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KUNG FU PANDA 3 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S KUNG FU PANDA 3 ABOUT? Po (Jack Black) reunites with his birth father, connects with a secret community of pandas, and battles an immortal nemesis. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) I've always been impressed by the care and craftsmanship that goes into these Kung Fu Panda movies. The concept suggests easy humor and lazy storytelling, and Dreamwor ...[Read More]

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KUNG FU PANDA 2 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker KUNG-FU PANDA 2 REVIEW (GRADE: A): The original Kung-Fu Panda marked the beginning of Dreamwork Animation Studios bid to out-Pixar Pixar. This is to say that Dreamworks, known at that point for silly animated adventures, began to display sophistication and real heart in its films and storytelling. After wowing us with the fantastic How to Train Your Dragon, it opted to give us a ...[Read More]

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SALT Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) Salt, the female answer to the James Bond and Jason Bourne franchises, is an entertainingly absurd espionage film starring Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent who may or may not be doubling as a Russian spy. Jolie displays a nice range of emotion here and does most of her own impressive stunt-work in the film's many chase and fight scenes. The numerous ...[Read More]

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KUNG FU PANDA Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) In short…it's awesome. Kung Fu Panda is the best CGI-animation movie since The Incredibles. Clever writing, gorgeous animation, fun action, and stellar vocal work by Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, and…(drumroll please)…Jackie Chan! The latter lends a feel of authenticity to this kung-fu themed flick, but ...[Read More]