director: Francis Lawrence

Red Sparrow

March 2, 2018
Raw, racy, and containing violence that will cause some to recoil. These are the thoughts I have after reviewing Red Sparrow. Not that Jennifer Lawrence doesn't give her usual strong performance. She plays Dominika Egorova, who was a prima ballerina in Russia until a terrible accident leaves her [...]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

November 20, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" embodies the themes of friendship, loyalty, dedication, and, ultimately, sacrifice. Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) has returned from the Capitol and from the clutches of President Snow (Donald Sutherland). The effects of having been tortured and brainwashed with [...]

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

November 21, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is powerful, dramatic, and full of strong acting. Jennifer Lawrence does an excellent job as the main character, Katniss Everdeen, whose pain in fighting against the Capitol government and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is clearly demonstrated. Katniss [...]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

November 22, 2013
This follow up film to "The Hunger Games" is a darker version than the first one. The Capitol is determined to keep hope down amongst the people and particularly Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) who is the symbol of that hope. President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has former victors meet in the [...]

Water for Elephants

April 22, 2011
This movie has its moments. You really do step into the old world charm of the circus during the Great Depression. The various acts are showcased including the lions, tigers, clowns, horseback riders and all the rest. Unfortunately when the film lays bare the ugliness of its owner, August, who in [...]

I Am Legend

December 14, 2007
It is a few years from now in human history. Gasoline costs $6.63 a gallon. The streets of New York city are vacant. Set in a bleak environment, this edgy film showcases Dr. Robert Neville (Will Smith), the last survivor of a deadly virus which has left only attacking mutants in its wake. Neville [...]

Constantine

February 18, 2005
I really enjoyed and found it very interesting to see how everything played out in this film, especially since the trailer doesn’t reveal too much about the story. I was also intrigued about what hell would be like and also what all the different demons would look like. We all read about these [...]