Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

Pixar-Disney

The Good Dinosaur confirms the traditional family unit is not extinct

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/28/15, 09:00 am

The Good Dinosaur opens 65 million years ago when what would be an Earth-shattering meteor narrowly misses the planet. Consequently, dinosaurs live on and evolve into farmers, while humans lag behind the Darwinian 8-ball. Some viewers might have a fossilized bone to pick with the convoluted origins mythology, but the film strongly promotes the traditional family unit structure.

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Aviron Pictures

My All American scores but misses the point

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/17/15, 01:43 pm

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CBS Films and Lionsgate

Love the Coopers consists of six individual tales of family members spanning four generations, all of whom eventually converge around a large dining room table on Christmas Eve. A sunup-to-sundown soap opera, the film serves up an assorted menu of strained relationships common to many families. Moviegoers might ask themselves questions the film’s characters don’t, such as, why is brokenness unmistakable? How do we know it’s not such a wonderful life?

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