Alexander’s Bad Day

Finally, a family comedy that’s funny, clever, well acted, clean for the most part,  and full of that old-fashioned Disney Magic. Crosswalk.com says this … If not for the omnipresent iPhones, the otherwise delightfully retro Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day could pass for something very early Disney, like maybe The Shaggy Dog or even Honey I Shrunk the Kids with better acting. Based on the popular grade-school book with the same title, Alexander successfully maintains the spirit of Judith Viorst’s original 20-page story while incorporating plenty of sitcom hi-jinx to help bulk it up to … Continue reading Alexander’s Bad Day

Walter Mitty, A New Classic

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the 2013 version with Ben Stiller, was fun and adventurous and a flat-out great movie. I watched this movie a few nights ago with my entire family (that includes me, my wife, and four kids ages 9, 11, 22, and 24), and I’m happy to report that all 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m the oldest of the bunch so I did the duty of explaining to everyone else that this was a remake of a classic movie. I explained to everyone that the original was a story about a man who escapes his … Continue reading Walter Mitty, A New Classic

Family Friendly Movies – I Recommend

Finding family friendly movies that the whole family will enjoy is getting more and more difficult, as our choices become fewer and fewer. The number of PG and G rated movies that come out every year is decreasing as Hollywood and movie audiences gravitate towards PG-13 rated movies. Some of my favorite memories with my family have been times that we’ve all enjoyed a movie together. Over the years, I’ve learned that there are only a select few movies that fit the criteria to be called a Cahan Favorite. These criteria are as follows: 1. They must be free of … Continue reading Family Friendly Movies – I Recommend