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-How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Theater release: March 26, 2010 by Dreamworks Animation/Paramount; Directed by: Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois; Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes; Cast: Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), Gerard Butler (Stoick), Craig Ferguson (Gobber), American Ferrera (Astrid), Jonah Hill (Snotlout), David Tennant (Spitelout), Christopher Mintx-Plasse (Fishlegs). One of the best animation flicks that I have seen in a long […]

-Green Zone: Another Hollywood Anti-Iraq War Flop- Will They Ever learn?

Heavy PR and advertizing notwithstanding, Green Zone opened with a miserable $14.3 million box office over the last weekend. The film was shown in over 3,000 theaters which is usually reserved for potential hits only to fall on its proverbial face. When will Hollywood ever learn. It joins a dozen or so failed anti-Bush anti-war […]

-Jake’s Corner

*Now available on DVD; Director: Jeff Santo; Cast: Johnny Dunn (Richard Tyson), Diane Ladd (Fran), Danny Trejo (Clint), B.J. Thomas (Doc), Tony Longo (Gus), David Della Rocco (Wheels), Colton Rodgers (Spence), Karla Basile (Ricki).  Review by Dana Chaffin      March 2, 2010 is the DVD release date for Jake’s Corner.  This is a touching story […]

-Saving Melanie

*Now available on DVD: Review by Dana Chaffin      Saving Melanie, a Christian drama, is now available on DVD.  The message of this film is forgiveness, trust, and testing. Most Christian films end with someone being saved, but this one takes the story from the salvation. It shows that just because you are saved that […]

-Book of Eli (R)

Theater release: January 15, 2010 by Warner Bros. Pictures; Directed by: The Hughes Brothers; Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes; Cast: Denzel Washington (Eli), Gary Oldman (Carnegie), Mila Kunis (Solara), Ray Stevenson (Redridge), Jennifer Beals (Claudia), Michael Gambon (George). A post-apocalyptic tale that immediately reminds one of the old Mad Max flicks, the violence in particular. […]

-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 […]

-2012 (PG-13)

Image by ?l?c?ou?14* via Flickr Genre: Action, Thriller; Theater release:November 13, 2009 by Columbia; Directed by: Roland Emmerich; Runtime: 2 hours 38 minutes; Cast: John Cusack (Jackson Curtis), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Adrian Helmsley), Amanda Peet (Kate Curtis), Oliver Platt (Carl Anheuser), Thandie Newton (Laura Wilson), Danny Glover (President Thomas Wilson) The ultimate disaster flick. Nearly all […]

-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 […]

-Surrogates (PG13)

Theater release: September 25, 2009 by Touchstone Pictures; Directed by: Jonathan Mostow; Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes; Cast: Bruce Willis (John Greer), Rosamund Pike (Maggie Greer), Radha Mitchell (Jennifer Peters), Ving Rhames (Zaire Powell), Boris Kodjoe (Anthony Stone), James Cromwell (Dr. Lionel Canter), Devin Ratray (Bobby Saunders), Jack Noseworthy (Miles Strickland) The movie presents a […]

-The Widow’s Might

DVD Release: Oct.1, 2009 by HeuMoore Productions; David Heustis and John Moore; Runtime: 101 min. Review by Dana Chaffin         On October 1, 2009 The Widow’s Might will be released on DVD.  It has something for the whole family – comedy, adventure, drama, action, western, and musical all in one film.  It has very strong […]