The Dude

How The Dude Answers Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Life

It’s 20 years since The Big Lebowski was first released in cinemas – the story of eternal slacker The Dude, who gets caught up in a web of kidnap, a peed-on rug, nihilism, bowling paederasts, severed toes, and fucking strangers in the ass (“You see what happens, Larry?!”) Played by Jeff Bridges, The Dude (AKA […]

PG films

7 ‘PG’ Rated Films (And A ‘U’) I Won’t Let My Kids Watch

PG films? Turns out ‘parental guidance’ doesn’t always mean family-friendly… Not too long ago, I gave a few thoughts on the tricky subject of deciding what entertainment is or is not suitable for your child. As I noted at the time, it isn’t always so simple as just going by the BBFC ratings and assuming […]

Forgotten Movie Toy Lines From The 1980s & 1990s

How many of these movie toys from the 1980s and 90s did you play with? Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us has been a blast of nostalgic brilliance. There’s nothing Age of Dad enjoys more than wallowing in the plastic moulded glories of yesteryear. But while The Toys That Made Us has episodes dedicated […]

Star Wars Characters Who Should Get A Spin-Off

10 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve A Spin-Off Before Obi-Wan

There could be a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works, but there are other Star Wars characters who should get a spin-off first, says Chris Edwards. A bit like a chesty cough, the rumours of Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi just won’t go away. And now that an […]

Scrapped Pixar Ideas

7 Amazing Ideas Scrapped By Pixar

Pixar has shaped many a childhood (and adulthood) and continues to be the benchmark in feature animation. It’s baffling to think that Toy Story was released nearly 23 years ago, with the company – now owned by Disney (which now owns pretty much everything) – having no less than 16 Oscars to its name, and […]

All The Things You Have To Watch To Make It A Proper Christmas, According To Dads

It’s Christmas once again, which means – as much as anything else – a chance to sit down and watch all your favourite Xmas movies and TV specials, as you do every single year. (Hey, it’s a time for tradition!) But Christmas means something different to everyone, and we all have our own version of the age-old […]

When Is Your Child Old Enough To Watch Films Rated Higher Than PG?

Some of us movie fans grew up watching horror and violent movies. But should we let our own kids do the same? It’s a scene which will no doubt prove familiar to a great many parents. My wife and I had just got done binge-watching Stranger Things Season Two, and I thought of our eldest […]

Justice League review

Justice League Review

Stefan Pape with Age of Dad’s official Justice League review. It’s fair to say that Suicide Squad has been widely recognised, and ultimately considered, to be absolutely rubbish. Conversely, Wonder Woman was critically lauded, tapping into the imaginations, and hearts, of parents and children across the world. So intrigue as to where Justice League falls […]

10 Reasons Horror In The 1980s Was The Best

With Stranger Things 2 about to transport us to an Upside Down of terrifyingly brilliant nostalgia, we look at 10 greatest things about 1980s horror. Being a teenage fright fan in the early 1990s, my first port of call for all things scary was 1980s horror – the good, bad and every variation in-between. Who […]

Say Never Again: Why Daniel Craig Shouldn’t Return As James Bond

As Die Another Day reached its climax – Pierce Brosnan in a shed, weirdly sticking diamonds in Halle Berry’s navel while looking too excited for his own good – there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Bond had all got a bit too stupid. The Invisible Car, the CGI parachute tidal wave, and John […]