actor: Josh Gad

Murder on the Orient Express

November 10, 2017
Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most scenic movies I have watched; beautiful snow-capped mountains, parts of the historical city of Jerusalem, lovely green trees dot various locations as the Orient Express chugs along, blowing its stack of smoke. And yet, murder takes place on the [...]

Marshall

October 13, 2017
A decade before Thurgood Marshall won Brown v. Board of Education, he was a NAACP lawyer popping up into towns around the nation and defending people of color wrongfully accused of crimes. When he came into town, he really did pop with a fearless swagger and a biting humor. At least, that is how [...]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

March 17, 2017
"Beauty and the Beast (2017)" is an unashamedly romantic and quality film, featuring an all-star cast. Emma Watson delivers in a big way as Belle, both looking the part of Beauty as well as showing some real singing ability. Dan Stevens does a commendable job as the Beast, displaying beastly anger [...]

The Angry Birds Movie

May 20, 2016
"The Angry Birds Movie" is a fast-paced film that features some humorous puns and comedic moments. For example, bird sicknesses, such as "bird flu," "chicken pox," and also the term "cardinal sin" are mentioned as something less than desirable. The angry birds, led by Red, battle against the pigs [...]

Pixels

July 24, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Pixels" is made for today's audience, with some nostalgia thrown in for the people of the '80s. The film features songs by Hall and Oates, Queen, and other well-known artists, as well as the popular arcade games of the '80s, including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. Teenagers in the '80s and [...]

The Wedding Ringer

January 16, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Frozen

November 27, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Frozen" is an instant classic! It features wonderful animation and some of the best 3D I have seen in addition to classic fairy tale themes with a twist. Olaf the talking snowman is hilarious. In one scene he is hurdling toward a new town and told not to frighten anyone. He arrives with a hearty [...]

Jobs

August 16, 2013
Having grown up during the computer revolution, I was deeply interested in seeing this film about one of it's creative founders. Many will already know about the personality flaws that plagued Steve Jobs such as his rash temper and driven desire to succeed at any cost. This drive and [...]

A Dog’s Journey

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

A Dog's Journey is for animal lovers and people everywhere who love a good story. Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and his wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger) are helping raise their granddaughter C.J. after their son has passed away. C.J. and her mother, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), live with them. But despite Ethan's [...]