actor: Robert Downey Jr.

Dolittle (2020)

January 17, 2020

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: A physician discovers that he can talk to animals. The Review: As a windbreaker '90s kid, I'm accustomed to an Eddie Murphy Dolittle. The 1998 Dr. Dolittle film focuses more on Dolittle rediscovering his childhood gift of talking with animals. Though Dr. Dolittle was a [...]

The Avengers: Infinity War

April 27, 2018
When Thanos, the over-arching villain of the Marvel universe, sets out at last on his mission to recover the six infinity stones, it becomes clear that all else pales in comparison to the task to stop him. Doing so requires assembling a team of all the heavy-hitters, and I mean all of them.  [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7, 2017
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is Marvel's most recent reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise and features Tom Holland as the latest version of Peter Parker. He does a fine job as the web-slinging teenager that undergoes several trying experiences in the film and who is entrusted by Tony Stark, a.k.a. [...]

Captain America: Civil War

May 6, 2016
“Captain America: Civil War” is an action-packed thriller with the good guys fighting the bad guys and -- oh, by the way, the Avengers fight among themselves, too! Therefore, the title "Civil War" is quite appropriate. William Hurt plays Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross and, following some [...]

The Avengers: The Age of Ultron

May 1, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Avenger" fans will love "The Age of Ultron," the newest installment in the action-packed, rollicking world of this Marvel franchise. This second film in the series feels a bit inflated and padded, with the battle at the end going on for a long time. Still, the humor and wit from the first movie is [...]

Iron Man 3

May 3, 2013
The first two "Iron Man" movies did not receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal, in both cases because of language and in the second film in the series, due to the content in the sex, language and violence areas. It is exactly the same this time. The sex, language and violence categories hit a [...]

The Avengers

May 4, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Wow! The audience I screened this film with cheered several times during the movie and then when the credits began to roll. It really is THAT good. All of the Marvel heroes are given proper screen time including Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. Even Loki gets his [...]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

December 16, 2011
The filmmakers do a nice job in recreating Victorian England. The sets including the train stations and carriages and homes and are all period and carry the viewer back to this historic time, namely 1891. Unfortunately, the movie caters to modern audiences, meaning the literary hero Holmes is [...]

Due Date

November 5, 2010
This is a movie about a pair of completely dissimilar people, who are forced by circumstance to travel a long distance together. The two main characters go through several situations together, some awkward, and eventually realize they are buddy material for each other. Robert Downey plays a [...]

Iron Man 2

May 7, 2010
"Iron Man 2" features Tony Stark with more of a "devil may care" attitude than ever. He gets drunk in the film, says "Yes, Dear" to a senator, makes lewd remarks and inserts Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) as the CEO of his company, despite a lot of opposition. Yet he is heroic at times and refuses [...]