peter sarsgaard

magnificent seven


By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN ABOUT? A town hires seven warriors to defend them from an oppressive tyrant. Remake of the 1960 film (which was itself a remake of Seven Samurai). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt lead a diverse cast of heroes in this hard-hitting Western. Only a few characters have any depth; the supporting ...[Read More]

green lantern

GREEN LANTERN Family Movie Review

GREEN LANTERN (Grade: B-) REVIEW: Having one's own opinion sometimes means going against the majority. Most critics and many friends loved The Social Network, while I found it to be well made and acted, but soulless and hollow. Most people I know adored Secretariat and felt it was wholesome and inspiring; I thought it was cliched and boring. We all bring our tastes and preferences to the theater, ...[Read More]

knight and day family movie review

KNIGHT AND DAY Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in this romantic action-comedy about an unfailingly polite (and somewhat crazy) spy and the girl next door he falls for. No matter your opinion on Tom Cruise, he is a hoot here as he spoofs his own “invincible action hero” screen image as well as his own eccentric real-life persona. In no other film has he made me ...[Read More]