actor: Angelina Jolie

Kung Fu Panda 3

January 29, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Kung Fu Panda 3" will knock, uh, kick your socks off! There's still a lot of energy and creativity left in the franchise. Speaking of energy, that's what the plot is about in this third installment. A real baddie of a villain named Kai (voiced by J.K. Simmons) is determined to get back to the [...]

Maleficent

May 30, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Maleficent" is an intensely satisfying movie which will enchant audiences everywhere. It is visually stunning, featuring magical lands and characters, waterfalls, shimmering lakes, and woods that are alive with many creatures. It also features a funny inside joke as Angelina Jolie's character [...]

Kung Fu Panda 2

May 26, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is energy-filled and features non-stop action! As with its predecessor, this film has a lot of fighting in it. There is plenty of martial arts including punching, kicking and in addition objects are thrown and several things are blown up. The premise involves Po searching his past and [...]

The Tourist

December 10, 2010
Some people enjoy a big twist at the end of the movie. This film definitely offers one but after going along on the ride for over 100 minutes, I wasn't entirely happy with the ending. The film stretches the imagination just a bit but for the most part is entertaining and very funny, frequently, [...]

Salt

July 23, 2010
A major mystery in this action-packed drama is this: Is Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) a Russian mole, a C.I.A. agent or does she fall somewhere in between? One thing is for sure, Jolie plays her with a vengeance. The word "ferocity" comes to mind. She also poses provocatively on occasion, while in [...]

Kung Fu Panda

June 6, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Let's say this up front. Some kids under twelve will enjoy this film and will recognize the martial arts fighting is fantasy based, as performed by the creatures including a tigress and praying mantis. In fact, some kids from a local martial arts school showed up at the screening I attended and [...]

Changeling

October 31, 2008
“Changeling” tells the story of a mother’s quest to find her missing son; but there is a lot more to the plot than the disappearance of one little boy. When the police present Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) with a boy she says is not her son, their dogged insistence that she is wrong [...]

Wanted

June 27, 2008
This is one of the most violent films I have seen in some time. Numerous people are shot in the head, knifed, beat to a bloody pulp, and all this happens consistently throughout the 110-minute running length of the picture. It also contains some of the strongest language I have heard in a film. The [...]

Beowulf

November 16, 2007
This partially-animated, special effects telling of the classic literature piece is stunning, but do not be fooled into believing this is a piece appropriate for children. This is a film for adults only, not a family picture. While the story of “Beowulf” is violent, the film seems determined to [...]

A Mighty Heart

June 22, 2007
A very plausible and realistic view, I suppose, of the entire Daniel Pearl kidnapping and murder as seen from his wife Mariane's perspective, "A Mighty Heart" does a fine job in telling this sad story. Although as slow moving as the true search for Mr. Pearl was, the film does a good job in letting [...]

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