actor: Ian McShane

A Wizard’s Tale

September 14, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

A Wizard's Tale is a fun animated rush of adrenaline! The energetic characters are constantly in motion, and the movie is peppered with several lines of humor which adds to the story. Wizards, dragons, loyal subjects, and all sorts of characters contribute to the adventurous story, including a [...]

John Wick: Chapter Two

February 10, 2017
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Brothers Grimsby

March 11, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Hercules (2014)

July 25, 2014
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson portrays the great Hercules in this action filled movie. Is he a god or is he a legend? This is the part of the story that is intriguing. He and his fellow mercenaries travel the world helping those in need but they do this so that they can get paid in gold and with the [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

May 20, 2011
Captain Jack is back in a fun-filled frolicking adventure! This latest installment in the "Pirates" series is non-stop action, and filled with intrigue and cracks from Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). The "captain" had me in stitches a couple of times. Depp is excellent at physical humor and [...]

Case 39

October 1, 2010
I found the first quarter of this movie to be intriguing and interesting. A concerned social worker, up to her neck with 38 active cases, is handed case number 39. This particular case involves a young girl named Lily who is possibly being abused by her parents. When caseworker Emily Jenkins (Renee [...]

Coraline

February 6, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Coraline" takes the viewer on a creepy, imaginative and visually stunning journey. This movie is directed by Henry Selick, the director of "The Nightmare before Christmas" so it is definitely not a Pollyanna movie. It has some images of creepy beings reaching out to grab various characters and [...]

Kung Fu Panda

June 6, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Let's say this up front. Some kids under twelve will enjoy this film and will recognize the martial arts fighting is fantasy based, as performed by the creatures including a tigress and praying mantis. In fact, some kids from a local martial arts school showed up at the screening I attended and [...]

Death Race

August 22, 2008
This film is just what we need. A film which glorifies killing and violence. We certainly don't have enough of those around. If you don't care for someone, you can always attempt to blow up or demolish his vehicle. Talk about road rage! Jason Statham's performance is fine and he plays intense very [...]

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

October 5, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Seeker" is a film adaptation of the second in a series of books written by Susan Cooper. While many of the details have been loosely adapted from the book, the central theme of Dark vs. Light has been maintained. This is certainly an action-packed movie that will keep its audience on the edge [...]