writer: Pierre Boulle

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

August 5, 2011
This film doesn't miss by much receiving our Dove Seal so it is a bit disappointing in one respect and yet it came close and definitely is a big improvement over the Tim Burton remake from around a decade ago. The film crosses our line of acceptability in the language department and also just lands [...]

Planet of the Apes

July 27, 2001
THE GOOD: . . . Producer Richard D. Zanuck greenlighted the original 1968 “Planet of the Apes” for Fox and is back to oversee Tim Burton’s direction this time around. The story is based on Pierre Boulle’s classic science fiction and is not a sequel or remake so much as another version. The [...]

The Bridge On The River Kwai

December 18, 1957

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I recently viewed this film for the first time, and on the big screen at that. It was showcased at the Third Annual Traverse City Film Festival. I had always heard it was a classic. I can say that it deserves its reputation. Alec Guinness gives a superb performance as the dyed-in-the-wool British [...]