actor: Oliver Platt

Mortdecai

January 23, 2015
"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

May 9, 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

November 24, 2010
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

June 19, 2009
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

January 6, 2006
"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

November 25, 2005
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 [...]

Don t Say A Word

September 28, 2001
If you saw Mel Gibson and Rene Russo in Ron Howard's kidnap thriller, "Ransom" you have an idea where "Don't Say a Word" is headed. The twist here is Michael Douglas's character is not a multi-millionaire, but a psychiatrist whose daughter gets kidnapped because one if his patients is keeping a [...]

Ready To Rumble

April 7, 2000
With the whole movie-taking place around professional wrestling, there is much blood and violence. Also found in the world of wrestling are many scantily clad girls, of which there is no shortage here in this movie. The language gets a little harsh, with numerous expletives, "Jesus" being [...]