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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES ABOUT? After a human-engineered virus wipes out millions of people and makes apes super-intelligent, desperate soldiers rage war on peaceful primates who just want to be left alone. (You can pre-order the film and the trilogy box set now). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Making a compelling argument that what story ...[Read More]

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN Family Movie Review

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN REVIEW (Grade: B+) I wish that the last Indiana Jones film had been this much fun! By switching increasingly out-of-touch producer George Lucas with landmark filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong), director Steven Spielberg has given us something truly extraordinary. Jackson, as producer, contributes the motion-capture wizardry that he utilized to bring ...[Read More]

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Family Movie Review

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Family Movie Review

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES REVIEW (GRADE: B+)  The 2011 summer movie season, which began with Thor (or perhaps Fast Five), comes to a satisfying close with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, an unasked-for prequel which nevertheless surprises as one of the better films of the summer. This is a film that many people will write off (after all, there’s nothing cool or sexy about apes), but tha ...[Read More]