actor: Ian McKellen

Doogal

May 16, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

The kids will love "Doogal" and it seems like a perfect match for the tots all the way to about age eight or so. The characters are fun to watch and the film includes the voice talents of Daniel Tay, Jimmy Fallon, William H. Macy, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench and other well known actors. There is mild [...]

Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

May 25, 2004
This third and final film of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy caps off the series with the best film of the three, and incidentally it went on to win eleven Academy awards. The acting is superb and the actors won a SAG Award for the best ensemble cast for a film in 2003. The direction is top notch, [...]

X2: X-Men United

November 15, 2003
The film has a number of positive themes and uses a good bit of religious imagery and allusions but also treats evolution as fact. Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man are mentioned in a classroom setting. Although the idea of accepting people who are different registers and makes a point, [...]

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

August 26, 2003
This film is well crafted and is an excellent follow-up to "The Fellowship of the Ring." In this one, Frodo and Sam continue their journey to Mordor to destroy the evil ring in the fires of Mt. Doom. They encounter the creature Gollum, whose life was basically destroyed by the ring. He agrees to [...]

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

August 6, 2002
"The Fellowship of the Ring" is an engaging and excellently-directed film by Peter Jackson. He brings the spirit of Tolkien's book to life. This film and in fact the entire trilogy is a triumphant concoction of excellent direction, writing, acting, and music. The sets and locations are fantastic [...]

X-Men

December 4, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The opening narration states that evolution leaps forward every few millenniums to produce new forms. This film, other than this comment and a few violent scenes, including a comment about not fearing God from one character, manages to entertain and is suitable for the family. It is a summer-like [...]