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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE Family Movie Review

By Tim Wilde What's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse About? Miles Morales, the new kid in a prestigious New York High School, is going through the natural challenges that face the average teenager struggling to find his place and identity. As he is adjusting to new dynamics in his domestic and living situations he is abruptly faced with heightened challenges and opportunities when he is bitten by ...[Read More]

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A WRINKLE IN TIME Family Movie Review

By Joel Hilton WHAT'S A WRINKLE IN TIME ABOUT? Based on the beloved novel by Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of Meg (Storm Reid) and her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) as they search through time and space to find their missing father (Chris Pine). Rent or buy it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: D) Fans of the book will probably be disappointed. There are a lot of changes ...[Read More]

WONDER WOMAN Family Movie Review

WONDER WOMAN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Wonder Woman here. WHAT'S WONDER WOMAN ABOUT? An Amazon princess journeys to WWI-era Europe to help mankind in the fight for peace. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) With Wonder Woman Warner Bros. (and the DC Comics Cinematic Universe) finally have a film to rival the humor, heart, heroism, and well-drawn characters of a Marvel Studios film. ...[Read More]

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STAR TREK BEYOND Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S STAR TREK BEYOND ABOUT? Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew fight to stop a vengeful being from killing millions to start a war. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) Director Justin Lin (the Fast and the Furious series) takes over for JJ Abrams in Star Trek Beyond. Combining his talents with those of screenwriter/actor Simon Pegg, Lin delivers a w ...[Read More]

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STAR TREK Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Star Trek is the best movie of the summer so far. While I'm no Trekkie, I was able to appreciate the delicate balance between making an summer-adrenaline movie with an attractive young cast while staying true to spirit of the original series. J.J. Abrhams has, in effect, done for Star Trek what Christopher Nolan did for Batman: get rid of the chee ...[Read More]