actor: Halle Berry

Catwoman

June 7, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Patience’s co-worker Sally (Alex Borstein) is a lustful lady on a mission to find a man for herself and for Patience. Pushing Patience into a relationship with Officer Lone, she encourages Patience to give him some “brown sugar.” Once Patience becomes Catwoman, she is much more uninhibited [...]

Gothika

This disturbing film is filled with gruesome — many implied — images of murder, dismemberment and ghost-like creatures. Those who appear to be insane are presented, not as being insane, but rather as simply having a different experience than others. Gothika’s treatment of the paranormal, [...]

X2: X-Men United

November 15, 2003
The film has a number of positive themes and uses a good bit of religious imagery and allusions but also treats evolution as fact. Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man are mentioned in a classroom setting. Although the idea of accepting people who are different registers and makes a point, [...]

Die Another Day – Edited

August 19, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This reviewer goes back to enjoying the original Bond movie, "Dr. No", in a Chicago suburb drive-in theatre. I well remember looking at my husband, and both of us saying almost simultaneously, "Oh my gosh, I can't believe how good this movie is!". The Bond movies have morphed over four decades from [...]

X-Men – Edited

August 19, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

There are many themes developed in this film: good vs. evil, domination by force, racism [mutants are shunned], and corrupting power. Young children won't grasp the themes I've mentioned, but they will quickly catch on to the "good guys and the bad guys". I would advise parents to monitor very [...]

Die Another Day

Along with other Bond films, it’s heavy with sexual innuendo and some steamy scenes. But despite its flaws, it delivers everything that the name “James Bond” and its 40-year tradition [...]

Swordfish

THE GOOD:...This is one heck of a fast-action, popcorn movie for adults! From the exhilarating beginning with a unique monologue (I've never seen done before) that begins the story with incredible visuals and sound effects that literally almost blow you away, to the last brain teaser that has the [...]

X-Men

December 4, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The opening narration states that evolution leaps forward every few millenniums to produce new forms. This film, other than this comment and a few violent scenes, including a comment about not fearing God from one character, manages to entertain and is suitable for the family. It is a summer-like [...]

Executive Decision – Filtered

July 30, 1997
A large shipment of deadly (one drop can kill a roomful of people) DZ5 nerve gas is stolen and falls in the hands of a nefarious terrorist group. They hijack an airplane bound for Washington DC with a plan masterminded by fanatic Nagi Hassan (David Suchet) to wipe out the U.S. Eastern seaboard. [...]