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JUSTICE LEAGUE Family Movie Review

JUSTICE LEAGUE Family Movie Review

By Thomas Olsen WHAT’S IT ABOUT? After gaining back his hope back in humanity, Batman enlists the help of other superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg to stop a looming threat to the planet.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) The Justice League is finally here and, while the film has its flaws, I am very happy to say that it’s an absolute blast! The previous DC films (with the ...[Read More]

ARRIVAL Family Movie Review

ARRIVAL Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S ARRIVAL ABOUT? A linguist and a physicist work with the military to communicate with extraterrestrials and determine their intentions. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Artistic, well-acted, and tremendously moving, Arrival is smart sci-fi in the league of Contact and Gattaca. Avoid spoilers at all costs; discovering the narrative surprises and th ...[Read More]

batman v. superman

BATMAN v. SUPERMAN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE ABOUT? Bruce Wayne, fearing Superman's power should the Man of Steel go bad, plans a preemptive strike, goaded on by Lex Luthor's manipulations. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C-) Cinematically gorgeous, with terrific action and a perfect cast, Batman v. Superman- Dawn of Justice is nevertheless a misfire on par ...[Read More]

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE Family Movie Review

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE Family Movie Review

REVIEW (GRADE: B-) Lightweight (but satisfying) as a family drama, and perhaps a bit too predictable in its screenplay, Trouble With the Curve succeeds due largely to the charm of, and chemistry between, its actors. Clint Eastwood stars as an aging baseball scout with failing eyesight. Amy Adams is his hardworking daughter, an attorney who jeopardizes partnership in her firm to help her dad keep t ...[Read More]

THE MUPPETS Family Movie Review

THE MUPPETS Family Movie Review

THE MUPPETS REVIEW (GRADE: B+) Powered by fun music, a slew of celebrity cameos, and a clever script by star Jason Segel that taps into the essence of the old Muppet charm, this new film is a delightful return for the family entertainment icons, originally created by Jim Henson. Co-starring Amy Adams (channeling the wholesome earnestness that made her so likable in Enchanted), this new tale finds ...[Read More]