producer: Roger Birnbaum

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"The Magnificent Seven (2016)" is a paradox of sorts. It is a very well-made film, a western, featuring well-known actors who chew up the scenery. The actors include Denzel Washington as Sam Chisolm; Chris Pratt as Joshua Faraday; Vincent D'Onofrio as Jack Horne, and as the villain (and he makes a [...]

Rush Hour 3

So here we are-Chris and Jackie team up once again to recap their roles as the LA cop and the Chinese Inspector. As before they are the good guys who chase the bad guys while using martial arts and guns. Only this time the setting is Paris. Throw in some scantily dressed girls and some laughs here [...]

Mr. 3000 – Edited

April 12, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was a funny movie. After being put into the baseball hall of fame, Bernie Mac finds out that he is three home runs short of his 3000th run. In order to save his title, Bernie Mac goes back into the big leagues as the oldest man on the team. Everyone doubts him at first and he even starts to [...]

Inspector Gadget

June 3, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a live-action recreation of the popular cartoon series, which featured the voice of Don Adams as the bumbling cartoon version of "Inspector Clouseau." Matthew Broderick assumes the role of John Brown, aka "Inspector Gadget." Kids will love the film and it does include a love interest [...]

Angels In The Outfield

April 23, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie just might remind you that anything is possible, and it might make you smile at the same time. Twelve-year-old Roger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) begins to see angels soon after praying for a miracle. He hopes if the Angels win the pennant, he will be reunited with his Dad, who is [...]

Rush Hour 2

This formula cop-buddy actioneer has some funny lines and well-choreographed martial arts battles, but Chris Tucker’s shrill version of Chris Rock is an acquired taste, much like rap music or beef’s tongue. As a comic and an actor his delivery is still a bit forced. And he never, absolutely [...]

Shanghai Noon

Well-choreographed martial arts and some funny gags highlight this action comedy, which reminded me of the far superior Harrison Ford/Gene Wilder collaboration, “The Frisco Kid.” Why the profane use of God’s name was incorporated into this production beats me. Besides the religious [...]

The Three Musketeers

August 24, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

There is almost non-stop action in this film so the energy level is high. Some of the fighting is very well done. Tim Curry makes a good villain. These are some of the positive elements in the film. No doubt parents will want to closely observe our content ratings below as some parents won't feel [...]

Powder – Filtered

August 10, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Powder" was kind of an odd movie but somewhat interesting as well. The one theme to be aware of is everyone being connected because of the energy that we all possess. There are a couple of parts in which "Powder" can read thoughts and transfer feelings. All in all, it was a clean movie with an ok [...]