Perhaps this fourth movie in the "Harry Potter" series will be the one that compels us to ask why we would put this material into our children’s heads. As I looked around the theater and saw little children dressed as wizards, watching one horror after another on the big screen, my heart broke for the sheer lack of parental discernment.
- November 18, 2005 |
In all the Harry Potter movies, witchcraft, wizardry, magic, spells and fleshly power look very appealing. The Order of the Phoenix stays away from some of the more overt dark images and teaches (whether intentionally or not) some interesting spiritual lessons.
- July 11, 2007 |
Save your money and your time! This is one of those comedies that might have been funnier had it been released at a different time. But when our nation is looking to our president for wartime leadership and wisdom, it seems almost disrespectful and sort of a slap-in-the-face to have a movie that mocks the whole system.
- March 28, 2003 |
The theme of this movie is "crime pays" if you're cool and smart enough to come up with a clever plan. The bad guys aren't portrayed as bad. Instead, their crimes are portrayed as a "professional choice," and their criminal behavior is dignified because they get away with the crime.
- November 19, 2001 |
Fast-moving “Herbie: Fully Loaded” is adorable with its campy, sometimes slapstick humor which will appeal to very young children with its silly antics. Teens will enjoy stars Lindsay Lohan and Justin Long, while adults will likely remember ‘80s heartthrob, Matt Dillon, and will enjoy seeing Michael Keaton again.
- June 22, 2005 |