If you’re not a fan of director Tim Burton and you'd rather skip strange, distorted creepiness, and questionable, off-color sexual allusions, you'll want to pass on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and opt for something a bit lighter this summer.
- July 18, 2005 |
Charlie Bartlett is a well-made, funny but sad, targeted look at the very real emotions that plague our children. It is an enlightening case study on the cynicism, meaninglessness, relativism, disillusionment with authority, and desperate search for authenticity that teens deal with daily.
- February 22, 2008 |
The trouble with Charlie St. Cloud is that the screenplay tries to be so many things (part Field of Dreams, part The Sixth Sense, part The Notebook), that it doesn't do anything particularly well, including generating the necessary waterworks to win over its target demographic.
- July 30, 2010 |
Once I let go and gave myself permission to enjoy this movie, I laughed and had a good time thinking, "how did they DO that?" while watching most of the scenes. Some of the special effects are almost unbelievable and the action is so fast paced that it doesn't feel real (because it's not).
- June 27, 2003 |
With a mix of live animals and CG-assisted animatronics and a well-chosen cast of voices, especially Julia Roberts as Charlotte, Steve Buscemi, the perfect choice for Templeton the rat and 10-year-old Dominic Scott Kay in the key role of Wilbur, "Charlotte's Web" is just as entertaining as inspiring.
- December 22, 2006 |
Is she, or isn’t she a Christian? That’s the question many will be asking after seeing Mandy Moore’s latest film, "Chasing Liberty." Certainly, her skinny-dipping, premarital sex, lies and the abundant sexuality in the film will leave many wondering about this popular star’s alleged faith.
- January 09, 2004 |
Unlike “Yours, Mine, and Ours,” with its incessant, frantic antics, “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” has plenty of warmth and heart among its funny shticks. Though Steve Martin and other actors are downright goofy at times, it is tempered by carefully constructed moments of relatable family drama and adventure.
- December 21, 2005 |
Based on the novel by John Grisham called “Skipping Christmas,” the film version is mostly faithful to the original story. Many will criticize "Christmas with the Kranks" for its shallowness, but beneath the insanity – which is surprisingly funny – there’s a definite Christian message.
- November 24, 2004 |