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THE DARK KNIGHT Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy The Dark Knight here.  Though this film deserves a very long review, as I have so much to say about it, what more needs to be said than has already been mentioned by the nation's critics, who have contributed to The Dark Knight‘s whopping 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes? Some are saying it's better than Batman Begins, director Chri ...[Read More]

HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY Family Movie Review

HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Hellboy II: The Golden Army here.  If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. 2004's Hellboy was mostly a dull, plodding movie. Every once and a while there were flashes of potential from the creative team: a crackling one-liner, an iconic image, a piece of hard-hitting action, a great character moment. But on the whole, the whole ...[Read More]

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HANCOCK Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Hancock here. In short… Hancock was good. Not great. Not even close to great. But entertaining. Any movie that has Will Smith playing off of Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) has something good going for it right off of the bat. Some decent story development, some unexpected drama, some solid action, quite a bit of good comedy ...[Read More]

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THE INCREDIBLE HULK Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy The Incredible Hulk here.  After Director Ang Lee's (Sense and Sensibility, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) artsy-fartsy take on The Hulk tanked at the box office a few years ago, things looked dire for the big green dude. So what was in order? Recast the franchise, get a new director, and basically pretend the first one never happened ...[Read More]

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IRON MAN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) The Gist With hard-hitting action, unsentimental morality, and a fantastic dry wit (courtesy of a great script and Robert Downey Jr.'s excellent delivery), Iron Man is the perfect film to open the summer. Which isn't to say it's a ‘perfect film', but its so much fun you won't care. **** (out of five). PG-13 (bloodless but intense action viol ...[Read More]