producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Salt

July 23, 2010
A major mystery in this action-packed drama is this: Is Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) a Russian mole, a C.I.A. agent or does she fall somewhere in between? One thing is for sure, Jolie plays her with a vengeance. The word "ferocity" comes to mind. She also poses provocatively on occasion, while in [...]

Imagine That

June 12, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a good movie for fathers and daughters to enjoy as well as the entire family. It includes a great scene in which a father and daughter make pancakes and every topping imaginable winds up on them including mustard! Eddie Murphy plays a father named Evan who doesn't give enough attention to [...]

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

August 7, 2009
This movie has almost non-stop violence. Included in the mix are people set on fire, explosions, people shot and blasted, stabbings, bloodied bodies, and...well, you get the idea. Although there are a few twists in the story which are interesting, this film is not family-friendly at all, especially [...]

1408

June 22, 2007
I’m of the opinion that a good suspense film makes you wonder for two hours if what you are watching is reality or if it’s all in the character’s head. Although it was not Dove-approved, “1408” does this beautifully. The film tight-walks the line between psychosis and reality throughout [...]

Shooter

March 23, 2007
"Shooter" is as disturbing as it is well made. I knew "Shooter" was well written when I heard the dialog: "I'm a United States Senator!" exclaims Senator Charles F. Meachum (Ned Beatty). "Exactly!" responds Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg). This dialog captures the total unsettling premise of the [...]

Doom

October 21, 2005
"Doom" was one of the first "first person" shoot 'um up videos games for computers. The player sees everything from the gun barrel point of view and works their way through a hi-tech maze shooting everything in sight. Over the years, as computers have become faster and graphics have improved, you [...]

Pet Sematary

The Synopsis: Dr. Louis Creed and his wife Rachel relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. The Review: Louis Creed doesn’t believe in the afterlife. He’s focused on the [...]