actor: Martin Short

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer

November 30, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

As we approach the holiday season —and further, the holiday movie season—movies like Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer feel right at home. They're cozy, colorful features, extracting the best of humanity, even compacted into animated films geared to younger audiences. Elliot is no exception: [...]

Legends of Oz: Dorothys Return

May 9, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Land of Oz came into view many years ago, when I was a very young child. Now Oz is back in this wonderful animated film. Dorothy is once again waking up after a twister affects her home. Meanwhile, back in Oz, an evil jester is destroying the colorful city. The lovable trio-Scarecrow, Tin man [...]

Frankenweenie

October 5, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Frankenweenie" is a unique movie which is about a boy's love for his dog and the director's love for classic monster movies. What's not to like? In this film you will recognize moments from "Frankenstein", "Bride of Frankenstein", "Gremlins" and other movies including "Godzilla". One character is [...]

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

November 3, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

Even though Jack Frost (Martin Short) is as cold as they come, "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" will warm your heart this holiday season. While I think the first film in the series is the best, this 3rd one keeps your interest and has some funny moments. The most magical one concerns the [...]

Get Over It

March 9, 2001
THE GOOD:...I enjoyed the concept of a pseudo teen musical combining a story, a few songs (“Love Can Keep Us Together”, “What Do You Get When You Fall in Love”, “Love Matters”) and a couple of dance numbers. Vitamin C and Sisqo are in the opening and closing musical numbers that are [...]

Simple Wish

July 8, 1997

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

A little girl wanting to make a wish for her father, is answered by the world’s only male godmother - a bumbler who makes Jerry Lewis look sophisticated. Somewhat amusing for little ones, tedious for most [...]

Jungle 2 Jungle

March 18, 1997

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

A self-absorbed businessman discovers his wife, who left him 13 years ago for a simpler life, also had his baby and is raising the boy in the Amazon jungle. While attempting to get a divorce, the husband finds himself fettered with his newly discovered off-spring for a week in another jungle - New [...]