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despicable me 3

DESPICABLE ME 3 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Reformed supervillain Gru is tempted by his long-lost brother to return to a life of crime. (Pre-order it here). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) While not the surprise that the original film was, Despicable Me 3 reclaims the biting wit that launched the franchise. That wit was largely missing from the second film and the Minions spino ...[Read More]

the lorax

THE LORAX Family Movie Review

THE LORAX REVIEW (GRADE: B+) Featuring the vocal talents of Danny Devito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, and Betty White, The Lorax is a bubbly and engaging piece of family entertainment. Based on the book by Dr. Suess, the film follows a young man from a plantless community as he learns the value of nature. The characters and animation are well-realized, the jokes hit their marks, the forest ...[Read More]