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Family Review: DUMBO Charms But Doesn’t Soar

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S DUMBO ABOUT?    Dumbo is a story of a sweet, baby elephant whose unusually large ears allow him to fly.  He gets separated from his mother in their circus life together and has to rely on the help of a kind circus family in order to find his mother.  This live-action adaptation of the original Dumbo is directed by Tim Bu ...[Read More]

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN ABOUT? Encouraged by his grandfather's stories, a teen seeks out a secret refuge for children with unique powers. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Ostensibly Tim Burton's version of an X-Men movie (Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters is essentially the same as the titular academy here), Miss Peregrine ...[Read More]

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SEVEN STELLAR TIM BURTON FILMS

  By Jonathan Decker (Clinical director, LMFT) At his best, Tim Burton provides wildly creative Gothic entertainment. My kids have enjoyed his work, which I've shared with them when they're old enough.  here's a breakdown of my seven favorite movies by the famously eccentric filmmaker. PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (PG, 1985) Before you roll your eyes, consider this: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is Tim ...[Read More]