actor: William H. Macy

The Lincoln Lawyer

March 18, 2011
This is a mystery/suspense story that is better than some I have reviewed. Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is an attorney who always charges the highest prices he can because, as he tells one client, "I don't work for nothing". He works almost all the time except for brief evenings or weekends [...]

Shorts

August 21, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

There were a few chuckles from the kids during the screening I attended of this movie. One girl laughed at the crocodiles chasing the kids on two legs so she definitely didn't appear scared. There are some "cute" moments in the movie, such as one kid asking another what he thought would be found at [...]

The Tale of Despereaux

December 19, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

All good fairy tales start with "Once Upon A Time" and so does this lovable tale of a mouse who is different from most mice and an out of town rat who is nothing like his local cousins. "Despereaux" is a wonderful story of courage, honor and decency. It is also a tale of jealousy, hope and [...]

Wild Hogs

March 2, 2007
The previews make this film look like a hip comedy, with the male leads riding around on their motorcycles and discovering a little more about life along the way. It looks funny in the previews. Unfortunately, this film is not nearly as funny as it might appear on the surface. It does have a few [...]

Bobby

November 24, 2006
According to the plotline published by the studio, "Bobby" is "The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, on June 6th, 1968, which centers around 22 people who were at the Ambassador Hotel where he was killed." The 22 characters chosen by writer, director, Estevez were [...]

Doogal

February 24, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

The kids will love "Doogal" and it seems like a perfect match for the tots all the way to about age eight or so. The characters are fun to watch and the film includes the voice talents of Daniel Tay, Jimmy Fallon, William H. Macy, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench and other well known actors. There is mild [...]

Jurassic Park III

July 18, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When I was about nine years old, one of my favorite movies was “The Lost World,” about a group of explorers stranded on a hostile, prehistoric island, with Michael Rennie, Claude Rains and Jill St. John being led through the jungle by a native girl dressed in animal skins. I loved the action, [...]

Dial A Prayer

Dove Approved for 18+

Dial A Prayer is cynical, dark, mysterious, and not exactly feel-good fare with moments of comedy mixed in. We follow Cora (Brittany Snow), a 26-year-old with a criminal past for which a judge has sentenced her hours of community service at a prayer-call center. The ostensible objective there is to [...]