director: Guy Ritchie

Aladdin (2019)

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Review: Despite the presence of a big blue genie claiming to be all-powerful but not all-knowing (how exactly does that work?), there are biblical principles at work in Disney's Aladdin. For starters, selflessness wins. The one who seeks power enslaves himself. The one who selflessly gives [...]

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" features several nicely-crafted scenes of the legend, including the sword in the stone, Arthur wielding the famous sword, Excalibur. Even the round table is set in place near the conclusion of the movie. The shadow world Arthur enters is very vivid and stands out. [...]

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Many of us in the older generation remember this series on TV. This movie, like the TV show, takes place in the 1960s, when America and Russia were at odds in the Cold War. Napoleon Solo, a very unique man, used to be an art collector or, should I say, a very good thief. But after being arrested [...]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The filmmakers do a nice job in recreating Victorian England. The sets including the train stations and carriages and homes and are all period and carry the viewer back to this historic time, namely 1891. Unfortunately, the movie caters to modern audiences, meaning the literary hero Holmes is [...]

Sherlock Holmes

In this version of the exploits of the famous detective and his partner we find a much more down to earth and vulnerable Sherlock Holmes. Action and adventure abound in this fast-paced film. We learn about the private lives of the two colleagues (Holmes and Watson) created by Arthur Conan Doyle. [...]

RocknRolla

This movie has a couple of good themes spaced out too far apart. One theme is that greed is something that is nearly impossible to stop and if it's not stopped, there is a steep price to pay. Another one is that the way we treat people does have more of an influence on them than we might initially [...]

Snatch

“Snatch” is raunchy, crude, profane, and violent. Well, I guess we won’t be recommending this one for family viewing. Come to think of it, why would anyone want to see a film with over 132 uses of one particular vulgar obscenity? Have we become so desensitized that we believe this amount of [...]

The Gentlemen

The Synopsis: A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. The Review: The Gentlemen is not a gentle movie. It is more of a gangster movie with the main villain, Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), being a drug lord rather than a [...]

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