actor: Nicole Kidman

The Goldfinch

September 13, 2019
The Synopsis: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Review: A young Theo (Oakes Fegley) and his mom visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the story that follows is the aftermath of a bombing [...]

The Upside

January 11, 2019
The Synopsis: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him. The Review: Based on a true story (and the 2012 film The Intouchables), The Upside tells of the comic relationship between a billionaire [...]

Lion

February 10, 2017
Based on a true story, "Lion" is an amazing piece of work and of storytelling that will touch the human emotions. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director (Garth Davis), the acting, story, and direction are all topnotch. An interesting aspect of the story is that a young [...]

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

November 20, 2015
"Secret in their Eyes" is a suspenseful story that features some fine actors, such as Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The audience will feel sympathy for Julia Roberts' character, Jess, whose daughter is murdered. Her friend Ray (Ejiofor), a former F.B.I. agent and now private [...]

Paddington

January 16, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

Paddington is un-"bear"-able fun for the entire family. The film's namesake, Paddington, is a charming bear that can speak English and was brought up by his aunt and uncle in the "darkest forests of Peru." But after an earthquake destroys their home and his uncle is lost in the disaster, his aunt [...]

Just Go With It

February 11, 2011
Danny (Adam Sandler), a plastic surgeon, was once dumped at the altar so now he tells hard-luck stories and talks about how bad his "wife" has been to him in order to wind up in bed with several women. Then he meets Palmer (Brooklyn Decker), a bright young woman who is caring and with whom he might [...]

Australia

November 26, 2008
Wow, does this movie have something for everyone! It has cattle rustling, murder, romance, adventure, war scenes and even a little comedy all wrapped into one movie. It was a different time in Australia (World War 11) compared to how the world looks at that country now. When Lady Sarah Ashley [...]

The Golden Compass

December 7, 2007
Dove recently viewed "The Golden Compass", which incorporates some nice cinematography including scenes of snow-capped mountains. The child actors are also quite adept in their various roles in the picture. The movie itself, however, tends to be slow moving and lackluster when it does not center on [...]

The Invasion

August 17, 2007
This movie jumps into the plot very quickly. Maybe too quickly. There is not much foundation laid and suddenly the aliens are possessing everyone's bodies with a flu-like virus which takes effect when they fall asleep. The film does appropriately escalate as it nears the climax and there is a great [...]

Bewitched

June 24, 2005
Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman do an excellent job in their roles. Ferrell portrays a very self centered actor, Jack Wyatt, whose primary thoughts and actions are about him. Kidman plays Isabel Bigelow, a witch who is trying to be "normal" by putting her supernatural abilities on hold. She wants a [...]