actor: Michael Caine

Sherlock Gnomes

March 23, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sherlock Gnomes imaginatively focuses on a mystery that needs attention. Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy), is a happy garden gnome who, along with his wife Juliet, live in a garden in London. Life isn't bad, but when Juliet (Emily Blunt) starts paying more attention to the garden than to Gnomeo, he [...]

Going in Style (2017)

April 7, 2017
"Going in Style" is a laugh-out-loud, humor-filled movie that features Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Ann-Margret. An example of the humor is when a doctor tells Willie (Freeman) that he needs a new kidney. "I'll look on eBay," Willie replies. Willie is good friends with Joe (Caine) [...]

Now You See Me 2

June 10, 2016
For those of you who remember the first film in this series, you are in for much of the same deceptions, distractions and misdirection that you saw previously. The plot continues one year from the previous film's conclusion and features the story of the magicians knows as the Four Horsemen. A new [...]

The Last Witch Hunter

October 23, 2015
"The Last Witch Hunter" is full of action and big names. The likes of Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, and Elijah Wood star in the film. However, it is also filled with violence and frightening images. Vin Diesel plays a powerful warrior named Kaulder. The story takes place in the 13th century. The [...]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

February 13, 2015
The word that comes to mind regarding this movie is "Wow," but not in a good way. It is difficult to believe how violent this film is. In one concerning and brutal scene, people kill one another in church—seriously. The people stab one another, punch and shoot one another, one man has a pole [...]

Interstellar

November 7, 2014
Space travelers unite! Here is a movie that will have you on the edge of ... the galaxy. Cooper was trained as an astronaut but now farms with his father-in-law and his two children. They raise corn because it seems to be the only thing that grows these days. If that weren't bad enough, they are [...]

The Dark Knight Rises

July 20, 2012
The latest edition in the Batman saga falls short in multiple ways. The action isn't impressive, the fight scenes linger on, the bad guys murder many in cold blood and the special effects are flat. That said, the story is more intricate than in the previous films and does hold one's attention for [...]

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

February 10, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

This second "journey" is well worth taking! This is one of the best "family-oriented" films we have seen in sometime. It offers something for everyone: breakneck action and adventure, romance, fantastic special effects featuring giant lizards and bees, and quotations and references from Jules [...]

Cars 2

June 24, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winner for Best Animated - Even better than the first "Cars" movie! There were kids laughing out loud around me at the screening I attended and I joined in a few times. When Lightning McQueen is challenged by Franceso, an Italian car, to race at the World Grand Prix, [...]

Gnomeo and Juliet

February 11, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

What a cute movie! And though kids will love it, parents will enjoy a few moments which were designed with adults in mind. For example, one gnome is accused of being illiterate and he replies, "But my parents were married!" The animation is wonderful and the characters are delightful. The dialog is [...]