Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

My family saw this movie at the Rave when it was first released and I must admit the reviews almost scared me away. Being a HUGE fan of Dustin Hoffman I decided to give in to the pleas of my daughters and give it a try. Was it a great movie? No. Was it a fun movie for the entire family? Most definitely. The performances of Hoffman, Natalie Portman, and Jason Bateman vary from adequate to fabulous in this tale of a magical toy store that becomes depressed. Both children and adults will dig the thousands of different toys that come to life. My gut feeling is that Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium will actually age better than many of the other family oriented movies being released in the past few years. 


Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Kevin King


I'm with you that it wasn't great, but it had a classic quality like "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" or "Willy Wonka".