- Deseret News - Friday, January 30, 2015

Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features department and OK.com.

In theaters: ‘Big Hero 6’

Parents Television Council states that the film is filled with “positive family values,” adding, “‘Big Hero 6’ is a delightful animated movie perfect for families and kids, packed with excitement, action and humor, but also with genuine emotion, character growth, heart and morality. … There is no content to concern parents in ‘Big Hero 6.’ … While the movie is filled with non-stop cartoon action, no guns are used … and there is little real ‘violence’ as such.” OK.com recommends the film for viewers ages 6 and older.

Amazon: ‘Chicken Little’

The Dove Foundation praised the colorful animations that bring these storybook characters to life and the positive themes portrayed, including “being open and talking to your parents about life’s obstacles and commitments to friendship,” that make this film more than just “fluff for the little ones.” OK.com recommends the film for viewers ages 5 and older.

Redbox: ‘Mom’s Night Out’

A group of moms leave the kids home with their husbands so they can enjoy a night out with the girls, until things go awry. Radio host Michael Medved referred to the film as “genuinely funny, but also sweet and touching with a half dozen well acted characters who are vivid and endearing.” OK.com recommends the film for viewers ages 5 and older.

Netflix: ‘Annie’ (1982)

A young orphan dreaming of having a family is temporarily adopted by a businessman hoping to improve his image. Parent Previews indicates that the thing families will likely enjoy most about this Broadway musical adaptation is the “catchy tunes” found on its soundtrack. OK.com recommends the film for viewers ages 7 and older.

Redbox: ‘Night at the Museum’

The Dove Foundation commends the film as a “funny and creative” portrayal of an “irresponsible father taking on responsibility and becoming a hero to his son” but warns that it contains action that may be too intense for younger children, including fighting and someone’s hair catching on fire. OK.com recommends the film for ages 7 and older.


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