actor: Hugo Weaving

Mortal Engines

The Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy. The Review: In the theater, the gentleman sitting next to me said: “I’ve never seen a movie believe in itself more.” And, wow, [...]

Hacksaw Ridge

February 21, 2017

Dove Approved for 18+

"Hacksaw Ridge" is a faith-based movie that features a powerful message, a gripping performance from Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss, as well as dynamic directing from Mel Gibson. The movie is based on the true story of Doss, who refused to learn to handle a gun during his basic training during [...]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

"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 [...]

Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a skinny kid with a big heart. In fact, in one scene in the film when he is seen without a shirt someone says, "Somebody should get that kid a sandwich!" However, after he is infused in the muscles and cells with a special serum, his body becomes that of a body builder [...]

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga Hoole

December 17, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Soren (voiced by Jim Sturgess) is a young barn owl. He has always been enthralled by stories of the Guardians of Ga' Hoole, who are owl warriors which once defeated an evil group known as, oddly enough, the Pure Ones. Soren's kid sister, Eglantine (voice of Adrienne DeFaria) sides with Soren in her [...]

V for Vendetta – Filtered

August 1, 2006
"V for Vendetta" was on the strange side, but it was filled with action and the main character was mysteriously interesting. The basis for the story was revenge which included multiple murders in order to make pay-back. Several of the murders were shown as knives were thrown and shown penetrating [...]

V for Vendetta

This movie is like so many others made in Hollywood these days. It has an interesting story and some good moments, but the violence and language are very strong and do not allow us to award it the Dove Seal. The blood is sprayed in this one as the character of V, and his enemies, cause the early [...]

The Matrix: Revolutions

This movie asks a great question that many go through life failing to answer — “Why do we exist?” The most damaging theme in the movie is the idea that humans exist because they choose to exist, a claim that humans are their own gods. While this movie will probably be seen by many people, you [...]

The Magic Pudding

December 14, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

This whimsical, animated, book-based movie features voice talents of Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, and John Cleese. The movie is set in Australia, and one of the characters is a wombat, Buncle, native to the country. Buncle is obsessed with eating the pudding that he and his companions [...]