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OCEAN’S 8 Family Movie Review

OCEAN’S 8 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker WHAT'S OCEAN'S 8 ABOUT? The sister of con artist Danny Ocean puts together an all-female crew to pull off a jewel heist. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) First things first: the cast is excellent. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rihanna, along with everyone else, are clearly having fun and bring a significant amoun ...[Read More]

other side of heaven

Director Mitch Davis Talks THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) This week marks 15 years since the theatrical release of The Other Side of Heaven, the lush and engaging Latter-day Saint missionary biopic which launched the careers of megastar Anne Hathaway and TV favorite Christopher Gorham. The film tells the love story of Elder John H. Groberg and his future wife Jean, exchanging letters as he serves the peo ...[Read More]

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Family Movie Review

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Family Movie Review

REVIEW (GRADE: B+) Neither as sharply focused nor as gripping as the two films that preceded it, this nearly three-hour finale suffers from pacing issues, some unclear dialogue, and a choppy first hour, but finds its footing to close out the trilogy with heart, plenty of action, and some terrific performances. If you thought 2008's The Dark Knight was too dark or sadistic, you'll find much to enjo ...[Read More]

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RIO Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) GRADE: B+ Boasting eye-catchingly colorful animation, terrific music, and first-rate vocal work by the likes of Jessie Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, Jaime Fox, Will i. Am, Jermaine Clement, and George Lopez, Rio will provide laughs and enjoyment for adults and children alike. It follows a rare blue macaw, domesticated and ra ...[Read More]

get smart

GET SMART Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Get Smart here.  Get Smart will have you smiling the whole time, chuckling and giggling for a healthy chunk of it, and a handful of times it'll make you laugh until it hurts. Surprisingly solid action, a very likable role for Steve Carell, and Anne Hathaway showing more charm than ever. Alan Arkin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ...[Read More]