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THE MUMMY Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Buy The Mummy on Bluray/DVD here or rent/buy it on Instant Video here. WHAT’S THE MUMMY ABOUT? A soldier-of-fortune unearths a cursed mummy, unleashing evil and drawing the attention of an agency that fights monsters. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) Expectation is everything. By the time I saw The Mummy it was sitting ugly at 15% on Rotten Tomatoes. I ...[Read More]

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47 METERS DOWN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Thriller finds two sisters running out of oxygen and surrounded by man-eaters when their shark cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) If you can embrace that this film has more in common with fictional monster movies than actual shark behavior (or scuba diving, for that matter), it’s a real nail-biter. ...[Read More]

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THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor here or buy the entire Brendan Frasier Mummy trilogy here. New director. New locale (China). Jet Li as the villain. Michelle Yeoh helping the heroes. New actress playing Brendan Fraser’s wife. Abominable snowman. And yet, this all feels so familiar. We’ve seen it done before (and better) in th ...[Read More]

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THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy The X-Files: I Want to Believe here. OR purchase the entire set of nine TV seasons and two films here.  I don’t know why this was so poorly reviewed by critics generally. Perhaps people were expecting this to finally tie up all the loose plot threads the show left undone. Instead, this is a standalone suspense mystery that plays ...[Read More]