By Alynda Wheat Catherine Kast Lesley Messer
October 03, 2011 12:00 PM

>MACHINE GUN PREACHER

Gerard Butler (left) is gritty as Sam Childers, a real-life ex-con who crusades to save African kids, but the film ignores the moral issues of a man relying as much on his guns as his Bible.

DOLPHIN TALE

Inspired by the true story of Winter, a dolphin who learned to swim with a prosthetic tail, this family film is sappy but heartfelt. Stay to the end for touching footage of Winter with disabled children.

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