actor: Catherine O'Hara

A Monster in Paris

March 12, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie has terrific animation and some interesting characters including Emile and Maude, who are in love. The Paris scenes are awesome and the creature that is accidentally created in an experiment is fascinating. The over-sized bug causes panic on the streets of Paris. The action is plenty [...]

Frankenweenie

October 5, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Frankenweenie" is a unique movie which is about a boy's love for his dog and the director's love for classic monster movies. What's not to like? In this film you will recognize moments from "Frankenstein", "Bride of Frankenstein", "Gremlins" and other movies including "Godzilla". One character is [...]

Penelope

February 29, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Penelope" is one of those movies which is not a great film, due mainly to some bad dialog and dragging scenes; but it does have a few good moments. Enough of them to no doubt please most viewers in a typical audience. It is not your average run-of-the-mill Prince Charming film, but Max (James [...]

For Your Consideration

November 24, 2006
It's obvious that this film is brought to us by the same team that staged the uproariously funny tongue-in-cheek comedy "Best in Show" back in 2000. Here they provide a satirical look at the dwindling acting careers of two b-grade veterans of the business is nothing short of hilarious. Almost all [...]

Chicken Little (Digital 3D)

November 4, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

'Wow' is the best way to start this review. I was fortunate enough to have screened this at a local multiplex with a new Digital projection system allowing us to wear the free 3D glasses that have Polaroid lenses. This enabled the filmmakers to present an intense, colorful, Hi-Definition world [...]

Surviving Christmas

October 22, 2004
At first it is very hard to like Drew Latham (Ben Affleck). He is a wealthy, spoiled businessman who expects to get his way as long as he is willing to pay for it. However, as his character develops, you begin to realize that the financial hardship of his youth and the early loss of his parents [...]

The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 29, 1993

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Tim Burton's dark story, "The Nightmare Before Christmas", incorporates some funny moments and some positive ones, including the ending. Although the film is not gory, it is a dark animated fantasy, made up of such scenes as a character walking around live with an ax in his head, and a stitched-up [...]

Best in Show

September 27, 2000
Christopher Guest has had much success with comic parody, beginning with “This is Spinal Tap,” several hysterical sketches on “Saturday Night Live” and the extremely funny “Waiting for Guffman.” He has an ear for this style of writing and a very intuitive view of human nature. With [...]

The Nightmare Before Christmas (3D)

October 19, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

It should be noted that this version is the same as the DVD version, but with 3-D effects. They work well in this film. The character of Jack points his bony finger which comes off the screen and one character is seen walking from behind and it is as if he stepped up from the audience. The main [...]