Genre Archives: Fantasy

The Dark Tower

August 4, 2017
"The Dark Tower" is based on Stephen King's acclaimed set of eight books in a series, stewing adventure, fantasy, and western genres in a pot. What seems to have worked on the page does not translate into a 90-minute film, where director Nicolaj Arcel attempts to stuff so many plots and backstories [...]

Scales: Mermaids are Real

July 21, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

The fantasy of the ocean comes to land in this wonderful story of transition. Siren has lived a regular human life, but now she finds out the truth of her heritage: she is a mermaid and must go through the change into a mermaid. But there are outsiders that want her for the power they believe her [...]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

March 17, 2017
"Beauty and the Beast (2017)" is an unashamedly romantic and quality film, featuring an all-star cast. Emma Watson delivers in a big way as Belle, both looking the part of Beauty as well as showing some real singing ability. Dan Stevens does a commendable job as the Beast, displaying beastly anger [...]

A Monster Calls

January 6, 2017
"A Monster Calls" deals with the issue of a loved one dying, but does so in a bizarre way. The movie is based on the novel by Patrick Ness. A "monster" tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) shows up every night at 12:07 a.m. to see Connor. At first it is difficult to figure out if the tree is a friend or [...]

A Mermaid’s Tale

May 9, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The wondrous ocean has many secrets and things to learn about. This fantasy story tells of a young girl, Ryan, and her father Matt, as they return to the little fishing town off the coast to help Matt's dad. Moving is always a big adventure for anyone, and for Ryan, she now has to get to know her [...]

Beyond the Darkness

March 16, 2016

Dove Approved for 18+

"Beyond the Darkness" uses realistic images and a keen director's eye in making this movie a gripping drama. Jonah Thomas is a senator, a politician on the rise, and the other senators attempt to corrupt him. When a "cure" for cancer is developed, the greed of several senators overtake them, and [...]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

November 18, 2016
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is loaded with action, fantastic creatures, new and interesting characters created by J.K. Rowling, and a happy ending to boot. It features the talents of Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, the voice of Ron Perlman, and—in a cameo—the one and only Johnny [...]