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batman v. superman

BATMAN v. SUPERMAN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE ABOUT? Bruce Wayne, fearing Superman's power should the Man of Steel go bad, plans a preemptive strike, goaded on by Lex Luthor's manipulations. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C-) Cinematically gorgeous, with terrific action and a perfect cast, Batman v. Superman- Dawn of Justice is nevertheless a misfire on par ...[Read More]

premium rush

PREMIUM RUSH Family Movie Review

PREMIUM RUSH REVIEW (GRADE: B+) With just enough heart, intelligence, and humor to hang its innovative action sequences on, Premium Rush may be lightweight as a thriller, but it’s well-acted, creatively directed, and full of exciting stunts. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) stars as a courier who risks life and limb daily, braving insane New York City traffic on his bicycle. ...[Read More]

world trade center

Overlooked Gem: WORLD TRADE CENTER (2006)

  When this film came out in 2006, it had a lot going against it. Only five years had passed since 9/11, and many people said it was too soon for Hollywood to touch this history. Director Oliver Stone, famous for conspiracy-driven, pessimistic movies like JFK, Natural Born Killers, and Platoon, seemed a terrible choice to approach this tender nerve. Nicholas Cage was…well, Nicolas Cage, ...[Read More]