writer: David Diamond

When in Rome

January 29, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This was a pleasant surprise. I knew it had a chance to be awarded our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal but I was concerned that either language or the sex category would be outside our guidelines. A three in any of those categories would have prevented us from awarding the movie our Dove Seal. Instead, [...]

Old Dogs

November 25, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The old dogs still have it. Both Robin Williams and John Travolta are funny in this new Disney film, and they mesh well playing long time friends, Dan and Charlie. They have moved up in the ranks in marketing at their jobs and are near closing a sweet deal with a Japanese firm. Then Dan (Williams) [...]

Evolution

June 15, 2001
THE GOOD:...Who ya gonna call when aliens invade Earth? The director/producer who gave us "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II", Ivan Reitman. I mention that because he used the same hilarious formula, tweaking the bad guys to be aliens in varying forms. The attack of the various creatures on a [...]

Family Man

December 25, 2000
Picture George Bailey in ‘The Twilight Zone!’” That had to be the pitch line at the story conference when this film first sprang to life. There is a difference, however. While the protagonist from “It’s A Wonderful Life” is shown the merit of his present life, Cage’s Jack Campbell [...]