Then once the two rivals become friends, they must team up to stop the river pirates from attacking and stealing from those sailing on the river and blaming the attacks on the Indians. This was was just as fun, if not more so than the first. Watching the race was exciting, but not as cool as seeing Davy Crockett catch a bullet in his teeth, and Fink is quite the character.

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