actor: Hugh Dancy

Legends of Oz: Dorothys Return

August 26, 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 [...]

Confessions of a Shopaholic

This movie makes some points about how easy it is to get into credit card debt, and how shopping can be an addiction as much as drinking or gambling can be. Not that this is not a comedy. Isla Fisher plays Rebecca Bloomwood and she does have very good comic timing. One scene features her boss, Luke [...]

Beyond The Gates (Unrated)

September 18, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film, though containing some violent moments, is a powerful picture which will move most viewers. The story of genocide in Rwanda in 1994 is expertly executed by director Michael Caton-Jones, who brings to life flesh and blood characters we care about. These characters include the priest, [...]

Blood and Chocolate

“Blood and Chocolate” at least attempts to be somewhat intelligent, by posing the question of whether we have control over our own futures and destinies. The film also tries to delve into human nature, asking whether or not we have control over our more basic, animal instincts. One good thing [...]

King Arthur – Edited

April 12, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

King Arthur grows up seeing his people suffer. He sees his lands sacked and the boys of his land picked up and made to serve the Roman army as soldiers for fifteen years. Arthur grows up and makes the knights of the round table. But his knights are still indebted to Rome and the group goes off to [...]

King Arthur

December 21, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Arthur, a devoted Christian who is bound by the heathen laws of Rome, is asked to fulfill a mission in which he does not believe. He is also committed to his fellow knights and warriors — all of them pagans — who have fought faithfully by his side. Arthur is taunted by his peers when they [...]

Ella Enchanted – Edited

November 9, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is like the fairy tales read to me by my grandmother when I was little. Like all fairy tales you have the good, the bad and the evil. Good always wins over evil and everyone one lives happily ever after. In this story Ella always does what she is told but in her heart she knows that some of [...]

Ella Enchanted

August 24, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is very much like its title - it's enchanting. The beautiful young actress who plays Ella, Anne Hathaway, is extremely talented. She sings, dances, can act and she has great comedic timing. The mix of this fairy tale along with contemporary music and songs works very well. Ella is given [...]

David Copperfield

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This production captures the look and moodiness Dickens brought to life in his book. Alas, the weakest character in the film is the lead himself. As portrayed by Hugh Dancy, Copperfield comes off as a bit of a mamby pamby. Indecisive and at times cowardly, he sometimes frustrates the viewer as a [...]