actor: William Fichtner

12 Strong

12 Strong is based on an amazing true story. New captain, Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is assigned to the first Special Forces team to be sent to Afghanistan following the horror of 9/11. Nelson had previously led several trainees, and now they follow him into the nightmare of war. [...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

December 16, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Many years ago, some of us watched a charming cartoon called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with our children. The cartoon featured 4 turtles, their martial arts master Splinter (a rat) and a human reporter named April who fought the evil Shredder and his band of villains. These charming turtles [...]

The Lone Ranger

This is not the Lone Ranger of TV and film history. I personally believe Clayton Moore would be disappointed. First of all, this movie's genre is difficult to figure out. It is listed as an action picture, a western and an adventure film. It includes humor and at times seems to be spoofing the [...]

Drive Angry 3D

Nicolas Cage once again takes on a supernatural theme and if you like seeing characters that are reckless, then he's your man. The film begins with a scene of a bridge out of Hell and the supernatural elements continue. His character, Milton, has broken out of Hell in order to seek out revenge [...]

Crash – Filtered

September 6, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Set in Los Angeles, "Crash" is a film with multiple storylines involving people from various walks of life. It is very moving in that it tries to portray the oftentimes severe effect that racism has on everyday life. A variety of characters include white cops, Persian shop-owners, a Latino [...]

Crash

Prior to seeing this film I hadn’t construed a common theme other than the lives of several groups of people intersect because of an accident. It didn’t take much time to derive racism and stereotypes as the focal points. The writers effectively addressed their opinions on the prevalence of [...]

Perfect Storm

This summer’s biggest “oh my God” movie, “The Perfect Storm” is the most intense film I can remember. The computer-generated action sequences are so realistic, you may experience a little seasickness. Desperate to make a successful catch, the “little boat that could” sets out [...]

Passion of Mind

This psychological thriller has a fascinating premise, but ultimately the film does not live up to its creative concept. “The Sixth Sense” inspired ending doesn’t make up for the tedious, amoral claptrap we have to sit through for 90-some minutes. As for the talented Ms. Moore’s [...]