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THE A-TEAM Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE A-TEAM ABOUT? Based on the hit 80's TV show of the same name, The A-Team finds a group of top-notch mercenaries working to clear their name from a wrongful charge and bring down the corrupt spies and military officials who put them in prison. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C) This is a film that had true potential: the casting is spot-on and t ...[Read More]

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ROBIN HOOD Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) I’m really on the fence with this one. On the one hand, Russell Crowe is an excellent Robin Hood (rent or buy here), compassionate, courageous, and he looks fierce firing a bow and arrow. On the other hand, this prequel to the classic tale barely scratches the surface of the things that make this story timeless. It plays more like any other mediev ...[Read More]

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SHERLOCK HOLMES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Sherlock Holmes here. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic crime-solver has been portrayed on film more than any other literary figure. The new version, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, has marketed the sleuth as an action hero instead of an intellectual. To my pleasant surprise, the film itself is true to its s ...[Read More]

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INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent Kingdom of the Crystal Skull here or buy the series on Bluray and DVD here. Jonathan's note: this film has not aged well for me. This review, written in the fervor of having a new Indy movie, is more favorable than what I would write today. I think Harrison Ford is great in this, but almost everything else in the movie doesn't work for me now ...[Read More]

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THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy The Forbidden Kingdom here.  If you expect me to hold a predisposed favorable bias toward a movie pairing Jackie Chan and Jet Li, you'd be right. Knowing that this film had a 7-minute brawl between these two icons, I was prepared to pay full admission for that one scene alone, even if the rest of the movie were total crap. To my surpri ...[Read More]