actor: Dan Aykroyd

Legends of Oz: Dorothys Return

May 9, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Land of Oz came into view many years ago, when I was a very young child. Now Oz is back in this wonderful animated film. Dorothy is once again waking up after a twister affects her home. Meanwhile, back in Oz, an evil jester is destroying the colorful city. The lovable trio-Scarecrow, Tin man [...]

Get On Up

August 1, 2014
"Get On Up" is a biography of James Brown. It reveals insights into both his childhood and teen life that led to the musical legend he ultimately became. His abusive father is seen in addition to his mother who seemed to love him at first, but later acted as if she didn't know him when he spotted [...]

Yogi Bear

December 17, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

Many years ago everyone gathered around the TV to watch their favorite cartoon by Hanna Barbera of a picnic basket-stealing talking bear named Yogi and his sidekick Boo Boo who always got the best of the park ranger. Here is a modern version of this lovable trio in Jellystone Park. Filled with the [...]

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

July 20, 2007
This movie has something in it to offend just about everybody. I really went into it hoping to enjoy the inside jokes about the farce Larry and Chuck were attempting to pull off. But it has strong language, nudity, sexual innuendos throughout, deceit as a continuing theme of the plot, a comment [...]

My Girl

June 15, 1991

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Young Anna Chlumsky gives a fine performance in this drama/comedy which deals with the topic of death. She plays Vada Sultenfuss, whose mother died a few days after Vada's birth, and now the eleven year old hangs out mainly with her best friend Thomas, played by Macaulay Culkin. Vada's father, a [...]

Christmas with the Kranks

November 24, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is destined to become a Christmas favorite for years to come. I believe that special attention has been paid to make the film in such a way that most families will not be offended by its content. Since its MPAA rating of PG was given so close to its release date, I can only conclude that [...]

50 First Dates

February 13, 2004
A man of few scruples, Henry uses women for his own pleasure. But when he becomes involved with Lucy — and her mental disability — he transforms into a selfless boyfriend who goes to great lengths to love her and help her recover her memory. Unfortunately the quaint love theme is overshadowed [...]

Curse of the Jade Scorpion

August 24, 2001
Well, here’s one of those days where it must be getting a bit chilly in Hades. I’ve just seen a Woody Allen film that didn’t have any foul language, not even his idiosyncratic misuse of Jesus’ name at the end of each frustrated observation. Nor is there any religion bashing. Nor is he [...]