actor: Anthony Hopkins

Transformers: The Last Knight

June 21, 2017
"Transformers: The Last Knight" is the fifth installment of this franchise and features a few good thoughts such as a character's statement that "without personal sacrifice, there can be no victory" and that anyone stepping forward can wind up being a hero. However, other than this, there are a lot [...]

Collide

February 24, 2017
"Collide" is a rollicking, action-packed thriller with a twist—it focuses on a man's love for his girlfriend and the risks he takes to pay for an operation she desperately needs. Nicholas Hoult plays Casey, who is athletic and has the luck of a cat— with more lives than one could expect for the [...]

Noah

March 28, 2014
There is no doubt in the movie that God is the creator of the universe and of man. Noah (Russell Crowe) even presents the story of creation to his family and this was nice to see in the film. Crowe does a credible job playing Noah although the plot does steer off in some unusual directions, [...]

Thor

May 6, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is so much more than I hoped for. That doesn't happen often. The story and direction are tight, the acting is solid, the special effects knock it out of the park and the villains are great. It kept my attention throughout the entire film. Not that there aren't a few content issues [...]

The Rite

January 28, 2011
In case a little Roman Catholic Church history helps, in 2007 the Vatican announced plans to educate clergy in the rite of exorcism. Officials of the Roman Catholic Church said they wanted priests trained and educated to expel demons in every diocese. Stunningly, they revealed they receive an [...]

The Wolfman

February 12, 2010
"The Wolfman" has been updated from its original 1941 version and unlike the original, which gave you glimpses of a mean and nasty werewolf (played by Lon Chaney Jr.) who creepily stalked the villagers in fog-shrouded woods, this version lets you graphically see livers and all kinds of body parts [...]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

July 1, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This period piece is well made. There is lots of action and this film shows the way the laws were enforced during medieval times. It showed a real difference in the belief of “God” and how much power and rule the king had. It also reveals how gypsies, thieves and common people were treated. [...]

Beowulf

November 16, 2007
This partially-animated, special effects telling of the classic literature piece is stunning, but do not be fooled into believing this is a piece appropriate for children. This is a film for adults only, not a family picture. While the story of “Beowulf” is violent, the film seems determined to [...]

Fracture

April 20, 2007
"Fracture" is a battle of wits between accused murderer Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) and district attorney Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling). The two are evenly matched and just when you think one has the upper hand in their duel of the erudite, the other one comes up with an ace up his sleeve. [...]

Bobby

November 24, 2006
According to the plotline published by the studio, "Bobby" is "The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, on June 6th, 1968, which centers around 22 people who were at the Ambassador Hotel where he was killed." The 22 characters chosen by writer, director, Estevez were [...]