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Family Review: HOBBS AND SHAW is Dumb, Funny, and Exciting

Family Review: HOBBS AND SHAW is Dumb, Funny, and Exciting

By Trina Boice Reposted with permission of The Movie Review Mom WHATS HOBBS AND SHAW ABOUT? Spies. Tough guys. Weapons. The end of the world. This adrenaline-packed action comedy is a spin-off and number eight in the Fast & the Furious franchise. You don’t need to have seen any of the Fast & the Furious movies before to enjoy this movie; it works as a stand-alone film. If you’re a Dwayne Johnson o ...[Read More]

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT Family Movie Review

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT Family Movie Review

By Justin Lozada After 22 years and over the course of five films, one would think the Mission: Impossible film franchise would be running on fumes by now. Fans of the franchise can rest assured that is definitely not the case as the latest offering, Mission: Impossible – Fallout makes its way to the multiplex. Fallout is many things to include the culmination of events that started in the previou ...[Read More]

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TOMB RAIDER Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT'S TOMB RAIDER ABOUT? Set seven years after her father’s disappearance, Lara Croft (now 21), journeys to his last known destination to find out what happened to him. (Rent or buy it here) IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C) Based on the 2013 video game reboot of the same name, I know that there were many high hopes for this reboot. Unfortunately, the studio sacrificed the making of a ...[Read More]

GEOSTORM Family Movie Review

GEOSTORM Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S GEOSTORM ABOUT? When a series of extreme weather events threaten the human race, world leaders come together to create a network of satellites that control the world climate. When the satellites start glitching it’s up to a team of scientists to discover what is going wrong before worldwide storms wipe out the planet. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C) With a name like Geostorm, y ...[Read More]

FATE OF THE FURIOUS Family Movie Review

FATE OF THE FURIOUS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent  or buy The Fate of the Furious here. WHAT'S THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS ABOUT? The government-sanctioned team of street-racing thieves and mercenaries is thrown into turmoil when their leader, Dom, appears to throw in his lot with a villainess. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) The Fast and the Furious is a franchise based on big, dumb fun that grew m ...[Read More]

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN ABOUT? A town hires seven warriors to defend them from an oppressive tyrant. Remake of the 1960 film (which was itself a remake of Seven Samurai). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt lead a diverse cast of heroes in this hard-hitting Western. Only a few characters have any depth; the supporting ...[Read More]

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JASON BOURNE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S JASON BOURNE ABOUT? The formerly amnesiac superspy is drawn out by an assassination plot designed to trade freedom for security. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) Not a bad film as much as an unnecessary one, Jason Bourne can't escape feeling like an extended epilogue to the much-better story that proceeded it, despite being well-acted and well-m ...[Read More]

LEGEND OF TARZAN Family Movie Review

LEGEND OF TARZAN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE LEGEND OF TARZAN ABOUT? Eight years after leaving the jungle, John Greystoke (AKA Tarzan) returns with his wife Jane to foil a slavery plot. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) An old-school-meets-new-school adventure in the vein of The Mask of Zorro and Quigley Down Under, this newest screen interpretation of the Tarzan legend benefits greatly ...[Read More]

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SPECTRE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S SPECTRE ABOUT? James Bond faces off with the nefarious criminal superpower SPECTRE for the first time in Daniel Craig's tenure (and the first time in the franchise since 1971's Diamonds Are Forever). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) After taking bold chances with Casino Royale and Skyfall (two of the series' best installments), Spectre delivers w ...[Read More]

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E ABOUT? During the Cold War, rival Soviet and American spies team up to stop a greater threat. Based on the classic television series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-). The Man From U.N.C.L.E is a clear case of style over substance, but what style! Director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) has crafted a film that, a few modern ...[Read More]