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]

the shallows family movie review

THE SHALLOWS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE SHALLOWS ABOUT? A surfer (Blake Lively) is terrorized by a relentless Great White Shark 200 yards from shore. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Despite a few dull stretches and some hokey dialogue, The Shallows emerges as one of the few truly good “killer shark” movies since the original Jaws. It's not a masterpiece like that film, ...[Read More]


EARTH Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Disneynature's Earth here. WHAT'S EARTH ABOUT? 90-minute version of the incredible BBC documentary miniseries Planet Earth. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) What the film version lacks in the miniseries’ thoroughness, it makes up for in a breathless pace that relentlessly transports you all over the world (as any great adventure film should ...[Read More]