Family Filmgoer: Family Movie Reviews Column & Archive

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Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Terminator Genisys’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’
Reviews with kids in mind: This week, sequels starring Schwarzenegger and Channing Tatum.
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Ted 2’
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2015; 11:32 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Inside Out’
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2015; 11:57 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Jurassic World’
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2015; 10:27 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer on ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Entourage’
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2015; 10:28 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Aloha’ and ‘San Andreas’
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2015; 11:36 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Tomorrowland’
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2015; 10:26 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer on ‘Pitch Perfect 2’: Pushing the raunch line for PG-13
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2015; 2:14 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘Avengers’ and more
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2015; 10:50 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2015; 11:34 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Age of Adaline,’ ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2015; 10:54 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Monkey Kingdom’ and ‘Unfriended’
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2015; 6:09 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Longest Ride,’ ‘Furious 7’ and more
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2015; 1:42 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Home,’ ‘Get Hard’ and more
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2015; 11:31 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Home,’ ‘Insurgent’ and more
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2015; 11:36 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Insurgent’ and ‘Cinderella’
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2015; 10:50 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Run All Night’
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2015; 3:13 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2015; 5:34 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer: ‘McFarland USA’ is a little gem
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2015; 1:56 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer: ‘SpongeBob’ sinks, but ‘The DUFF’ is ultimately uplifting
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2015; 3:59 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Kingsman,’ ‘Seventh Son’ and more
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2015; 3:05 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ and more
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2015; 3:04 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Strange Magic,’ ‘Black or White’ and more
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2015; 10:47 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Boy Next Door,’ ‘Paddington’ and more
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2015; 3:00 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews “Paddington”
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2015; 4:48 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Interview,’ ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘Selma’
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2015; 3:30 PM)
 
From ‘Annie’ to ‘X-Men,’ Family Filmgoer’s favorite films of 2014
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2014; 10:51 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Selma,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Unbroken’ and ‘Annie’
(The Washington Post, December 23, 2014; 5:49 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Annie,’ ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’
(The Washington Post, December 19, 2014; 9:54 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Exodus’ and ‘Top Five’
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2014; 3:19 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Wild’ and ‘Antarctica: A Year on Ice’
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2014; 5:36 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ and ‘Horrible Bosses 2’
(The Washington Post, November 26, 2014; 12:44 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber To’
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2014; 3:30 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ ‘Beyond the Lights,’ ‘The Theory of Everything’
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2014; 10:06 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Big Hero 6’ and more
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2014; 3:34 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Ouija’ and more
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2014; 3:21 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Birdman,’ ‘John Wick’ and ‘23 Blast’
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2014; 10:18 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Book of Life,’ ‘St. Vincent’ and ‘Whiplash’
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2014; 3:12 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Alexander,’ ‘The Judge’ and ‘Dracula Untold’
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2014; 4:41 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘The Good Lie’ and more
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2014; 4:29 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Boxtrolls’ and ‘The Equalizer’
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2014; 11:34 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dolphin Tale 2’ and ‘The Maze Runner’
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2014; 10:33 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dolphin Tale 2’
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2014; 3:40 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Identical’ and more
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2014; 3:42 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Love Is Strange’ and ‘The Trip to Italy’
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2014; 3:23 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ and ‘If I Stay’
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2014; 3:40 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Giver’
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2014; 2:14 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Into the Storm’
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2014; 12:11 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Get On Up’ and more
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 4:57 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ and ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 4:01 PM)