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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Family Movie Review

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) WHAT'S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR ABOUT? The Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to battle Thanos and his quest to balance the universe through genocide. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Manage your expectations. Not about the film's quality, mind you; it's very good. In fact, given the sheer number of characters to juggle, it's beyond impressive. ...[Read More]

FATE OF THE FURIOUS Family Movie Review

FATE OF THE FURIOUS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent  or buy The Fate of the Furious here. WHAT'S THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS ABOUT? The government-sanctioned team of street-racing thieves and mercenaries is thrown into turmoil when their leader, Dom, appears to throw in his lot with a villainess. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) The Fast and the Furious is a franchise based on big, dumb fun that grew m ...[Read More]

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 ABOUT? Marvel's intergalactic antiheroes battle new enemies (and old) when a being (Kurt Russell) introduces himself as Peter's father.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Everything a sequel should be, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 builds on narrative threads and themes from the first film in satisfying ways, takin ...[Read More]

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FAST FIVE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic)   REVIEW (GRADE: C+)   As a loud and speedy “switch-off the brain” type of movie, Fast Five (the fifth in The Fast and the Furious series) is entertaining. It has charismatic characters, gunfights, parkour foot-chases, daring heists, insane driving, car crashes, and big stunts. The biggest draw for me, though, was a promised brawl between macho ti ...[Read More]