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Family Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL is Thrilling But Lacks Depth

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S IT ABOUT?   Captain Marvel is meant as a prequel to The Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the 21st film in the franchise.  It’s not exactly an origin story, as Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) begins the movie already possessing powers.  It does, however, show us how the idea for the Avengers began. If you’v ...[Read More]

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS Family Movie Review

SHERLOCK HOLMES- A GAME OF SHADOWS review (Grade: A-)   Director Guy Ritchie's second foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes is mostly more of the same, which is fine by me because I greatly enjoyed the first one. Led by Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law's portrayals of Holmes and Watson, Ritchie maintained the core of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories (Holmes' brilliantly analytical mind and rapier ...[Read More]

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CONTAGION Family Movie Review

CONTAGION REVIEW (GRADE: A) When it comes to scaring audiences, nothing does the job better than realism. Director Steven Soderberg's (Ocean's Eleven) cast may be filled with big stars and Oscar-winners (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, and Marion Cotillard), but the tone and performances are down-to-earth. In Contagion an outbreak of a deadly new virus trig ...[Read More]

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SHERLOCK HOLMES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Sherlock Holmes here. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic crime-solver has been portrayed on film more than any other literary figure. The new version, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, has marketed the sleuth as an action hero instead of an intellectual. To my pleasant surprise, the film itself is true to its s ...[Read More]