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“Storks” movie is a Bundle of Joy

Once upon a time, all babies were delivered by enterprising, hard-working storks. It was a good system, but not the only system of acquiring adorably leaky bundles of joy. Apparently, there are other ways to get babies? Some of the more clever storks decided to abandon the baby factory in favor of creating a mega-store in the sky supplying every last delivery whim to the people of Earth. Storks is the latest animated offering from the Warner Animation Group, which created the cheeky, frantic, weird, hilarious The Lego Movie. If you liked it, you will fall in love with Storks. It never takes itself too seriously but manages to weave two solidly warm, embraceable stories together. Junior Stork (Andy Samburg) is up for a big promotion, but first he has to carry out the difficult job of firing...

Disney’s “The BFG” is Summer Movie Storytelling at Its Finest

So hold your breath, cross your fingers, here we go! ~ The BFG Imagine your childhood summer movie outings without “E.T the Extraterrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” the Indiana Jones films, “The Goonies,” “Gremlins,” “Back to the Future,” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” How boring. How uninspiring! What would have been on our lunchboxes or on our t-shirts? Thankfully, Steven Spielberg directed and/or produced some of the greatest family films of our time, staking a claim in our summer memories. He’s back. Now your kids can dabble in a bit of Spielbergian storytelling magic this summer. Disney’s “The BFG” opens on July 1st, 2016. Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved tale, Spielberg’s interpretation stays true to the whimsical, cheeky, perilous heart of the story. There is nothing like “The BFG” in theat...

Disney Pixar’s “Finding Dory” Floats into Summer with a Smile

We’ve waited thirteen years to find out what happened to Marlin, Nemo, and Dory after their big adventure. Did they live quietly ever after in their underwater paradise? Not according to Disney Pixar’s latest plunge into the depths of the Pacific Ocean. “Finding Dory” takes the beloved trio on a fresh journey, brimming with peril, familiar supporting characters, and wacky new faces. Ellen DeGeneres shines as she takes center stage. She hits the right balance of emotion and perfect comic timing as Dory feels the pull of memory and family. Themes of loss, confusion, and grief are treated gently, with honesty and love. What is a family? How do we find our way home when we aren’t sure where to begin? Because this is a family film, “Finding Dory” winds ...

Colorado Department of Human Services Co-Hosts Foster Care & Adoption Film Festival

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Office of Children Youth and Families (OCYF), in partnership with the Denver Film Society, is hosting the Colorado Foster Care and Adoption Film Festival Saturday, January 24.

Your 2013 Holiday Movie Preview

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the movie-house … Well, you get the picture. Starting Wednesday, movie theaters will be stuffed. And with a very few exceptions, turkeys don’t seem to be on the menu. Far from it. Here are some of the goods film studios — big and indie — are serving up this holiday season. “Black Nativity Writer-director Kasi Lemmons updates Harlem poet Langston Hughes’ 1961 Christmas musical with more than a little help from Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett. Jacob Latimore plays manchild Langston Cobbs, sent by his mother to her estranged parents’ home over the holiday. Nov. 27 Philomena Judi Dench enters the Oscar fray with this moving portrait of a birth mother searching for the son taken from her...

The New Sea Monsters IMAX opens September 18th at the DMNS

A couple weeks ago, the three of us were invited to a special sneak preview of the newest IMAX adventure at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Along with the invitation was the warning: “this film merits a PG rating for some intense wildlife images, including scenes of simulated predation.” So, of course, we decided to take Claire, our three year old, with us. It’s so hard to tell what is going to upset her and what isn’t. She watches all kinds of “nature” programs with us, and they always have the sharp edge of “predation.” I mean, everybody’s gotta eat. Right? Some scenes are a little harsher, and I do try to shield her from those. The dragon scene in “Sleeping Beauty” where Prince Phillip kills Maleficent? She hardly blinks an eye. The entire “Finding Nemo” movie? Traumatic expe...