actor: Sigourney Weaver

A Monster Calls

January 6, 2017
"A Monster Calls" deals with the issue of a loved one dying, but does so in a bizarre way. The movie is based on the novel by Patrick Ness. A "monster" tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) shows up every night at 12:07 a.m. to see Connor. At first it is difficult to figure out if the tree is a friend or [...]

Chappie

March 6, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Exodus: Gods and Kings

December 12, 2014
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is an epic film, as in "big". The filmmakers showcase the plagues of the Bible in a big way: the water turning into blood, the frogs, the flies, the huge hail stones, etc. There are also sweeping shots of the vast number of Hebrews as they begin their trek from Egypt toward [...]

The Cold Light of Day

September 7, 2012
The film begins with a strained relationship between a father and son but soon turns into a missing person's case. As the son tries to find his family, he learns that his father isn't/wasn't what he thought he was. There are many chase and action scenes and the film does move along quickly. [...]

You Again

September 24, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a hilarious comedy with Jamie Lee Curtis stealing a lot of the laughs. She plays the mother of a son who is about to become married to her daughter's worse nightmare, a girl who made her life miserable in high school. The daughter, Marni, is played by Kristen Bell. In one scene Jamie Lee [...]

Avatar

December 18, 2009
I will leave a detailed description of the plot and various deeper themes of this film for others to write. I will say it deals with symbiosis and how we are connected as beings one with another and that we do owe our fellow beings and this planet a certain respect. Also, the visuals in this film [...]

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 [...]

Happily NEVER After

January 5, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Be sure if you get what you want that you want what you get!" This is one of the themes of this nicely animated film which is cleverly written and should be a treat for kids. A few examples of some clever moments include Cinderella (aka Ella) winding up with a few different hairdos including that [...]

The Village

July 30, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Village" is the tale of an isolated, old-fashioned community. Despite the fear of the creatures in the woods, the nature of people is still to push the limits of danger. Boys will stand on a tree stump at night, with their backs to the woods and their arms outstretched, and fearfully wait for [...]

Holes

April 18, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Holes" is adapted by Louis Sachar from his Newbery Award-winning book. This is the story of someone being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But difficult circumstances become the fodder for character traits like loyalty, trust and sacrifice. These human qualities draw together a dysfunctional [...]