actor: Sam Robards

Catch that Kid

June 1, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Maddy, Gus and Austin are all very good friends. The boys each like Maddy as more then a friend. Maddy’s dad is hurt in a accident and needs a very expensive operation. Maddy and her friends are going to try and raise the money. The kids end up telling lies and stealing to help out. The movie [...]

Artificial Intelligence: AI – Edited

January 21, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I'm not a great fan of science fiction unless it's exceptionally well done. This isn't well done: it's much too long and the story line is pure fantasy with strands of "The Velveteen Rabbit," "Pinocchio" and "ET." Very young children might be frightened by seeing the depictions of the robotic [...]

Artificial Intelligence: A.I.

Armed with memories of “The Wizard of Oz,” “Bicentennial Man,” “Pinocchio,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Stepford Wives,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and several episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” Mr. Spielberg pays homage to Stanley Kubrick, who died before he could [...]

Warden

Is there any way to show a film about prison life without some crude sexual comments, offensive language, or brutal violence? To present such subject matter realistically, probably not. But TNT’s “The Warden” features most of that material outside the institution. It’s the main [...]