In my short time as a film critic, I have discovered one thing that seems to remain constant; no matter how I feel about them, children’s films are the hardest to write about.

I haven’t figured out the why yet, but for some reason, good, bad or just mediocre, the words don’t fly for me like they normally do. But, one way or another, my thought on “Zathura: A Space Adventure” will be written. God help us all.

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Phoebe in Wonderland

Go see “Phoebe in Wonderland.”

I understand if you’re a little turned off by the cutesy premise of a little girl who imagines herself a modern-day Alice in Wonderland after getting the lead in her school play. But if you promise to keep reading, I’ll let you in on a secret.

Still with me? That’s not what the movie is really about.

I know, a trailer lied to us! Shocker.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

One month after its release, I finally got to see “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Yeah!!!!!!!!!!

For an HP super-fan, that was quite the wait. And while I’m still thrilled to pieces that David Yates has taken the reins of the series (and will direct the last two movies), HBP wasn’t as good as “Order of the Phoenix.”

Lots to love here though.

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