actor: Paul Giamatti

Turbo

July 17, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Turbo" races home with the prize of being an awesome summer movie! The themes are terrific such as "No dream is too big and no dreamer is too small." Theo, a garden snail, loves races and watches old video tapes of a champion named Gagne. He longs to race himself but to his older brother, Chet, [...]

The Ides of March

October 7, 2011
This star-driven movie features an interesting story line about Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney) who is a strong candidate for the next President of the U.S. In his corner are Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling), his press secretary, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays his campaign manager. [...]

Duplicity

March 20, 2009
One of the few things this film has going it for it is the chemistry between Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick and Clive Owen as Ray Koval. They are witty and clever with each other and although it is not clear whether each is trying to nail the other one in intelligence matters or not, things [...]

Fred Claus

November 9, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Fred Claus" is coming your way in time for the holidays! The movie incorporates some positive themes including believing in one's self, the idea of forgiveness, and one character points out that the word "man" is part of the word "manners," and he makes a point about how real gentlemen should act. [...]

Shoot ‘Em Up

September 7, 2007
“Shoot ‘Em Up” is a film that delivers exactly what the title promises. The film exhibits lots of guns, lots of blood, lots of language, and some sex. Clive Owen strikes a great balance as the good guy dealing with a bad past and Paul Giamatti is delicious as the villain. When a newborn’s [...]

The Nanny Diaries

August 24, 2007
Not to wax poetic, but this movie has its pluses and minuses, it's good and it's bad, it's yin and it's yang. It doesn't offer anything new as far as nanny and child relations go, but the ending is rather nice. Annie the Nanny (Scarlet Johansson) is a long suffering person with an identity crisis. [...]

Lady in the Water

July 21, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Wow! "Lady in the Water" is a well-written, wonderful fantasy-drama that captivates the imagination. M. Night Shyamalan has done such a wonderful job with this film. It is very entertaining, funny in spots, and the story line is very original. There is one character in the film that works out with [...]

The Illusionist

September 1, 2006
This is one of the best written, directed and well-acted films I have seen in a long time. It is engrossing from start to finish and is one unique love story. I have always loved magic and Eisenheim is one magician of superior intellect and talent. "The Illusionist" would have been one of the [...]

Cinderella Man

June 3, 2005
This film, directed by Ron Howard, is a wonderful true story about boxing hall of fame great, Jimmy "Cinderella Man" Braddock. The soft spoken and patient Braddock (Russell Crowe) is a hero of uncompromising integrity, honesty, loyalty, and grit. He is a man to be respected not only for what he [...]

Sideways

November 27, 2004
I can’t think of many movies in which Paul Giamatti has been the main character, but after viewing “Sideways”, my recommendation to Hollywood is to change that trend. His character, Miles Faymond, is very well developed; and easy to relate to. Giamatti was the perfect actor to play the [...]