actor: Djimon Hounsou

Shazam!

The Synopsis: We all have a superhero inside us; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word, SHAZAM! this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam. The Review: Stretched well beyond its apparent intent, Shazam! [...]

Same Kind of Different As Me

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

“We are all homeless – just workin’ our way home.” These words are aptly spoken by Denver Moore, who enters the film The Same Kind of Different as Me as a very disturbed homeless man, played poignantly by Djimon Hounsou in the true story of Ron and Deborah Hall’s (Greg Kinnear, Renee [...]

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" features several nicely-crafted scenes of the legend, including the sword in the stone, Arthur wielding the famous sword, Excalibur. Even the round table is set in place near the conclusion of the movie. The shadow world Arthur enters is very vivid and stands out. [...]

Furious 7

"Furious 7" has an action-packed and fast-paced plot, as one would suspect. It also features the last performance of Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner; as most people probably know, Walker died near the end of making this movie. To the filmmakers' credit, they give him an appropriate send-off in the [...]

Seventh Son

"The Seventh Son" is a movie with a medieval feel and filled with good battling evil. A "spook" or knight, Gregory (Jeff Bridges), takes on an apprentice in Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes) to combat the evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore). To complicate matters, Thomas falls in love with the [...]

The Tempest

The Tempest’s message is that reconciliation is better than revenge, and in fact, the posture of vengeance can poison the soul. While this message, and perhaps many others buried within the complex threads of storyline, is a positive one, the world of the story is extremely dark. The film does [...]

Push

"Dakota Fanning is a good actress" is what I kept telling myself as I watched this long movie, which was actually just under two hours in length but felt longer. Indeed, Fanning is an incredible child actor and she is in many scenes in the film. She says all of her lines convincingly, but [...]

Never Back Down

This story uses a bit of recycled "Rocky" plot lines, including the one from "Rocky 3" when Rocky wins a race on the beach at the end of training against his former foe-turned-coach Apollo Creed. In this case, the trainer is Jean Roqua, played convincingly by Djimon Hounsou. The underdog is Jake [...]

Blood Diamond

This film is rated R for strong violence and the MPAA did not make a mistake in the rating! Children are shot, and also shoot others, blood is shed in many scenes, explosions mightily erupt, people burn, and since the movie is virtually about the violence in Africa, the slower paced scenes do not [...]

The Island – Filtered

December 13, 2005
In reviewing this film I found that the violence was too great to make it family friendly. There were many fights and graphic shootings. The film kept my attention but left a lot of questions unanswered, like how do these clones know as much as they do and have the knowledge they have if they are [...]