apocalypse

independence day: resurgence

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE ABOUT? 20 years after the first film, the alien queen arrives for vengeance. IS IT ANY GOOD (GRADE: B-) Ignore the dour reviews; Indepedence Day: Resurgence is perfectly enjoyable dumb fun. While not destined to be a classic like the first film (and definitely lacking the charisma of Will Smith and the charm of ...[Read More]

5th wave

THE 5th WAVE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE 5TH WAVE ABOUT? A teenage girl fights to reunite with a family member after an alien invasion separates them. IS IT ANY GOOD (GRADE: D+) For the first 20-30 minutes, The 5th Wave is promising. While stealing liberally from Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, it has personality, evokes genuine dread, and features an impressive d ...[Read More]

hunger games

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART TWO Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 ABOUT? Katniss Everdeen and her friends take the fight to the Capitol in this concluding chapter of the dystopian series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) The Hunger Games franchise has always been bleak. With the quest for humanity and righteousness during times of depravity as its central theme, the series o ...[Read More]

last man(s)

THE LAST MAN(s) ON EARTH Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE LAST MAN(s) ON EARTH ABOUT? Two idiot survival experts put their skills to the test when an actual zombie apocalypse occurs. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) In the last year only one film made me laugh so hard that my sides hurt. The Last Man(s) on Earth (stream it here) is the funniest film I've seen in a long time; not bad for an independ ...[Read More]

WALL-E Family Movie Review

WALL-E Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Wall-E here.  I loved it, loved it, loved it. From the visuals to the characters to the story to the comedy to the surprisingly deep morality, this is a fantastic movie, even if you don't have any whippersnappers with you. Surprisingly touching, poignantly romantic (I know, it's about robots, but…you have to see it to understand) ...[Read More]