actor: Michael Keaton

Dumbo (2019)

March 29, 2019

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus. But when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. The Review: Tim Burton’s Dumbo jumps from animation to live action, yet [...]

American Assassin

September 15, 2017
After losing his fiancé to a terrorist attack just moments after his proposal, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) finds himself hardened and resolved on one thing: revenge. This icy motivation fuels Rapp's dauntless rebellion with reckless nerve, lands him a job with the CIA, and ultimately sets him apart [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7, 2017
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is Marvel's most recent reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise and features Tom Holland as the latest version of Peter Parker. He does a fine job as the web-slinging teenager that undergoes several trying experiences in the film and who is entrusted by Tony Stark, a.k.a. [...]

The Founder

January 20, 2017
"The Founder" is an entertaining movie based on a true story and features an excellent performance by Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc. He is a down-on-his-luck salesman pitching a five-spindle milkshake machine and who deals with "Nah, but thanks anyways" far too often. He is ignored and feels the [...]

Minions

July 10, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Minions" is a blast. It features a lot of pranks and skits, and the minions will, at times, have you splitting your sides. It is not a perfect movie, though. The Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock plays the main villain (named Scarlet), and through no fault of her own, the evil Scarlet [...]

Birdman

January 2, 2015
"Birdman" focuses on how important relevance and regrets are in a person's life. Michael Keaton plays an actor named Riggan Thomson, who used to be known as "Birdman." Interestingly, many viewers will remember Keaton as "Batman" in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is important to Riggan to be rid [...]

Robocop (2014)

February 12, 2014
This movie features a definite upgrade in special effects when compared to the original version. And it presents interesting moral questions: should this man/robot cop be constructed with more of an emphasis on police duty or should his humanity be retained as much as possible; after all, he is a [...]

Toy Story 3

June 18, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is delightfully clever! Any trepidation about this franchise maintaining imagination and freshness after two earlier movies can be chucked out the window. The "Toy Story" franchise is alive and as enjoyable in this third installment as in the previous two films. In this one, Andy is now [...]

The Other Guys

August 6, 2010
"The Other Guys" uses Mark Wahlberg as the straight man and Will Ferrell (of course) as the funny man in this film that attempts to make jokes out of things not always considered funny. In fact, a crooked financial adviser in the story is not something a lot of people will roar at in light of [...]

The Merry Gentleman

September 8, 2009
"The Merry Gentleman" is about a hit man who thinks he was spotted by a woman as he did a job. He seeks her out to kill her, but instead develops feelings for her. The title of the movie stems from the fact that the story takes place around Christmastime. The movie contains some humor, good [...]

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