Director D.J. Caruso and star Shia LaBeouf have paired up again for Eagle Eye, a techno thriller that tries to meld social critique with popcorn thrills. The result is an unsettled and unsatisfying mix that gets by on the energy of some breathless action sequences until it resolves the film’s central mystery.
- September 26, 2008 |
Predictability and willing suspension of disbelief are forgivable if there is an element of overriding tenderness. In the case of “Eight Below,” there certainly is. A sweet love story and charming comic relief draw the audience to forgive the corny predictability and drawn out sequences of dogs acting like selfless humans.
- February 17, 2006 |
Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a fascinating, nearly perfect film. It’s always wonderful to tie history to entertainment, and the history of Europe in the 1500s is very exciting. The movie unfolds the age-old conflict between Protestants and Catholics, and shows how each side is praying for victory.
- October 12, 2007 |
Enchanted is a completely adorable, delightful movie whose packed screening audience of little girls ages four to fourteen gave it a rousing applause at the end. The story wraps up in a compelling way, hinting that the good life just might be a healthy mix of both seasoned reality and fairy tale dreams.
- November 21, 2007 |
Filmmakers like Bill Ewing understand that audiences love watching true stories packed with drama, danger, intrigue, and spiritual inspiration. "End of the Spear" will likely attract scores of families who want to so inspire their children to make a sacrificial impact in this life.
- January 20, 2006 |
When it comes to “documentaries,” I’m starting to feel like Pontius Pilate. What in the world is truth? And can anyone – or will they ever – separate fact from these increasingly fictionalized works that we’re supposed to swallow hook, line and sinker?
- April 29, 2005 |
Remember the stories of when valiant men rode fierce dragons to conquer evil and keep the empire safe? “Eragon” now brings such a tale to the big screen in living color with “Star Wars” meets “The Lord of the Rings” science fiction that’s terrific family entertainment for the holidays.
- December 15, 2006 |