You have no idea who the Sherman brothers are, you say? You may have never heard their names, but I can bet you have heard their music. The Sherman brothers are responsible for such Disney classics as “Let’s Get Together” from “The Parent Trap”, “Bare Necessities” from “The Jungle Book” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins” among many many others.  The young kids may get bored since this is a straight up documentary but I recommend this to the adult crowd and any Disney fan. It is interesting to see at least once.


A boy who is his own little animal whisperer gets lost in the wilderness after he goes looking for his badger friend. A terrible storm causes him to seek shelter in a cave. The boy survives because of the badger until his family finally find him after days of searching. Another movie where you feel as though it will never end. It got boring and we just couldn’t wait for the boy to be found. Not because then he would be safe, but because then the movie would be over.


A newbie to the Coast Guard is trying to live up to his father’s legacy but keeps messing up, and the jewel thieves trying to escape via a sailboat are making matters worse. But oh man, was this movie boring. It felt very slow and some scene felt like they went on forever and had no point. I don’t think this is one that anyone needs to see.


Another movie that we have given our highest rating of 5. And why? Because this movie blessed us with the greatest villain of all time, the Mistress of All Evil herself, Maleficent! I mean, she cursed a baby. Wow, that’s crazy. She turns into a dragon and says “Hell” which I thought was so bad when I was a kid. She is, in my opinion, the best thing about this movie. And this movie has a lot of great things. The animation is beautiful, the three Good Fairies are hilarious, and this movie raises the ever important question/debate of pink vs blue. My opinion? MAKE IT BLUE!!!! I am team Merryweather all the way. Aurora looks so much better in blue. And hello! Her dress is blue for the majority of the time she is wearing it in the movie. The only reason she is pink at the Disney Parks is because they needed her to be distinctive from Cinderella and her blue dress. But we all know that blue is so much better. Melissa is team Flora and therefore votes “make it pink”. But that’s not important. What is important is, Why did the King and Queen have the Good Fairies bring Aurora back on her birthday? Maleficent’s curse said, “before the sun sets on her 16th birthday she will prick her finger” etc etc. They sent her away and lied to her for 16 years to keep her safe and hidden from Maleficent and her curse and couldn’t wait one more day to make sure that the curse wouldn’t come to pass? Granted, Maleficent caught Prince Phillip at the cottage so Aurora would’ve been captured there anyway if she stayed. But that is not the point. Also, the Good Fairies have been living without magic for all that time. Why couldn’t they make a cake or a dress? Shouldn’t their homemaking skills be down by now? Who knows. Still, this is a great movie. Watch it.

NEWSIES (1992)

A movie that was not appreciated in it’s own time is now a cult classic with its own Broadway musical. That’s right. It’s Newsies! Newsies seriously is so great. The dancing, the singing, the young Christian Bale. It’s all good! This is one of Melissa’s favorites. I think she can still dance along to every dance like she did as a kid but she refuses to show me. Young kids may get a little bored with the film, but you should have them watch it anyway. Because of this movie, The World Will Know how to Seize the Day. Carrying the Banner to become King of New York or even Santa Fe. See what I did there? You would if you have seen the movie and listened to the soundtrack as many times as we have.


A former basketball player becomes a coach for a struggling Yeshiva’s basketball team. The movie was OK to watch once. The focus on the Jewish faith was interesting to see. But overall the movie was pretty predictable and therefore a little boring. I think it is one that kids can enjoy and a good way to show them the everyday lives of kids that attend a Yeshiva.