Browsing the archives for the Children’s film tag

The Spy Next Door (2010)

Country: United States Director: Brian Levant Starring: Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Madeline Carroll, Will Shadley, Alina Foley, Magnús Scheving, Billy Ray Cyrus Music: David Newman I blame Arnold Schwarzenegger and the film Kindergarten Cop for all the ‘tough-guys with kids’ films. Since then we’ve had Vin Diesel as The Pacifier, The Rock as The Tooth […]

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Double O Kid (1992)

Country: United States Director: Duncan McLachlan Starring: Corey Haim, Brigitte Nielson, Wallace Shawn, Nicole Eggert, Basil Hoffman, John Rhys-Davies, Karen Black, Anne Francis, Seth Green Music: Misha Segal In the last twenty years, writing for children’s television, films and books has changed quite dramatically – thankfully for the better. In days of yore, only a […]

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Jonny Quest: Jonny’s Golden Quest (1992)

Country: United States Director: Don Lusk, Paul Sommer Voices: Will Estes, Don Messick, Granville Van Dusen, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Paulsen, Meredith McCrae, Jo Beth Williams Music: John Debney The animated series and character Jonny Quest have been brought to the televison screen on numerous occasions. First was in the mid sixties, where Tim Matheson provided […]

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Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century

Directors: Robert Brousseau, Paul Quinn, Scott Hemming Voices: Jason Gray-Stanford, John Payne, Akiko Morison, Richard Newman Music: Eric Allaman Based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle Regular readers will have noticed that I tend to write television or film reviews rather than DVD reviews. I prefer to look at the show rather than how […]

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Where Rodents Dare (1996)

Directed by Greg Reyna & Dave Marshall Voice actors: Maurice La Marche, Rob Paulsen Forget Blofeld, Dr Evil or Fu Manchu; when it comes to evil geniuses who plan to take over the world, the is only one true master – he is the Brain. The Brain is a laboratory mouse, who through ghastly experimentation […]

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Condorman (1981)

Directed by Charles Jarrott Michael Crawford, Barbara Carrera, Oliver Reed, James Hampton, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Dana Elcar, Robert Arden Music by Henry Mancini Condorman is a Disney children’s spy film. It does have one or two good set pieces, but on the whole it’s a pretty sloppy affair. The film opens in Paris. Woody Wilkins, a […]

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Double Agent (1987)

Directed by Mike Vejar Michael McKean, John Putch, Susan Walden, Christopher Burton, Judith Jones, Lloyd Bochner, Alexa Hamilton Music by Alf Clausen Double Agent was a Disney Television movie, and while it is enjoyable in it’s way, it doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. The film starts with confident, cool secret agent Jason […]

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If Looks Could Kill (1991)

Director: William Dear Starring: Richard Grieco, Gabrielle Anwar, Linda Hunt, Roger Rees, Robin Bartlett, Roger Daltrey Music: David Foster The film opens with a graduation ceremony at Edsel High School. Arriving late and wearing headphones is Michael Corben (Richard Grieco). Corben is a wise-ass, under achieving American teenager, who on his forth attempt at graduating, […]

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Stormbreaker (2006)

Director: Geoffrey Sax Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Sarah Bolger, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Damian Lewis, Missi Pyle, Andy Serkis, Ewan McGregor, Robbie Coltrane Based on the book by Anthony Horrowitz The Alex Rider series of books (6 so far) by Anthony Horrowitz have been enormously successful, so it was inevitable that they […]

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