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Fall 2016 Family Flick Picks

Fall 2016 Family Flick Picks

Parents, the school year has begun and while Fall Break seems so far away, it’s just right around the corner. Might I suggest spending the weekend taking your little ones to the cinema? This season sees several promising Fall movies for kids, ranging from original films to adaptations of novels, to remakes of old classics. There are continuations of several beloved franchises and opening films of (hopefully) successful trilogies.

Looking for a theater to watch these flicks? We’ve compiled a list of local theaters and more about why you should enjoy movies as a family.

Take a look and see which films pique your interest, and look under “Also Recommended” for other films/books/games you might enjoy.

Suicide Squad

In Theaters Now, Rated PG-13
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Summary: DC Comics’ super-villains are recruited to perform black ops missions for the U.S. government in exchange for lesser sentences in this continuation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Also Recommended: Batman: the Animated Series and Justice League animated movies

Kubo and the Two Strings

In Theaters Now, Rated PG
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Summary: In this stop-motion animated film, a young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Also Recommended: Coraline, The Boxtrolls

Pete’s Dragon

In Theaters Now, Rated PG
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Summary: The adventures of Pete and his best friend Elliot, a dragon; a live-action remake of the 1977 animated Disney film.
Also Recommended: The 1977 original

Secret Life of Pets

In Theaters Now, Rated PG
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Summary: A spoiled terrier named Max’s life is turned upside down when his owner adopts a stray, Duke, whom Max instantly dislikes.
Also Recommended: Bolt, Chicken Run

Sausage Party

In Theaters Sept. 2, Rated R

The Wild Life

In Theaters Sept. 9, Rated PG
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Summary: A parrot recounts the tale of Robinson Crusoe and how he became stranded on a tropical island.
Also Recommended: the old TV series Gilligan’s Island


In Theaters Sept. 23, Rated PG
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Summary: Storks now deliver packages instead of babies, but must make an exception when an order for a baby appears.
Also Recommended: the Looney Tune’s shorts ‘Apes of Wrath’ and ‘Lambert the Sheepish Lion’

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

In Theaters Sept. 30, Rated PG-13
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Summary: Tim Burton directs this YA adaptation about a young boy who finds the mysterious Miss Peregrine and her home for children with extraordinary powers.
Also Recommended: the YA novel

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

In Theaters Oct. 7, Not Yet Rated
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Summary: Quiet teenager Rafe resolves to shake up his oppressive school by breaking every rule in the handbook.
Also Recommended: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club

A Monster Calls

In Theaters Oct. 21, Rated PG-13
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Summary: A boy befriends a tree monster and attempts to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness in this adaptation of the critically acclaimed children’s story.
Also Recommended: the original YA novel

Doctor Strange

In Theaters Nov. 4, Not Yet Rated
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Summary: The latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: an injured doctor becomes Sorceror Supreme and protects the world from inter-dimensional threats.
Also Recommended: the original comics series.


In Theaters Nov. 4, Not Yet Rated
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Summary: From the creators of Shrek, Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake star as music-loving Trolls who must save their home.
Also Recommended: Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

In Theaters Nov. 18, Not Yet Rated
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Summary: From J.K. Rowling, the adventures of a writer in a secret community of wizards and witches in New York City in this spinoff/prequel of Harry Potter.
Also Recommended: the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling’s book.


In Theaters Nov. 25, Not Yet Rated
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Summary: From Disney, a young woman with remarkable navigational talents sets sail for a fabled island with the legendary demi-god Maui.
Also Recommended: Spirited Away

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

In Theaters Dec. 16, Not Yet Rated
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Summary: Set before the events of the original Star Wars Episode IV, a Rebel operative attempts to steal the plans to the Death Star.
Also Recommended: the original trilogy, The Force Awakens


In Theaters Dec. 13, Not Yet Rated
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Summary: A koala bear named Buster hosts a singing competition along with his best friend to drum up business for his failing theatre.
Also Recommended: Son of Rambow

Assassin’s Creed

In Theaters Dec. 13, Not Yet Rated
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Summary: From the popular video game series, a man uncovers the memories on his ancient ancestor and discovers he is a descendant of a secret society of Assassins.
Also Recommended: the video game series

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