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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM ABOUT? Wrangler of magical beasts Newt Scamander must track down several of his creatures that have escaped in 1920's New York. Prequel/spinoff of the Harry Potter films, the first in a new series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) With a screenplay by JK Rowling herself and direction by longtime Potter hel ...[Read More]

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART TWO Family Movie Review

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART TWO Family Movie Review

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 REVIEW (GRADE: A+) This will be the most worthless review I've ever written. Most of you are going to see this film. The rest of you have dug in your heels on this series and refuse to give it more of a chance, so nothing I'll say will change your mind…but allow me to try anyway. Writing this series off because its premise revolves around a “ ...[Read More]

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS- PART 1 Family Movie Review

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS- PART 1 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Harry, Ron, and Hermoine go on the run from Voldemort’s forces as they fight to make the Dark Lord mortal again so he can be defeated. If the night is darkest just before the dawn, then this film respresents that moment. Significantly scarier and mature than any film that preceded it, Deathly Hallows Part One (rent or buy it here) is permeated by ...[Read More]

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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince here.  Harry joins Dumbledore in a quest to discover details about Voldemort’s past that could lead to his undoing in the future, all while the teenage trio deal with humorous and heartbreaking relationship woes. This sixth film deftly balances mystery, comedy, and romance for its first two hours, ...[Read More]