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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN ABOUT? Encouraged by his grandfather's stories, a teen seeks out a secret refuge for children with unique powers. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Ostensibly Tim Burton's version of an X-Men movie (Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters is essentially the same as the titular academy here), Miss Peregrine ...[Read More]

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HUGO Family Movie Review

HUGO REVIEW (GRADE: A)   Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorcese takes his first shot at family filmmaking with Hugo, an enchantingly imaginative, artistically dazzling, and emotionally involving work that stands among the very best movies of the year. I knew nothing about the story going in; I simply knew that word of mouth was strong. Allow me to do you a favor and not divulge anything about the plo ...[Read More]