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fantastic beasts

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM ABOUT? Wrangler of magical beasts Newt Scamander must track down several of his creatures that have escaped in 1920's New York. Prequel/spinoff of the Harry Potter films, the first in a new series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) With a screenplay by JK Rowling herself and direction by longtime Potter hel ...[Read More]

john carter

JOHN CARTER Family Movie Review

JOHN CARTER REVIEW (GRADE: C+) In 1912 the character of John Carter was created by famed novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of Tarzan. The hero, a Civil War veteran transported to the planet Mars, has inspired everything from Superman to Buck Rogers to Star Wars. Modern audiences who have no knowledge of the character will find that this new Disney film feels more like a cocktail of Avatar, Sta ...[Read More]