Genre Archives: Mystery

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. [...]

The Black Dahlia

September 15, 2006
Not Recommended for Families
"The Black Dahlia" is a "who done it" crime film such that by the middle of the film you don't care who done it, you just wish for the film to end. There is no character development and it is hard to follow exactly what is going on. The story is not told very well and they try too hard to imitate [...]


September 8, 2006
Not Recommended for Families
This story line was interesting and even fascinating at times as it unraveled three possible scenarios regarding the death of actor George Reeves, who portrayed TV's "Superman" in the fifties. Was it a suicide? Was he killed by his ex-lover's husband? Or was it his new lady who also happpened to be [...]

The DaVinci Code

May 19, 2006
Not Recommended for Families
Ron Howard has directed a twisting and winding thriller that is both long and unimaginative. Unlike "National Treasure" which was based on similarly secretive organizations, this film is both violent and vulgar at the same time. During one particularly gruesome sequence, we are forced to watch as [...]


July 27, 1958
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This film is considered a classic, and with good reason. Alfred Hitchcock does a superb job in directing this psychological thriller. As the plot thickens the viewer is drawn in to learn how it will all end, and if there really is a ghost involved. The ending proves to be shocking, but not in the [...]

Pirate Kids: Blackbeards Lost Treasure

May 11, 2005
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a cute little mystery. The Pirate Kids have the adventure of their lives when clues are discovered by John that were left to him by his grandfather, a great children's book writer. The story keeps you interested in where the clues will send the kids and the things that will happen to them. [...]

Bloodhounds, Inc.: Fangs for the Memories

November 18, 2004
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This movies reminds me of a mix of "Scooby Doo" and "The Hardy Boys." As the town becomes frightened by rumors of vampires and monsters, Bloodhounds, Inc. are busy at work trying to solve this [...]

Address Unknown

August 26, 2003
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
The story and actors aptly held my attention, even though I knew the video was produced primarily for families to view with their children. In fact, the story was so good, I almost felt like I was in a time warp when parent's didn't even have to think or question the quality of the movies their [...]


October 18, 2002
Not Recommended for Families
Only the PG-13 rating and the star names will attract interest. Although it initially portrays some of the pressures college students face as they approach graduation, the film also typifies the Hollywood image of college. Dorm parties feature alcohol and drug use in excess, and promiscuous sex is [...]