actor: Keith David

Frog Kingdom

June 30, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

The king of Frog Kingdom decides to give his daughter as top prize to the winner of the Froglympics, but she has other plans. She wants to make her own choices and runs off with her sidekick and friend. The two disguise themselves as boy frogs so they can enter the games, but little do they know [...]

Birds of Paradise

April 1, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

Here is a charming animated tale about a sparrow and a dove that lack confidence in who they really are. Jack is a sparrow but is being put down by the Valley doves because he is ordinary. Aurora is a canary that has always been in a cage and does not really know who she is outside of that cage. [...]

Free Birds (2013)

February 4, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

If you are a turkey you hate Thanksgiving because you are the main course. This funny animated movie begins when Reggie and Jake (both turkeys) meet up after Reggie is pardoned by the president so he won't have to become Thanksgiving dinner. He loves his new life because he has been adopted by the [...]

Snowflake: The White Gorilla

September 3, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

Snowflake is different from the other Gorillas, captured at a very young age due to the rarity of her coloring. She is raised by a human family that has a young daughter. The two grow up together and are very good friends. But when it comes time for Snowflake to go to the zoo, she finds that she [...]

Death At A Funeral (2010)

I have heard that the original film version of this movie had some genuinely funny moments. This one doesn't have many, and certainly the viewer is hard pressed to find any which would be suitable for family viewing. Unfortunately, this is a raucous film with plenty of emphasis on sex. The jokes [...]

The Princess and the Frog

March 16, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Walt Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" should be commended for featuring an African American woman as the lead character, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose). It is nice to see diversity in the world of Walt Disney. The princess as a girl has a loving father and mother and she dreams of one day opening her [...]


July 21, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Coraline" takes the viewer on a creepy, imaginative and visually stunning journey. This movie is directed by Henry Selick, the director of "The Nightmare before Christmas" so it is definitely not a Pollyanna movie. It has some images of creepy beings reaching out to grab various characters and [...]

Agent Cody Banks

August 5, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Agent Cody Banks is a funny film. It has some great special effects. It has a bit of the “ James Bond “ flair to it. Due to the language, we recommend this DVD for ages 12 and older. There is a reference to being in Special Education which some viewers may find offensive. For the most part, it [...]

Pitch Black

The language is filthy, with one coarse word used more times than I could count. Much of the rest of the dialogue consisted of various obscenities and expletives, including extremely foul language from the mouths of children. There is a positive portrayal of a Muslim. This character prays for [...]

Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

Dove Approved for All Ages

We always hear about the leaders of America's Civil Rights movement, particularly during February, when it's Black History Month. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis are the more prominent figures. One you don't hear much about was a vital part. [...]