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Kids’ Summer Challenge: Make a Short Film that Scares Us!

Last Friday, we screened Jaws and In the Heat of the Night as part of our Summer Film Fest. Afterwards, the kids said that both movies were “scary.” So, we got to comparing how these movies chilled us to the bone. Sure, Jaws had its shark and its shark music. But the shots of the crowds […]

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The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week 3: Rear Window and Rashomon

Our Family Film Fest Continues with two “crime” stories, quite different in style – or are they? First up is one of our family’s favourite summer murder mysteries, Hitchcock’s, Rear Window [1954]. Next on the list is a movie which came out in Japan 4 years previous to the Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon [1950]. This film tells the […]

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Backyard Summer Film Fest 2015 : Our Family’s Picks

Summer of Funner 2014 is coming to a close. And so is our Backyard Campout Week! You know what that means…. It’s time for our Backyard Summer Film Fest! Last week, I asked everyone in the family to pick two summer movies that they’d love to see outside. Tonight, and over the next two nights […]

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Film Fest Wrap-Up

Our Family Film Fest is over for the Summer! Here’s a look at the films we caught this summer to go along with our theme of Super-Anatomy in Space and Time! First Views Dark Passage [1947] The Man Without a Body [1957] The Goonies [1985] Unbreakable [2000] Treasure Island [1950] Treasure Island [1972] Treasure Island [1990] […]

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Family Film Fest Update

July is almost over! And this means we’re already at the half-way point of our Summer of Funner! With this in mind, we thought that we’d keep you posted on the progress of our Family Film Fest. Here’s a list of the movies that we’ve watched so far! As you can see, there’s a bit of […]

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Watch Unbreakable and Sample Peanut Butter Nutella “All Thumbs” Cookies

Last night’s Family Film Fest selection was M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable. The kids really enjoyed the comic book angle and the way that Bruce Willis’s character, David Dunn, comes to understand his physical capabilities as heroic qualities. They weren’t so keen, in the end, as to exactly how he came to these conclusions.  Still, the kids’ dissatisfaction led to […]

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Film Fest Night One: Dark Passage and The Man Without a Body

Summer of Funner Family Film Fest 2014: Super-Anatomy in Space and Time Night One: Double Feature! Dark Passage (1947) and The Man Without a Body (1957)  Happy Independence Day to all of our Friends and family in the USA!  This year’s Summer of Funner is all about the fabulous ABILITY of the human body and […]

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Summer of Funner Film Festival 2013: Dystopian and Urban Films

Last year, we had quite a formal Summer Film festival. We made tickets and produced a “Film Review” worksheet for the kids.  This year, our Film Festival was fairly casual, but we still managed to produce quite a dialogue about each movie. There was a nice mix between new, popular releases and older classics. Many […]

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Summer of Funner 2012 Film Festival

Since this edition of the Summer of Funner is coming to a close, we thought we’d use our final post to list the movies that we saw and “reviewed” this summer. The theme of this Summer’s Movies was “Colourful Movies.”  This year, we added a few new releases to the mix. And, for the at home movies, we made some […]

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Kids’ Movie Reviews

July 20, 2012 Each summer, my husband chooses a list of films for us to watch, once per week. We call this our “Summer of Funner Film Festival.”  The last few years have featured classic Marx Brothers films, Fred and Ginger dance pics, Philo Vance flicks, and a bit of old fashioned Shakespeare. This year’s […]

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