Genre Archives: Action

Speed Racer: Race to the Future

Dove Approved for All Ages

Speed Racer is put to the test in Speed Racer: Race to the Future. It's not just about where he's going— but when! After disobeying his father and entering in a race, he inexplicably finds himself transported 50 years into the future with his friends. Together they must find a way to get back, [...]

Samson

February 16, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

It's a dark time in the nation of Israel, and the book of Judges (which is arguably the goriest and most horrific of all biblical books), tells the story of Israel's downward spiral into chaos after the death of their previous leaders, Moses and Joshua. For those of you unfamiliar with the story [...]

Black Panther

February 16, 2018
With a library just shy of 20 movies in Marvel's ever-expanding universe, it's hard to believe we haven't exhausted the superhero genre of any compelling material. But Black Panther fights tooth and claw to prove that his place among the Marvel classics is well deserved in this new tale which takes [...]

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

January 26, 2018
The Maze Runner: The Death Cureis the third installment in this movie trilogy and brings the story to an action-packed and bombastic conclusion. The return of a character from the first movie and some unexpected twists add a few surprises in this concluding film. In addition, not everyone survives [...]

12 Strong

January 19, 2018
12 Strong is based on an amazing true story. New captain, Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is assigned to the first Special Forces team to be sent to Afghanistan following the horror of 9/11. Nelson had previously led several trainees, and now they follow him into the nightmare of war. [...]

Proud Mary

January 12, 2018
Proud Mary promises a lot, even from the first shots, but executes very little. The fusion of sounds and images with a bit of cold-blooded edge to the film's prologue suggest a solid throwback picture, reminiscent of blaxploitation cinema of the 1970s. Sadly, even in the first five minutes of the [...]

The Commuter

January 12, 2018
The Commuter is a suspenseful, action-packed movie with the usual strong performance by Liam Neeson, who plays Michael MacCauley, a former New York cop who now sells insurance policies. He seems to have the idyllic life—a happy marriage, a son named Danny headed to college, two mortgages, and [...]

Justice League

November 17, 2017
The heroic dream team for the DC universe is finally assembled in Zach Snyder's highly anticipated Justice League. But despite having all the right ingredients for a sure-to-please super-hero flick, Snyder's final product falls tragically short in its delivery with the potential of leaving fans [...]

The Foreigner

October 13, 2017
The Foreigner is a gritty and realistic tale of power and corruption with Jackie Chan in a dramatic role unlike any we've seen from him before. Behind his fast-as-lightning martial arts, though, is a grim and empty man with tears rolling down his cheeks. These tears poignantly show us the inner [...]

American Made

September 29, 2017
The filmmakers of American Made seemingly take some narrative license with their biographical version of the infamous Barry Seal, a career criminal drug smuggler, played gleefully by Tom Cruise. Upon leaving his commercial job as a TWA pilot, Seal was, indeed, in the employ of Pablo Escobar—the [...]