actor: Ashley Johnson


November 8, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a quality production, well-acted and well-produced and directed. Nathan West does a very good job as Charles B. Anderson, a promising young reporter who lives in the declining town of Dayton, Tennessee. When Baltimore Sun editor J.L. Mencken (Colm Meany) asks Anderson to make some [...]

Annie: A Royal Adventure

August 31, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

"ANNIE: A Royal Adventure" is a new take on the classic and well worth the viewing. The acting is good, the sights in London are great and this DVD is wonderful family entertainment. We award this film five [...]

Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade

December 9, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

The "Recess" series of adventures of elementary age kids are very well done and enjoyable. Unlike many of today's cartoons, there is no violence, sexual innuendo, or anything else that families can't watch together. The producers of "Recess" concentrate on issues that the kids in that grade seem [...]

Recess: All Growed Down

December 9, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

The "Recess" gang is at it again in full strength. They have put together six wonderful scenes in which we get to see what it was like for the gang when they were younger. The scenes are "Just a Regular School Day;" "The Legend of Bid Kid;" "Wild Child;" " The Kindergarten Derby;" "Chief Mikey;" [...]

Recess: Schools Out

August 7, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Recess: School's Out" is the big screen version of Disney's Saturday morning TV cartoon by the same name - sort of a grade school version of the preschoolers cartoon, "Rugrats." Its no accident that most kids like this cartoon because it features their favorite school-time activity...recess! This [...]

Growing Pains Movie

Dove Approved for All Ages

Some made-for-TV movies are meant to teach, propagandize, knock your socks off with dynamic drama, or simply to fill a two-hour prime time slot. But every once in awhile, a film is designed to whisk the audience back in time. With an engaging and nostalgic script, plus agreeable performances from a [...]