Category Archives: family movies

Faith-based I Can Only Imagine Trailer and Clips

Co-directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin, I Can Only Imagine follows a true story based on a song by possibly the most popular faith-based song ever played on Christian radio – I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe. 

The story follows Bart Millard, who the lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe.  His relationship with his troubled father played to the core by Dennis Quaid.  I saw a dynamic clip of Quaid playing a very emotionally torqued father. I encourage you to see the movie, just to Quaid, amazing.

The message in the movie, which is totally Christian, nobody is ever too far from God’s love —  or too far from an eternal home in Heaven.

The movie also stars Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, Michael Finley, Priscilla Shire, and Madeline Carroll.

 

The Miracle Season Trailer

Take a look at who is starring in this movie. Oscar winners William Hurt and Helen Hunt are fantastic as a parent of a tragic death and a coach who must pull her champion team together and maintain a winning streak, unlike any other volleyball team.

Directed by  Sean McNamara, The Miracle Season follows a champion volleyball team that lost their star player to a tragic auto accident. The town, school, and team go through the process of snapping back to determining winners.

With such an awesome cast, I am sure this movie will not go unnoticed. The ending is predictable but still, it will be fun to watch as long as it doesn’t get too mushy.  Watch the trailer and see for yourself.

Daisy Winters Trailers, Clips, and Interviews

Directed by Beth Lamure, Daisy Winters follows an eleven-year-old girl, played by Sterling Jerins. Her unconventional, yet deeply loving relationship with her mother becomes painfully broken.

Along with her journey, including her quest to discover her father, the courageous, resourceful and precocious Daisy learns about how to embrace every moment with determination and an unrelenting belief in herself.

The story pretty much covers everything – love, death, and the meaning of life.

The movie also stars Brooke Shields, Carrie Preston,  and Iwan Rheon.

Incredibles – Rising Son Trailer

It’s about time! Incredibles is one of my favorite Pixar movies. I wonder if the movie will be able to hold its uniqueness because the first movie had a clever twist. Superheroes were against the law. It’s interesting how Pixar will simply insert a similarity to something treacherous that happened in our history as an incredible animated movie that appears innocuous.

The logo being altered by Jack-Jack is clever and is the handwriting on the wall that is telling us Incredibles 2 will be a great and entertaining movie. I am excited.

Titled Rising Son with the same talented voices Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) is left to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life, giving him an opportunity to bond with his younger son, Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are emerging—much to Dad’s surprise.

I can’t believe it, Brad Bird is returning to Pixar and directing this movie.

A Wrinkle in Time Trailers and Poster

Directed by Ava DuVernay, Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time is based on a wonderful and timeless book by Madeleine L’Engle. My daughter read her book with awe and excitement. The timeless classic came to the screen before in the 1980s. The technology at the time failed to bring the magical story to life.
Now, the audience will be able to view the dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

The movie’s cast is stellar with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Michael Pena, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zack Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.

DuVernay is a woman of many firsts in the movie industry as a director and screenwriter. In 2012, she won Best Director for her second feature Middle of Nowhere at Sundance becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. For her work in Selma, she was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. A Wrinkle in Time exceeds a budget of $100 million, making her the first black woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of that size.

The movie’s screenwriter, Jennifer Lee, is best known as the writer and director of the Disney’s Frozen, for which she earned an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The second trailer shows more of the storyline. The CGI is pretty awesome looking. I just hope there are no pan shots of CGI.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailers, Featurettes, and Interviews

Winnie the Pooh will always be in the soul of children of all ages. There is something about Pooh’s innocence that draws readers to his adventures. Seeing these trailers, featurettes, and interviews, audiences will gain a deeper understanding of the reasons for A.A. Milne stories about these awkward and unique animals in the forest.

 

 

 

The Star Trailers, Music, and Vignettes

Directed by Timothy Reckart, The Star follows a small but brave donkey named Bo, voiced by Steven Yeun. He yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally, goes on the adventure of his dreams.

On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, voiced by Aidy Bryant, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, voiced by Keegan-Michael Key, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

These are fun to watch, but for the time period, their language is a bit too modern.

Great Vignette about the voice actor for Bo, the donkey.

Check out this clip on the music for the movie. So, upbeat and fun, I love it.

The list of stellar voice actors is extremely surprising and amazing.

Short Animated Movie, Puppy! Trailer

The new animated short, Puppy! Directed by Hotel Transylvania‘s Genndy Tartakovsky, is attached to The Emoji Movie. In the short, the residents of Hotel Transylvania find their world turned upside-down when youngster Dennis gets a surprise monster-sized pet.

 

 

 

Wonderstruck Trailers, Clips, and Featurettes

Directed by Todd Haynes and based on Brian Selznick’s novel, Wonderstruck follows Ben, played by Oakes Fegley, and Rose, played by Millicent Simmonds. They are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different.

Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook.

When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with a mesmerizing balance between the two.

The trailer looks great and Selznick wrote the screenplay.

A new clip and a new poster are making me even more excited about this movie. It was such a great book.

Great featurettes! The director and cast shine.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Trailers and Vignette

Directed by Jake Kasdan, son of Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat), who also directed Bad Teacher, Zero Effect, and Sex Tape, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle follows a breakfast club theme where four teenagers end up as avatars in the Jumanji game.

The teenagers discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan.  Nick Jonas plays one on the teenagers. The trailer is fun to watch since the avatars are against type.

What teenagers discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. If you haven’t seen the first Jumanji, then you wouldn’t know how to play the game.

I have to mention the first move because it is awesome and still available with Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst starring. 

The newest poster is funnier. It really shows the characters. This could be a fun movie because giving it a Christmas release date shows the studios are banking on it being successful at the box office.  But, box office success doesn’t always mean a fun movie.