producer: Barry Mendel

Trainwreck

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

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Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Whip It

"Whip It" is an off-beat and different kind of comedy. It's not every two weeks you see a film about some rowdy roller-derby girls and a character like Bliss (Ellen Page). Bliss shows up at a beauty pageant with a shade of blue in her hair. Her mother is fit to be tied. When Bliss comes across a [...]

Funny People

This movie is supposed to be about funny people but some of the topics are not funny. A man has an affair with a married woman. A fist fight results from this conflict. Another man likes a woman but she sleeps with one of his friends after the friend gets her drunk. A man learns he is dying and [...]

The Happening

I am very disappointed in Mr. Shyamalan's latest effort. What starts out with promise to be one of his best writing and directing efforts in film, ends up at the bottom of the list way below films like "Unbreakable", "Lady in the Water", "Signs", "The Sixth Sense" and even "The Village". It seems [...]

Serenity

December 20, 2005
Never having seen Firefly on TV, I knew it might be somewhat difficult to follow who was who. The rest of the audience didn't seem to have a problem and I figured they must be the cult following of the series. This sci-fi adventure had a good story line and many good effects. What I enjoyed most [...]

Serenity – Filtered

December 20, 2005
If you are a Star Trek/ Star Wars lover, "Serenity" is right up your alley. It's too bad the producer didn't give us a film we could approve. It took a long time to get involved in the plot and even then it was average. There was a lot of killing and fighting in the movie and some pretty grossly [...]

Unbreakable

Billed as a science-fiction action thriller, "Unbreakable" is being mis-promoted. In the wake of another super-hero movie, "X-Men," audiences are bound to be disappointed by the lack of raw action in this psychological thriller. Bruce Willis plays against type as a humble, underachiever who gives [...]