producer: Ralph Winter

Adrift

June 1, 2018
The fact this movie is based on a true story is mind-boggling. A woman is forced to survive for over 40 days on a boat following Hurricane Raymond in 1983. And she must treat her injured boyfriend to boot. She deals with a "caught sheet" (a sail wrapped around the rudder), harpoons fish underwater [...]

The Promise

April 21, 2017
"The Promise" is a gripping and dramatic film enhanced by powerful performances from the lead actors, particularly Oscar Isaac as Armenian Mikael Boghosian, Christian Bale as American journalist Chris Myers, and Charlotte Le Bon as Ana Khesarian, the woman both Mikael and Chris are in love with. [...]

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

May 1, 2009
Here we have the origins of Logan, also known as "Wolverine". He starts out with claws but by film's end they are metal claws and much more powerful. A lot happens on the way there. When it appears that someone he loves has been purposely murdered, he vows revenge. An old farmer he meets in the [...]

X-Men: The Last Stand

May 26, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

For those of you who have seen prequels I and II, this movie picks up where II left off with some interesting twists (you're probably as surprised as I was to see Famke Janssen among the cast list). If you haven't seen the earlier episodes, "X-Men: The Last Stand" opens with enough historical [...]

The Visitation

January 19, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Visitation" is a powerful, captivating film about a spiritual battle between good and evil and its life and death impact on the townsfolk of Antioch. This is one of several compelling supernatural adventures penned by noted Christian author, Frank Peretti ("This Present Darkness"). The [...]

Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock

October 4, 2005
This film picks up exactly where the last one, "The Wrath of Khan", left off. Spock's body is jettisoned down to the newly created Genesis planet, and Admiral Kirk deals with the grief over the loss of his friend. However, Dr. McCoy is found in Spock's old quarters, acting a bit unusual and [...]

Planet of the Apes

July 27, 2001
THE GOOD: . . . Producer Richard D. Zanuck greenlighted the original 1968 “Planet of the Apes” for Fox and is back to oversee Tim Burton’s direction this time around. The story is based on Pierre Boulle’s classic science fiction and is not a sequel or remake so much as another version. The [...]

X-Men

July 14, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The opening narration states that evolution leaps forward every few millenniums to produce new forms. This film, other than this comment and a few violent scenes, including a comment about not fearing God from one character, manages to entertain and is suitable for the family. It is a summer-like [...]

Left Behind: The Movie

February 2, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Left Behind: The Movie" has been bathed in prayer, before, during, and after its production. It contains two very important messages: God is ultimately in charge, and we must accept Jesus Christ as Savior. The film’s star, Kirk Cameron, formerly of television sitcoms, “Growing Pains” and [...]