director: Brian Robbins

A Thousand Words

Talk about a movie having two sides to it. On the one hand Eddie Murphy's character, Jack McCall, learns a lesson in this film, actually two, and they are that family must be a priority and letting go of anger and forgiveness is essential in order for one to have peace. And we hear a weighty [...]

Meet Dave

November 25, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Eddie Murphy may just be the best and most prolific family-friendly actor in Hollywood today. I count five of his previous films that have received the Dove Seal (Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Daddy Day Care and Dr. Doolittle 2) and this wonderful family-friendly film makes number six. Eddie [...]

Norbit

Eddie Murphy missed the boat. What could have been a legitimately funny movie about Norbit and his way-overweight spouse, Rasputia, ended up as a profanity-laden film which included cheating by both spouses. At one point in the movie, Deion Hughes (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is sharing vows with his [...]

The Shaggy Dog

August 1, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

I must admit I had lowered my expectations for "The Shaggy Dog," seeing it was a remake and most of those do not turn out well. Also, the premise of a man turning into a dog seemed rather silly; and maybe it is, but when the man is Tim Allen, it works! I was pleasantly surprised as this was a [...]

The Shaggy Dog – Filtered

August 1, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was a great family film. The film shows how a father goes from pretty much non-existent in his family's life to realizing he needs to be a part of them. He also learns that family is more important than his job. The once rebellious daughter changes once her father gives her the attention she [...]

Hardball

The good: This is one of those movies that will make you laugh, cry and walk out feeling hope for mankind. The boys that make up the team are adorable, funny and a smart pairing for Reeves. Despite the many jokes about Reeves acting ability and range, this is one of those movies where he gets a [...]

Ready To Rumble

With the whole movie-taking place around professional wrestling, there is much blood and violence. Also found in the world of wrestling are many scantily clad girls, of which there is no shortage here in this movie. The language gets a little harsh, with numerous expletives, "Jesus" being [...]

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