Entries Tagged as '1980s Childrens Movies'

Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

January 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY After watching “The Goonies” recently, my 9-year-old daughter has developed a taste for movies from my childhood. (Side note: did you know the actors who played Mikey and Mouth in “The Goonies” are now vegetarians?) So, on family movie night, we gave “Harry and the Hendersons” a whirl. I had forgotten that […]

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The Secret of NIMH (1982)

January 31st, 2012 · 6 Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY When a mama mouse living in a field must save her family from the plow, including her son who is stricken with pneumonia, she discovers a secret world of super-intelligent rats who have suffered at the hands of vivisectors (at the National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH) and are seeking […]

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The Fox and the Hound (1981)

August 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY “The Fox and the Hound” is classic Disney, in the best sense. In this 1980s animated film, the makers of “Bambi” are at it again, taking on hunting from the animals’ perspective. While some scenes are a little scary — the hunting scenes frightened my kiddo, as did a scene with […]

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The Little Mermaid (1989)

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY As a mom and a feminist, I’m not crazy that “The Little Mermaid” is premised on Ariel’s decision to leave her family and literally give up her voice for a man she’s only just met.  I worry what this teaches our daughters about love. That said, I’m the first to admit […]

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