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how to train your dragon

Family Review: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON- HIDDEN WORLD is a Grand Finale

By Dallin Curtis WHAT’S IT ABOUT? In this third and final entry of DreamWorks Animation’s popular franchise, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) must lead and defend his village from a ruthless villain who wants to eradicate all dragons. Meanwhile, Hiccup’s best friend, a dragon named Toothless, meets and develops a romantic relationship with a Light Fury. IS IT ANY GOOD? Similar to the two previous films, The ...[Read More]

GEOSTORM Family Movie Review

GEOSTORM Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S GEOSTORM ABOUT? When a series of extreme weather events threaten the human race, world leaders come together to create a network of satellites that control the world climate. When the satellites start glitching it’s up to a team of scientists to discover what is going wrong before worldwide storms wipe out the planet. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C) With a name like Geostorm, y ...[Read More]

phantom of the opera

Overlooked Gem: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2004)

By Jonathan Decker Scary but beautiful, lavish but intimate, Gaston Leroux's tragic story of The Phantom of the Opera, as channeled through the vision of playwright Andrew Lloyd Webber, has moved and frightened audiences around the world for over 20 years. The key in its appeal lies in its ability to evoke both sympathy and terror towards its title character, a musical prodigy who has endured lone ...[Read More]

how to train your dragon

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy How to Train Your Dragon here.  Now that’s more like it! Last July, after I heralded Inception and Toy Story 3 as rescuing 2010 moviegoers from a year otherwise bereft of great storytelling, I received an email from a DreamWorks animator pointing me in the direction of How to Train Your Dragon. Word of mouth had been positive, but I ha ...[Read More]