THE NORTH AVENUE IRREGULARS (1979)

Wow. This one was weird. A group of church-going ladies and the new minister ends up in the world of crime as they work a scheme to catch the bad guys. One crazy thing after the next happens and we the audience go along for the ride…the problem is, I want to get off the ride. We get that it’s one of those comedies anything can happen and so therefore does, type of movies. But it was just not entertaining for us. It does have Cloris Leachman and Edward Hermann in it, who we like, but they weren’t enough to save it. While we have heard of some people really liking this one, we won’t be recommending it.



BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: BELLE’S MAGICAL WORLD (1998)

Sigh. Another straight to DVD Beauty and the Beast movie that hinders the franchise. While this one isn’t as bad as the Christmas one, it is still pretty bad. The movie consists of three stories wrapped in one package. Each story feels pretty pointless, cheesy and dumb. The only reason this movie gets a 1/2 rating from being the low 1 is that if we had to choose, we would rather watch this over the Beauty and the Beast Christmas movie. We are certain young kids would love to watch it, but if you are in a Beauty and the Beast kind of mood, please stick with the original animated or the new live-action one, please.



SECRETARIAT (2010)

Secretariat is about a racehorse of the same name who eventually wins the Triple Crown. Even though you already know the outcome, it is interesting to see how he got there. This movie pushes the message of working hard and not giving up or giving in. We like this movie. No, it isn’t one we have to watch often, but it is one we wouldn’t mind revising every once in a while. Plus it has A.J. (of Aly and A.J.) in it and she is pretty awesome so that is a plus. Check it out if you haven’t seen it.



PERILOUS ASSIGNMENT (1959)

This movie is a documentary about the making of Third Man on the Mountain. If you have ever seen Third Man on the Mountain or ever get the chance to watch it, make sure you check this documentary out as well. It was really interesting to see how the crew of the movie managed to film up on a mountainside in the Swiss Alps. They had to hike and climb up the mountain while carrying all the equipment needed along the way or pulling a packed donkey up along with them. This was back in the day when not only did you need to bring the camera, but rolls and rolls and rolls of film. We found it interesting and think it would be a good watch if you are interested in this “making of” type of stuff.



THIRD MAN ON THE MOUNTAIN (1959)

This movie is about a young man, Rudi, who dreams of climbing the highest peak in the area, The Citadel (The Matterhorn in real life). The Citadel has claimed many lives but no one has ever made it to the top. Will Rudi be able to do it? This movie turned out to be more interesting than we thought it was going to be. We became invested in seeing if Rudi was going to make it to the top and if so, how. The scenery is beautiful as it was filmed on location in Switzerland. While we wouldn’t say it is one that everyone must go out and find a way to watch right now, we do think it is one to check out if you ever come across it. We think it was a good watch at least once but we think the young kids will get bored.




INSPECTOR GADGET 2 (2003)

Oh wow. This movie is boring boring boring. It just wasn’t funny, wasn’t interesting and wasn’t necessary. Inspector Gadget is back at it again and this time he has the new and improved female Gadget, G2. While it is probably one that young kids may enjoy, it is definitely one that can be skipped over and forgotten. Seriously, don’t even bother.




WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS (2003)

OH MY PUPPIES!! If you are a dog lover, YOU. WILL. CRY. Listen, I am not a person who cries at movies all the time, but I have been known to get teary. This movie takes the cake. Overall, the movie was good but not one of our favorites. The story of the boy and his hunting dogs was entertaining. We thought it was a good movie to have seen at least once and wouldn’t hate if we watched it again. But *SPOILER ALERT* I didn’t just cry when the dogs died…I BAWLED! So if you go to sit down to watch this movie, I recommend a box of tissues nearby.




FREAKY FRIDAY (2018)

Another Disney Freaky Friday? Yep. But this one sings! This DCOM is based on the play that was based on the movie that was based on the book. Phew. I don’t know how we missed it, but we had no idea this movie was going to be a musical until we were watching it and suddenly the girl starting singing. At first, we were really confused and couldn’t get over the fact of “this is a musical??”. But once we calmed down and accepted that this wasn’t like the Freaky Friday of our youth, it wasn’t too bad. There were a couple of things we thought were weird and wondered why it was changed that way but overall it’s an okay watch. We think it actually grew on us more after we watched it. We do think that this is one that kids will really enjoy and we recommend it for them for sure.




ONE OF OUR DINOSAURS IS MISSING (1975)

Oh wow. This movie. This was one that just seemed to go on and on. A dinosaur skeleton is stolen from a museum by Chinese spies who need a microfilm that is hidden somewhere on it. It’s up to a group of nannies to save the day. Yeah, you read that right. The movie was pretty ridiculous and got really boring. I don’t know why car chase scenes had to go on for so long in this era of Disney movies. They take my whole life! This one was very hard for us to get through and we don’t recommend the watch.




CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (2018)

If you are a fan of Winnie the Pooh, then we believe you will enjoy this movie. Christopher Robin is all grown up and it has been years since he has been back o the Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie the Pooh, who has been waiting all this time for his friend to return, finds Christopher Robin has grown into an overworked adult with a family he spends too little time with. Winnie the Pooh has lost the rest of his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood and asks Christopher Robin to help. Back with his childhood best friend, Christopher Robin rediscovers what is really important in life. This movie gives you the feels as well as the laughs. It does a great job at nodding to the classic movies of Winnie the Pooh as well as making it all it’s own. Pooh Bear delivers plenty of his genius and touching one-liners and plays a great game of “Say What You See” that may transport you to your own childhood. So with all this great talk about the movie, why didn’t we rate it higher? Well, why we did enjoy the movie and all the honey smacking goodness, it just isn’t as good as some of the original Winnie the Pooh movies that we would rather watch over and over. But this is definitely one we would revisit every once in a while.