actor: Elijah Wood

The Last Witch Hunter

October 23, 2015
"The Last Witch Hunter" is full of action and big names. The likes of Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, and Elijah Wood star in the film. However, it is also filled with violence and frightening images. Vin Diesel plays a powerful warrior named Kaulder. The story takes place in the 13th century. The [...]

Treasure Island

August 20, 2013
This movie version of "Treasure Island" sticks pretty close to the book, but it is unfortunate that the violence and strong language mar it as a family-friendly film. Toby Regbo does an outstanding job as Jim Hawkins, a young man who just lost his father. He heads to sea to seek adventure and make [...]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

December 14, 2012
Peter Jackson has made another memorable movie. "The Hobbit" is filmed in the same vein as the other Lord of the Rings pics. That said, the book from which he based this movie was far kinder and gentler than what we see here. The battle scenes are more graphic than the book portrayed. The story [...]

Happy Feet Two

November 18, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Happy Feet Two" is a delight! The film consists of vivid colors, animation, energetic songs and great actors lending their voices and talents to the movie. Kids will love it and parents will appreciate the lesson of believing in one's self and helping others. When Mumble's penguin son Erik is [...]

Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

May 31, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

Two small legends come together in an action-packed adventure featuring Tom Thumb and Thumbelina. They face “huge” odds as they try to find their way in a remarkable journey through forest, vale and time. The “Mole King” and his cunning cohorts cause trouble for Tom Thumb, Thumbelina and [...]


September 9, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This story takes place in a dreary, desolate world of a post-apocalyptic environment. The animation is fantastic but sepia overtones and dark colors prevail over bright colors. The dark environment mirrors the story to some extent. The characters in this movie are named after numbers, such as 9, [...]

Sin City

April 1, 2005
This movie was an atrocious waste of a remarkable cast which reads like a guest list at the Emmy’s. Quentin Taratino was only an assistant director but this film evidences his style. I found myself lost at times trying to follow all three stories in the plot, which was made difficult by the [...]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

March 20, 2004
This is a comedy with underlying sadness and misery throughout. No character has joy or hope in this story about real, relational choices — whether to accept the reality of flawed relationships or to reject reality and live in utter discontent. The commendable themes, however, are accompanied [...]

Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

December 17, 2003
This third and final film of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy caps off the series with the best film of the three, and incidentally it went on to win eleven Academy awards. The acting is superb and the actors won a SAG Award for the best ensemble cast for a film in 2003. The direction is top notch, [...]

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

December 18, 2002
This film is well crafted and is an excellent follow-up to "The Fellowship of the Ring." In this one, Frodo and Sam continue their journey to Mordor to destroy the evil ring in the fires of Mt. Doom. They encounter the creature Gollum, whose life was basically destroyed by the ring. He agrees to [...]