Genre Archives: Science-Fiction

Dark Skies

February 22, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
This is a creepy movie, creepy and a bit spooky. In one scene Lacey Barrett (Keri Russell) goes into her son's room to check on him at night and a tall, frightening figure of a shadow that resembles Nosferatu is seen lurking by the bed. The effect is, well, effective. She and her husband Daniel [...]

Broken Victory

August 6, 2013
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Broken Victory" is the journey of a family that is being persecuted because they are Christians. When they are arrested, the family is threatened with harm if they do not renounce their faith in God. One by one they are tested and the parents must eventually decide if they are willing to die for [...]

Cloud Atlas

October 26, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
"Cloud Atlas" is a collection of six stories taking place in various centuries, past, present and future. The proposition is that we are all connected in some way by six degrees of separation – a theme the movie failed to execute well. Adapted from a novel by David Mitchell, this two hour and [...]

Prometheus

June 8, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) is the kind of woman who believes, with her upbeat spirit, that she and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) can learn the secret of the origins of the planet and of man. The couple is very devoted and Elizabeth looks out for Charlie when an alien infects him. It is [...]

Lockout

April 13, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
In the latest episode of "Star Wars" meets "Escape from New York", the president's daughter is stranded on a space ship/penile colony where the inmates have just taken over. At first I was amazed that Irish actors could get rid of their brogues but that didn't last long. Once the action took hold, [...]

Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray

March 8, 2011
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Imagination and quality! I enjoyed screening this DVD. It is a rare example of wholesome entertainment, fine acting, and a good story to boot. Matty Hanson's dad was a genius. Matty is a genius. You could say it runs in the family. Matty works on an invisible ray and other top secret projects in a [...]

In Time

October 28, 2011
Not Recommended for Families
I don't know why I did, but I entered the theater with not much anticipation that this movie would be any good. Life sometimes offers a pleasant surprise, and I was surprised by its originality, story, and just how much it manages to make one think about time, or to think again about things which [...]

Apollo 18

September 2, 2011
Not Recommended for Families
This movie is kind of a mixture of true history and a work of fiction. In 1974 Nathan (Lloyd Owen) and Ben (Warren Christie), two Apollo astronauts, are sent to the moon on behalf of their country although their country doesn't know it. This movie is based on supposed film footage which the public [...]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

August 5, 2011
Not Recommended for Families
This film doesn't miss by much receiving our Dove Seal so it is a bit disappointing in one respect and yet it came close and definitely is a big improvement over the Tim Burton remake from around a decade ago. The film crosses our line of acceptability in the language department and also just lands [...]

A Path In Time

September 1, 2011
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
The special effects are awesome! This movie features the modern popular idea of time travel aided by a TPU (Time Pulse Unit). However, a Christian theme is incorporated into this film and a son learns more about the great love of his father which goes beyond what he even knew. The importance of [...]