producer: Thomas Tull

Pacific Rim: Uprising

March 23, 2018
In 2013, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim told the classic tale of man versus beast, when the Kaiju alien threat invaded Earth through an oceanic portal in the Pacific. Earth fought back when the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps presented its finest technological advancement, the Jaeger. (It's pronounced [...]

The Great Wall

February 17, 2017
"The Great Wall" is an action-packed movie with a moral lesson: unchecked greed will not bring happiness. Two westerners, William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal), are captured near the Great Wall of China, 5,500 miles wide, with the intention of bringing gunpowder back to the West for a great [...]

Kong: Skull Island

March 9, 2017
"Kong: Skull Island" is an exciting, action-packed adventure which also features very human characters. Included in this group is Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) who, when she sees Kong, feels sympathy for him. After all, despite his aggressive nature toward the "intruders," they are invading his [...]

Warcraft (2016)

June 10, 2016
Watching "Warcraft" is like watching a video game come to life. However, along with the action and the ability to showcase amazing creatures, the film has a downside, in which some scenes look too much like the CGI images they are. For example, a few of the various characters ride strange creatures [...]

Crimson Peak

October 16, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Jurassic World

June 12, 2015
"Jurassic World" is an eye-popping movie—truly visually stunning. The action starts slowly, but when it kicks in it's in high gear right away. It all starts with one dinosaur escaping his enclosure, which means people running, screaming, and even being eaten. The corporate suits had decided that [...]

Furious 7

April 3, 2015
"Furious 7" has an action-packed and fast-paced plot, as one would suspect. It also features the last performance of Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner; as most people probably know, Walker died near the end of making this movie. To the filmmakers' credit, they give him an appropriate send-off in the [...]

Seventh Son

February 6, 2015
"The Seventh Son" is a movie with a medieval feel and filled with good battling evil. A "spook" or knight, Gregory (Jeff Bridges), takes on an apprentice in Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes) to combat the evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore). To complicate matters, Thomas falls in love with the [...]

Blackhat

January 16, 2015
"Blackhat" is a movie that cyber specialists will especially enjoy. Although I followed the plot for the most part, the filmmakers definitely lost me on a couple of occasions when they got into technical terms. But this movie is not simply a thinking person's film. It features several action scenes [...]

Unbroken

December 25, 2014
"Unbroken" is a powerful movie, especially considering that it is based on a true story. Louis Zamperini was a strong-willed child, experimenting as a teen with drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. However, he was raised by loyal parents who disciplined yet loved him. His mother prayed for him [...]