Category Archives: Family

Jessica Darling's It List

Release 2016

Genre Family

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Director: Ali Scher
Writers: Megan McCafferty, Julie Sherman Wolfe
Stars: Chloe East, Emma Rayne Lyle, Ashley Liao, Eva Bella, Jane Widdop
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5213744/

Jessica Darling's older sister gives her the "IT List," a checklist on how to navigate the middle school popularity hierarchy. The instructions appear simple enough to follow, but like life, nothing is as easy as it seems.

Emma's Chance

Release 2016

Genre Drama, Family, Sport

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Director: Anna Elizabeth James
Writers: Anna Elizabeth James, Tyler W. Konney
Stars: Greer Grammer, Joey Lawrence, Missi Pyle, Jennifer Taylor, Christina Robinson
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4948040/

While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence, Emma hatches a plan to redeem herself and ultimately save the ranch she's grown to love.

The Phenom

Release 2016

Genre Drama, Family, Sport

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Director: Noah Buschel
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti, Johnny Simmons, Louisa Krause, Paul Adelstein
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3885524/

A Major League rookie pitcher loses control over his pitching and is sent down to the minor leagues...

Angry Birds

Release 2016

Genre Action, Animation, Comedy, Family

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Director: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Writers: John Cohen, Mikael Hed, Mikko Pöllä, Jon Vitti
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1985949/

Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Hard Sell

Release 2016

Genre Family

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Director: Sean Nalaboff
Stars: Carson Allsteadt, Catherine Blades, Katrina Bowden, Ari Butler, Clark Carmichael
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3257550/

A high school student struggling to help his suffering mom and their sick dog forms an unlikely friendship with a beautiful runaway.

Jack of the Red Hearts

Release 2015

Genre Drama, Family

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Director: Janet Grillo
Writers: Jennifer Deaton
Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Israel Broussard, Sophia Anne Caruso, Scott Cohen, John D'Leo
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3833520/

A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter

Zootopia

Release 2016

Genre Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family

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Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Writers: Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Rich Moore, Josie Trinidad, Jim Reardon, Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, Dan Fogelman
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2948356/

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

The Jungle Book

Release 2016

Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical

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Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Justin Marks, Rudyard Kipling
Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/

The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart.

The Masked Saint

Release 2016

Genre Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy

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Director: Warren P. Sonoda
Writers: Scott Crowell, Brett Granstaff
Stars: Brett Granstaff, Lara Jean Chorostecki, T.J. McGibbon, Diahann Carroll, Roddy Piper
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3103166/

A pastor and professional wrestler accepts a position at a struggling church where he helps the community both in his official capacity and as his alter ego The Saint.

Norm of the North

Release 2016

Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

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Director: Trevor Wall
Writers: Daniel Altiere, Steven Altiere, Malcolm T. Goldman, Jamie Lissow
Stars: Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Bill Nighy, Colm Meaney
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1594972/

When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.

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