actor: Tim Robbins

City of Ember

January 20, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Is there a way out of Dodge? Or, in this case, Ember? With the generator failing, and food supplies dwindling, hope seems dim. Yet young Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway) and Lina (Saoirse Ronan) keep hope alive as they begin to unravel some clues which reveal that hope might exist after all. Doon [...]

Catch a Fire

The question you must ask yourself is were members of the African National Congress (ANC) Freedom Fighters, or Terrorists? This movie takes you on the journey of one man and his experience with this very issue. At first he is wrongly accused of being a terrorist and is tortured in the pursuit of [...]

Zathura: A Space Adventure

February 14, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Travel the galaxy with two young un-expecting space pilots in this board game come to life. Zathura may be their destination, but the trip is where the action is at. Like in "Jumanji," the only way to end the adventure is to finish the game. This film has plenty of action and suspense as well as [...]

War Of The Worlds

I have four words for this film—“Special effects” and “Dakota Fanning!” The special effects carry the new War of the Worlds film by far. Spielberg does a great job with the machines that the aliens use. The aliens themselves are believable, and the alien fire power is awesome. But like [...]

Code 46

December 28, 2004
This apparent low-budget sci-fi movie is devoid of a plot or any dialog of depth or significance. The first hour of the film is needed to learn the meanings of the made-up words. In this futuristic society, people must receive permission from the government before they can procreate. If their DNA [...]

Mystic River

June 8, 2004
The theme of child molestation is disturbing, but it is an unfortunate reality that many children secretly live with today. The time spent on this issue is relatively brief, but there is one momentary scene where a boy has his face in a man’s lap while sitting in a car. The film suggests that [...]

Antitrust

In the ‘60s, Big Brother was the government and the youth of America had a growing paranoia that Big Brother was attempting to guide their every step. Now Big Bro is a multi-billion dollar computer geek. And the paranoia rages on. Not without some validity, I might add. While finding superb film [...]

Mission To Mars

I found this to be a well-written, well-acted sci/fi action movie. It is not a film about gruesome, anti-friendly aliens chewing up unsuspecting space travelers. Indeed, there are no hostile beings in this film. In fact, there are three positive examples of marriage. However, the film promotes a [...]

Dark Waters

Dove Approved for 18+

A horrifying story ripped from the headlines, Dark Waters proves watchable thanks to the inspired performances by Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, and others. While the trajectory of the film could bog down in legalese, the script from Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan [...]

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