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a dog's journey

Family Review: A DOG’S JOURNEY Will Hit Canine Lovers in the Feels

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S A DOG'S JOURNEY ABOUT? We just had a dog movie in theaters, right?  Yep.  That one was called A Dog's Way Home. This one is the sequel to A Dog's Purpose.  Confusing?  Yep, a little bit. If you loved A Dog's Purpose, then you'll like this one too.  If you’ve seen that movie, then you’ve pretty much seen this one.  Why th ...[Read More]

Family Review: THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING is First-Rate Fun

Family Review: THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING is First-Rate Fun

By Trina Boice WHAT’S THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING ABOUT? Writer/director Joe Cornish presents a delightful family-friendly adventure that puts a modern spin on the legend of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone.  The story takes place among British middle school kids where evil gets schooled and kids rule. IS IT ANY GOOD? (A-) Yes!  It’s both charming and cheesy and will remind you of the fun and ...[Read More]

20 Movies That’ll Strengthen Your Marriage

20 Movies That’ll Strengthen Your Marriage

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical director, LMFT) Hollywood favors “falling in love” stories rather than “staying in love” stories. Healthy, long-lasting marriages are far too often viewed by Tinseltown as dramatically stale, but there are exceptions to this rule. Below are 20 of my favorite  cinematic depictions of what it takes to make love last. Click on the titles to buy the ...[Read More]

movies for mother's day

Movies for Mother’s Day

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) For moms everywhere, here are my favorite examples of cinematic maternal love. Here's my favorite movies for Mother's Day. BACK TO THE FUTURE What if you could travel back in time and see your parents as teenagers? Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) jumps from 1985 to 1955 and is stunned that his conservative mother (Leah Thompson) was much more like hi ...[Read More]