actor: Paul Giamatti

Jungle Cruise

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Jungle Cruise the movie is a high adventure down the Amazon with action, plenty of funny dialogue and humor, and a big plot twist just past the middle of the film. The chemistry of the actors is palpable and one of the delights of the film. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays Captain Frank Wolff, [...]

Turbo

November 12, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Turbo" races home with the prize of being an awesome summer movie! The themes are terrific such as "No dream is too big and no dreamer is too small." Theo, a garden snail, loves races and watches old video tapes of a champion named Gagne. He longs to race himself but to his older brother, Chet, [...]

The Ides of March

This star-driven movie features an interesting story line about Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney) who is a strong candidate for the next President of the U.S. In his corner are Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling), his press secretary, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays his campaign manager. [...]

Duplicity

March 20, 2009
One of the few things this film has going it for it is the chemistry between Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick and Clive Owen as Ray Koval. They are witty and clever with each other and although it is not clear whether each is trying to nail the other one in intelligence matters or not, things [...]

Fred Claus

November 25, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Fred Claus" is coming your way in time for the holidays! The movie incorporates some positive themes including believing in one's self, the idea of forgiveness, and one character points out that the word "man" is part of the word "manners," and he makes a point about how real gentlemen should act. [...]

Shoot ‘Em Up

“Shoot ‘Em Up” is a film that delivers exactly what the title promises. The film exhibits lots of guns, lots of blood, lots of language, and some sex. Clive Owen strikes a great balance as the good guy dealing with a bad past and Paul Giamatti is delicious as the villain. When a newborn’s [...]

The Nanny Diaries

Not to wax poetic, but this movie has its pluses and minuses, it's good and it's bad, it's yin and it's yang. It doesn't offer anything new as far as nanny and child relations go, but the ending is rather nice. Annie the Nanny (Scarlet Johansson) is a long suffering person with an identity crisis. [...]

Lady in the Water

December 19, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Wow! "Lady in the Water" is a well-written, wonderful fantasy-drama that captivates the imagination. M. Night Shyamalan has done such a wonderful job with this film. It is very entertaining, funny in spots, and the story line is very original. There is one character in the film that works out with [...]

The Illusionist

This is one of the best written, directed and well-acted films I have seen in a long time. It is engrossing from start to finish and is one unique love story. I have always loved magic and Eisenheim is one magician of superior intellect and talent. "The Illusionist" would have been one of the [...]

Cinderella Man – Filtered

December 6, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This was an awesome film based on a true story that really gets you to think about how far you will go to provide for your family. With the film being set 4 yrs into the great depression, It was really hard for me to comprehend how these families made it through and how they went for so long [...]