actor: Ray Stevenson

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

March 18, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Allegiant," Part One, is the third film in the "Divergent" series and is the first one that is able to receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The first two films in the series missed receiving the Seal due to language, violence or both. This one also has several scenes of fantasy violence, but [...]

The Transporter Refueled

September 4, 2015
"The Transporter Refueled" has its entertaining moments, for sure. It is action-packed and places Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) into some amazing situations. In one scene, for example, he and a certain female are in a plane racing down the runway without a pilot, stationed at the center doors opening at [...]

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

March 20, 2015
"Insurgent" is an action-packed ride that follows the first film in the "Divergent" series. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the Erudite elite's leader. Winslet plays Jeanine with a subtle undercurrent of brewing cruelty. There is a secret [...]

The Three Musketeers 2011

October 21, 2011
In some ways this movie reminds me more of "Indiana Jones" than of the novel it is based on. There are almost non-stop action sequences from the beginning, and even a scene of a deluge of water chasing down one character to overtake him, much like the "Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom" movie. One [...]

The Book of Eli

January 15, 2010
This film is a bit of an oxymoron. On the one hand, you have a character named Eli (Denzel Washington) who protects the Bible in an apocalyptic, post-war world. He quotes scripture and is divinely protected as he heads west because the voice of God told him to. Eventually he plans to deliver the [...]

Punisher: War Zone

December 5, 2008
With brutally graphic violence, this film becomes the textbook case of a violent video game gone Hollywood. Action-packed gore isn't my style and I bet if you're reading this review it probably isn't yours either. In an effort to not offend your sensibilities, I am going to refer you to the content [...]