director: Brad Bird

Incredibles 2

June 15, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

It's been 14 years; the wait is finally over. America's favorite family of superheroes is back in Disney-Pixar's new action-packed sequel, Incredibles 2. In the final scene of the first installment, the family of five suits up in order to fight crime together as a team, and it is precisely at that [...]

Tomorrowland

May 22, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Tomorrowland" is imaginative with a capital I! The story focuses on a young woman named Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) who is given a small pin from the 1964 World's Fair. When she touches the pin it whisks her into the future. Casey tries to make sense of how the pin ended up in her hands. Her [...]

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

December 21, 2011
For almost half of the movie I kept hope alive that it might not cross our approval level for violence. I knew that would be one area of concern. To that mid-way point there were a few violent moments but little or no blood and the violence was not continual. But then, it picked up in intensity and [...]

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 Incredibles

November 5, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Incredible is the best way to describe the latest collaboration between Disney and Pixar Studios. This movie reminded my of the cartoons of yesteryear when good triumphed over evil. The film starts with a dysfunctional super hero family that has to deny their special powers because the government [...]

The Incredibles

November 5, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Incredible is the best way to describe the latest collaboration between Disney and Pixar Studios. This movie reminded my of the cartoons of yesteryear when good triumphed over evil. The film starts with a dysfunctional super hero family that has to deny their special powers because the government [...]

Iron Giant

August 6, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Iron Giant is highly entertaining, with humor aimed at both kids and adults alike. Set in the '50s, it's very anti-gun ("guns kill") and a little severe on the military and government secret agencies (they are the bad guys in this film), but it also deals insightfully with death and spiritual [...]

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