actor: Hugh Jackman

X-Men: The Last Stand

October 3, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

For those of you who have seen prequels I and II, this movie picks up where II left off with some interesting twists (you're probably as surprised as I was to see Famke Janssen among the cast list). If you haven't seen the earlier episodes, "X-Men: The Last Stand" opens with enough historical [...]

Van Helsing

October 19, 2004
Apart from Hollywood’s typical implausible action sequences, Van Helsing actually tells a decent story of good against evil. Unfortunately, it is couched in superstitions that see mankind, and particularly the righteous crusaders of the Roman Catholic church, as the last line of defense against [...]

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, [...]

Kate and Leopold – Edited

October 14, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

I love to watch Meg Ryan on this screen. Even though she plays very similar roles, she brings a sparkle and innocent quality to her characters. In "Kate and Leopold," she finds that she is no good with men and has almost given up trying, but dives head-first into her career in advertising. Leopold [...]

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 [...]

Someone Like You

March 30, 2001
THE GOOD:...I enjoy watching Ashley Judd in anything’s she does because she’s that good. She’s everyone’s girlfriend and I root for her in every role, no matter what part she plays. I likewise enjoy Kinnear because he can play “jerk” like no other actor can, Tomei is always hilarious [...]

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 [...]

Missing Link

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seem to recognize this. Sir Lionel's last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to [...]