actor: Sean Astin

Spirit of the Forest

August 17, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The animation in this movie is fantastic! I really enjoyed the color techniques used. The characters are very well rounded and dynamic. The theme of this movie is to protect the forests of our natural environment. The animation and characters are targeted for younger kids, but there are a lot of [...]

The Final Season

October 12, 2007
Norway, Iowa loves their high school baseball. So much so that the post office hangs a sign in the window during a big baseball game which says, "Nobody's Grandma died. At the ballgame." Young Kent Stock takes over a team which has been successfully coached for years by Jim Van Scoyoc, who has won [...]


June 6, 1985
This is a film about a group of misfit kids who call themselves the Goonies. They look at things differently than other kids, and in today's world they would be the geeks. Mike and his brother Brand, along with the others, find an old treasure map in their attic and so the adventure begins. Mike [...]


June 23, 2006
"Click" is a comedy about a man who goes out to get a TV remote and comes home with a universal remote to control his universe. While there are a couple of funny scenes, I found many others to be childish and crude. It seems like Director Frank Coraci is into toilet humor. I think he missed even [...]


September 6, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Smile" is a fascinating story about two young girls that happen to be born on the same day and live totally different lives because of their situations. Lin from China and Kadie from Malibu bring you into each of their worlds and how they become one story. Both stories show some in-depth thoughts [...]

Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

December 17, 2003
This third and final film of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy caps off the series with the best film of the three, and incidentally it went on to win eleven Academy awards. The acting is superb and the actors won a SAG Award for the best ensemble cast for a film in 2003. The direction is top notch, [...]

50 First Dates

February 13, 2004
A man of few scruples, Henry uses women for his own pleasure. But when he becomes involved with Lucy — and her mental disability — he transforms into a selfless boyfriend who goes to great lengths to love her and help her recover her memory. Unfortunately the quaint love theme is overshadowed [...]

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

December 18, 2002
This film is well crafted and is an excellent follow-up to "The Fellowship of the Ring." In this one, Frodo and Sam continue their journey to Mordor to destroy the evil ring in the fires of Mt. Doom. They encounter the creature Gollum, whose life was basically destroyed by the ring. He agrees to [...]

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

December 19, 2001
"The Fellowship of the Ring" is an engaging and excellently-directed film by Peter Jackson. He brings the spirit of Tolkien's book to life. This film and in fact the entire trilogy is a triumphant concoction of excellent direction, writing, acting, and music. The sets and locations are fantastic [...]