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-‘42’

Theatre Release: April 12, 2013 by Warner Bros; PG-13 (themes and language); Historical Drama; Directed By: Brian Helgeland; Cast: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie 42 is a movie that should be seen for many different reasons. First of all it is a very good movie (but not quite great) with a number […]

-Dolphin Tale

*Now Available on DVD Review by Dana Chaffin Dolphin Tale is now available on DVD at most movie retail stores (such as Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart) and at www.dolphintalemovie.com. This film is based on the inspiring true story of Winter the dolphin and her amazing human rescuers from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA). Winter […]

-The Way Home

DVD: Available on October 26, 2010  by Red Five Entertainment; Directed by:  Lance W. Dreesen; Run time: 91 minutes; Cast: Dean Cain (Randy Simpkins), Lori Beth Edgeman (Christal Simpkins),  Sonny Shroyer (Volunteer Ed Walker), Tom Nowicki (Sheriff Tony Reeves), Brett Rice (Fire Chief Gary Thomas) A movie based upon an inspirational true story. Randy Simpkins and […]

-300 (R)

Warner Bros., March 9, 2007. Directed by: Zack Snyder, 117 minutes. Cast: Gerard Butler (King Leonidas), Lena Headey (Queen Gorgo), David Wenham (Dilios), Dominic West (Theron), Vincent Regan (Captain), Michael Fassbender (Stelios), Tom Wisdom (Astinos), Andrew Pleavin (Daxos), Andrew Tiernan (Ephialtes), Rodrigo Santoro (Xerxes) The R rating should be taken seriously. There is incredible violence […]

-Amazing Grace (PG)

Samuel Goldwyn/ Roadside Attractions, Feb. 23, 2007. Directed by: Michael Apted, 118 minutes, Cast: Ioan Gruffudd (William Wilberforce), Romola Garai (Barbara Spooner), Albert Finney (John Newton), Benedict Cumberbatch (William Pitt the Younger), Rufus Sewell (Thomas Clarkson), Youssou N’Dour (Olaudah Equiano) This movie was an exceptional experience for me. I go to lots of shows but […]

-Letters from Iwo Jima (R)

Warner Bros. Pictures, Dec. 20, 2006, Directed by Clint Eastwood, 141 min., Cast: Kazunari Ninomiya (Saigo), Ken Watanabe (Lt. Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi), Tsuyoshi Ihara (Baron Nishi), Ryo Kase (Shimizu), Shidou Nakamura (Lieutenant Ito), Nae (Hanako) This is the second offering (Flags of Our Fathers, the first) about the battle which raged on Iwo Jima island […]

-The Queen (PG-13)

Miramax, Oct. 2006, Directed by Stephen Frears, 103 min., Cast: Helen Mirren (HM The Queen Elizabeth II), Michael Sheen (Prime Minister Tony Blair), James Cromwell (Prince Philip), Sylvia Syms (HM The Queen Mother), Alex Jennings (Prince Charles), Helen McCronry (Cherie Blair), Roger Allam (Sir Robin Janvrin) The movie opens with the Queen sitting for a […]

-The Nativity Story (PG)

New Line Cinema, 12/1/06, Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke, 101 Min., Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes (Mary), Oscar Isaac (Joseph), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Elizabeth), Stanley Townsend (Zechariah), Ciaran Hinds (Herod The Great). Come see this movie, it is time well spent, even during the busy Christmas season.  After all it is the story of the season and actually well […]

-Flags of Our Fathers (R)

Warner Bros., oct. 2006, directed by Clint Eastwood.  Starring: Ryan Phillipe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach. The film is far different than the trailers would seem to indicate.  It is really two separate stories. First there is the story of the battle for Iwo Jima, one of the greatest sieges in American military history.  Over 7,000 […]

-One Night With The King (PG)

Gener8xion Entertainment, Oct. 2006, Directed by Michael O.Sajbel.  Starring: Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Rhys-Davies, James Callis, John Noble, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister Jr., with Omar Sharif, and Peter O’Toole. This movie was well worth seeing.  Excellent camera work and visuals.  Extraordinary sets, magnificent costumes, and pageantry.  Top flight actors and acting.  I clapped with everyone […]