writer: Jeff Nathanson

The Lion King (2019)

July 19, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. The Review: The surprise in Disney's 2019 remake of its 1994 animated classic, The Lion King, isn't in the story, which remains the same even though it [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

May 26, 2017
How many lives does a Sparrow have? Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back and is, as usual, in deep peril and in danger of losing his life. He goes to the guillotine, and in what could be a tragic end for the pirate scoundrel turns out to be instead a very hilarious moment in the movie. [...]

Rush Hour 3

August 10, 2007
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 [...]

Catch Me If You Can

December 25, 2002
The film treats Frank’s crimes as admirable, but it also shows that an individual’s behavior has consequences and that a depraved individual is capable of heart change. Catch Me If You Can is funny and entertaining, but it has implied sexual content and some [...]

Rush Hour 2

August 3, 2001
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 [...]