actor: Bernie Mac

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

November 7, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The animals in Africa are amazingly funny and audacious! These characters have some great facial expressions which cracked up the audience I screened this film with. Humor abounds. An example of this occurs when a plane carrying several of the animals almost crashes. One animal is seen safely on [...]

Soul Men

November 7, 2008
Two washed up, middle-aged former backup singers (played by Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac) reunite for a final performance in this comedy. Unfortunately, the comedic chemistry between these two actors is about all “Soul Men” has going for it. Although Jackson and Mac are genuinely [...]

Pride

March 23, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Recently, there has been a strong trend appearing in your local cineplex--films that actually inspire audience members to look at their surroundings and take a small step toward improving their condition. These stories are typically about average people who motivate others by a simple desire to [...]

Inspector Gadget’s Biggest Caper Ever

September 6, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

What do you get when you have a bumbling police detective, a robot and gadgets? Inspector Gadget of course. In this animated version, the inspector, along with his dog named Brain, his niece Penny, science genius Loony, and the gadget car go on a mission to save the town from evil Dr. Claw. But as [...]

Guess Who?

March 25, 2005
How does one create the storyline for “Guess Who”? First, take about one-third of “Just Married” and spread it evenly in a non-stick pan. Then mix in another third of “Meet the Parents” until you have a thick texture. Sprinkle some Chris Rock racial humor on top and bake for 97 minutes [...]

Mr. 3000

September 17, 2004
Stan Ross is a self-absorbed, egotistical, stubborn motormouth seeking to define his entire career by setting the 3,000-hit record. While Stan takes advantage of a second chance to do the right thing, Mr. 3000 strikes out in the wholesome entertainment category. Stan sets a record of sorts in his [...]

Bad Santa

November 28, 2003
This film is extremely profane and vulgar. Keeping track of the offensive language proved difficult with nearly every sentence containing profanity. While on the job, Santa drinks alcohol and one time urinates in his pants. This film is so bad that the TV trailer has to be bleeped out presumably [...]

Original Kings Of Comedy

August 18, 2000
A very big frustration for me as a reviewer is that thirty or forty years ago when the content of films was a bit more refined, members of ethnic groups were seldom the main focus in the movies. Now, when African Americans and Hispanics are given more prominence on the silver screen, the material [...]