director: Michael Bay

Transformers: The Last Knight

June 21, 2017
"Transformers: The Last Knight" is the fifth installment of this franchise and features a few good thoughts such as a character's statement that "without personal sacrifice, there can be no victory" and that anyone stepping forward can wind up being a hero. However, other than this, there are a lot [...]

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

January 15, 2016
"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is based on the true story that occurred in 2012 when C.I.A. agents were attacked in Benghazi. The film features various soldiers we get to know as civilians; for example, one soldier is married with a few daughters and then learns his wife is pregnant [...]

Transformers: Age of Extinction

June 27, 2014
When Cade Yeager finds a old dilapidated trunk, he brings it home to try and fix it or part it out. Little does he know the change and danger this truck will bring in his life. It is no ordinary truck, it is the body of the Auto-bot Transformer, Optimus Prime. Cade discovers the truth, along with [...]

Pain and Gain

April 26, 2013
I have rarely been as offended by the content of a film as I was with this one. The title should be "All Pain and No Gain" because that's what I felt 15 minutes into the film when I walked out of the theater. The beginning of this movie contained more sex, language and drug use than most of the [...]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

June 30, 2011
I was pleased to see that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" has more story this time around than its predecessor, the last installment which was part two in the series. It still is a "busy" film. At times so much is happening on the screen with fights and battles and storyline and character nuances [...]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

June 24, 2009
This film makes the mistake of overkill. It lasts two and a half hours and could and should be trimmed down to ninety minutes. There are way too many fights and battles as well. I know a lot of young people and "Transformers" fans enjoy the battles, and the special effects in this film are amazing, [...]

Transformers (2007)

July 3, 2007
This movie joins the rank of films which barely miss out on being approved by Dove. It is rated a three in the language category of our content scale, and a three means it can't be approved. It would have been had it been a two rating but, unfortunately, it wasn't. There is simply a lot of language [...]

The Island

July 22, 2005
I hope that life doesn't imitate art having real life following the storyline in Island. I'm sure that Island will serve as the catalyst for many discussions regarding cloning and stem cell research. Just because science can achieve unthinkable feats does that mean society should allow them to [...]

Bad Boys II

July 18, 2003
With the heavy load of violence, a massive quantity of bad language and an abundance of other negatives, "Bad Boys II" cannot be awarded the Dove Seal for family-friendly [...]

Pearl Harbor

May 25, 2001
THE GOOD:...This incredible epic is unlike any war movie you’ve ever seen before, delivering heroism and tragedy that’s real and tangible. It’s a glimpse into our nation’s past capturing the realism of war with historical filmmaking techniques and digital special effects that go [...]