actor: Willem Dafoe

Aquaman

December 21, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world. The Review: The aquatic superhero of Superfriends and the Justice League,Aquaman finally received top billing in a film that guides fans [...]

The Florida Project

November 10, 2017
A motel society splashed with purple and pink. Kids free to roam and wander and even try their hand at hustling for ice cream and goodies. Parents—many of whom are kids themselves in need of a little guidance—carelessly look on, buying their kids and themselves sugary goods to get by on. A [...]

Murder on the Orient Express

November 10, 2017
Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most scenic movies I have watched; beautiful snow-capped mountains, parts of the historical city of Jerusalem, lovely green trees dot various locations as the Orient Express chugs along, blowing its stack of smoke. And yet, murder takes place on the [...]

The Great Wall

February 17, 2017
"The Great Wall" is an action-packed movie with a moral lesson: unchecked greed will not bring happiness. Two westerners, William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal), are captured near the Great Wall of China, 5,500 miles wide, with the intention of bringing gunpowder back to the West for a great [...]

John Carter

March 9, 2012
The 3D effects in this film are some of the best I have seen. The perspectives are stunning. Visually speaking, this film powerfully trumps many others designed for the eyes. Yet, I found the story to be a bit daunting for people who, like me, enter the theater not quite knowing what to expect. [...]

American Dreamz

April 21, 2006
Films and television have long satirized presidents and politics. "Saturday Night Live" has done it regularly for years. And that is exactly what "American Dreamz" is all about. Dennis Quaid plays the president, and his similarities to President Bush are too close to home to be denied. The film [...]

xXx: State of the Union

April 29, 2005
I was wondering how they came up with the name XXX. After viewing this sequel, I determined that it quite possibly stands for X-tra X-treme X-plosions. The last time I saw that much stuff blow up I was with my buddies on July 4th. This movie was a hundred minutes of explosions, gunfire, and [...]

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

December 31, 2004
While many scenes in Life Aquatic were very humorous, they were accompanied by several slow, monotonous ones. The movie follows almost the same cinematography and flow as does Bill Murray’s “Lost in Translation”. Overall, though, I did enjoy the film, and even some of the slow parts were [...]

The Aviator

December 24, 2004
"The Aviator" focuses too much on Howard Hughes’ carnal cravings for young, beautiful, scantily clad women, and the film belabors his various obsessive disorders. According to the movie, Hughes regularly propositioned young women — even underage girls — for intimate encounters. He was [...]

The Clearing

July 10, 2004
Lacking drama and suspense, the plot is simple and moves at a slow pace. A man is kidnapped, and his wife with the help of the FBI try to find him. There is no real message, either good or bad. The film keeps moving from present to past and then to the present again with little warning. As R-rated [...]