actor: Matt Dillon

Going in Style (2017)

"Going in Style" is a laugh-out-loud, humor-filled movie that features Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Ann-Margret. An example of the humor is when a doctor tells Willie (Freeman) that he needs a new kidney. "I'll look on eBay," Willie replies. Willie is good friends with Joe (Caine) [...]

Takers

"Takers" is a fast-paced action film with your usual twists and turns, robbers stealing from other thieves, cops chasing the bad guys and then the bad guys chase each other. Rather predictable as films of this type usually are. Heavy language and adult situations permeate this pic making it [...]

Armored

This is an escapism film and the pace is fast and furious at times. Not long into the movie, the heist is pulled off seemingly without a hitch. However, an unexpected witness throws a wrench into the plan. The acting is convincing with Columbus Short playing Ty Hackett, an Iraq War veteran who [...]

You, Me and Dupree

November 21, 2006
This movie is laugh-out-loud funny during the course of its hour-and-fifty-minute length. Dupree totally upsets the household of newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson. He is a likable nut who is Carl's best friend, and even wears a "BM" sign on his shirt during Carl and Molly's wedding, which stands [...]

Factotum

The definition of "Factotum" is roughly "a man who does many jobs," and that is precisely what this film is about. Based on an autobiographical novel by Charles Bukowski, "Factotum" chronicles the daily life of an aspiring writer, Henry Chinaski, whose alcoholism prevents him from holding down a [...]

Herbie: Fully Loaded

October 25, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Herbie: Fully Loaded" has everything you would want in a family movie. It is exciting, entertaining, and fun for all ages. Herbie is a little older but you'll love him just the same. This movie brought me back to my youth when a family film could be fun for both old and young alike. While the plot [...]

Herbie: Fully Loaded – Filtered

October 25, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Maggie used to race cars but got hurt and doesn't do it anymore. She just graduated from college and her dad brings her to the junkyard to pick out any car she wants. She finds the "bug". Maggie and her friend fix the car up and she wants to race it. But her dad is kind of iffy about that. So [...]

Crash – Filtered

September 6, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Set in Los Angeles, "Crash" is a film with multiple storylines involving people from various walks of life. It is very moving in that it tries to portray the oftentimes severe effect that racism has on everyday life. A variety of characters include white cops, Persian shop-owners, a Latino [...]

Crash

Prior to seeing this film I hadn’t construed a common theme other than the lives of several groups of people intersect because of an accident. It didn’t take much time to derive racism and stereotypes as the focal points. The writers effectively addressed their opinions on the prevalence of [...]

One Night at McCools

This heavy-handed sex farce is filled with dopey, unlikable characters, and not much else. Most of the humor rests on crude, and sometimes deviant sexual activity, while the rest of the humor is drained out of a poor soul whose life is destroyed by a psychopath with one aim - owning a home, [...]