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

August 26, 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 [...]


January 8, 2013

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 20, 2007

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 [...]

Clifford – Filtered

March 2, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Clifford" is an entertaining comedy starring Martin Short in the title role. The story is told in flashback as Martin Short starts off the movie as an aged Catholic Priest. In an effort to reform a wayward youth, the Priest tells of how he was once a disobedient and rebellious youth, who, [...]

Captain Ron – Filtered

September 3, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

Stressed out from his job, Martin decides to take his family on a cruise on a sailboat that he inherited. He remembers what it used to look like, really nice. When he and his family get to the boat it isn't anything that they expected. It is all torn down. They decide to take it out anyway. While [...]

Get Over It

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 [...]

Alice in Wonderland (1999)

February 28, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Alice in Wonderland" is a classic story filled with fantasy, a talking rabbit, an invisible smiling cat and many other odd characters. This version of the lovable story by Lewis Carroll combines both of his stories about Alice into one charming and musical movie. As Alice wanders through the [...]