actor: Christopher Walken

Father Figures

December 22, 2017
Father Figuresis one of those movies that is way over the top in some ways and is very funny in certain scenes for that very reason. In the beginning of the movie, a doctor is checking a man's prostate and makes the comment, "Good news. I found your keys!" You immediately know this one will be [...]

The Jungle Book (2016)

April 15, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Jungle Book (2016)" is an amazing adventure. The film is loaded with talking animals that are vicious and funny and a young, courageous boy named Mowgli (Neel Sethi). The voice talent includes Bill Murray as the comedic bear, Baloo; Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the evil tiger; and Scarlett [...]

Eddie the Eagle

February 26, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Pardon the pun, but "Eddie the Eagle" soars! This movie is uplifting and inspiring. Based on true events, it features the story of Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), a young Brit who has had a dream of going to the Olympics since he was a boy. He has read books about the Olympics and aspires [...]

Jersey Boys

June 20, 2014
Many of us baby boomers remember listening to the radio and dancing to the sounds of Frankie Vali and the 4 Seasons. This film directed by Clint Eastwood is based on their story. It shows how three boys brought up in a Jersey neighborhood started out on the wrong direction in life and with a little [...]

Balls of Fury

August 29, 2007
Randy Dakota has to rejoin the competitive sport of ping pong to bring down the man who killed his father nearly twenty years earlier. This is much as you would expect from a film with this type of title as the humor was mostly sophomoric in nature. It was full of sexual innuendo, discussion of [...]

Hairspray

July 20, 2007
"Hairspray" has two clear messages. One is that integration is right and segregation is wrong. This film, based in 1961 Baltimore, does a pretty good job in showcasing a much-needed racial acceptance as several white students embrace black students, called "negroes"in the movie. They are upset that [...]

Man of the Year

October 13, 2006
Disappointing, not very funny, crude, good premise, poor sound mix, hard to hear dialog at times, interesting observations about the political landscape. These are some of the things I can impart about "Man of the Year". Tom Dobbs describes aspects of the political landscape that I believe many [...]

Click

June 23, 2006
"Click" is a comedy about a man who goes out to get a TV remote and comes home with a universal remote to control his universe. While there are a couple of funny scenes, I found many others to be childish and crude. It seems like Director Frank Coraci is into toilet humor. I think he missed even [...]

Wedding Crashers

July 15, 2005
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s antics can elicit laughter in any movie by themselves. When they are put together, there is a guarantee for some gut wrenching scenes. There were times in this film that their body language alone was humorous. Even though the premise of this film was original, I [...]

Around the Bend

October 8, 2004
This film is an effective retelling of the Prodigal Son. Jason, who was raised by Henry instead of his own father, is the faithful son, and Turner is the lost son. As in the Scripture, the faithful son refuses to accept the lost son who returns home. So, Henry must encourage and manipulate his [...]