actor: Jessica Biel

Playing for Keeps (2012)

This is a movie with a warm "feel good" ending and features a good story. It's unfortunate that the film contains a few items which drive it over the top of our acceptability level for family-friendly viewing. George Dryer (Gerard Butler) was a soccer star and the movie opens with three of his [...]

New Years Eve

Director Gary Marshall has managed to get some human stories of compassion into the films he has directed over the years. He does the same in this one but the beginning of the film is like dealing with a runaway GPS that is sending the driver (in this case, viewer) all over the place for a time. [...]

The A Team

I had high hopes for "The A Team", the new film based on the TV series which aired in the eighties. Unfortunately, I like the TV show better. Although the actors who take over the roles of the ensemble, such as Liam Neeson as Hannibal (George Peppard's old role), Bradley Cooper as Face (formerly [...]

Planet 51

March 9, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an imaginative movie and, in my opinion, pretty entertaining. In fact, if I have any quibble with the movie it is that it contained so much action and amazing things happening on the screen, that it didn't slow down any to let you catch your breath. This is one movie in which if you took a [...]


September 25, 2007
This film was entertaining and quite exciting, offering a new twist on the basic time-travel storyline. The plot was a little complicated, but the filmmaker did a pretty good job keeping viewers up-to-speed. I was only left with a couple questions as the credits rolled (backward, I might add). [...]

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

This movie has something in it to offend just about everybody. I really went into it hoping to enjoy the inside jokes about the farce Larry and Chuck were attempting to pull off. But it has strong language, nudity, sexual innuendos throughout, deceit as a continuing theme of the plot, a comment [...]

The Illusionist

This is one of the best written, directed and well-acted films I have seen in a long time. It is engrossing from start to finish and is one unique love story. I have always loved magic and Eisenheim is one magician of superior intellect and talent. "The Illusionist" would have been one of the [...]

Elizabethtown – Filtered

February 7, 2006
"Elizabethtown," overall, has some great moments. It has a captivating storyline with fantastic lead characters. In my opinion, this is one of Kirsten Dunst’s better performances. But alas, Hollywood strikes again and it is implied the two main characters have sex and then the girl is cheered by [...]


If you like relationship movies with thoughtful and witty dialog, this movie is for you. Writer and Director Cameron Crowe has once again given us deeply lovable and well-developed characters. By the end of the film, I felt as though I knew these people and would miss them after leaving the [...]


This film is only two hours long, but it felt as though it dragged on for much longer. It is full of spectacular special effects, with more explosions than a Fourth of July celebration, but the story never seems to climax. I sat in the theatre, patiently waiting for the movie to grab my full [...]