actor: Richard Dreyfuss

Book Club

May 18, 2018
As I consider the book club I am about to join for the summer, I am certain we will not be reading 50 Shades of Grey, unlike the main characters from the newly released film Book Club. The youngest of this crew are Mary Steenburgen (Carol) and Don Johnson (Arthur), both in their upper 60s; everyone [...]

My Life in Ruins

June 5, 2009
Nia Vardalos plays a tour guide in Greece named Georgia. She is a by-the-book tour guide and quotes a lot of boring facts while her competitor is a man who buys his tour group donuts and jokes with them and tries to get them to have fun. When a widower named Irv (Richard Dreyfuss) begins to connect [...]

W.

October 17, 2008
Although this is a comedy I did not find much humor in the entire film. There is under age drinking, a hazing at a college frat house and some political understatements. I am not quite sure who would really want to see this movie. At times it makes our present President look like a complete idiot [...]

Poseidon

May 12, 2006
"Poseidon" is a non-stop thrill as a small band of survivors climb through the inner workings of the ill-fated cruise ship trying to escape. During their journey, we are exposed to those who weren't as fortunate and died; sometimes horrible deaths. However, while understanding that many perished, [...]

Silver City

September 17, 2004
Sayles makes no secret of his dislike for the Bush administration. Dicky is a parody of the president, stumbling through speeches. He answers questions from the press, but one of his advisers is always close at hand to prompt him. Bigotry, greed and dirty politics contradict the family’s public [...]

Crew

August 25, 2000
Meant as black comedy about aging wiseguys, this disappointing and often depressing film simply serves to remind viewers that the elderly are outliving their financial resources. It does contain a few yaks, but the screenplay fails to ignite. And the characters are not very likable. After all, [...]

James And The Giant Peach

April 18, 1996

Dove Approved for All Ages

An unsettling fairy tale based on the Ronald Dahl Children’s book, produced by the curious Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Batman Returns, Nightmare Before Christmas). The gentile childhood of young James is instantly snatched away, and he is forced to live with his sadistic aunt, who make [...]