actor: Patton Oswalt

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

July 27, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

Nothing portrayed in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies will come as a surprise to those familiar with the television show by the same name: Teen Titans Go! It turns out this clever writing style remains consistent across these channels, portraying a spoof-like edge, which sets it apart from traditional [...]

The Circle (2017)

April 28, 2017
"The Circle" is an engaging and thought-provoking film, enhanced by wonderful performances. It stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and Bill Paxton in, sadly, his last film before he passed away. He plays a girl's father who is battling muscular dystrophy. Mae Holland (Watson) lands a solid [...]

Young Adult

December 16, 2011
Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a writer who writes teen fiction and the premise of this film is that she returns to her tiny hometown to reclaim her high school sweetheart Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson), who just happens to be married. Mavis knows this but ignores it and selfishly moves ahead with [...]

All Roads Lead Home

September 25, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film deals with a tragedy but it is illuminated by the young actress Vivien Cardone, who brings gumption to her role of Belle. Belle lost her mother in an automobile accident and it has affected everyone in her life, including her father and grandfather. Yet Belle's lively spirit and ability [...]

All Roads Lead Home: Edited

January 13, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film deals with a tragedy but it is illuminated by the young actress Vivien Cardone, who brings gumption to her role of Belle. Belle lost her mother in an automobile accident and it has affected everyone in her life, including her father and grandfather. Yet Belle's lively spirit and ability [...]

Ratatouille

June 29, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie has some constructive positives. There is a theme of friendship, of being devoted to family, going after one's dream, and the animation is excellently executed. The humorous moments too are plentiful. The voice talent is great, including actors Ian Holm and Brian Dennehy. The film [...]

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is humorously delightful and a fun-filled adventure! Not simply a rehash of the first movie, The Secret Life of Pets, the story continues with new characters as well as old favorites, and a few new villains too. One of the new characters, Rooster, a large farm dog, is [...]