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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Family Movie Review

By Tim Wilde What’s Ralph Breaks the Internet About? On his journey to become true hero, Wreck-It Ralph first broke the young Princess Vanellope’s heart and then he saved her game by breaking Diet Cola Mountain (I cried in both scenes). Now, Ralph and Vanellope are back in their sequel to once again save the arcade game Sugar Rush… by breaking stuff; Hence the title, Ralph Breaks the Interne ...[Read More]

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SPIDER-MAN Revisited: The Original Trilogy

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) With the franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, getting good buzz and arriving in theaters next week, I thought it time to take a retrospective look at Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, which arguably kicked the current superhero craze into high gear. While it’s true that Bryan Singer’s X-Men (2000) got the ball rolling, it was the en ...[Read More]

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RANGO Review

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) Don’t let the ads fool you: Rango is a Western first and a family film second. The film is almost entirely devoid of cuteness; in its place is a gritty and psuedo-realistic portrayal of the American West. The landscapes are desolate and harsh, yet beautiful, and the same can be said of the characters. Like True Grit a few months ago, Rango r ...[Read More]

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PRINCE OF PERSIA Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Though fairly violent by Disney standards, Prince of Persia (rent or buy it here) is nonetheless an agreeable fantasy adventure, recommended for families with older children and teenagers. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who also brought us the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Prince of Persia is not as good as the first film in that series, but su ...[Read More]