actor: Katie Holmes

The Secret: Dare to Dream

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Life is not glamorous for Miranda Wells (Katie Homes), who holds it together by a pessimistic thread. Widow and working mother of three, Miranda has long ago buried her dream to be a nurse, and barely makes ends meet with her management job at a New Orleans seafood restaurant. Sometimes it helps to [...]

Brahms: The Boy II

To watch Brahms: The Boy II is to watch it fall apart. The film does much to undo the story and interesting plot twist of the original. While the first The Boy would not be Dove-approved (for many of the same reasons here) it worked well in a [...]

Woman in Gold

"Woman in Gold" is a timeless movie that weaves the present with events that took place in Vienna during World War ll and the Holocaust. Helen Mirren gives a powerful performance as Maria Altmann; the picture is based on the true story of this strong-willed woman who fought for the return of family [...]

The Giver

November 25, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Giver" is an intriguing tale of a society that has chosen to ignore memories and emotions in order to suppress negative thoughts, jealousy, violence, romance and faith. The story begins "after the ruin" and we are exposed to a world without grief, color or independent thinking. Conformity is [...]

Jack and Jill

This movie surprised me. In one scene someone quotes, "Ye of little faith" and someone else wants to know who originally said that, was it Shakespeare? "No, Jesus", replies Jack, one twin played by Adam Sandler. He also plays Jill, Jack's sister. In another surprising scene, an employee comments to [...]

Don’t Be Araid of the Dark

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 [...]

Mad Money

When you put Diane Keaton in a movie along with Queen Latifah, you are going to get some laughs. Ted Danson and Katie Holmes have their moments too. Although very funny at times, "Mad Money" misses the mark in the sex and language categories, and unfortunately the partners in crime show no remorse [...]

Batman Begins – Filtered

October 18, 2005
Bruce Wayne runs from his life of wealth and prestige after confronting the man who had his parents murdered-to no avail. He escapes to the East, and high in the mountains, learns the ancient art of the ninja. He returns to Gotham city to restore the now corrupting city to its former glory. After [...]

Batman Begins (IMAX)

This seems to be the year of prequels. We just found out how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader and now we get to see how Bruce Wayne became Batman. This is by far the best Batman film of them all. Not only is Christian Bale more convincing in this role than any other actor who has played the [...]

First Daughter

Samantha for the most part is a good girl, but the pressures to fit in get her into some partying and drinking. She gets so drunk in one scene that she has to be carried home. The drinking is not glamorized or made to look like the right thing to do. She is reprimanded for her behavior, but it [...]