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How to Train Your Dragon 2: A Movie Review

Last weekend, for family movie night, my husband decided to take advantage of a Netflix free trial so we could watch something that we haven't watched a thousand times already (you know, like Frozen).  (And we didn't have a free Redbox code, so that was out of the question.) After flipping through the kids movies for a while, we came across How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Now, I'm sure I have watched How to Train Your Dragon, but I really don't remember anything about it.  I'm not really sure why that is, but in any case I agreed to the second…

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Movie Review: Chasing Mavericks

On Family Movie Night last Friday, Wendy chose Chasing Mavericks (we had a Redbox code!).  At first I was a little nervous; Tinkerbell is not one to sit well through non-animated movies.  Fortunately, this was a good pick. Chasing Mavericks, a movie released in 2012, tells the story of Jay Moriarty, an accomplished surfer who became famous at age 16, when his wipeout was filmed while surfing Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California.  This movie was based on a true story--one of my favorite genres. There are a couple of words used in this movie that I would have preferred to…

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Friday Family Movie Night Review: ParaNorman

Every Friday night is movie night at our house.  Pizza and a movie in the living room.  I don't know when or why exactly we came up with this, but we like it (most of the time) and it works.  Tonight we rented ParaNorman, which I thought might be a doable movie, but I was highly disappointed. First of all, with this movie having been rated PG, I thought that it's scariness would be limited to that of, you know, something more like Monsters, Inc. scary.  Boy was I wrong.  Twenty minutes into the movie, we had to turn it…

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