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 |
There's nothing like the holidays to remind everyone about what's really important in life. But sometimes the delivery of a valuable message about the importance of family simply gets lost in translation, which is exactly what happens in the ho-hum dramedy Everybody's Fine.
- December 04, 2009 |
"Everyone's Hero" was the dream of the late Christopher and Dana Reeves. Throughout the film, it is clear they wanted to inspire children to value little life experiences along the road so that, if handled properly, they can all help when life calls us up to bat.
- September 19, 2006 |
If you were convinced of the devil’s existence, would that prove the existence of God? “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” poses this question and points to answers that will be mostly encouraging to believers, but the film may leave enough lingering doubts to assuage a skeptic’s troubled conscience.
- September 09, 2005 |
Like watching Simon LeBon attempting to bust a move while singing "Hungry Like the Wolf" during a Duran Duran reunion tour, you can't stop wondering why 64-year-old Sylvester Stallone, who wrote, directed and stars in The Expendables, simply didn't quit while he was ahead.
- August 13, 2010 |
Extraordinary Measures won't take you to places you've never been, but sometimes it's enough to see a feel-good movie about real-life heroics. An affecting lead performance from Brendan Fraser and the inclusion of faith elements put a little air under the story's wings as well.
- January 22, 2010 |