director: Chris Columbus

Pixels

October 27, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Pixels" is made for today's audience, with some nostalgia thrown in for the people of the '80s. The film features songs by Hall and Oates, Queen, and other well-known artists, as well as the popular arcade games of the '80s, including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. Teenagers in the '80s and [...]

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

July 16, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Make no mistake about it. This movie has a lot of battle scenes and sword fights in it in addition to fire-breathing creatures. Yet as it briskly moves ahead on the big screen there is a lot to like and enjoy. The film features some of the best special effects, i.e. CGI work, I have seen in a film. [...]

I Love You Beth Cooper

I seldom become a bit angry while reviewing a film, but this movie shows a lot of irresponsible behavior and all I can say is shame on director Chris Columbus and writer Larry Doyle. A teen girl named Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere) drives recklessly throughout the film and at one point drives her [...]

Rent – Filtered

February 21, 2006
This is a story of how friends that live on the streets of New York City fight drug addictions and with-drawals. There is a transvestite who has a relationship with another man, people battling HIV, and a man who suffers and dies from the disease. There is prostitution, men kissing other men and [...]

Rent

As you can tell from the above synopsis, this is NOT a family-friendly film. Like it or not, it is a peek into the underground world of drugs and homosexuality among a group of friends on the streets of New York at the “End of the Millennium.” Don’t let the singing fool you, this is serious [...]

Home Alone – Edited

November 11, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Here is another Holiday movie for the family to enjoy. It is fun for the entire family. This is a great comedy, full of great slapstick comedy and a great message of what family really means. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are wonderful as the "wet bandits". Culkin gives a fanstastic performance as the [...]

Bicentennial Man – Edited

December 3, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Bicentennial Man takes a leap of logic in its premise that a robot can actually feel human emotions. However, it delivers a deeper message - that we should be sensative to the cares and feelings of those who are different from ourselves. This is an entertaining analogy which uses science fiction to [...]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The film’s spectacular visual effects and action are impressive, but its 161-minute running time and underlying darkness are a bit trying. The sequel is more frightening and violent than the original. And the lighting scheme is dark with daylight hardly ever shown. Harry and his friends’ [...]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

For the secular world, Harry has many good messages about bravery, courage and friendship. It even comments about the power of sacrificial love. And with its young cast, the film is virtually free of sexual material and bad language. Some mild and moderate violence occurs, such as sports [...]

Home Alone 2

October 5, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Home Alone 2" actually finds Kevin McCallister getting lost and being alone in the Big Apple, instead of home in Chicago. Kevin justs wants to be alone at the beginning of this film when his brother plays a trick on him at a Christmas concert and Kevin becomes angry with the entire family. He [...]

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