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beauty and the beast

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ABOUT? Disney updates their 1991 animated classic about a bookish beauty who falls for a monstrous beast. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) It won't be nominated for Best Picture like the original, but what this new Beauty and the Beast does right makes up for its flaws. Let's get the negative out of the way. Emma Watson stru ...[Read More]

brave

BRAVE Family Movie Review

BRAVE REVIEW (GRADE: B+) There is only one thing that keeps Brave, the new film from Disney-Pixar, from being a “grade-A” movie: it copies its main narrative device wholesale from another recent Disney movie (click here only if you want to know). This lack of originality distracts from Brave‘s quality and bogs down its second act a bit, but the film is ultimately redeemed by taki ...[Read More]

men in black 3

MEN IN BLACK 3 Family Movie Review

MEN IN BLACK 3 REVIEW (GRADE: B) Once again, a vile extraterrestrial threatens to destroy Earth and once again it's up to Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) to save the day. Thankfully, the 16 year-old franchise stays fresh in its third outing by cleverly taking audiences back in time to Neil Armstrong's moon landing and by injecting some new blood into the cast. Emma Thompson (Sen ...[Read More]