TODAY | March 21, 2014
>>> with our reel moms who are here with their previews of the latest family films .
>> mother of three, tara mcnamara is a fan dango film mom, part of the nbc universal family.
>> suzanne ross has two children and is a lifestyle editor at family circle magazine.
>> and liz stern, founder of viva moms.com, three kids.
>> the muppet movie , by the way, we already -- look at kath's face, we had miss piggy on. and there was a throwdown. we already know what kath thinks of the movie. what do you think?
>> i hear the movie is adorable.
>> the most wanted movie family film in theaters this weekend. and big reason why is the story line of an evil kermit look-alike who takes over his life and sends kermit to prison while he goes and runs the --
>> like a prince and the pauper thing but the other way around.
>> yeah, yeah.
>> how does it compare to the other muppet movies?
>> they liked it more. more fun. tina fey is in it. all these wonderful cameos, usher, lady gaga . that's amusing for -- across the board.
>> all the kids except for the baby --
>> my 6-year-old turned to me and said, mom, this is the best one yet.
>> but he also likes -- everything involved with it, the puppets, the muppets, came to life, it was great. took us on a european tour throughout europe and it was -- the music and the cameos, ricky gervais , great.
>> three greats.
>> it is a musical and the music, the tunes are catchy. you lean in when you hear that.
>> all right, the next movie is "mr. peabody and sherman ." a lot of people have been waiting for this one.
>> it has been in the movies now for a couple of weeks.
>> it is still a hot ticket seller on fan dango. like number three. and it is from the little cartoon. you don't have to have known that to appreciate this. it is sherman , the most brilliant creature the world has ever known and his adopted human son sherman .
>> i love the relationship between the two of them.
>> it is about time travel . for me, it is about kind of, you know, experiencing history in a fun way, which can get kids to get engaged with history, that's a winner.
>> they're learning something too.
>> they are. they really do get a little broad scope, they go see leonardo da vinci and george washington . gets kids curious. it is a nice family story because families can look like anything. my dog can adopt a boy.
>> i love the theme of adoption between the two of them, that a dog can adopt a little boy , but a little boy can adopt a dog. it was just a really sweet movie --
>> anything goes today.
>> the last one is called "the birder's guide to everything".
>> a little more mature.
>> for tweens, i guess.
>> tell me about that.
>> the coming of age story available on demand today. it is kind of wants to be "stand by me," a teen grieving the loss of his mother, who takes his friends on a journey to find a rare bird . and so it is really about dealing with emotions. a lot of cursing in it, though.
>> there is?
>> there is a character who is, like, 16, and has raging hormones. for me, that character made it -- i didn't --
>> it didn't bother me. i thought was a tender coming of age story and hit on the loss and this child's father is remarrying and the emotions that go through that, are they addressing them.
>> a very real scenario.
>> 15 and up.
>> i'm a little more conservative than you.
>> i say 12 and up.
>> i didn't watch with my 10-year-old. i thought it was to -- to watch the beginning, i thought it was too old for him, i would say anywhere from 14 and above. but i think -- i told my nephews they should go watch it. i think it is a film --
>> sad commentary on our culture.
>> they said the characters were