Check out this week’s Catholic Weekend with the usual crew of friends, minus Steve, who was out galavanting at football homecomings. You’d think he was a bandgeek or something.
So many things to talk about in this week’s show, and one of them is for my nieces and nephews — a fun animated film that had me laughing, and I’m an old curmudgeon.
Most of today’s movie-going audience is primed for the blockbuster Pixar films, but there’s a place for simple story lines and cute animated characters. A good story engages children’s imaginations, and this movie, Under Wraps, will do it. That’s why it’s my Pick of the Week.
And just in time for Halloween, too, if you’re looking for something to stick with the scary theme, but not so scary that the little ones can’t watch.
Under Wraps tells the story of a not-too-typical family of archeologists who happen to be struggling with some very typical family drama: a teen-aged daughter too connected to her cell phone to interact with the family, and an adventurous younger son who wants very much to fit in and prove that he can contribute to the family, but falters a little because of his clumsiness.
Add an unlikely villain, an accidental Mummy’s Curse — complete with hilarious Mummy King, and some zombie parents who keep losing body parts, and you’ve got about an hour’s worth of family entertainment.
Pass the popcorn.
Check out other family-friendly fare at Arc Entertainment.
MPAA RATING PG
DIRECTOR Gordon Crum
CAST Brooke Shields, Drake Bell, Matthew Lillard
STUDIO 2014 Arc Entertainment