actor: Helen Mirren

The Fate of the Furious

April 14, 2017
"The Fate of the Furious" is a highly entertaining and energy-filled movie. It features an action-packed opening car race between Dom (Vin Diesel) and a braggart, car crashes, close calls, a prison riot, several powerful fights, an icy villainess (Charlize Theron), and an incredible secret that Dom [...]

Woman in Gold

April 10, 2015
"Woman in Gold" is a timeless movie that weaves the present with events that took place in Vienna during World War ll and the Holocaust. Helen Mirren gives a powerful performance as Maria Altmann; the picture is based on the true story of this strong-willed woman who fought for the return of family [...]

The Hundred-Foot Journey

August 8, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" is a movie that soars! It breaks down cultural walls and demonstrates how the spirit of humankind can rise to life's challenges. The movie is based on the best-selling book by Richard C. Morais, and you know it's going to be good when the movie introduction includes both [...]

Red 2

July 19, 2013
This movie has its moments as an action film and also promotes a few chuckles, but as a family film it falls short, due to language and excessive violence. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is a retired (but not for long) black-ops CIA agent. Soon he is working again with his partner Marvin (John [...]

The Debt

August 31, 2011
This is a powerful holocaust story. No doubt about that. Helen Mirren plays Rachel Singer, a former agent who worked with two men to capture an evil Nazi War criminal, a man known as "The Surgeon of Birkenau". He performed atrocities on several Jewish patients and, as Rachel remembers in flashback [...]

Arthur

April 8, 2011
It's not that this movie doesn't have a few good moments. It does. When charmer Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) dresses up as Batman and Robin along with his personal driver Bitterman (Luis Guzman) it is difficult not to laugh at the absurdity of it all. Bach has always been spoiled while having access [...]

The Tempest

December 10, 2010
The Tempest’s message is that reconciliation is better than revenge, and in fact, the posture of vengeance can poison the soul. While this message, and perhaps many others buried within the complex threads of storyline, is a positive one, the world of the story is extremely dark. The film does [...]

Red

October 15, 2010
We learn in this movie that "Red" stands for "Retired, Extremely Dangerous". This speaks of Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), a former CIA agent whose quiet life won't last long. He spends his time phoning a woman at work whom he enjoys speaking with, Sarah (Mary Louise Parker), and soon she is in the [...]

State of Play

April 17, 2009
This film was full of suspense, drama and action; all things that make a cerebral thriller worth watching. Intrigue and mystery are certainly exciting elements in good filmmaking. Unfortunately, the plot twists and turns several times but hey, they had two hours to fill so I guess the director [...]

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

December 21, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

If you are a fan of "National Treasure" you won't be disappointed by this engaging and clever sequel. Once again the audience is taken on a treasure hunt through history, this time to clear the name of our hero's ancestors. Along the way, we find clues in plain site and some in more remote [...]