actor: Val Kilmer

Standing Up

August 20, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a heartwarming story about two kids, eleven-year old Grace and a boy she meets, Howie, at camp. Both kids are considered "goats" by some of the popular campers and they are humiliated by being stripped of their clothes and left on a remote island. They comfort each other and are soon on the [...]

Deep In The Heart

February 17, 2012

Dove Approved for 18+

You know that Dick Wallrath (played very convincingly by Jon Gries) has a drinking problem when he comes home drunk and soon learns that one of his kids put Kool-Aid in his bourbon bottle. He goes off like lightning and thunder on his wife and kids. He is an abusive husband and father, and during [...]


May 21, 2010
This film is basically about a clueless soldier of fortune that is called back into action to stop the enemy who wants to bomb Washington, D.C. with nukes. His name is MacGruber (Will Forte) and this character apparently originated years ago on Saturday Night Live. Val Kilmer is quite good as the [...]

Deja Vu

November 22, 2006
"Deja Vu" is a high-action, crime-drama, sci-fi, thriller which is exactly what you would expect from Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of such action-adventures as "Con Air," "Enemy of the State," "National Treasure," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and another Denzel Washington favorite, "Remember the [...]

The Ten Commandments: The Musical

November 21, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When I first heard of this title, my initial reaction was, "A musical based on the Ten Commandments? What?!" However, I must admit that this production works very well. The costumes are great, the acting is very good, and the singing is not only great but the songs are actually catchy and fit the [...]

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

November 11, 2005
I cannot believe a Hollywood studio paid anyone to make this film. Shane Black is a terrible writer and director. The dialog in the movie was filled with gratuitous obscenities and profanities, seemingly just to have them in there. Black even throws a line in at the end of the film seemingly [...]


May 13, 2005
"Mindhunters" is the wrong title for this film. It should more rightly be called "Mindwasters" as this is what those unfortunates who actually spent 106 minutes in a theater watching this movie were doing. This is a classic textbook exercise in how to make a B-movie without really trying. Take a [...]


November 23, 2004
I thought I had made a terrible mistake - had I walked into a discovery channel presentation about Alexander, or a Hollywood entertainment movie? I double-checked the theatre and my ticket; yes, I was in the right place. All the hype that surrounded this film is just that - hype. The content and [...]

Red Planet

November 10, 2000
Have you noticed that in several of his films, actor Val Kilmer looks like he’d rather be someplace else? He’s a good actor, but he often appears bored to death. And, in Red Planet, I can understand why. The script is not just routine, it’s downright dull. No lesson is learned. There’s [...]


March 23, 2001
Unfortunately, this film is as abstract as Pollock's artwork. I have always been fond of Ed Harris as an actor, and I think he does a commendable job in his portrayal of Jackson Pollock, the misunderstood starving artist. Since the movie is based on a true story spanning a couple of decades of a [...]