director: Adam Shankman

Rock of Ages

June 15, 2012
If rock and roll is, as some believe, hedonistic music, then that might explain this movie. It focuses a lot on drinking, illicit sex, disrespectful attitudes and making conservatives look judgmental and hypocritical. In this movie, the women who condemn others deserve it as they are harsh and [...]

Bedtime Stories

December 25, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is an imaginative movie, one the kids will love. The parents will find themselves grinning and laughing too. Adam Sandler, in quite a departure, becomes a nurturing uncle to his niece and nephew when their mother loses her job and travels to another state to attempt to secure employment. Not [...]


July 20, 2007
"Hairspray" has two clear messages. One is that integration is right and segregation is wrong. This film, based in 1961 Baltimore, does a pretty good job in showcasing a much-needed racial acceptance as several white students embrace black students, called "negroes"in the movie. They are upset that [...]

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

December 21, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This sequel is family friendly and delves into the relationships of the Baker family. The film opens with one daughter ready to move to New York and another daughter about to move to Houston with her new husband. Tom Baker talks his wife into sharing a family vacation before school starts and [...]

The Pacifier

March 4, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

If you enjoyed "Kindergarten Cop" with Arnold you will enjoy this film with Vin Diesel. This is by far the best film he has ever been in that I have seen. It is pretty comical how he tries to handle Julie Plummer's kids when his superior officer assigns him hazardous duty by babysitting and [...]

A Walk to Remember

January 25, 2002
Strong Christian elements, including Bible readings about love, are included without seeming overly preachy. And although a few crude sexual comments are made, no sex scenes are shown. Unfortunately, almost a dozen obscenities are heard in early scenes, which prevents our total recommendation. But [...]

Wedding Planner

January 26, 2001
Two very likeable screen actors, Lopez and McConnaughey do their best to get us through this throwback to all those empty-headed Doris Day/Rock Hudson comedies of the mid-‘60s. Don’t misunderstand, I loved the Day/Hudson combo, but let’s get real, the three films they made were pretty silly [...]