actor: Heath Ledger

The Dark Knight

"The Dark Knight" is indeed very dark. This is most likely the darkest and most violent "Batman" movie yet. There are some graphic scenes including a man's burned face on screen; and the stitching up of a flesh wound, and many, many people killed throughout the film. There is comparatively little [...]

Casanova – Filtered

April 25, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Casanova" was a good amusing film which kept my attention. The film had scnenes in which fornication was implied but it was not looked at in a possitive manner and the Catholic church wanted desperately to punish Casanova for his acts. Casanova did however change his lifestyle, fell in love and [...]

Casanova

"Casanova" was very mild for an R-rated film. I have seen films that the MPAA has rated PG-13 that contain more graphic elements than "Casanova". Europe was very racy during Casanova's time, but it also was controlled by the Catholic Church and their rigorous enforcement of the straight and narrow [...]

The Brothers Grimm

December 20, 2005
The Brothers Grimm wrote down many Germanic folktales that have since become stories read in over 160 languages around the world. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in the mid 1700s and collected and wrote stories their entire lives, stories that most of us are familiar with, like "Cinderella," "The [...]

The Brothers Grimm – Filtered

December 20, 2005
"The Brothers Gimm" contained many bits and pieces of different fairy tales which was sort of interesting. But it seemed to be lacking in the storyline. The film was a little boring and seemed to last a long time. The violence in this film was too great to be family friendly and there were some [...]

Brokeback Mountain

What little dialog the film contained was heavy with profanity, and I'm surprised at the sexual content they were able to include and still garner an "R" rating. It isn't an exaggeration when the critics highlight the heart-wrenching nature of this film. While it is based on the homosexual [...]

Knights Tale, A – Edited

September 14, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

A Knight’s Tale was definitely the most modern movie about ancient times I have seen. The movie is set in medieval times, but in one of the very first scenes everyone is in the jousting arena chanting Queen’s hit song, “We Will Rock You.” It was really funny but it just didn’t seem to fit [...]

The Patriot – Edited

June 28, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie was originally rated R for strong war violence. In the edited version there is still a war, but there is none of the graphic, bloody violence of the original. You can tell that people are dying, but there isn't blood and guts spilling out everywhere. Basically, Mel Gibson plays an early [...]

Lords of Dogtown

I have little knowledge about the background of skateboarding, so it was neat to see where and how skateboarding began. One thing this movie highlighted was the importance of money and fame to many people, especially teenagers. The Z boys broke apart for fame and fortune but in the end they found [...]

Ned Kelly

July 27, 2004
The portrayal of real life and a struggle against real injustice carries this story from the theater screen to the heart. This deeply moving and motivating film about a family’s enduring loyalty to each other in the midst of heartache shows the rewards and fulfillment that can come from [...]