A new Joe Dante movie is something to be celebrated -- the man has delivered close to a dozen classics near and dear to filmdom, many of them catered to family-friendly audiences. For his first theatrical release since 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action
, he went with what seemed to be a picture right up his alley: A single mom and her two sons move into a house with a strange hole in the basement that brings out your worst fears…all filmed in 3D. Since Dante is a major B-movie obsessive, the idea of him working in a schlocky three-dimensional playpen only makes sense. Sadly, the picture is just too mild for its own good.
Chris Massoglia and Nathan Gamb...