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Family Review- SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Is a Marvelously Unique Adventure

Family Review- SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Is a Marvelously Unique Adventure

By Trina Boice Reprinted with permission from Movie Review Mom.  WHAT'S SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME ABOUT? F.O.S (Friends of Spider-Man) Unite! Welcome to the post-Avengers Endgame world. After the last two very dramatic Avengers movies, Spider-Man saves the day by giving us an easy, breezy, light, and fun summer popcorn movie. Spider-Man: Far From Home is the final movie in the third phase of the M ...[Read More]

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EVEREST Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S EVEREST ABOUT? Based on the true story of the fateful ascent in May of 1996, in which several climbers lost their lives while others made it back. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Equal parts majestic, exhilarating, and heartbreaking, Everest must be experienced in a theater, so immersive is the audio-visual experience. Of course it's stunning t ...[Read More]

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SOURCE CODE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) (GRADE: A-) Two films come to mind when watching Source Code, the pleasantly unpredictable new thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal (October Sky, The Day After Tomorrow) and Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible 3). The first is the father/son murder mystery Frequency and the second is the Denzel Washington thriller Deja Vu. If you enjoyed those film ...[Read More]

prince of persia family movie review

PRINCE OF PERSIA Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Though fairly violent by Disney standards, Prince of Persia is nonetheless an agreeable fantasy adventure, recommended for families with older children and teenagers. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who also brought us the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Prince of Persia is not as good as the first film in that series, but superior to its sequels. ...[Read More]