actor: Kevin Kline

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

June 6, 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 [...]

Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield blend their voices together to sing in this heartwarming music-filled movie. Meryl plays Ricki and Rick plays one of her band members, and they set the stage on fire with songs from the past that make you want to get up and dance. "Ricki and the Flash" is the [...]

No Strings Attached

As far as we're concerned from a family perspective, this film places the proverbial cart before the horse. A guy named Adam (Ashton Kutcher) and a girl named Emma (Natalie Portman) decide to base a relationship entirely on sex and it is only later that they actually experience a first date and [...]

The Tale of Despereaux

April 7, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

All good fairy tales start with "Once Upon A Time" and so does this lovable tale of a mouse who is different from most mice and an out of town rat who is nothing like his local cousins. "Despereaux" is a wonderful story of courage, honor and decency. It is also a tale of jealousy, hope and [...]

Definitely, Maybe

This movie is definitely a chick flick. If you have ever watched the TV show "How I met your Mother", this is the movie version. This is to say it is a very long version that could have been edited more to make the story move a little faster. It's cute at times and will provide you some laughs. It [...]

A Prairie Home Companion

October 10, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"A Prairie Home Companion" brings us Garrison Keillor's "unique" brand of humor, translated from the radio to film. The story is about a radio program which is about to go off the air, and an angel of death (Virginia Madsen) is seen lurking throughout the film, seemingly symbolizing the "death" of [...]

The Pink Panther (2006)

June 13, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is hilarious in spots, with Steve Martin's bumbling Inspector Clouseau revealing how inept he can be at one moment, and yet brilliant in other moments. The audience I viewed the film with roared at times as the inspector made note of such things as a murder victim "falling perfectly [...]

De-Lovely

De-Lovely has much to offer both musically and dramatically. And in a day when Christians are faced with pressures to consider homosexuality an acceptable lifestyle, De-Lovely may be worth seeing and discussing simply because it approaches the topic without being terribly graphic. It includes males [...]

Dave – Edited

December 3, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Dave" is the "Prince and the Pauper in Washington DC" circa 1993. Kevin Kline, one of my favorite actors, deftly portrays Dave Kovick, a likeable but unremarkable common citizen who finds himself in an enviable, but potentially dangerous look alike contest - he must fill in for the President of [...]

The Emperors Club – Edited

October 10, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film captivates what I'm sure teachers all across the country are trying to achieve, the building of character, knowledge and positive values in all their students. Professor Hundert tries will all his students to instill these values until one day a student; Sedgwick Bell comes into his [...]