producer: David Barron

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The Legend of Tarzan" is a very entertaining film featuring battles between gorillas and Tarzan, between tribesman and soldiers, and between Tarzan and the soldiers. Alexander Skarsgård makes a very fit (as in buff) and serious-minded Tarzan. He has to deal with a lot of grim situations, [...]

Cinderella (2015)

September 15, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Cinderella" is certain to be a new Disney classic. It has everything! Lily James is a warm and kind Cinderella. Richard Madden is a "charming" prince (pun intended), and Cate Blanchett outdoes herself as the wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine. Helena Bonham Carter seems to relish her role as the [...]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

This film version is a beginning tale of sorts, dealing with the young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine). The story opens with him studying Economics in London during the time of 9/11. Soon after Ryan joins the Marines and heads to Afghanistan. He is hurt in a helicopter crash and one thing leads to another [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

If you enjoy or love this series, you no doubt will enjoy and love this one as well. It truly wraps up the "Harry Potter" series and the ending definitely rewards the viewer with a feeling of finality. The conclusion should leave Potter fans everywhere with the warm fuzzies and feeling good about [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

This latest installment in the "Harry Potter" series is part one of the final movie and part two will screen next year. The entertainment factor is present in this one as in the others, with fantastic special effects and dark creatures which Harry, Hermione and Ron must overcome. We also learn what [...]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I must admit to not being a "Harry Potter" expert. At the screening I saw, there were a few scenes which included certain looks from characters, or dialog, which caused the audience to erupt into laughter and I didn't know why. I didn't get the "inside" jokes. But I was able to follow the story [...]

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

A war for control of the school takes place in this latest Potter film. A former foe believed to be vanquished returns for more spiritual battles and supremacy. Harry Potter finds himself in the midst of this fight. The special effects are excellent and it was nice to see a traditional holiday like [...]

Loves Labours Lost

December 9, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Nowhere near the elegant “Much Ado About Nothing,” which also starred Branagh and his then wife, Emma Thompson, but it has its charming moments. Except for some suggestive innuendos and a bawdy dance number, it is a clean movie, more about love than lust. Most of the cast members are rather, [...]

Othello – Filtered

January 18, 2000
This film adaptation of Shakespeare's play stays very true to the Shakespearean tradition of lust, betrayal, and a high body count. The film's dialogue is also done in Elizabethan English, and some of the actors do a better job conveying the meaning of their lines than others, most notably Kenneth [...]