Family Movie Values

George Burns once said, “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
What would the late, great comedian think of “The Family” comprised of Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, who are quietly (but criminally) sidling up to the movie table this weekend? Will movie lovers from cities far and wide grant them the happiness of a top spot at the box office? Will ticket holders take a page from “Insidious Chapter 2” and find something satisfying among the sinister? “Riddick” sees right through those possessed evil spirits and possesses a few movie tricks up his Pitch Black sleeve to keep him, he hopes, among the box-office elite for the time being. Chances are “The Butler,” who clearly does not scare easily, will be around to serve politicians and politically correct moviegoers for a bit longer. “Planes” eventually have to come in for a (hopefully smooth) landing while “Instructions Not Included” keeps finding its way despite a lack of direction. Then there’s our favorite fake family crowing “We’re the Millers.” Are their conning days coming to a close?
Comedy keeps offering us surprises while animation remains an ageless crowd pleaser. Heroes and horrors, Millers, mob bosses, boy bands and butlers have united, forming their own large, loving family appearing locally at your favorite multiplex. It would be a crime to miss out on all that fun!


Author: Meg

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