actor: Jeff Goldblum

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

June 22, 2018
We re-enter the Jurassic story with Claire Dearing and Owen Grady risking their lives once again to rescue the abandoned dinosaurs of Jurassic World from an imminent volcanic eruption. Though funded by a well-meaning mogul, things quickly go south with double-crossing bad guys, menacing lava flows, [...]

Isle of Dogs

March 23, 2018
If Wes Anderson were to make a film, to tell a story in the tradition of an Akira Kurosawa samurai folklore, then I suppose Isle of Dogs would be the closest thing we could come to expect. His latest, never anything less than visually and aurally gorgeous, has an order to abide to: the urgent, [...]

Thor: Ragnarok

November 3, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Avengers' strongest hero, (unless the Hulk has something to say about it) is back to the big screen in Marvel's newest piece of superhero fun, Thor: Ragnarok. Thor's latest flick is very different from his first two installments, but the eye-candy action and relatable Marvel humor will make you [...]

Independence Day: Resurgence

June 24, 2016
"They're back." That's the main focal point of the new "Independence Day" movie, "Resurgence", although it definitely ends with an open door for another possible sequel. Twenty years have passed since the alien invasion of 1996. Now former President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) is still recovering from [...]

Mortdecai

January 23, 2015
"Mortdecai" is hit and miss with its comedy. There are times when the jokes and gags don't really work, but when they do they are laugh-out-loud funny. Two of these feet-tickling moments involve Johnny Depp. In one scene his character, Mortdecai, is cocky and sure of himself during a fencing match, [...]

Jurassic Park 3D

April 5, 2013
"Jurassic Park 3D" is a re-release of the original movie that was "enhanced" with 3D imaging. I put the word "enhanced" in quotes because it was obviously an after effect. In fact, a boy in the audience asked his mother half-way through if there were going to be any 3D parts. The central film [...]

Adventures in Zambezia

March 26, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

Here is a movie filled with color and adventure and terrific voice actors in Samuel L. Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum and Abigail Breslin, to name a few. Kai, the son of Tendai, wants to go on an adventure although his father believes he is not ready to spread his wings yet. But soon Kai is [...]

The Switch

August 20, 2010
With a cast of believable characters, this romantic comedy is filled with charm and some pretty funny scenes. Jason and Jennifer make the best of this film about two friends that don't see what is really in front of them and their relationship. Jennifer's character Kassie worries that her [...]

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

December 31, 2004
While many scenes in Life Aquatic were very humorous, they were accompanied by several slow, monotonous ones. The movie follows almost the same cinematography and flow as does Bill Murray’s “Lost in Translation”. Overall, though, I did enjoy the film, and even some of the slow parts were [...]

Cats and Dogs

July 4, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

This digitized live action family comedy about power-crazed cats and secret agent dogs pays hysterical homage to the best of Warner Brothers cartoons. And with salutes to the covert plots of “Mission Impossible,” “James Bond” and “Get Smart,” that studio gives us a fanciful farce about [...]