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MARY POPPINS RETURNS Family Movie Review

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?    Based on the stories by P. L. Travers, this lovely family-friendly film is, as Mary Poppins would say, “practically perfect in every way.”  It has the magic, wonder, fun, style, and spirit of the original movie while providing new talent and new musical numbers.  It is not a remake, but a sequel. The 1964 Disney movie Mary Poppins became a classic and has warmed ...[Read More]

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A QUIET PLACE Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice Grade: A- Rating: PG-13, 90 minutes In a Nutshell  We all fell in love with John Krasinski when he first appeared in the hit TV show The Office.  He has since gone on to show us his action hero chops in movies like 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and his creativity as a producer of “Lip Sync Battle.” This is now his third time directing and I'm convinced he wil ...[Read More]

MY LITTLE PONY Family Movie Review

MY LITTLE PONY Family Movie Review

By Joel Hilton WHAT'S MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE ABOUT? When Tempest Shadow (Emily Blunt) and her dark army attack Canterlot, ponies Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack and Fluttershy go on a quest to save their friends. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) Despite the larger budget and star-studded cast, My Little Pony: The Movie comes off as little more than an extended episode o ...[Read More]

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THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR ABOUT? This spin-off of Snow White and the Huntsman finds the titular warrior battling the wicked Ice Queen. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) Just as a food columnist might slam McDonald's while the masses fill up the drive-thrus, The Huntsman: Winter's War is being justifiably lambasted by critics but offers quick-fix ...[Read More]

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SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Family Movie Review

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN REVIEW (GRADE: A-) This delightful little romantic dramedy came and went last year without much fanfare, but it's well worth discovering now that you can watch it at home. The story finds a fishing expert (Ewan McGregor) and a consultant (Emily Blunt) teaming up to realize a sheik’s vision of bringing salmon fishing to the harsh desert climate of the Middle East, hoping ...[Read More]

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU Family Movie Review

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) Is there a plan for each of our lives? If we need to be in a certain place at a certain time for higher purposes to be fulfilled, does that mean we have no choice in the matter? Who really determines our destiny? These are some of the heady existential questions explored in the new romantic sci-fi/fantasy thriller The Adjustment Bureau, starring M ...[Read More]