actor: Miranda Richardson


September 22, 2017
The essence of who Jeff Bauman is shines through Jake Gyllenhaal’s authentic and gritty portrayal of this feisty but soft-hearted Bostonian hero. Jeff, from the opening scene, is full of energy and spirited, willing to go out on a limb to win back Erin, the girl of his affections, played with [...]

Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang

August 11, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie features young Jacob Two Two, so called because his age is two plus two plus two! Also, he has two eyes, two ears, two hands, etc. Jacob also has to say things twice in order to be heard, as he does at the dinner table when everyone else is talking and not listening to him. His father [...]

Fred Claus

November 9, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Fred Claus" is coming your way in time for the holidays! The movie incorporates some positive themes including believing in one's self, the idea of forgiveness, and one character points out that the word "man" is part of the word "manners," and he makes a point about how real gentlemen should act. [...]

The Miracle Maker

March 6, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

Devised to have genuine family appeal, "The Miracle Maker" combines two very different animation disciplines and adds vividly effective special effects to make this mesmerizing storytelling for all family members. As Americans are becoming more sophisticated with their appreciation of animation, [...]

Merlins Apprentice

February 7, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In this adaptation of Camelot, the story begins with Merlin falling asleep for several years due to a spell by the Lady of the Lake. He awakens to find things in disarray and the Holy Grail missing from Camelot. In trying to find it, he stumbles upon a young man who possesses magic like himself. He [...]

The Prince and Me

April 2, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a film about big decisions and priorities in life. It’s about knowing the difference between a personal desire and what’s really important. "The Prince and Me" shows two people who make right decisions in spite of the grief and sorrow they may face. The film is both hilarious, keeping [...]

Chicken Run

June 23, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

The dark side of me was hoping it would be awful so I could call it a turkey. That shows you how desperate we reviewers can get. But the truth is, “Chicken Run” is a crate-load of fun. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.) With enough going on visually to keep little ones enthralled, it also [...]

Get Carter

October 6, 2000
A typical formulaic actioneer with tons of swagger and posterior-kicking fury, “Get Carter” is marred by brutal excessiveness – a malady that often passes for entertainment in this genre. Stallone proved in “Rocky” that he had some depth as an actor, but he has always been forced to [...]


February 13, 1998

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This perceptive, astonishingly respectful drama never condescends, nor is it antagonistic toward people of faith while telling its gentle story of the redemption of a good but imperfect man. Not only is religion not ridiculed, but we actually see positive examples of Christian behavior, such as [...]