actor: Matthew Broderick

The Lion King 3D

September 16, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie deserves its status as a classic! See it again or for the first time with your family. I am probably a good choice to review this movie because, unlike a ton of other people, this was my first time seeing this movie. My wife used to watch it with my son when he was three or four, and [...]

The Tale of Despereaux

December 19, 2008

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 [...]

Bee Movie

November 2, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

Bees shouldn't be able to fly! Their bodies are too big for their wings, and yet...This is a cute film which kids will love. It has a few lines for the adults too. Who wouldn't love a newspaper headline which reads: "Frisbee Hits Hive!" This of course is a real problem in the bee world. The [...]

Deck the Halls

November 22, 2006
If you liked the movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" you will love this one. This slapstick comedy is about two men with an obsession of being number one at Christmas. Danny and Steve's competitive ways get each one of them into trouble and causes problems for both men. There are plenty [...]

The Producers (2005)

December 25, 2005
"The Producers" is a racy film with a capital "R." There are too many sexual references to remember them all. During the screening I attended I saw a mother walking out with her teenaged daughter. This is not a film for families. There is also a "flipping off" scene in which the characters use [...]

The Stepford Wives (2004)

June 11, 2004
A relevant theme is delivered while providing some hysterical laughs in The Stepford Wives. Joanna and Walter face a troubled marriage as Walter desires perfection in his wife and doesn’t realize that he’s expecting the impossible. He has not learned to accept her, or anyone else for that [...]

The Lion King 1 1/2

January 30, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was a great continuation of the original through the eyes of Timon and Pumbaa. I always loved the original, and a lot of times the sequels are not as good as the originals, but "The Lion King 1 1/2" was put together beautifully. With the same voice cast, it made it even better. This Disney DVD [...]

The Music Man (2003)

November 11, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Music Man" is a classic. I remember when it first came out with Robert Preston playing the lead of Harold Hill, and then in a High School production, I played Winthrop. So, I have fond memories of this musical. I was very pleased with this fresh interpretation. Matthew Broderick plays a very [...]

Inspector Gadget

July 23, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a live-action recreation of the popular cartoon series, which featured the voice of Don Adams as the bumbling cartoon version of "Inspector Clouseau." Matthew Broderick assumes the role of John Brown, aka "Inspector Gadget." Kids will love the film and it does include a love interest [...]