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Family Review: Despite Huge Budget, ALADDIN Looks Cheap

Family Review: Despite Huge Budget, ALADDIN Looks Cheap

Republished with permission from The Movie Mom.  By Trina Boice WHAT'S ALADDIN ABOUT? It’s been about five minutes, so what does that mean? Time for another Disney live-action remake!  (Wink.) This version of the 1992 animated musical Aladdin was directed by Guy Ritchie, who wanted to make a children’s film for his five kids. He admits he’s always been compelled by stories about street hustlers. A ...[Read More]

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E ABOUT? During the Cold War, rival Soviet and American spies team up to stop a greater threat. Based on the classic television series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-). The Man From U.N.C.L.E is a clear case of style over substance, but what style! Director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) has crafted a film that, a few modern ...[Read More]

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS Family Movie Review

SHERLOCK HOLMES- A GAME OF SHADOWS review (Grade: A-)   Director Guy Ritchie's second foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes is mostly more of the same, which is fine by me because I greatly enjoyed the first one. Led by Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law's portrayals of Holmes and Watson, Ritchie maintained the core of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories (Holmes' brilliantly analytical mind and rapier ...[Read More]

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SHERLOCK HOLMES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic crime-solver has been portrayed on film more than any other literary figure. The new version, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, has marketed the sleuth as an action hero instead of an intellectual. To my pleasant surprise, the film itself is true to its source material and Holmes’ legenda ...[Read More]