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-The Blind Side (PG-13)

Theater release: November 20, 2009 by Warner Bros.; Directed by: John Lee Hancock; Runtime: 2 hours 6 minutes; Cast: Sandra Bullock (Leigh Ann Tuohy), Quinton Aaron (Michael Oher), Tim McGraw (Sean Tuohy), Jae Head (S.J. Tuohy), Lily Collins (Collins Tuohy), Kathy Bates (Miss Sue) A tremendous ‘feel-good’ movie that highlights the acting talents of Sandra […]

-Saving God (PG-13)

*Now on DVD: 2008 Cloud Ten Pictures; Directed by: Duane Crichton; Cast: Ving Rhames (Pastor Armstrong Cane), Ricardo Chavira (Rev. Danny Christopher), Dean McDermott (Blaze), Dwain Murphy (Norris Johns), Genelle Williams (Ashley Ellis). Review by Dana Chaffin: Saving God, an exciting Christian film, is available on DVD.  This is an inspiring movie about making choices […]

-The River Within

*Now on DVD: August 2009 by Cloud Ten pictures; Directed by: Zac Heath; Cast: Josh Odor, Craig Luttrell, Craig Morris, Jaclyn Friedlander, Maurice Mejia. Review by Dana Chaffin: This is a touching Christian movie that asks tough questions and confronts difficult issues.   At one time or another most of us have asked, what am I […]

-The Stoning of Soraya M. (R)

Theater release: June 26, 2009 by Roadside Attractions; Directed by: Cyrus Nowrasteh; Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes; Cast: Mozhan Marno (Soraya), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Zahra), Navid Negahban (Ali), Ali Pourtash (Mullah), David Diaan (Ebrahim), Parviz Sayyad (Hashem), James Caviezel (Freidoune) A Traveler (Freidoune) is stranded in a remote Iranian village when his car brakes down. While […]

-Gran Torino (R)

Theater release: December 12, 2008 by Warner Brothers, Directed by: Clint Eastwood, Runtime: 01:56:00 minutes, Cast: Clint Eastwood (Walt Kowalski), Christopher Carley (Father Janovich), Bee Vang (Thao), Ahney Her (Sue), John Carroll Lynch (Barber Martin). The trailer for the film seems to sell the picture as a ‘Dirty Harry’ character living out his retirement years […]

-A Letter To Dad

*Now on DVD: From Skipstone Pictures, Nov. 4  2008, Produced and Directed by Johnny Remo, Editor/Co-Producer-Lance Bachelder, Score/Composer-Matt Gates, Writers: Johnny Remo & Dan A. Donavan, Runtime: 86 min., MPAA Rating: Unrated.  Cast: John Ashton – Mike (Dad), Thom Mathews – Dan, Corin Nemec – Dan (teen years), Paul Gleason – Tony, Janice Lynde – […]

-Fireproof (PG)

Produced by Sherwood Pictures.  Released:September 26, 2008, by Samuel Goldwyn Films.  Directed by: Alex Kendrick, Runtime: 118 minutes, Cast: Kirk Cameron (Caleb Holt), Erin Bethea (Catherine Holt), Ken Bevel (Michael Simmons), Harris Malcom (John Holt), Phyllis Malcom (Cheryl Holt), Blake Bailey (Stephanie Mills), Walter Burnett (Dr. Anderson), Bill Stafford (Mr. Rudolph) This is a film […]

-The Kite Runner Movie (PG-13)

Dream Works, 12/14/07, Directed by Marc Forster, Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada. Watch the Trailer. I was very fortunate to view this movie at a private screening at the recent Blog World Expo (11/7) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Film Critic and talk show host Michael Medved and Khalid Abdalla, the […]

-Bella (PG-13)

Metanoia Films, October 2007, Directed by Alejandro Monteverde, 91 minutes, Cast: Eduardo Verástegui (José), Tammy Blanchard (Nina), Manny Perez (Manny). The film won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival. The story starts with a soccer star on the way to an important press conference and contract signing with his agent. Then the […]

-The Kingdom (R)

Universal Pictures, September 2007, Directed by Peter Berg, 110 minutes, Cast: Jamie Foxx (Ronald Fluery), Chris Cooper (Grant Sykes), Jennifer Garner (Janet Mayes), Jason Bateman (Adam Leavitt), Ashraf Barhom (Colonel Faris Al Ghazi), Ali Suliman (Sergeant Haytham), Jeremy Piven (Damon Schmidt), Richard Jenkins (James Grace), Danny Huston (Gideon Young). The movie starts with a lengthy […]