director: Bryan Singer

Bohemian Rhapsody

November 2, 2018
Freddie Mercury was a performer—one of the best. Queen’s widespread fame and influence is a testament to his ability to capture audiences with his powerful songs and strutting stage persona. Despite his controversial lifestyle, everyone loved Freddie—or so it seemed. The film reveals that [...]

X-Men: Apocalypse

May 27, 2016
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is an explosive, action-packed adventure, the latest addition to the "X-Men" series of films. It features a powerful villain, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), and he is the mutants' greatest challenge. Due to a tragic event, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and the other mutants must [...]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

May 23, 2014
The new "X-Men" movie, "Days of Future Past", is action packed and features time travel to 1973 as well as seeing characters such as Magneto and Professor X in both versions of their younger and older selves. The viewer gets to see President Nixon, Washington, old TV sets and it might produce a [...]

Jack the Giant Slayer

March 1, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Jack the Giant Slayer" is a retelling of the classic story "Jack and the Beanstalk". In this version, Jack is an unlikely hero when he attempts to rescue the princess who was whisked up into the clouds when Jack's house is raised by the beanstalk. Sometimes campy and at other times funny, this [...]

Valkyrie

December 26, 2008
This is an intriguing film to be sure, but there sure isn't much suspense, is there? We all know that Hitler died by his own hand so the assassination team failed in their efforts. I don't know a lot about the history of this story but I have read that some dramatic license has been taken with this [...]

Superman Returns (2006)

June 28, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is pretty good. In my opinion it is a bit excessive at times in the special effects department; also, the story didn't settle down much, as there seemed to be too much to tell. Then again, Superman has been gone for five years in the film, and off the screen for many more years than that, [...]

X2: X-Men United

May 2, 2003
The film has a number of positive themes and uses a good bit of religious imagery and allusions but also treats evolution as fact. Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man are mentioned in a classroom setting. Although the idea of accepting people who are different registers and makes a point, [...]

X-Men

July 14, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The opening narration states that evolution leaps forward every few millenniums to produce new forms. This film, other than this comment and a few violent scenes, including a comment about not fearing God from one character, manages to entertain and is suitable for the family. It is a summer-like [...]

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