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Nutcracker

NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S IT ABOUT?    Based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T. A. Hoffmann, this coming-of-age movie adaptation feels partially familiar, yet also new and wacky.   It feels like a sugary cupcake that is beautifully decorated, but mostly fluff with no nutritional value. Very young girls may enjoy it.  Most everyone else will be bored or disappointed. IS IT ANY GOOD?   C+ Not ...[Read More]

Everest Movie

EVEREST Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S EVEREST ABOUT? Based on the true story of the fateful ascent in May of 1996, in which several climbers lost their lives while others made it back. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Equal parts majestic, exhilarating, and heartbreaking, Everest must be experienced in a theater, so immersive is the audio-visual experience. Of course it's stunning t ...[Read More]