actor: John Cusack

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe wrote some fairly graphic short stories. However, it seems easier to read about blood spilling freely than it is to watch. This film is filled with graphic, bloody murders and unfortunately in today's cinema world, things are made for eventual conversion to 3D encouraging [...]

Hot Tub Time Machine

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

2012

Tsunamis, earthquakes, crumbling buildings, terror and chaos fill the screen in this futuristic apocalyptic movie. A danger is discovered in 2009 and by 2012 the lurking danger is ready to unleash itself on earth. This movie, which stars the likable John Cusack, also focuses on human relationships [...]

Igor

January 20, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Igor" is a character who wants to be seen as more than a hunchback. He listens to the evil king who has told the community for years that doing evil and inventing evil creations (such as robots) is what they should focus on. Igor creates a woman, named Eva, who has two different sized arms and is [...]

Martian Child (DVD)

February 12, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

Have you ever known a kid who is a little bit different? Young Dennis (Bobby Coleman) fits the bill as he believes he is from Mars. Enter recently-widowed Dave Gordon, a science fiction writer who was a bit different himself as a child. Dave understands Dennis' need to express his imagination and [...]

Martian Child (Theatrical)

Have you ever known a kid who is a little bit different? Young Dennis (Bobby Coleman) fits the bill as he believes he is from Mars. Enter recently-widowed Dave, a science fiction writer who was a bit different himself as a child. Dave understands Dennis' need to express his imagination and he looks [...]

1408

October 2, 2007
I’m of the opinion that a good suspense film makes you wonder for two hours if what you are watching is reality or if it’s all in the character’s head. Although it was not Dove-approved, “1408” does this beautifully. The film tight-walks the line between psychosis and reality throughout [...]

Must Love Dogs

December 20, 2006
I fail to see why producers of romantic comedies continually cross the line of acceptability for the family audience. Must Love Dogs is yet another example in a very long list of films that blows good taste right out of the water with foul language, sexual dialog, pre-marital sexual relationships [...]

The Ice Harvest – Filtered

February 28, 2006
"The Ice Harvest" had some big names, but that certainly doesn’t make for a good movie as it was about murder, larceny and cover-ups. There was too much violence, even in the filtered version, to come close to being a good family-centered movie. There’s a reason "The Ice Harvest" was [...]

Must Love Dogs – Filtered

December 20, 2005
"Must Love Dogs" is a cute movie about the difficulty of meeting and dating people later in life. The story was good and the acting was decent, but the content left quite a bit to be desired. The lead character is a divorcee who ends up sleeping with two guys during the movie (implied). Her family [...]

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