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-Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Theater release: July 01, 2009 by 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Studios; Directed by: Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier; Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes; Cast: Ray Romano (Manny), Denis Leary (Diego), John Leguizamo (Sid), Simon Pegg (Buck), Queen Latifah (Ellie) Another excellent family picture in the “Ice Age” series. I took my 11 year old grandson […]

-Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Theater release: June 05, 2009 by Universal Pictures; Directed by: Brad Silberling; Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes; Cast: Will Ferrell (Dr. Rick Marshall), Anna Friel (Holly Cantrell), Danny McBride (Will Stanton), Jorma Taccone (Chaka), John Boylan (voice of Enik), Matt Lauer (himself), Leonard Nimoy (voice of The Zarn) **Warning: This is not a family friendly […]

-Australia (PG-13)

Theater release: November 26, 2008 by Twentieth Century Fox, Directed by: Baz Luhrmann, Runtime: 165 minutes, Cast: Nicole Kidman (Lady Sarah Ashley), Hugh Jackman (Drover), David Wenham (Neil Fletcher), Brandon Walters (Nullah), David Gulpilil (King George). A far better picture than most of the reviews indicate. The story provides a panoramic picture of the Australian […]

-The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Walt Disney Studios, May 16, 2008, Directed by: Andrew Adamson, 145 minutes, Cast: Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian), Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie), William Moseley (Peter Pevensie), Skandar Keynes (Edmund Pevensie), Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie), Peter Dinklage (Trumpkin), Sergio Castellitto (Lord Miraz), Warwick Davis (Nikabrik), Liam Neeson (voice of Aslan), Eddie Izzard (voice of Reepicheep). One year […]

-Night at the Museum (PG)

20th Century Fox, Dec. 2006, Directed by Shawn Levy, 108 min.  Cast: Ben Stiller (Larry Daley), Dick Van Dyke (Cecil), Carla Gugino (Rebecca), Robin Williams (Theodore Roosevelt), Owen Wilson (Jedediah), Steve Coogan (Octavius), Jake Cherry (Nick), Mickey Rooney (Gus), Bill Cobbs (Reginald), Ricky Gervaise (Dr. McPhee) Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is a self-made down-on-his-luck entrepreneur, […]

-Mission: Impossible III (PG13)

Paramount Pictures, 2006, Starring- Tom Cruise Non-stop action without taking a breath.  This is a good film for total escape–no thinking or pesky philosophical underpinnings allowed.  In the old TV series, the IMF team was always on the same side. But in the movies, ‘betrayal’ is always the major subtext.  This was a lot more […]

-End of The Spear (PG 13)

This is still the best film that I have seen all year (besides Narnia).  I am glad that I saw it before I was exposed to all the controversy about one of the actors. Turns out that the producers did not know before hand, that their main actor was homosexual.  Here is what I wrote […]

-Narnia (PG)

Now out in DVD See: Major review and associated articles My favorite film of the year.  Especially since I read the Book it is based upon.  I look forward to more of this series coming to the screen in the future–I’ve read all the books, in fact I believe I have read all of C.S. […]