michael keaton

dumbo

Family Review: DUMBO Charms But Doesn’t Soar

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S DUMBO ABOUT?    Dumbo is a story of a sweet, baby elephant whose unusually large ears allow him to fly.  He gets separated from his mother in their circus life together and has to rely on the help of a kind circus family in order to find his mother.  This live-action adaptation of the original Dumbo is directed by Tim Bu ...[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]

tim burton

SEVEN STELLAR TIM BURTON FILMS

  By Jonathan Decker (Clinical director, LMFT) At his best, Tim Burton provides wildly creative Gothic entertainment. My kids have enjoyed his work, which I've shared with them when they're old enough.  here's a breakdown of my seven favorite movies by the famously eccentric filmmaker. PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (PG, 1985) Before you roll your eyes, consider this: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is Tim ...[Read More]

toy story 3

TOY STORY 3 Family Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) While there’s plenty to say about this third (and apparently final) film in the groundbreaking Toy Story series, if you at all enjoy movies, you’ve likely seen it or are planning to see it. Toy Story 3 continues the franchise tradition of tapping into the sense of wonder and imagination shared by adults and children. Like all of Pixar’s movies, th ...[Read More]