- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
The 2006 Dad and Lad-ee Awards
As we enter 2007, Lad and I thought it might be fun to take a look back at 2006. Last year was one in which Hollywood showed a nice rebound from a poor 2005. While most critics agree the quality of movies were not on par with prior years, there were many excellent family films to fill our plate.
So, we are proud to introduce the Dad and Lad-ees: an Oscar-type award given in various categories based on votes from both Lad and myself. After days of consideration and many debates back and forth, we awarded the following with the Golden Lad-ee.
Best Family Film
Dad: "Charlotte's Web"
Lad: "Night at the Museum"
Best Animated Feature Film
Lad: "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown"
Worst Family Film
Dad: "Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties"
Lad: "Click" (marketing of this movie was misleading)
Dad: "Talladega Nights" (maybe a little edgy for children under 10, but it was hilarious)
Lad: "Over the Hedge"
Best Film for Dads to Take Their Sons to
Lad: "Flushed Away"
Favorite Character in a Family Film:
Dad: Charlotte (voiced by Julia Roberts) in "Charlotte's Web"
Lad: Larry Daley played by Ben Stiller in "Night at the Museum"
Funniest Character in a Family Film
Dad: Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) in "Cars"
Lad: Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo) in "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown"
Favorite Hero in a Family Film
Dad: It's a tie: Superman played by Brandon Routh in "Superman Returns" and Wolverine played by Hugh Jackman in "X-Men: The Last Stand"
Favorite Villain in a Family Film
Dad: Boingo (voiced by Andy Dick) in "Hoodwinked"
Lad: Davy Jones played by Bill Nighy in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
Most Disappointing Family Film