director: Craig Gillespie

The Finest Hours

January 29, 2016
"The Finest Hours" is a riveting movie in its telling of the true story of a rescue mission at sea in 1952. The special effects, which focus on the imperiled tanker at sea and the rescue boat that is sent out to their aid in a raging storm, are executed with movie-making skill. The tanker has been [...]

Million Dollar Arm

May 16, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Million Dollar Arm" is inspiring and funny! Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein needs to land a big deal but he is coming up empty. While switching back and forth between watching Susan Boyle sing in the talent contest that made her a household name and a game of cricket on another [...]

Fright Night 3D (2011)

August 19, 2011
All right, now I know why this film is in 3D. So when blood is sprayed it looks like it comes right at the viewer. Oh, how nice. It isn't very well done though which kind of adds insult to injury. In addition, one of the movie's main characters, the host of a supernatural TV show, disappears for [...]

Lars and the Real Girl

November 9, 2007
I was expecting the worst from this movie and its outlandish plot. I must admit to being pleasantly surprised. The film, despite its wild story line, actually manages to be touching and dramatic in spots. We learn that Lars (played wonderfully by Ryan Gosling) has a tragic past and has suffered the [...]

Mr. Woodcock

September 14, 2007
The basic story line of this movie should be funny. Unfortunately, "Mr. Woodcock" falls short of its mark. Just think of your mom becoming involved with a teacher that you did not like-what a nightmare. The entire movie flashes back and forth as John Farley relives his memories of gym class and the [...]