actor: Idris Elba

Pacific Rim

"Pacific Rim" is an imaginative story that combines elements of Transformers and Godzilla into an action packed thriller. When monsters start appearing from a split in the tectonic plates under the Pacific ocean, human-kind's very survival is threatened. Each generation of the monsters known as [...]

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ghost Rider is certainly an action/adventure and the chases and killings never stop. From start to finish we see people shot, blown up, consumed in flames, rot to dust. If someone isn't dying or killing, they're chasing each other in cars, on motor cycles or demonizing industrial grinding/drilling [...]

The Losers

This movie features a lot of action, as well as violence. There is some blood but it is not as gratuitous as it could have been. Still, there is some to go along with the violent scenes, which turn out to be several. The content in this film includes some strong sexual comments and innuendos as [...]


This is pretty much the "Fatal Attraction" movie of today and, as that film was not considered family friendly, this one also cannot receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. It is obviously not intended for the family as it has some frank sexual comments, scenes and innuendos in addition to strong [...]


This movie has a couple of good themes spaced out too far apart. One theme is that greed is something that is nearly impossible to stop and if it's not stopped, there is a steep price to pay. Another one is that the way we treat people does have more of an influence on them than we might initially [...]

This Christmas

This engaging story contains several elements and situations that are probably representative of many families at Christmas time. Being able to get away from your day to day life and be part of a large family gathering sometimes is difficult, but the Whitfield's finally mange to get all together [...]

The Reaping

October 16, 2007
Hilary Swank is a talented actress as is the young AnnaSophia Robb. So some fellow reviewers and I were wondering why, following an early screening of "The Reaping", they chose this particular film to act in. We shared the consensus that the ship had wrecked in this movie. This film is convoluted, [...]

Tyler Perrys Daddys Little Girls

June 12, 2007
There are two things which make it easy to review a film at Dove: either the film easily misses being approved or it is approved easily. Then there is the film like this one: it is a near miss. There is a lot to like about this film. It shows a father who sincerely loves his three daughters and [...]

The Gospel – Filtered

January 3, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

"The Gospel" was a good movie, about how a preacher's son turns his back on God and makes secular music and how he returns to the church. This movie is family approved-it shows the viewer how God can really work in one's life and it had a good story line. It was a bit long. There was a lot of music [...]

The Gospel

January 3, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

David Taylor, the minister’s son, and his friend, Charles Frank, are one class shy of graduating from the Youth Ministry Program. Then they’ll be moving on to become ministers. Minister Hunter, a teacher in the YMP, is quietly called to the door. Both boys look at each other as they receive [...]