The House With A Clock in Its Walls

The House With A Clock in Its Walls

DVD - 2018
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A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: Ju DVD F HOU
Characteristics: digital, rdatr
optical, rdarm
surround, stereo, rdacpc
Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0
video file, rdaft
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Dec 04, 2019

This dvd kept skipping over damaged areas so much it was unwatchable.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Oct 01, 2019

Cute for families, especially around Halloween.

Sep 13, 2019

NOT a kids movie!
About halfway through, the story shows "black magic" and only gets more demonic about witchcraft until the end. Even has graphic images of the devil. It has a Goosebumps feel, but a little too dark to suggest for young children. Parental guidance is suggested or don't watch it.

Aug 24, 2019

I thought this would be more steampunk esk but it was more of an eccentric 50's feel. The pacing seemed really slow but the movie was different enough that I wanted to finish but also struggled to not turn it off. Definitely a dark magic feel vs "good" fun magic like previews led me to believe. Seems to speak towards children but probably older children as there was some language and content I wouldn't want them expose to yet.

Jul 23, 2019

Enjoyable enough. Great sets. Probably geared more to a children's audience, thus the lack of any real grit. The third act felt a bit rushed, but overall not too shabby.

Jul 12, 2019

I liked this movie. Funny, exciting, good movie. It shows that it’s ok to be yourself and don’t listen to people who don’t like you for you. If you like magic, family, friendship and Jack Black, then this is the movie to see. I would see it multiple times and sad I missed it on the big screen. It was a movie worth the ticket price.

Jul 05, 2019

this was a good movie. i liked that it was like goosebumps kinda

Jun 15, 2019

I enjoyed this one ....maybe not as much as others but I still enjoyed it

Jun 02, 2019

May apply to children more but I found the movie to be boring. Kept falling asleep on the couch and also notice there is a lot going on in the movie in which it seems the writer or director took it from other movies but it just does not flow. The movie just jumps all over the place. To me it was a waste of my time watching it.

May 28, 2019

Children's movie. I like Cate Blanchett but only ever liked Jack Black in "Jumunji Welcome To The Jungle." The set design in this movie is fantastic. The story is not meant for adults - at least not for me. As an adult, worth watching once just to satisfy the curiosity about the clock. Or, better, save some couch potato time & just read the synopsis.

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May 19, 2019

violet_panda_1400 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

FriendsDragonsCats44 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Feb 24, 2019

reypotter06 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

oinessj Feb 10, 2019

oinessj thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Jan 25, 2019

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May 01, 2019

A decent movie nothing horrible about it. Kinda reminds me of the Adams Family?

you use the litterbox people laughed i did too i didn't laughed in a good way cause a man kept telling me to be quiet i never heard beffy of swans people laughed the cat trun to a rainbowcat i think people laughed a guy went up the chair sounded like a goose i said i think somethings burng hes sleeping but he didn't care the man i thought he was talking to himslef not a lady when he flips the covers over the bed i said it's just like merry poppins i saw Merry Poppins retruns in teathers i have a Golden class colletcion of Merry Poppins on vhs the mouth is sad in teathers and now when the boy said he'll find his friend a curvbook spell i said what hes showing it to him then his friend wants to see whats in the shelve a lady laughed she said brad your back hair i didn't see he has a bear on the nighttable in teathers untill now when she said well you found it i thought she is mean but my brother said its his mom my dad knew a guy is gonna be there and we said see i told you i didn't see he was sitting near in teathers after he read the book i was like nothing then the sound made me jump he's coming home and play made me laugh at home she asked him if thats she asked him if thats enugh to keep issic out oh yes maybe people laughed she said if they found him who raised him from the dead they are gonna be very sorry and i said he did it i didn't know she is gonna bring choccolate chip cookies when a bag said woody i said woody remines me of Toy Story people laughed that the bag had lessice cream but then he had more by magic then less everyone laughed when johnathin hit the table all the gumballs flew out in the store and she said will take the gumballs too people laughed i heard lord magic not blood magic i didn't know she is really a black lady and skinny and she said she killed the really mess handshake she is really bad it made me scared chageing into his mother it made people laughed that johathin was pushed up the window and flaria put a coatrack up his butt when i saw his tongue i said ew in teathers when he said son of i thought he will say a b word when he said with the help of a friend we laughed when he saw his face when he said so creepy people laughed i thought he will say cause you cheatted not you genus it scared when a boy stand grab his leg i said it remies me of Goosebumps 2 the movie a man beside me was laughing i wanted too laugh but i could't cause he kept telling me to be quiet he laugh when he's crying as he was crying a man was still laughing i didn't think its funny and a man laughed that he peed i just said weaird i didn't think it's funny hes son was crying at a scary part it was this part with a man laughing i think i said in theathers was hes young people laughed a man laughed that jack said don't tell florace about the baby bady i kind of laughed but i really didn't feel like it cause he made me sad when the griffin pooped on the chair people laughed bad kitty use the litterbox i laughed she said cleanily there is more then one child here eat up i said a crying chair and i kind of did laugh.

oinessj Feb 10, 2019

Do not watch this with kids under 10 at minimum. I watched this with my 5 and 8 year old and we were all terrified. When the demon licks an open wound on the hand of a dead person, that was it, off it went and my kids haven't slept in days since. NOT A KIDS MOVIE!!!


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Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are some frightening scenes with monsters, demons, and dolls. I would recommend kids no younger than 12 watch this show.


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