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DARK PHOENIX Family Review- The X-Men Go Out With a Whimper

Review shared with permission from Movie Review Mom. By Trina Boice WHAT'S DARK PHOENIX ABOUT? A young girl loses her parents in a car accident and is raised by Professor Charles Xavier because of her special mutant abilities. She struggles to understand her powers and who she is. Marvel attempts to connect former movies and their loose ends in the X-Men franchise with this grand finale. Unfortuna ...[Read More]

Tolkien

Family Review: TOLKIEN is Simultaneously Fascinating and Boring

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  GRADE:  B IN A NUTSHELL:   I was excited to learn more about Tolkien and really hoped this movie would be good.   As an author of 29 books, I’m always fascinated to learn more about other authors. I loved learning some of the small details of Tolkien’s early life that influenced his work.  Personally, I couldn’t get through his ...[Read More]

X-Men: Apocalypse Family Movie Review

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker WHAT IS X-MEN: APOCALYPSE ABOUT? Professor X, Beast, and Mystique lead the battle against Apocalypse, a nearly-omnipotent being intent on mutant domination of the world. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) Overstuffed with under-developed characters and murky motivations, X-Men: Apocalypse didn't grip me like the franchise's best installments (X2, First Class, and Days of Future Past). ...[Read More]

x-men: first class

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker X-MEN FIRST CLASS REVIEW (GRADE B+): After the sloppy and empty-headed X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this prequel gets the franchise back on track with style and smarts. In fact, I'd say that it's the second-best film in the series, behind only the exemplary X2: X-Men United (unlike many people, I like the first and third films about the same, finding both to be flawed but entertain ...[Read More]