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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales here. WHAT'S PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES ABOUT? Captain Jack Sparrow seeks the trident of Poseidon to keep a pirate-hunting ghost at bay. This is being marketed as the “final adventure.” IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) There's bad news and there's good news. ...[Read More]

Overlooked Gem: LES MISERABLES (1998)

Overlooked Gem: LES MISERABLES (1998)

Long before it was a hit Broadway musical, Les Miserables was a novel by French author Victor Hugo, a work which I believe was divinely inspired, as rich in eternal truths as it is. This tale of reformed confict Jean Valjean, the prostitute he befriends, the child he adopts, and the police inspector obsessed with bringing him down has been adapted for the screen numerous times. The upcoming versio ...[Read More]

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Family Movie Review

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) REVIEW (GRADE: C) Alas, it seems that Disney may never recreate the lighting-in-a- bottle charm of the first Pirates film. Contrary to what you may have heard from critics, this sequel isn't a bad film. Neither is it, as some die-hard fans have enthused, the “best Pirates ever” (which they likely say every time a new one comes out). Wh ...[Read More]