writer: Mark Bomback

The Art of Racing in the Rain

August 9, 2019

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The Review: Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia) races cars and [...]

War for the Planet of the Apes

July 14, 2017
"War for the Planet of the Apes" is, interestingly enough, a movie about being humane. And it is mostly the apes that are humane, with the exception of a mute girl who is very compassionate. When the apes kill her father for attempting to fire on them, an orangutan has mercy on the orphaned girl [...]

The Wolverine

July 26, 2013
In the latest saga of the X-Men franchise we find Logan "The Wolverine" running from his past and desiring a mortal life. His struggles are aided by an old friend, a man who he saved from death several years earlier. While trying to help his friend's daughter survive he must also protect himself [...]

Unstoppable (2010)

November 12, 2010
This movie builds to a tense and edge-of-your-seat edginess as you wait to find out if two engineers, Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington) and Will Connors (Chris Pine) will survive as they attempt to thwart the out-of-control advance of a train carrying flammable fuel. To add to the problem, the train [...]

Race to Witch Mountain

March 13, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Race to Witch Mountain" is a thrilling ride with loads of fun. Dwayne Johnson plays cab driver Jack Bruno who, despite his past prison time, is a soft-hearted guy who finds himself getting into deep waters when he helps out two teens who just happen to be aliens. Johnson seems to fill these good [...]

Deception

April 25, 2008
I was really surprised after screening this film that it is rated R. I think it should be rated NC-17. There is a trend recently in Hollywood that if a film is rated PG-13, that its content is a high-end PG-13, actually allowing material that used to be considered belonging to an R-rated movie. The [...]

Live Free or Die Hard

June 27, 2007
This film has almost non-stop action and there are some funny moments in it. Willis basically does a self-parody of the ridiculous stunts he survives time after time. At one point when he takes out a helicopter with a car, he says, "I was out of bullets!" However, the thing that really nagged me [...]

Godsend

April 30, 2004
"Godsend" deals with the heartfelt emotions of parental love, the study and experimentation of scientific scholars, and identity issues for a struggling child. Upsetting dreams leave him with two identities — who he is and who he was. Adam’s dreams are scary, and his involuntary movement in [...]