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Lion King

Family Review: THE LION KING is Gorgeous but Kind of Flat

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT IS THE LION KING ABOUT? It’s been 5 minutes, so that means it’s time for another Disney remake! If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen the 1994 original movie The Lion King at least a dozen times, right? My kids grew up watching it over and over. The story, in a nutshell, is that a lion prince is deceived by his evil uncl ...[Read More]

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]

spider-man: homecoming

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING ABOUT? With the blessing of Tony Stark (Iron Man), Peter Parker tries to prove himself a hero while juggling a social and academic life. (Buy it here and get the previous five Spidey films here). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) One would think rebooting Spider-Man for the third time in 15 years would lead to a stale, unins ...[Read More]

jungle book

THE JUNGLE BOOK Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE JUNGLE BOOK ABOUT? A boy, raised by animals in the jungles of India, must decide to return to the “man village” or face his mortal enemy, a tiger named Shere Khan. Adapted from the classic Rudyard Kipling novel. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Hot on the heels of Kenneth Branagh's marvelous Cinderella remake, director John Favrea ...[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]