actor: Ray Liotta

Killing Them Softly

November 30, 2012
I find the title of this film to be ironic. There is no soft killing in this movie, only flat out graphic killing with blood spurting and flying. One scene features a man being beaten up and the blood literally pours from his mouth and nose, he coughs up blood, and then vomits to boot. He vomits on [...]

Dear Dracula

October 9, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a fun Halloween film that will keep the little one's attention to the very end. Dracula isn't scary anymore to the children of the time. Mainly due to the overexposure of more violent characters in today's movies. In fact, when asked the question "what does Halloween mean to you" he [...]

Snowmen

October 21, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

One young boy wants to leave behind a legacy, something for everyone to remember him by. Eventually he learns that "it's not what we do that's important, so much as how we do it." That is the gift that this truth gives. This film has heart and is very compelling to watch. Children have an amazing [...]

Charlie St Cloud

July 30, 2010
This is a movie which deals with death. Some of the moments on screen will cause the viewer to question whether or not what is happening can be taken at face value, or if it is symbolic or even a dream. It becomes more defined as the story progresses. Zac Effron as Charlie St. Cloud does, in my [...]

Youth in Revolt

January 8, 2010
Here is an original story. Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) is a virgin and wants to bring an end to that reality of his life. Many films before this one have targeted teens with this topic. Cera (of the dubious "Year One" film) seems determined to play this type of role in perpetuity. Nick meets Sheeni [...]

Observe and Report

April 10, 2009
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Heartbreakers

March 23, 2001
THE GOOD:...This opera of comedy is unique and funny with plots twists, surprises and clever cons. I enjoyed seeing Weaver in a comedy role she was born to play. My favorite scene is of Max singing “I’m back in the USSR with a Russian accent. Hewitt finally gets to grow into a woman’s role, [...]

Hannibal

February 9, 2001
What can I say about Hannibal? With tongue in cheek, I can say it is gut-wrenching, or it is a sliver of life. I have watched many a movie over the years, and I’m familiar with all tricks of the trade. Hannibal special effects people, however, got me this time. In one special “brain-teaser” [...]