actor: John Goodman

Argo

Argo was a clandestine CIA operation during the Carter presidency that was later declassified by President Clinton. Until that time no one knew the details of the 6 Americans diplomats who were hiding in the Canadian Embassy during the Iran Hostage Crisis which lasted from 1979 to 1981. Ben [...]

Trouble with the Curve

When a film opens with the lead character standing in front of his toilet peeing, you know you're in trouble. Clint Eastwood plays a gruff man named Gus who has a strained relationship with his daughter Mickey. He is aging fast and losing his eye sight too. Since his job is to scout potential MLB [...]

The Artist

June 26, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Artist" is being lauded as being an excellent film and I can tell you, it deserves the accolades. It is funny, amusing, dramatic, well-acted, and features a character who goes from a great lifestyle to poverty and, sad to say, there are those in today's economy who just may sympathize with the [...]

Alabama Moon

May 17, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a story of a young boy that has been living in the woods for a long time with his father. When his father suddenly dies, Moon tries to live as his father had taught him. But along the way he finds out that not everything his Pappy had taught him was right. As the drama plays out, Moon [...]

Confessions of a Shopaholic

This movie makes some points about how easy it is to get into credit card debt, and how shopping can be an addiction as much as drinking or gambling can be. Not that this is not a comedy. Isla Fisher plays Rebecca Bloomwood and she does have very good comic timing. One scene features her boss, Luke [...]

Beyond the Sea

January 7, 2005
Kevin Spacey did an excellent job writing, directing and acting in this film about Bobby Darin. The film is filled with wonderful music and sentiment. Darin overcomes a background of growing up without a father, being poor and having a bad heart. He shouldn't have lived to 15 much less 37. This a [...]

Beyond The Sea – Filtered

January 7, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie was an interesting biography of Bobby Darin, but this 2 hour movie did seem to drag on toward the end. He was a singer and I really enjoyed all the music; that smooth Frank Sinatra style. The movie was really clean and all the junk was filtered out. The only thing to mention would be [...]

O Brother Where Art Thou – Edited

December 9, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is based on Homers poem, “The Odyssey”. I am not too familiar with that particular work, so I cannot comment on how closely the movie follows the poem. However, I will say that the film takes the viewer on a fun adventure. George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim [...]

Monsters, Inc. 3D

September 17, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

The action is non-stop in this fast-paced, hilarious and touching story. "Monsters, Inc." is refreshingly free of any suggestive elements, foul language or crude humor. There are some comical, scary scenes and it’s filled with threatening chases, wild rides on a conveyor belt, some struggles and [...]

The Emperors New Groove

May 1, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

Aimed at pleasing the kids, “The Emperor’s New Groove” has all the Disney components, in spades. Well, at least it has David Spade. Not in the league with any of the classic Disney cartoons, it still has much to offer. Spade is extremely funny as the selfish ruler who learns life lessons [...]