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JURASSIC WORLD Family Movie Review

By Justin Lozada The Jurassic Park franchise has been going strong now for twenty-five years (hard to believe).  Like any franchise, the entries can range from series highs (Jurassic Park) to series lows (Jurassic Park III).  Fortunately, 2015’s Jurassic World revived the franchise after a fourteen-year lapse and gave viewers a thrilling, two-hour ride and ended up being one of the highest grossin ...[Read More]

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SPIDER-MAN Revisited: The Original Trilogy

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) With the franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, getting good buzz and arriving in theaters next week, I thought it time to take a retrospective look at Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, which arguably kicked the current superhero craze into high gear. While it's true that Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000) got the ball rolling, it was the enormous popularity ...[Read More]

THE ARTIST Family Movie Review

THE ARTIST Family Movie Review

  THE ARTIST REVIEW (Grade: A) I apologize for the delayed review of this film, but it only just barely made its way to my town. A modern silent film in the style of classic Hollywood, The Artist hearkens back to the days of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, an era when comedy and emotion were conveyed purely through physical acting, and human movement was the only special effect needed. If ...[Read More]

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SECRETARIAT Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) If there's an inspirational true sports story to be told, rest assured, Disney will make a movie about it. Though earlier examples in this mini-genre have ranged from excellent (Remember the Titans, Miracle) to good (Invincible, The Rookie) the Law of Diminishing Returns has been taking effect in recent years, as powerful storytelling and interest ...[Read More]