Family Filmgoer: Family Movie Reviews Column & Archive

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Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Get On Up’ and more
Movie reviews with kids in mind. This week, a Marvel action flick with a gun-toting raccoon.
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ and ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 4:01 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ and ‘Boyhood’
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 10:21 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Earth to Echo’
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2014; 3:29 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Earth to Echo,’ ‘Tammy’ and more
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2014; 3:52 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ ‘Third Person’ and more
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2014; 6:16 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Think Like a Man Too’ and ‘Jersey Boys’
(The Washington Post, June 20, 2014; 9:37 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘22 Jump Street’
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2014; 4:10 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘Edge of Tomorrow’
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2014; 10:35 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ and ‘Maleficent’
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2014; 12:17 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
(The Washington Post, May 22, 2014; 12:31 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Million Dollar Arm’
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2014; 3:44 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Legends of Oz,’ ‘Neighbors’ and ‘Locke’
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2014; 3:58 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2014; 5:01 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Other Woman,’ ‘Rio 2’ and ‘Heaven is for Real’
(The Washington Post, April 24, 2014; 4:16 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Transcendence,’ ‘Heaven Is for Real’ and ‘Bears’
(The Washington Post, April 18, 2014; 11:13 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Rio 2’
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2014; 4:11 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
(The Washington Post, April 3, 2014; 6:45 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Ernest and Celestine’ and ‘Sabotage’
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2014; 4:14 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ ‘Divergent’ and more
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2014; 10:07 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Need for Speed’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2014; 5:16 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ and ‘300: Rise of an Empire’
(The Washington Post, March 7, 2014; 9:49 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Non-Stop,’ ‘3 Days to Kill’ and ‘The Lego Movie’
(The Washington Post, February 27, 2014; 5:25 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Pompeii,’ ‘The Wind Rises,’ ‘About Last Night
(The Washington Post, February 21, 2014; 10:48 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Robocop,’ ‘Endless Love’ and ‘Vampire Academy’
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2014; 10:19 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘The Monuments Men’
(The Washington Post, February 7, 2014; 10:38 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Labor Day’ and ‘I, Frankenstein’
(The Washington Post, January 30, 2014; 5:44 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Gimme Shelter,’ ‘The Nut Job’ and ‘Ride Along’
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2014; 10:45 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Nut Job,’ ‘Ride Along’ and ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2014; 6:39 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Lone Survivor’ and ‘August: Osage County’
(The Washington Post, January 9, 2014; 5:15 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘47 Ronin,’ ‘Grudge Match’ and more
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2014; 10:19 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer’s best family films of 2013
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2013; 11:29 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2013; 10:47 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Anchorman 2,’ ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ and more
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2013; 10:54 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Saving Mr. Banks’
(The Washington Post, December 13, 2013; 10:32 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘Homefront’ and ‘Frozen’
(The Washington Post, December 5, 2013; 3:39 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Frozen,’ ‘Black Nativity' and ‘Oldboy’
(The Washington Post, November 29, 2013; 9:22 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘Delivery Man’ and more
(The Washington Post, November 22, 2013; 11:17 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Best Man Holiday,’ ‘The Book Thief’ and more
(The Washington Post, November 14, 2013; 3:48 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Ender’s Game’ and more
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2013; 5:29 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Free Birds,’ ‘Last Vegas’ and ‘Ender’s Game’
(The Washington Post, October 31, 2013; 4:33 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘All Is Lost,’ ‘Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa’ and more
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2013; 4:59 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Escape Plan’ and ‘Captain Phillips’
(The Washington Post, October 18, 2013; 9:34 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Gravity,’ ‘A.C.O.D.’ and ‘Parkland’
(The Washington Post, October 11, 2013; 9:50 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Gravity,’ ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2’ and more
(The Washington Post, October 4, 2013; 12:15 PM)
 
Family filmgoer reviews ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,’ ‘Rush’ and ‘Blue Caprice’
(The Washington Post, September 27, 2013; 11:35 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Wizard of Oz’; ‘Battle of the Year’; ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’; ‘Prisoners’; ‘Thanks for Sharing’
(The Washington Post, September 19, 2013; 4:55 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Insidious: Chapter 2,’ ‘One Direction’ and ‘Riddick’
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2013; 3:57 PM)
 
Family filmgoer reviews ‘One Direction,’ ‘Getaway,’ ‘The World’s End’ and ‘You’re Next’
(The Washington Post, September 6, 2013; 11:01 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘One Direction,’ ‘Getaway,’ ‘Closed Circuit,’ ‘The World’s End’ and ‘You’re Next’
(The Washington Post, August 29, 2013; 8:12 PM)