actor: Hugh Jackman

Les Miserables (2012)

Here is a depressing story for bored viewers on Christmas day. This is a movie version abbreviated from the musical "Les Miserables." While the songs and drama come straight from the popular Broadway show, the cast is from Hollywood. In the first part of the film the viewer is treated to actors [...]

Real Steel

This film could be nicknamed "Robot Rocky" and to some extent that description is accurate. An underdog robot fighter, named Atom, takes on Zeus, who is the "Apollo Creed" of the robot boxing world if you will. This film focuses on an ex-boxer named Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) and his developing [...]

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Here we have the origins of Logan, also known as "Wolverine". He starts out with claws but by film's end they are metal claws and much more powerful. A lot happens on the way there. When it appears that someone he loves has been purposely murdered, he vows revenge. An old farmer he meets in the [...]


Wow, does this movie have something for everyone! It has cattle rustling, murder, romance, adventure, war scenes and even a little comedy all wrapped into one movie. It was a different time in Australia (World War 11) compared to how the world looks at that country now. When Lady Sarah Ashley [...]


I was really surprised after screening this film that it is rated R. I think it should be rated NC-17. There is a trend recently in Hollywood that if a film is rated PG-13, that its content is a high-end PG-13, actually allowing material that used to be considered belonging to an R-rated movie. The [...]

Snowy River 2: The McGregor Saga

August 1, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

Episode One: "Prince of Hearts": A couple of gypsies come to Patterson's Ridge as entertainers and capture the fancies of 18 year old Danielle (Dannie) and, among others, Hannah Kirov, the proprietor of the general store. During their stay some robberies take place. Naturally, the gypsies are [...]

Flushed Away

February 20, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is funny and imaginative. In one scene the character of Roddy the rat gets a piece of popcorn in his eye and he uses a doll's hand to whack himself on the back so the piece of popcorn pops out. Several kids and adults laughed at that scene and many others at the screening I attended. [...]

The Fountain

What do you call a movie that goes everywhere and nowhere at the same time? You call it "The Fountain." I must say, I am a science fiction fan but this movie lost me from the very beginning. Interestingly enough, you would think you would get it since every scene is shown 3-5 times due to [...]

Snowy River: The McGregor Saga

November 16, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

Episode One: "Comeback": When Duncan Jones, an old friend of the McGregor family, shows up in town again, they welcome him back and into their home. Duncan and Rob McGregor were best friends in school but Duncan joined the merchant marines and Rob left his family, his girlfriend Montana Hale, and [...]


"Prestige" has a very interesting premise and many twists and turns along its magical ride. Wonderful acting and writing captivate you and draw you into the story of the two entertaining magicians who get caught up in competing against each other and stealing each other's secrets. The film falls [...]