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despicable me 3

DESPICABLE ME 3 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Reformed supervillain Gru is tempted by his long-lost brother to return to a life of crime. (Pre-order it here). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) While not the surprise that the original film was, Despicable Me 3 reclaims the biting wit that launched the franchise. That wit was largely missing from the second film and the Minions spino ...[Read More]

CARS 3 Family Movie Review

CARS 3 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Cars 3 here. WHAT’S CARS 3 ABOUT? After finding himself outpaced by younger racers, Lightning McQueen stages a comeback. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Rebounding from the abysmal Cars 2, this finale bring the story full circle to the things that made the underrated first film so meaningful: charm, heart, and inspiration. A few laugh-out-l ...[Read More]

captain underpants

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent Captain Underpants here or buy it from our store! WHAT’S CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS ABOUT? Two boys hypnotize their surly principal into acting like a made-up superhero. Based on the popular book series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) For its first 20 minutes, Captain Underpants is exceptional. High-spirited and surprisingly witty, the film brilliantly c ...[Read More]

clone wars

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS ABOUT? Buy Star Wars: The Clone Wars here.  Anakin Skywalker takes on an apprentice and fights to rescue a kidnap victim in this animated film, taking place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. This film launched the far-superior animated series. Both the film and the series are available to ...[Read More]

WALL-E Family Movie Review

WALL-E Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) I loved it, loved it, loved it. From the visuals to the characters to the story to the comedy to the surprisingly deep morality, this is a fantastic movie, even if you don’t have any whippersnappers with you. Surprisingly touching, poignantly romantic (I know, it’s about robots, but…you have to see it to understand). Previously, ...[Read More]

kung fu panda

KUNG FU PANDA Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) In short…it’s awesome. Kung Fu Panda is the best CGI-animation movie since The Incredibles. Clever writing, gorgeous animation, fun action, and stellar vocal work by Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, and…(drumroll please)…Jackie Chan! The latter lends a feel of authenticity to this kung-fu themed flick ...[Read More]