actor: Jack Black

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

December 20, 2017
Cue the catchy drum beat because the classic game is back, but this time with a modern twist. With a nod to the original, the movie opens with Jumanji being unearthed from its forgotten place, buried in the sand. In order to ensnare the teenage mind of 1996, the board game, Jumanji, transforms [...]

Goosebumps

October 16, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Goosebumps" is a thrill ride. If you enjoy a bit of mystery, suspense, monsters, fast-paced chases and close calls, then this movie is for you! It even features a romantic plot between two teens, Zach (Dylan Minnette) and Hannah (Odeya Rush). The plot centers around Zach and his mother, the new [...]

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 Big Year

October 14, 2011
This movie is, for all intents and purposes, a morality tale. It's too bad the content in the language department crosses our acceptable level because it is a charming movie in various ways. It features three men who want to win "The Big Year", the highest total points for either seeing or hearing [...]

Gullivers Travels (2010)

December 25, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie will make you show your teeth with laughter! Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) works in the mail room but longs for a more adventurous life which would include Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet), a travel editor. When Gulliver works up enough courage to walk into her office to ask her out a [...]

Year One

June 19, 2009
Okay. Where do I start? Do I mention the character who tells his friend he committed incest with his mother? Or the scene in which a character eats poop? Or the scene in which a virgin man has sex with his virgin girlfriend, and tells everyone, "I just had sex with my girlfriend", or the biblical [...]

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 [...]

Tropic Thunder

August 13, 2008
This is one of the most offensive movies I have seen in some time. Within the first two minutes there were at least fifteen profanities. I lost count of the bad language after about ten minutes. There was about every imaginable profanity or slang word you can imagine. In one scene a director tells [...]

Be Kind Rewind

February 22, 2008
If possible, the viewer of this film would be better off if he/she could rewind this movie to the beginning and start over by making another film. Apart from the content issues in this film, which includes some strong language and sexual comments, the movie's jokes fall flat several times. The [...]

The Holiday

December 8, 2006
Unfortunately this intelligently written romantic comedy missed the mark with its inclusion of so many sexual situations and references. It was a treat to see Jack Black playing a sensitive role and almost shocking that the only f-bomb in the movie was NOT uttered by his character. With a playing [...]

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