actor: Robbie Coltrane

Gooby

April 27, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

Some kids are frightened of the things that go bump in the night. Willie is one of those kids. Although Willy is an amazing kid, he has an astounding imagination that sometimes creates very scary creatures. When his parents tell him they are moving, the monsters return. In his wishful but [...]

The Tale of Despereaux

December 19, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

All good fairy tales start with "Once Upon A Time" and so does this lovable tale of a mouse who is different from most mice and an out of town rat who is nothing like his local cousins. "Despereaux" is a wonderful story of courage, honor and decency. It is also a tale of jealousy, hope and [...]

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

October 12, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Operation Stormbreaker" is one of the newer breed of films we have been telling you about recently at Dove. While there is the typical action violence associated with spy films, this one manages to tell its tale without any language or bloodshed. The "H" word used is heck! Give director [...]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

November 15, 2002
The film’s spectacular visual effects and action are impressive, but its 161-minute running time and underlying darkness are a bit trying. The sequel is more frightening and violent than the original. And the lighting scheme is dark with daylight hardly ever shown. Harry and his friends’ [...]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

November 16, 2001
For the secular world, Harry has many good messages about bravery, courage and friendship. It even comments about the power of sacrificial love. And with its young cast, the film is virtually free of sexual material and bad language. Some mild and moderate violence occurs, such as sports [...]

Adventures Of Huck Finn 1993

May 23, 1994

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Huckleberry Finn (Elijah Wood) lives in the sleepy little Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. His mother died when he was very young and his drunkard father Pap (Ron Perlman) left him with the Widow Douglas. His best friend is Jim (Courtney Vance), one of the widow's slaves. Pap [...]