actor: Owen Wilson

Father Figures

December 22, 2017
Father Figuresis one of those movies that is way over the top in some ways and is very funny in certain scenes for that very reason. In the beginning of the movie, a doctor is checking a man's prostate and makes the comment, "Good news. I found your keys!" You immediately know this one will be [...]

Wonder

November 17, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Dove Families, it has been our practice to eliminate movies that use the name of our Lord in vain. In 2017, we have done studies to seek the best course, particularly in situations like this. When a movie like Wonder or Hidden Figures are made without our same sensitivities, but with so many other [...]

Cars 3

June 16, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

It’s been a while since I heard a theater crowd applaud at the end of the movie. It wasn’t a passionate, emotional applause, but definitely a joyful, grateful appreciation for a positively delightful evening out with the kids. This third installment in the Cars franchise takes us back to the [...]

Masterminds (2016)

September 30, 2016
"Masterminds" is one of those movies that will have you laughing at some scenes but also wishing it wasn't so raunchy. In one of the first scenes of the film, we get acquainted with David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis), who is shown driving a car with a wooden driver's side door, which replaced one [...]

Zoolander 2

February 12, 2016
"Zoolander 2" is the follow up to 2001's first "Zoolander" movie and, to quote our Dove Foundation reviewer, Dick Rolfe, it was a "tasteless loser." If I may borrow that line from Mr. Rolfe, that pretty much sums up "Zoolander 2." Other than maybe two or three laughs at the most -- and that is [...]

No Escape

August 26, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

December 19, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" is hilarious fun! There are several laugh-out-loud moments in the movie, which is as good as the original and brings this trilogy to an appropriately humorous conclusion. The magic is about to be lost and once Larry (Ben Stiller) learns why, he is off to [...]

The Hero of Color City

October 3, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

Life is a box of crayons, literally, in this city. After Ben goes to sleep, his crayons come alive and return through the rainbow door to Color City. They have been followed, or at least Yellow has been followed, by an unfinished drawing of King and his sidekick. The twosome just want color, but [...]

Free Birds (2013)

November 1, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

If you are a turkey you hate Thanksgiving because you are the main course. This funny animated movie begins when Reggie and Jake (both turkeys) meet up after Reggie is pardoned by the president so he won't have to become Thanksgiving dinner. He loves his new life because he has been adopted by the [...]

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, [...]