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SOLO Family Movie Review

SOLO Family Movie Review

  By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ABOUT? A young Han Solo joins a group of galactic smugglers in an attempt to earn enough money to buy his own spaceship. Along the way he meets Chewbacca, the 196-year-old Wookie we all love, and Lando Calrissian. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) Creating an engaging origin story for a character that has been around for decades (and has already di ...[Read More]

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES ABOUT? After a human-engineered virus wipes out millions of people and makes apes super-intelligent, desperate soldiers rage war on peaceful primates who just want to be left alone. (You can buy the film and the trilogy box set now). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Making a compelling argument that what story one t ...[Read More]

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART TWO Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 ABOUT? Katniss Everdeen and her friends take the fight to the Capitol in this concluding chapter of the dystopian series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) The Hunger Games franchise has always been bleak. With the quest for humanity and righteousness during times of depravity as its central theme, the series o ...[Read More]

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THE HUNGER GAMES Family Movie Review

REVIEW (GRADE: A) The irony is not lost on me that The Hunger Games, a film about teenagers fighting to the death, may actually serve as an antidote to the glamorized violence so often found in media and aimed at youth. Raw and horrific as the film's brutality is, it portrays with bittersweet clarity the difference between the perception of violence as entertainment and its heartbreaking consequen ...[Read More]