Rebecca Cusey
20th Century Fox

We Bought a Zoo

Movie | Tender film offers something for every member of the family
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 1/02/12, 05:07 am

We Bought a Zoo is an excellent family film, which is different than a children's movie. Unlike frenetic movies focused on the next laugh, this tender film does not aim at children and hope to bring adults along. Rather, it offers something for each member of the family, blending a sad but ultimately hopeful storyline and some cute animals.

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Columbia Pictures

The Adventures of Tintin

Movie | Spielberg adapts the beloved story into a rich animated family film
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 12/21/11, 12:22 pm

Although they haven't caught on much in America, in other parts of the world The Adventures of Tintin graphic novels of Belgian comic artist Hergé have been beloved for generations. The intrepid young journalist, his curious dog Snowy, the bumbling inspectors Thompson and Thomson are as well-known as Popeye or Superman in the United States. Now a big American name, Steven Spielberg, has adapted the Tintin story into a rich animated family film. Fast-paced, beautifully filmed, and full of humor, the movie is one of the better animated movies of the year.

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Columbia Pictures

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Movie | Against the backdrop of a post-Christian worldview, this murder mystery is powerfully and disturbingly portrayed
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 12/19/11, 03:52 am

On the surface The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a gripping murder mystery. The first book in Stieg Larsson's international mega-selling trilogy has been adapted for U.S. audiences following a Swedish language adaptation from 2009. Looking deeper, the mystery happens against the backdrop of Larsson's post-Christian worldview, which is powerfully and disturbingly portrayed.

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