actor: Patrick Stewart

Star Trek: Generations

November 29, 1994

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film includes some intense and dramatic moments, for example when a desperate ship hails the Enterprise for help in the beginning of the movie as it faces blowing up. But the movie incorporates humor effectively too, such as when a character is forced to walk a plank on a ship at sea, as part [...]

The Lion in Winter

May 14, 2004
Deceit, deception and manipulation have been part of the human nature/psyche for thousands of years. This was driven home once again to me, as I watched this Showtime version of the play originally written by Andrei Koncholovsky. Glenn Close is remarkable in her portrayal of the strong-willed Queen [...]

X2: X-Men United

May 2, 2003
The film has a number of positive themes and uses a good bit of religious imagery and allusions but also treats evolution as fact. Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man are mentioned in a classroom setting. Although the idea of accepting people who are different registers and makes a point, [...]

Star Trek: Nemesis

December 13, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Star Trek: Nemesis" exalts the themes of self-sacrifice, personal moral responsibility, and racial harmony. It delves into the nature-versus-nurture debate, what it means to be human, and medical ethics in cloning. The film contains a steady dose of mild violence and fighting, as well as implied [...]

X-Men

July 14, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The opening narration states that evolution leaps forward every few millenniums to produce new forms. This film, other than this comment and a few violent scenes, including a comment about not fearing God from one character, manages to entertain and is suitable for the family. It is a summer-like [...]

The Canterville Ghost

September 26, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde, is a fantastically scary tale. Older children and adults may enjoy this movie but we do not recommend it for smaller children due to the spooky nature and themes. This exciting film is about the Otis Family from America living in England in the [...]

Christmas Carol

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Many may be a bit hesitant about viewing a story featuring “ghosts,” but “A Christmas Carol” is a parable about redemption. Much like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” it demonstrates how one life can affect so many others. Both the book and this account emphasize Christ’s birth through [...]