producer: Bryan Burk

Star Trek: Beyond

July 22, 2016
"Star Trek: Beyond" is the third of the new movie installments (based on the original series), but the first not to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Although it is definitely an entertaining movie, Abrams' absence shows. The movie features too many jerky scenes, with the camera shaking. Dark fight [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could be subtitled "The Fandom Awakens." From the opening blast of the title "Star Wars" on the screen to the appearance of Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke in the movie, the audience was rollicking and energized with anticipation. The good news is, the movie delivers a [...]

Star Trek Into Darkness

May 16, 2013
This is an action-packed movie from the get go. Kirk saves Spock from certain death from a volcano but a primitive race sees the Enterprise and Kirk gets into trouble for disobeying a Prime Directive. Even Spock seems to be against him for the rescue! Kirk is stripped of being captain of the [...]

Super 8

June 10, 2011
There's no question about it. J. J. Abrams is a director who knows how to tell an interesting story in film and give us characters which we care about, believable characters that are much more than cardboard cut-outs. The teens in this film include a girl named Alice Dainard (played by Elle [...]