Genre Archives: Mystery

Knowing

March 20, 2009
Not Recommended for Families
Nicolas Cage plays science teacher John Koestler in this action-thriller which is just as much a mystery tale. A certain young girl at William Dawes Elementary named Lucinda Embry had written down several codes on a piece of paper which was included with other students' drawings in a time capsule [...]

Clue

June 27, 2000
Not Recommended for Families
This mystery based on the board game we all grew up with has its hilarious times. This scatter brained group are dying off and they try to find out why and who among them is the killer. I think the movie drags on a bit longer then it takes to actually play the game. Unfortunately it cannot be [...]

Righteous Kill

September 12, 2008
Not Recommended for Families
Make no mistake about it. "Righteous Kill" is not a righteous movie. It does, however, include killing. In fact, a priest who is a pedophile is killed in the film, so once again "Righteous Kill" doesn't seem like an accurate title. Even if you like fast-paced cop movies, the content of this film is [...]

Dear Prudence

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This movie is a combination of "Heloise", "MacGyver" and "Columbo" all wrapped into one. Everyone loves a good murder mystery and "Dear Prudence " fits into that category. Jane Seymour does a great job in her role as the quirky Heloise-like character, as she has an answer to various problems she [...]

Dog Days of Summer

April 21, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
The film, “Dog days of Summer”, features a mystery plot and has its dark moments. It deals strongly with human weakness and sin, and a lot of pain is included in the movie. Death is another prominent theme. A stranger moves to town, named Eli Cottonmouth, and he is hired by the town to create a [...]

The Good Witch

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Hallmark scores again with this wonderful presentation of “The Good Witch.” Cassie moves into the “haunted” house of the neighborhood and this story keeps you guessing if she is a witch, as some people assume, or just the mysterious new girl in town. The assumption that Cassie is a witch [...]

Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour

October 19, 2007
Not Recommended for Families
Compared to the many horror flicks that seem to be overtaking the theaters lately, this film seems pretty mild. But while there is no blood shed and no sexual situations, the message being sent is almost as harmful. The character of Sarah Landon is supposed to be a "Nancy Drew-type" character who [...]

Gone Baby Gone

October 19, 2007
Not Recommended for Families
Apparently in Boston, it is impossible for anyone to complete a sentence without using the F word. After only a few minutes, I was unable to keep up with the count so I just stopped. There were several plot twists to this film that writer Affleck managed to tie up in the end but in this reviewer's [...]

Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost Movie

February 5, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This was a fun film to watch as Roxy, a 10-year-old, does some investigative work. The film does include talk about ghosts and haunted houses, and the children do a little "calling on the ghosts" which may be difficult for young children to understand, concerning the fact it's not real. Roxy is [...]

The Number 23

February 23, 2007
Not Recommended for Families
This psychological thriller/drama had a twist that I didn't see coming and it was definitely an "aha" moment at the end. I don't frequent these type of pictures so I can't comment on whether anyone else saw the twist coming or not, but it definitely was well hidden as far as keeping me guessing. [...]