actor: Oliver Platt

Mortdecai

"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, [...]

Legends of Oz: Dorothys Return

August 26, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Land of Oz came into view many years ago, when I was a very young child. Now Oz is back in this wonderful animated film. Dorothy is once again waking up after a twister affects her home. Meanwhile, back in Oz, an evil jester is destroying the colorful city. The lovable trio-Scarecrow, Tin man [...]

Love and Other Drugs

Jamie, the character Jake Gyllenhaal plays in this movie, has been a skirt-chaser, womanizer with only one thing on his mind. When he meets Maggie (Anne Hathaway), he still only has one thing on his mind for awhile. However, after a passionate love affair cools off he realizes that the relationship [...]

Year One

Okay. Where do I start? Do I mention the character who tells his friend he committed incest with his mother? Or the scene in which a character eats poop? Or the scene in which a virgin man has sex with his virgin girlfriend, and tells everyone, "I just had sex with my girlfriend", or the biblical [...]

Casanova – Filtered

April 25, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Casanova" was a good amusing film which kept my attention. The film had scnenes in which fornication was implied but it was not looked at in a possitive manner and the Catholic church wanted desperately to punish Casanova for his acts. Casanova did however change his lifestyle, fell in love and [...]

The Ice Harvest – Filtered

February 28, 2006
"The Ice Harvest" had some big names, but that certainly doesn’t make for a good movie as it was about murder, larceny and cover-ups. There was too much violence, even in the filtered version, to come close to being a good family-centered movie. There’s a reason "The Ice Harvest" was [...]

Casanova

"Casanova" was very mild for an R-rated film. I have seen films that the MPAA has rated PG-13 that contain more graphic elements than "Casanova". Europe was very racy during Casanova's time, but it also was controlled by the Catholic Church and their rigorous enforcement of the straight and narrow [...]

The Ice Harvest

This is one of the worst films with good actors that I have seen in a very long time. The writing was terrible. It seemed like they couldn't think of anything to have the characters say so they just kept writing dialog with graphic obscenities and profanities. This was supposed to be a comedy [...]

Bicentennial Man – Edited

December 3, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Bicentennial Man takes a leap of logic in its premise that a robot can actually feel human emotions. However, it delivers a deeper message - that we should be sensative to the cares and feelings of those who are different from ourselves. This is an entertaining analogy which uses science fiction to [...]

Benny And Joon – Edited

October 9, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a wonderful film about a brother who takes care of his mentally slow sister and how he finds himself with no life other than caring for her because he is somewhat overprotective. He tries dating a woman he likes but backs off because his life is "too complicated." What he soon discovers is [...]