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FanX in Salt Lake: 4 Reasons to Take Your Family

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, entertainment critic) This originally ran in Meridian Magazine. In two short years the Salt Lake Comic Con has blossomed into one of Utah’s premier events and one of the most-attended fan conventions in America. It’s so popular, in fact, that an equally-popular second event, titled FanX, has been created to fill the time between the comic cons. This year’s Fan ...[Read More]

Family-Friendly Action Comedies You Need to See

Family-Friendly Action Comedies You Need to See

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical director, actor) Before becoming a therapist I dabbled in acting for a while. In high school and college, motivated by Jackie Chan movies and a desire to impress girls, my friends and I crafted our own stunt-filled extravaganzas. These family-friendly flicks are available on YouTube and Vimeo for your family to enjoy (and make fun of). Allow me to give you the tour: MI ...[Read More]

films for fathers day

Films for Fathers’ Day

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Happy Father's Day! Looking for a movie to celebrate with? Scroll on down for my suggestions. So make some wings and pizza, settle down on the couch with dad, and enjoy these touching tales of father-children relationships this week. Here are my favorite films for Father's Day. BACK TO THE FUTURE (buy or rent here) A teenager travels back in time ...[Read More]