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Family Review: THE LION KING is Gorgeous but Kind of Flat

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT IS THE LION KING ABOUT? It’s been 5 minutes, so that means it’s time for another Disney remake! If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen the 1994 original movie The Lion King at least a dozen times, right? My kids grew up watching it over and over. The story, in a nutshell, is that a lion prince is deceived by his evil uncl ...[Read More]

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KUNG FU PANDA 3 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S KUNG FU PANDA 3 ABOUT? Po (Jack Black) reunites with his birth father, connects with a secret community of pandas, and battles an immortal nemesis. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) I've always been impressed by the care and craftsmanship that goes into these Kung Fu Panda movies. The concept suggests easy humor and lazy storytelling, and Dreamwor ...[Read More]

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KUNG FU PANDA 2 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker KUNG-FU PANDA 2 REVIEW (GRADE: A): The original Kung-Fu Panda marked the beginning of Dreamwork Animation Studios bid to out-Pixar Pixar. This is to say that Dreamworks, known at that point for silly animated adventures, began to display sophistication and real heart in its films and storytelling. After wowing us with the fantastic How to Train Your Dragon, it opted to give us a ...[Read More]

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MONSTERS vs. ALIENS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Monsters vs. Aliens (rent or buy it here) is a family-friendly Dreamworks Animation feature which pits classic sci-fi monsters vs. space aliens, in a 1950’s B-movie style showdown with modern humor and the visual flair available through today’s computer effects. For a special treat, the film is also available in 3D. The story is simple. A meteor c ...[Read More]

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KUNG FU PANDA Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Kung Fu Panda here.  In short…it's awesome. Kung Fu Panda is the best CGI-animation movie since The Incredibles. Clever writing, gorgeous animation, fun action, and stellar vocal work by Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, and…(drumroll please)…Jackie Chan! The latter lends a feel of authenticity t ...[Read More]