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secret life of pets

Family Review: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 Is Messy, Funny, and Adorable

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 ABOUT?      This doggone sequel is totally adorable and even better than the first in many ways.  Max the dog loves the new baby his owners just had and finds it difficult to cope with the dangerous world that threatens his new best friend.  Max’s other friends also learn lessons of courage on t ...[Read More]

THE FORCE AWAKENS Family Movie Review

THE FORCE AWAKENS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical director, LMFT, film critic) WHAT'S STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ABOUT? A rogue storm trooper teams up with a scavenger and others to fight the evil First Order. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Director JJ Abrams (Star Trek) and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark) have crafted a Star Wars film that should appease just about every ...[Read More]

cowboys and aliens

COWBOYS AND ALIENS Family Movie Review

COWBOYS AND ALIENS REVIEW (GRADE: B):    The apostle Peter wrote that “charity will cover a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). If you'll forgive a secular comparison, fun covers a lot of film-making sins in the case of Cowboys and Aliens, the new sci-fi Western from director John Favreau (Iron Man, Elf). Forget that some moviegoers will never get over the bizarre title; this is a film w ...[Read More]

Indiana jones


By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent Kingdom of the Crystal Skull here or buy the series on Bluray and DVD here. Jonathan's note: this film has not aged well for me. This review, written in the fervor of having a new Indy movie, is more favorable than what I would write today. I think Harrison Ford is great in this, but almost everything else in the movie doesn't work for me now ...[Read More]

Which INDY Film is Best?

Which INDY Film is Best?

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Buy the Indiana Jones films on Bluray and DVD here.  Note: This was written in 2008 in anticipation of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  May 22 is only ten days away, marking the glorious return of, arguably, the silver screen's greatest action hero. I've already got my ticket to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and this past week ...[Read More]