actor: Katie Holmes

Brahms: The Boy II

February 21, 2020
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

April 10, 2015
"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

August 15, 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

November 11, 2011
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

August 26, 2011
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

January 18, 2008
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 (IMAX)

June 15, 2005
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

September 24, 2004
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 [...]