actor: Paul Bettany

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

As one of Star Wars most beloved characters, it was only a matter of time before Han Solo got his own film. But with shoes as big as Harrison Ford's to fill, everyone's wondering if the new guy, Alden Ehrenreich, is up to the job. The charm, the wit, the debonair qualities—the order for Solo is [...]

Captain America: Civil War

“Captain America: Civil War” is an action-packed thriller with the good guys fighting the bad guys and -- oh, by the way, the Avengers fight among themselves, too! Therefore, the title "Civil War" is quite appropriate. William Hurt plays Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross and, following some [...]

Mortdecai

"Mortdecai" is hit and miss with its comedy. There are times when the jokes and gags don't really work, but when they do they are laugh-out-loud funny. Two of these feet-tickling moments involve Johnny Depp. In one scene his character, Mortdecai, is cocky and sure of himself during a fencing match, [...]

Priest 3D

"Priest" includes scenes of prayer and a character who literally takes a leap of faith near the end to try to save the day. A few scriptures are quoted as well including, "God is my refuge." Two priests, a man and a woman, agree that they want to please God, not necessarily the church. Christopher [...]

The Tourist

Some people enjoy a big twist at the end of the movie. This film definitely offers one but after going along on the ride for over 100 minutes, I wasn't entirely happy with the ending. The film stretches the imagination just a bit but for the most part is entertaining and very funny, frequently, [...]

Legion

The Bible says in the book of Revelation that no one should add to or take away from the scriptures. This film does just that. In this version of the apocalypse, Michael the archangel (played by Paul Bettany) rebels against God because God is tired of man's evil ways and intends to obliterate [...]

Firewall

This boiler plate Harrison Ford action film has Ford again fighting the bad guys in gutsy fashion with grit and determination. Jack Stanfield (Ford) tries to outwit his family’s kidnappers to save their lives and his reputation. Much like his character in "Air Force One", Harrison, as [...]

Knights Tale, A – Edited

September 14, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

A Knight’s Tale was definitely the most modern movie about ancient times I have seen. The movie is set in medieval times, but in one of the very first scenes everyone is in the jousting arena chanting Queen’s hit song, “We Will Rock You.” It was really funny but it just didn’t seem to fit [...]

Wimbledon – Edited

March 25, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was a really interesting movie. There's a man whose whole life has been playing tennis but he is now faced with the fact that his career may be over. Even his own brother is betting against him in his matches. But he gets a wild card and he is able to play in Wimbledon. There's a woman whose [...]

Wimbledon

Against her father’s (Sam Neill) wishes, Lizzie spends extended time with Peter. Although sexual content of this film is limited, premarital sex is glorified as Lizzie and Peter reject her father’s moral counsel and choose to sleep together, having known each other for only a week. Lizzie [...]