actor: Charles Shaughnessy

Second Chances

November 1, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

While there may be plenty of movies about horses and even more about getting a new lease on life, none I have viewed recently were as touching and complete as "Second Chances." This film was one of the most inspirational depictions of forgiveness and determination I have ever seen. With wonderful [...]

Soldiers of Change

February 28, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a film which portrays a father's change from his bigotry to an attitude of acceptance. During the unrest of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, Randy, who is white, falls in love with Hallie, who is African-American. Thomas Ayres (Clifton Davis), Hallie's uncle, works for Randy's [...]

Moms Got a Date with a Vampire

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

What disappointed me was the exclusion of a cross in any scene. It’s tradition that Dracula and his minions in the movies are deathly afraid of the sign of the cross. When you see “children of the night” cowering from just looking at the cross, it sends out a pretty strong message – Christ [...]

Final Frequency

Dove Approved for All Ages

Nikola Tesla was an inventor and an electrical engineer who discovered and patented the rotating magnetic field, which is fundamental to the theory behind most alternating-current machinery. He died in 1943, leaving behind a host of unpaid bills. If only he'd known how valuable his research really [...]