writer: Adam Cooper

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

December 21, 2016
"Assassin's Creed" is a movie based on a video game, and it shows. It is an action-packed and violent movie which is short on character development and doesn't settle down much. The main character, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), when he was a child found his mother murdered. His life as an [...]

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

March 18, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Allegiant," Part One, is the third film in the "Divergent" series and is the first one that is able to receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The first two films in the series missed receiving the Seal due to language, violence or both. This one also has several scenes of fantasy violence, but [...]

The Transporter Refueled

September 4, 2015
"The Transporter Refueled" has its entertaining moments, for sure. It is action-packed and places Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) into some amazing situations. In one scene, for example, he and a certain female are in a plane racing down the runway without a pilot, stationed at the center doors opening at [...]

Exodus: Gods and Kings

December 12, 2014
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is an epic film, as in "big". The filmmakers showcase the plagues of the Bible in a big way: the water turning into blood, the frogs, the flies, the huge hail stones, etc. There are also sweeping shots of the vast number of Hebrews as they begin their trek from Egypt toward [...]

Accepted

August 18, 2006
When a group of friends who don't get accepted into any colleges invent their own school, with a not-so-clever acronym (South Harmon Institute of Technology), all the stereotypes of what college students would rather be doing besides studying are reinforced once again. "Accepted" tries to be a [...]