actor: Jay Hernandez


Blood, infections, and people shoved over railings. Very jumpy camera shots during some of the frightening moments. This film will not go down into history as a classic, and it won't go next to our Dove "Family-Approved" films which have received our Seal. There is a lot of blood and violence in [...]

World Trade Center

This is a powerful film. I was moved by it. 9-11 is not that far in our distant past. The story of two men, Jimeno and Mcloughlin, police officers who are trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center, is told in a compelling way as they talk to each other to keep each other awake so as to not [...]


Quentin Tarantino is behind this violent, explicit blood bath and one can only hope that his taste will improve if he continues to make movies. Within ten minutes of this film I was afraid I was going to lose count of the number of profanities. The f word is the favorite word in this film and it is [...]

Ladder 49 – Edited

April 12, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Joaquin devoted his whole life to helping other people. He became a firefighter, saved many lives, fell in love, started a family, and still managed to go to work every day and risk his life. Now he's trapped in a burning building and his whole life is flashing before his eyes. But when you live a [...]

Friday Night Lights

Here is a film that could have been very family-friendly but it seems to have purposefully avoided it by injecting unnecessary vulgar language and sexual escapedes of high school age kids. The end message of the film was good. The writing was good. The acting was good. The photography direction [...]

The Rookie

August 27, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Rookie" is an inspiring film, based on the true story of Jimmy Morris, a man who tucked away a dream of being a big league pitcher after his arm was injured. Jimmy caught the dream from the time he was a boy, despite having a father who was a career Navy man who did not share his son's [...]


THE GOOD: This is a unique teen romance in that it deals with serious themes about self-destructive behavior, racial and cultural differences, academic dreams and “first love” sexual experiences. Dunst gives an Oscar worthy performance as the anguished, indifferent senior who desperately wants [...]