actor: Matthew Goode

Downton Abbey

September 12, 2019

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The Review: Downton Abbey delivers magnificently on its promises of a glorious and elegant reunion with the Crawley family. The theater audience [...]


July 10, 2015
"Self/Less" is an appropriate title, as it deals with a man named Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley) who takes over a younger man's body (Ryan Reynolds) as he is dying of cancer. The body is supposed to be genetically engineered. However, he learns it belonged to someone else in the past, and he eventually [...]

The Imitation Game

December 25, 2014
"The Imitation Game" features strong performances from the two leads: Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a genius mathematician, and Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke, another genius who finishes a difficult crossword puzzle in less than six minutes and wins a place on Turing's code team. It took [...]

Leap Year

January 8, 2010
What would you run back for if there was a fire which broke out in your home? This question helps set up the plot of this romantic comedy, which is a bit slow moving in parts but a few of the jokes work okay. Then you have the one in which Declan (Matthew Goode) makes Anna (Amy Adams) a bet and [...]


March 6, 2009
This is far from being a family film. There is a scene not far into the story which I found to be in very poor taste. President Kennedy's assassination is re-created and though it is not a close-up there is a brief moment when you see the side of his head after the fatal gunshot which killed him. [...]

The Lookout

March 30, 2007
The plot is interesting due in large part to the fact that the idea of a young man with head injuries being taken advantage of is not your average plot. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for years a child actor in films like "Angels in the Outfield," does a good job in portraying the young man, Chris, who is [...]

Four Kids and It

Dove Approved for All Ages

Four Kids and It is based on the 1902 novel, Five Children and It, by Edith Nesbit. David and Alice, both single parents, want to take their relationship to the next level—declaring their relationship to their kids. David and his children, Ros and Robbie, meet Alice and her children, Smash and [...]