A Dog’s Purpose

The last time I remember seeing a feel-good “family” movie about dogs that made me sob was Marley & Me. That movie was SOOOO mis-advertised, causing unsuspecting families with kids to go to the theater at the holidays for some heartwarming fare, only to be completely traumatized. Now we have A Dog’s Purpose, which will fit nicely …

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Snow Buddies

I happened to catch a trailer for the straight-to-video Snow Buddies tacked on to the end of another Disney DVD. I had heard of Air Bud, but honestly had no idea that these doggie “Buddy” movies were a whole franchise unto themselves. Without the baggage of having sat through the half-dozen other pup movies in …

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Snow Dogs

Snow Dogs is Northern Exposure, with the fish-out-of-water being a black man instead of a New York Jew. Ted (Cuba), a cornball Miami dentist with a sparkling toothsome grin, inherits a team of sled dogs from a dead woman in Alaska… whom he finds out was his biological mother (*gasp!*)! But so the kids in …

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Against the Wild

It’s never fair to judge a children’s movie by adult standards, so I’m going to consider Against the Wild from a kid’s point of view, or at least from the standpoint of family viewing. When the Wade siblings Zach (CJ Adams) and Hannah (Erin Pitt) set out to visit their father, their main concern is …

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