actor: Daniel Craig

Logan Lucky

August 18, 2017
When Steven Soderbergh, the 2000 Oscar winner for “Traffic;” director of “Erin Brockovich” and “Sex, Lies, and Videotapes” among other blockbusters, announced his retirement from filmmaking in 2013, we did not expect to see him back so soon. However, he’s found a way to be true to his [...]

Spectre

November 6, 2015
"Spectre" is a fast-paced ride for much of the movie. You want action? Granted! You have action. The problem is that several scenes are contrived. They seem to be placed in the film not because they add to the story, but because they are fun to watch. There are some exceptions to the rule. A [...]

Skyfall

November 9, 2012
The latest Bond film is a little more fast-paced and action packed than the previous films were. This one has a little romance but it moves by quickly leaving plenty of time for the chases and gun fire. Someone is targeting MI6 agents and M especially. Bond must figure out who the culprit is and [...]

The Adventures of Tintin

December 21, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Adventures of Tin Tin" is, in many ways, a tale of young Indiana Jones. The main character's name is different, but the idea is the same. There are adventures and villains and chases and...well, you get the idea. It is also a bit sophisticated for this kind of film, an animated movie which no [...]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

December 21, 2011
This movie is very suspenseful despite its length of over two and a half hours. This is the first novel in a proposed trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Rooney Mara is quite effective as the brooding girl with dark hair and several skin piercings along with a unique tattoo. Her character's name is Lisbeth [...]

Dream House

September 30, 2011
This is one of those films that if you go to the restroom during the movie you might not know what is happening when you return. The film takes a sudden shift somewhere just beyond the half-way mark and then the viewer must decide if what is happening is in a character's mind or is really a [...]

Cowboys and Aliens

July 29, 2011
I must admit to being wrong about my trepidations about this movie's plot. I was concerned it might come across as a totally preposterous plot. The truth is, the movie is very entertaining and what I am frustrated about is the strong language and the fact the violence level hits a level three in [...]

Defiance

January 16, 2009
A part of history is brought to the forefront in this intense and emotional movie. This film is based on a true story of the Bielski brothers and their determination to survive despite the Nazi army. These four brothers come together after the brutal death of their parents to hide in the forest. [...]

Quantum of Solace

November 14, 2008
Lights, camera, and action, action, action! This film has almost non-stop action and violence. Viewing the film was a bit like being involved emotionally in a whirlwind. It is entertaining in certain scenes for sure, but plot and character development suffer a bit in this one. Two characters seek [...]

The Golden Compass

December 7, 2007
Dove recently viewed "The Golden Compass", which incorporates some nice cinematography including scenes of snow-capped mountains. The child actors are also quite adept in their various roles in the picture. The movie itself, however, tends to be slow moving and lackluster when it does not center on [...]