actor: Cate Blanchett

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

February 22, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save [...]

Ocean’s 8

June 8, 2018
There is a rug under Ocean's 8 at all times: it just lies there, and in the audience's seat, we thoroughly anticipate that final yank out from under us. Do we know everything we can know about the score? Are these women—thieves and other various types of crooks, to be sure—as trustworthy as can [...]

Thor: Ragnarok

November 3, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Avengers' strongest hero, (unless the Hulk has something to say about it) is back to the big screen in Marvel's newest piece of superhero fun, Thor: Ragnarok. Thor's latest flick is very different from his first two installments, but the eye-candy action and relatable Marvel humor will make you [...]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

December 17, 2014
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is a powerful conclusion to the "Hobbit" trilogy. Several reviewers believe it to be the best of the three "Hobbit" films, and I agree. This final journey into Middle Earth comes with a price, which is the dramatic deaths of both villains and a few [...]

How to Train Your Dragon 2

June 13, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" has more of the same fun as it's predecessor! Hiccup and Toothless ride through the air and enjoy riding past clouds. The humorous scenes are many in the movie, including one crash landing in which Toothless comes in a bit hard and the kids in the audience laughed with [...]

Hanna

April 8, 2011
This movie has a strong enough story to sustain the viewer's interest for the 111-minute runtime as well as a capable young talent in actress Saoirse Ronan who plays the title role of Hanna. In addition it is one of those films which prompt some thinking while the viewer is watching which usually [...]

Ponyo

August 14, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

In this day and age we have gotten use to the 3-D animation. This is more like the original cartoons many years ago. With a star cast of voices, the fantasy magical world of the sea comes to life. This is where Ponyo, a little gold fish, longs to become human after she was saved by a small boy. [...]

Robin Hood

May 14, 2010
Russell Crowe plays Robin as a grim, quiet but doggedly determined character. He occasionally allows himself a light moment and smiles. When it is decided he must sleep in the same room as Lady Marion, in order to pull off a ruse that he is her husband so she doesn't lose her land due to her newly [...]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

December 25, 2008
In this film in an early scene an inventor presents a clock to the community which runs counter-clockwise. Not long after, Benjamin Button is born, and his life goes full circle, born as an old man of eighty four, and leading over the years to his eventually becoming an infant. This is a [...]

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

May 22, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Indiana Jones is back! He is a bit older but he definitely hasn't slowed down. In this rollicking high-energy film which is backed by some great special effects, Dr. Jones takes on a young wise-cracking sidekick named Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf). They search for some answers regarding the mystical [...]