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Adrift

ADRIFT Family Movie Review

By Trina Boice WHAT’S ADRIFT ABOUT? Based on a true story and adapted from the book by Tami Oldham, the movie reveals the romance and survival drama of a young couple whose boat is left to drift in the middle of the ocean after one of the worst hurricanes in recorded history. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) Don’t read the book yet or research this true story so that you can enjoy the dramatic journey ...[Read More]

hunger games

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART TWO Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 ABOUT? Katniss Everdeen and her friends take the fight to the Capitol in this concluding chapter of the dystopian series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) The Hunger Games franchise has always been bleak. With the quest for humanity and righteousness during times of depravity as its central theme, the series o ...[Read More]

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Family Movie Review

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) REVIEW (GRADE: C) Alas, it seems that Disney may never recreate the lighting-in-a- bottle charm of the first Pirates film. Contrary to what you may have heard from critics, this sequel isn't a bad film. Neither is it, as some die-hard fans have enthused, the “best Pirates ever” (which they likely say every time a new one comes out). Wh ...[Read More]