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EARLY MAN Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S EARLY MAN ABOUT? When the peaceful lives of a group of cavemen is interrupted by a Bronze-age villain bent on turning the cavemen into slaves and their peaceful valley into an ore mine, an unexpected hero named Dug sets out to save his home and the people he loves. Rent or buy it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Early Man, created and produced by the same people who brough ...[Read More]

THOR: RAGNAROK Family Movie Review

THOR: RAGNAROK Family Movie Review

By Justin Lozada WHAT’S THOR: RAGNAROK ABOUT? The God of Thunder is back on the big screen in his third solo outing, but he’s definitely not alone. Joining him on his latest adventure are his mischievous brother, Loki, the beautiful but formidable Valkyrie, and the big green guy himself, the Incredible Hulk.  Thor faces his greatest challenge yet as he squares off against a new foe with superior p ...[Read More]

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S KONG: SKULL ISLAND ABOUT? In 1973 a group of American soldiers join scientists, a photographer, and a mercenary to explore an uncharted island, an island where monsters still exist. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) A bold and thrilling new vision for the King Kong legend, Kong: Skull Island takes audiences away from the “giant ape beast fa ...[Read More]

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THE AVENGERS Family Movie Review

Review (Grade: A) The most impressive superhero film since The Dark Knight, Marvel Studios’ The Avengers is a funny, thrilling, and character-driven crowd pleaser. Seeing the five films that preceded this one (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor,and Captain America) may enrich the experience, but it’s hardly necessary; the film stands well on its own for those who want to just jump in ...[Read More]

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WAR HORSE Family Movie Review

  WAR HORSE REVIEW (Grade: A-) In films such as E.T. and Hook, Steven Spielberg proved himself a master of sentimental film-making (in the best sense of that term). With Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, he proved himself capable of gritty realism. His latest effort, War Horse, utilizes both sides of his talent. Based on a stage play by the same name, it captures both the sorrows of w ...[Read More]

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Family Movie Review

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) REVIEW (GRADE: B) Witty, whimsical, and charming, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is a good film but lacks the substance and artistry necessary to qualify as one of the year's best films, as it has often been labeled. A full-hearted homage to the City of Love and its rich history of philosophy, culture, and art, this is a light and breezy fantasy ...[Read More]

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THOR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) REVIEW (GRADE: B+) Rent or buy Thor here.  Though I've been into superhero movies since I was a boy, I was never a comic-book guy. Knowing nothing of Thor's story except that he was literally the god of thunder from Viking mythology, all I had to go on was glimpses I'd seen of his costume. I repeatedly thought: He looks ridiculous, even for a supe ...[Read More]