actor: Craig T. Nelson

Book Club

As I consider the book club I am about to join for the summer, I am certain we will not be reading 50 Shades of Grey, unlike the main characters from the newly released film Book Club. The youngest of this crew are Mary Steenburgen (Carol) and Don Johnson (Arthur), both in their upper 60s; everyone [...]

The Proposal

Sandra Bullock plays a book editor named Margaret who is facing deportation to her native Canada if she doesn't come up with a quick solution. She does. Her solution is to marry her executive assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds). She is the boss most people can't stand including Andrew. When she is [...]

The Family Stone – Filtered

May 2, 2006
There is a good plot to this movie about how a family comes together to realize that they need to be respectful. They learn that their mother is sick and things change for the better. The thing that prevents it from being a family-friendly film is the inclusion of a homosexual couple and how they [...]

The Family Stone

"The Family Stone" is a tale about a dysfunctional family who all get together during Christmas and during the course of events find out about an upcoming tragedy. While I found the film slow at times, it did pick up toward the end. Unfortunately, the movie was rather transparent at times. Rife [...]

The Incredibles – Edited

April 8, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is amazing. Pixar once again brought out everything they had to make a masterpiece. In a time where superheroes are looked upon as more of a menace, the number one man who took care of all of the normal people's needs is out of his job. Now his life lacks the excitement it once had. He [...]

Poltergeist ll: The Other Side – Filtered

August 26, 2003
"Poltergeist II" had some fair acting, but the plot was pretty good in that it portrayed the only way to fight off evil is to stick together as a family, and work together through good and bad. However, the film is filled with many demonic and spirit scenes, and the movie contained some disturbing [...]

Troop Beverly Hills – Filtered

March 25, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was a great family film although the parents talk about getting a divorce. They end up realizing what they would be missing and do not go through with it. The Beverly Hills' mom who is very self centered changes her ways and winds up teaching a group of young girls how to be selfless and help [...]

Dirty Pictures

Intriguing and well acted, but under the guise of attempting to express both sides (William F. Buckley is interviewed, questioning the wisdom of allowing such art to be publicly viewed), “Dirty Pictures” seems to express the viewpoint that if we prohibit the showing of such filth, we will [...]


Clichéd and not very suspenseful, it is merely loud and violent. Whether these powerful hidden societies are destructive or not, we will not learn from this film. It is merely an action thriller, Hollywood style, lacking any serious investigation into this elitist world. The lead, however, does [...]