actor: Helena Bonham Carter

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Dove Review: In the world of Thra, a crystal provides the power for the entire world. There are several different “peoples” represented through the story that was first spun out of the collaboration of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Brian Froud, the visual designer. For quite some time, the [...]

Ocean’s 8

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 [...]

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Dove Approved for All Ages

Based on a true story, Sgt. Stubby is the harrowing and heartwarming tale of two unlikely friends weathering the worst storm of their lives: World War I.   Stubby, a hungry, rambunctious stray dog, stumbles into an Army training camp home to the Yankee division. He instantly takes to Robert, a [...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass

October 18, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" is pure imagination and escapism at its best. The characters are delightful, the effects are spectacular, and the story is captivating. Alice returns to Wonderland and is saddened to see the downcast spirit of the Mad Hatter, who thinks he has lost his family but [...]


"Suffragette" opens in London in 1912. It could be called a tale of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good part is the acting. Carey Mulligan is excellent as Maud Watts, a simple wife and mother who soon finds herself on the persevering side of the suffragette movement, to the point of being [...]

Cinderella (2015)

September 15, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Cinderella" is certain to be a new Disney classic. It has everything! Lily James is a warm and kind Cinderella. Richard Madden is a "charming" prince (pun intended), and Cate Blanchett outdoes herself as the wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine. Helena Bonham Carter seems to relish her role as the [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

If you enjoy or love this series, you no doubt will enjoy and love this one as well. It truly wraps up the "Harry Potter" series and the ending definitely rewards the viewer with a feeling of finality. The conclusion should leave Potter fans everywhere with the warm fuzzies and feeling good about [...]

The Kings Speech

"The King's Speech" is a dramatization of the relationship between two men. One is the King of England, a man of power who stammers and the other is his speech therapist. The film explores their sessions together and the effect it had on King Edward. Radio was the medium of the day and as the [...]

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

June 1, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is an adventure for the imagination! Tim Burton's latest film is a stunning visual feast for the eyes. The characters and surroundings are like magnets, drawing the viewer's attention to the screen. Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter and makes the character his own with his unique take on the [...]

Terminator Salvation

This film continues the story which was begun and spread out over three previous films. In this one John Connor is played very well by Christian Bale. Bale plays him as a decisive leader who still retains his humanity and compassion. Skynet is now beginning to fight against humanity with great [...]