director: Brett Ratner

Hercules (2014)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson portrays the great Hercules in this action filled movie. Is he a god or is he a legend? This is the part of the story that is intriguing. He and his fellow mercenaries travel the world helping those in need but they do this so that they can get paid in gold and with the [...]

Tower Heist

This is one of those "real potential" movies. It had the potential to be genuinely funny and entertaining but, regretfully, it falls short due to two main reasons: 1. It is sometimes not funny when trying to be and: 2. It has a massive amount of language in it. The profanities roll off the [...]

Rush Hour 3

So here we are-Chris and Jackie team up once again to recap their roles as the LA cop and the Chinese Inspector. As before they are the good guys who chase the bad guys while using martial arts and guns. Only this time the setting is Paris. Throw in some scantily dressed girls and some laughs here [...]

X-Men: The Last Stand

October 3, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

For those of you who have seen prequels I and II, this movie picks up where II left off with some interesting twists (you're probably as surprised as I was to see Famke Janssen among the cast list). If you haven't seen the earlier episodes, "X-Men: The Last Stand" opens with enough historical [...]

After the Sunset

If you have seen "The Thomas Crown Affair" with Pierce Brosnan, then you for all practical purposes have seen this film. Some may feel that Salma Hayek is much more attractive than Rene Russo, but that is a matter of opinion. Max Burdett and Thomas Crown are very similar characters. They are both [...]

Rush Hour 2

This formula cop-buddy actioneer has some funny lines and well-choreographed martial arts battles, but Chris Tucker’s shrill version of Chris Rock is an acquired taste, much like rap music or beef’s tongue. As a comic and an actor his delivery is still a bit forced. And he never, absolutely [...]

Family Man

Picture George Bailey in ‘The Twilight Zone!’” That had to be the pitch line at the story conference when this film first sprang to life. There is a difference, however. While the protagonist from “It’s A Wonderful Life” is shown the merit of his present life, Cage’s Jack Campbell [...]