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independence day: resurgence

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE ABOUT? 20 years after the first film, the alien queen arrives for vengeance. IS IT ANY GOOD (GRADE: B-) Ignore the dour reviews; Indepedence Day: Resurgence is perfectly enjoyable dumb fun. While not destined to be a classic like the first film (and definitely lacking the charisma of Will Smith and the charm of ...[Read More]

hunger games

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART TWO Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 ABOUT? Katniss Everdeen and her friends take the fight to the Capitol in this concluding chapter of the dystopian series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) The Hunger Games franchise has always been bleak. With the quest for humanity and righteousness during times of depravity as its central theme, the series o ...[Read More]

hunger games

THE HUNGER GAMES Family Movie Review

REVIEW (GRADE: A) The irony is not lost on me that The Hunger Games, a film about teenagers fighting to the death, may actually serve as an antidote to the glamorized violence so often found in media and aimed at youth. Raw and horrific as the film's brutality is, it portrays with bittersweet clarity the difference between the perception of violence as entertainment and its heartbreaking consequen ...[Read More]