actor: Jennifer Hudson

Cats

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Cats is based on the award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and is entertaining for sure. It features an all-star cast which includes Idris Elba (as the villain cat, Macavity), as well as Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench, and Rebel Wilson. Francesca Hayward turns in a shining performance as [...]

Black Nativity

April 15, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Christmas season is a time of redemption and forgiveness. This compelling story is a modern day musical version of the Nativity that not only tells of Jesus' birth but also portrays a family that needs to be reborn through accepting forgiveness for the mistakes that they have made in the past. [...]

The Three Stooges

Well, I must confess, when I found out that the Farrelly brothers actually made a PG movie I was intrigued. They almost pulled off something I didn't think they could. However, I was pleased that the film ran for over 80 minutes without offense. It wasn't until the last scene and closing credits [...]

Secret Life of Bees

This movie is grounded in reality and it's a shame we can't award it our Dove Seal! But the language is quite strong in spots, mainly used by an angry man who abused his wife and now carries on the practice with his daughter, Lily (Dakota Fanning). Dakota Fanning is amazing in this picture. Her [...]

Dreamgirls

“Dreamgirls" takes the audience into a facsimile of the world of Motown in the 60's. It reveals the underbelly of the recording business including payola schemes and the struggle black entertainers had to endure in the white-dominated pop music world. Like the Broadway musical from which its [...]