Day: April 11, 2018

marriage

How to Grow Your Business While Strengthening Your Marriage

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT Entrepreneurs of necessity take risks in pursuit of financial independence, yet the largest risk is often that running a business can ruin your marriage. The long hours away from the family, the stress one brings home, and the financial strain have driven many couples apart. It’s compounded when spouses are business partners: the lines between marriage a ...[Read More]

ready player one

READY PLAYER ONE Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S READY PLAYER ONE ABOUT? The creator of the largest virtual reality world ever, called the OASIS, dies and leaves a challenge to anyone who can find three invisible keys that lead to a hidden Easter egg to win a fortune and ownership over the OASIS. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it is full of imagination, fun, action, romance, humor, and a moral lesson. Game on! (Rent or buy i ...[Read More]

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST Family Movie Review

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice Grade: B In a Nutshell: Just in time for the Easter season, this Christian movie brings Paul and Luke, both faithful followers of Jesus Christ, to the big screen with their unique friendship and affirming messages. (Pre-order it here) This PG-13 film is VERY heavy, dark, gory, and even depressing.  In that regard, it's very realistic. The film states at the end that is has been “ded ...[Read More]

pacific rim

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT WHAT’S PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING ABOUT? A decade after mankind triumphed over alien monsters, a new threat forces us to suit up in giant robot suits and fight back (Rent or buy it here) IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) Trading in Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam for John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, this “new generation” sequel lacks the directorial flourishes Guiller ...[Read More]

wrinkle in time

A WRINKLE IN TIME Family Movie Review

By Joel Hilton WHAT'S A WRINKLE IN TIME ABOUT? Based on the beloved novel by Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of Meg (Storm Reid) and her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) as they search through time and space to find their missing father (Chris Pine). Rent or buy it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: D) Fans of the book will probably be disappointed. There are a lot of changes ...[Read More]

early man

EARLY MAN Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S EARLY MAN ABOUT? When the peaceful lives of a group of cavemen is interrupted by a Bronze-age villain bent on turning the cavemen into slaves and their peaceful valley into an ore mine, an unexpected hero named Dug sets out to save his home and the people he loves. Rent or buy it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Early Man, created and produced by the same people who brough ...[Read More]

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PETER RABBIT Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S PETER RABBIT ABOUT? When a younger relative of the old Mr. MacGregor moves into the neighborhood, Peter Rabbit (with the help of his sisters and cousin) battle with him over the vegetables in his garden and the affections of the animal-lover who lives next door. Rent or buy it here here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) Surprisingly violent and full of edgy humor, the most conf ...[Read More]

black panther

BLACK PANTHER Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S BLACK PANTHER ABOUT? After his father’s death, T’Challa returns home to Wakanda to be crowned king. When a previously unknown enemy appears and threatens T’Challa’s nation and the world, he must figure out what kind of king he is before the destruction of everything he and his family stand for. Rent or buy it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Let’s start things off by talki ...[Read More]

the post

THE POST Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S THE POST ABOUT? Risking their careers and their freedom, Katharine Graham (the first female publisher of a major American newspaper) and colleague Ben Bradlee race to keep up with The New York Times to expose a massive government cover-up. Rent or buy it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) The Post may be set in the early 1970’s but don’t let that fool you into believing that ...[Read More]

PADDINGTON 2 Family Movie Review

PADDINGTON 2 Family Movie Review

By Justin Lozada Paddington 2 (pre-order it here) is the sequel and follow up film to 2014’s surprise hit, Paddington. The film, directed by Paul King, proved to be a sleeper box office hit with children and adults. How does the second film hold up compared to the first? IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) To be honest, I am not too familiar with the original source material by author, Michael Bond.  I was ...[Read More]