actor: Lucas Black

Furious 7

April 3, 2015
"Furious 7" has an action-packed and fast-paced plot, as one would suspect. It also features the last performance of Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner; as most people probably know, Walker died near the end of making this movie. To the filmmakers' credit, they give him an appropriate send-off in the [...]

Seven Days in Utopia

September 2, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Seven Days in Utopia" is one of those rare finds among motion pictures these days. It is refreshing to see a well-made feature film that has many simple faith messages in it without being preachy. Luke Chisolm is a young golfer who has lost his focus and needs a mentor. Along comes Johnny [...]

Get Low

July 30, 2010
This is a dramatic movie with a touch of comedy here and there. Robert Duvall gives a wonderful portrayal as Felix Bush, the hermit who has lived on 350 acres for 40 years away from everyone. There are very few people who actually know the details of his real story. Many townspeople have conjured [...]

Legion

January 22, 2010
The Bible says in the book of Revelation that no one should add to or take away from the scriptures. This film does just that. In this version of the apocalypse, Michael the archangel (played by Paul Bettany) rebels against God because God is tired of man's evil ways and intends to obliterate [...]

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

June 16, 2006
"The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" is an energetic ride from start to finish. Little time is given to introduce the characters. Instead, we are driven full throttle through a maze of curves and turns as our supposed hero learns to break the law and impress the girls by living a "full speed [...]

Friday Night Lights

October 8, 2004
Here is a film that could have been very family-friendly but it seems to have purposefully avoided it by injecting unnecessary vulgar language and sexual escapedes of high school age kids. The end message of the film was good. The writing was good. The acting was good. The photography direction [...]

Miracle Worker

May 8, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

I’m one of the few people not blown away with the precocious, hammy performance of little Hallie Kate Eisenberg in all those Pepsi commercials. Perhaps that’s what surprised me the most about the incredible retelling of Helen Keller’s early years. Little Ms. Eisenberg gives a full dimensional [...]

All the Pretty Horses

December 25, 2000
Man, this one makes “Romeo and Juliet” look like a Doris Day comedy. We’re talking depressing! Boy loses ranch, gets brutalized in a Mexican prison, stands by while a pal is executed, and leaves his true love out of respect for her family’s wishes. Yes, very depressing, and yet, there is so [...]