actor: Brad Pitt

Ad Astra

September 20, 2019
The Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. The Review: Ad Astra is a conspicuous look at an explorer's mental state and his parent-child relationship that beautifully [...]

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

July 26, 2019
The Synopsis: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. The Review: If there's such a thing as a kindler, gentler Quentin Tarantino, his work is on display for much of [...]

Allied

November 23, 2016
"Casablanca" meets "Mr and Mrs Smith." is the best way to describe the story in "Allied." It is a suspenseful and complex story of two spies/assassins who join in the fight against the Nazi occupation of Morocco during WWII. Max (Brad Pitt), a Canadian Secret Service officer, is assigned to [...]

12 Years a Slave

November 20, 2013
This movie clearly shows the cruelty of slavery and the depths that human depravity can go to when humans are treated like less than people due to their race. The movie states up front it is based on a true story, that of Solomon Northup, powerfully portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Solomon is a free [...]

World War Z

June 21, 2013
This film is surely better than many zombie movies in that it deals with an entire world pulling together to halt the zombies from spreading their rabies and infecting the mass population. It features suspense and fine actors, particularly Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, who has to leave his family to [...]

Killing Them Softly

November 30, 2012
I find the title of this film to be ironic. There is no soft killing in this movie, only flat out graphic killing with blood spurting and flying. One scene features a man being beaten up and the blood literally pours from his mouth and nose, he coughs up blood, and then vomits to boot. He vomits on [...]

The Tree of Life

July 8, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The vivid images of this film portray life in symbolic ways, such as clouds and storms accompanied by sorrowful music to portray the difficult times and then flowers blooming under sunny skies and an uplifting chorus to portray times of restoration. The nature and universe scenes are nicely filmed [...]

Moneyball

September 23, 2011
I wish we could give "Moneyball" our Dove Seal. If not for language we could. It is an intelligent and funny movie and Brad Pitt, if you will excuse the expression, hits it out of the park in his role as Billy Beane, the former promising baseball prospect who never quite achieved his potential but [...]

Megamind

November 5, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Megamind" is a wildly imaginative movie. The 3D effects, the animation, the pranks and pratfalls and characters, all are combined and result in an effective film that holds the audience's attention for the ninety six minute runtime. In addition, I heard a lot of laughter during the screening I [...]

Inglourious Basterds

August 21, 2009
Death and revenge. These are two words which descriptively explain at least part of the plot of this movie. The film opens in France, a German-occupied France, and Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) sees the graphic murder of her family by Colonel Hans Landa (Christopher Waltz), a Nazi. She escapes [...]

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