actor: Harrison Ford

The Secret Life of Pets 2

June 14, 2019

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is humorously delightful and a fun-filled adventure! Not simply a rehash of the first movie, The Secret Life of Pets, the story continues with new characters as well as old favorites, and a few new villains too. One of the new characters, Rooster, a large farm dog, is [...]

Blade Runner 2049

October 6, 2017
True to form, the otherworldliness of Dennis Villeneuve’s (Arrival, Sicario) and Ridley Scott’s neo-noir sequel Blade Runner 2049 pays homage to the original 1982 cult-classic blockbuster Blade Runner, as the visual and audio experience is even more evocative, invasive, and unsettling than the [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could be subtitled "The Fandom Awakens." From the opening blast of the title "Star Wars" on the screen to the appearance of Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke in the movie, the audience was rollicking and energized with anticipation. The good news is, the movie delivers a [...]

The Age of Adaline

April 24, 2015
"The Age of Adaline" is an intriguing movie, the plot centering on a young woman that has a freak accident, running her car off a bridge into the water, to be changed forever when lightning strikes the area. She quits aging. Indeed, the "age" in the title of the movie can simultaneously refer to [...]

The Expendables 3

August 15, 2014
"The Expendables 3" is an action-packed film from beginning to the end and filled with many well-known actors. This reviewer has not seen the previous Expendables films so cannot compare, but this movie has something for everyone including drama, comedy, action, adventure and suspense. The only [...]

Enders Game

November 1, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a visually stunning movie with a theme of survival. The acting is solid with names like Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfelt and Asa Butterfield. Butterfield plays Ender Wiggin, a teen boy that Col. Graff (Harrison Ford) sees as having the real potential to help defeat the alien [...]

Paranoia

August 16, 2013
This movie shows how much technology plays a part in today's society. Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) works for a major mobile company but is tired of the lack of promotion. He goes before the CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), with an idea which Wyatt insults. Later Wyatt blackmails Cassidy, knowing [...]

42

April 12, 2013
This remarkable movie deals realistically with the racial prejudice that Jackie Robinson endured when the General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), gave him a contract to become the first African American minor league and then major league player in history. The [...]

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 [...]

Morning Glory

November 10, 2010
One of the strengths of this picture is the acting. Rachel McAdams plays Becky Fuller, TV producer, as a flighty and lonely-for-love girl with a tough side when necessary and she pulls it off. She even stands up to Harrison Ford's character, a legendary TV anchorman named Mike Pomeroy, so [...]