actor: Molly Shannon

Year of the Dog

April 13, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Year of the Dog" is a bit of everything good and bad about movies. First the good. It was genuinely funny in spots, as it deals with an overprotective mother, and a sensitive woman who meets a sensitive man and they both have a love for animals. Molly Shannon plays quirky and strange very well and [...]

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 [...]

Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas

November 17, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

In 1966, Dr. Seuss’s classic picture book was transformed into an animated TV masterpiece by Warner Brothers cartoonist Chuck Jones. The seasonal fixture featured the amiable voice of Boris Karloff as the rhyming narrator and the title character. It still holds up today as delightful family [...]

Osmosis Jones

August 10, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Farrelly brothers are famous for their quirky comedies (“Dumb and Dumber,” “There’s Something About Mary”) and hilarious story-lines so I went to this movie with great expectations for a very funny film. The cast is excellent (I’m a fan of Murray and tend to like him in whatever he [...]

Serendipity

October 5, 2001
The good: This is a cleverly written, modern day love story using funny scenarios, interesting characters and a storyline that relies on the premise of fate to create fairytale romance magic. Anyone and everyone who’s ever dated can relate to the popular belief that when love is “meant to [...]