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holmes and watson

Review: HOLMES AND WATSON is Painfully Bad

By Trina Boice WHAT'S HOLMES AND WATSON ABOUT? This terrible comedy takes the old British “whodunit” characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, and attempts to modernize them with slapstick humor.  The plot is very thin and, in fact, the audience is told at the beginning of the movie that none of it really matters.  They’re right. Sadly, it's just not funny.  I'm assuming that the writers ...[Read More]

batman

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Family Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE ABOUT? Batman's fear of connection and family is tested by The Joker's grandest scheme yet. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) As a loving and clever deconstruction of the Batman mythos and a surprisingly moving tale of loss, loneliness, and finding family again, The Lego Batman Movie is one of the best Dark Knight stories eve ...[Read More]

hail caesar

HAIL, CAESAR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S HAIL, CAESAR! ABOUT? A 1950's Hollywood fix-it man (Josh Brolin) ponders a career change while working overtime to rescue a kidnapped star (George Clooney) and cover-up multiple scandals. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) I was ready to love Hail, Caesar! Between the star power of the actors and the writing-directing skill of The Coen Brothers, t ...[Read More]

spectre

SPECTRE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S SPECTRE ABOUT? James Bond faces off with the nefarious criminal superpower SPECTRE for the first time in Daniel Craig's tenure (and the first time in the franchise since 1971's Diamonds Are Forever). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) After taking bold chances with Casino Royale and Skyfall (two of the series' best installments), Spectre delivers w ...[Read More]

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART TWO Family Movie Review

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART TWO Family Movie Review

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 REVIEW (GRADE: A+) This will be the most worthless review I've ever written. Most of you are going to see this film. The rest of you have dug in your heels on this series and refuse to give it more of a chance, so nothing I'll say will change your mind…but allow me to try anyway. Writing this series off because its premise revolves around a “ ...[Read More]