Beauty and The Beast Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images In theaters March 17 OK for kids 8+ Reel Preview: 5 of 5 Reels
The beloved Disney tale gets a reboot on the big screen with a blend of live-action and CGI magic. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star as Belle and the Beast, with Luke Evans playing the role of Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, scores the film, which includes new recordings of original songs, as well as several new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. The film also stars Ian McKellen, Josh Gad (the voice of "Frozen's" Olaf), Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci, and Ewan McGregor (as Lumiére the candlestick).
The Boss Baby Rated PG for some mild rude humor In theaters March 31 OK for kids 6+ Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
DreamWorks Animation and the director of "Madagascar" invite you to meet a most unusual baby who wears a suit and speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. It's the hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. With a heartfelt message about the importance of family, this cute family film is fun for kids and grownups. Directed by Tom McGrath, the voice cast also includes Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Miles Bakshi.
Power Rangers Not yet rated In theaters March 24 OK for kids 8+ Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels
Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove -- and the world -- is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But they'll have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it's too late. The movie stars Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader, Elizabeth Banks, and Dacre Montgomery.
Jane's Reel Rating System One Reel - Even the Force can't save it. Two Reels - Coulda been a contender Three Reels - Something to talk about. Four Reels - You want the truth? Great flick! Five Reels - Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.