Monday, July 30, 2012

Family Summer Films from Phase 4 (2 of 3)



Summer is in full swing and the days are long and busy are you looking for a quite night of fun have a movie night! Here is our second installment in our rainy day movie series from phase 4. Below are three family friendly films that were released this July from phase 4.

  • 625828611711_USA_Smitty_3D_{31d0e4f3-c9d5-40da-2d6e-0b0e7988ce08}Description: Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather’s farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a lovable mutt. With help from the unlikely canine companion, Ben learns the importance of friendship, family and responsibility. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through.
  • Smitty has a run time of 94 minutes and is rated PG.
  • Special Features: the Making of Smitty and Official trailer
  • Available at Redbox locations, Target, Walmart and

Our Thoughts: I loved this movie and as most parents of the under 5 set know, any live action film that hold our children’s attentions is a keeper. Both my toddlers liked this movie and have asked to watch it again. It will definitely be in our family movie night lineup again.

  • 625828612503_CAN_FreddyFrogface_3D_{df9c389f-20b6-e111-bb1a-000c2955671b}Description: Being small doesn't make life easy for little ten-year-old Victor and his friends, who not only have to face a world full of stern grown-ups but also the town bully Freddy Frogface. When a circus comes to the sleepy little town, Victor is thrilled at having the chance to perform in a talent show with his dog Sausage. Yet Freddy soon comes up with a sinister plot of his own to spoil Victor´s plans...
  • Freddy Frogface has a 85 minute run time and is rated PG.
  • Special Features: Downloadable Activity Kit, Trailer, and The making of Freddy Frogface
  • Available at Redbox locations, Target, Walmart and

Our Thoughts: This movie was terrible. I know that the rating says PG for rude humor and mild bulling themes, but It was riddled with curse words and gave off a unacceptable theme. I’m hoping that the makers of the film were not intentionally trying to portray that Bullying is not only OK but encouraged. Unfortunately that’s exactly what the film insinuates by having the main character turning into a bully himself when dealing with the town bully. Seeing as how Bulling is a epidemic right now causing many children each year to hurt themselves, I really feel that a movie like this dropped the ball on how to handle the bully situation.

  • donkeyxDescription: Follow Rucio, the most adventurous, brave, and mischievous donkey of Castile as he tells the true story of the legendary Don Quixote. Rucio jumps at the opportunity to join Don Quixote on his quest to battle The Half Moon Knight and overcome the dangerous obstacles that lurks them on the way!
  • Donkey X has a 90 minute run time and is rated PG.
  • Special Features: English, Spanish and French language tracks, and Trailer
  • Available at Redbox locations, Target, Walmart and

Our Thoughts: This is a cute film that adds on to the original story of Don Quixote. My children loved the move and all the antics the donkey does to prove he is a real horse.

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Disclosure: I received the movies above and snacks from Childs Play communications and phase 4 in exchange for my honest review and all views are my own.

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