director: Catherine Hardwicke

Red Riding Hood

I must say that the story and film was better than I anticipated. I was expecting pretty much a slash fest and, although admittedly there are some violent scenes in the film, the story and suspense take up a lot of the screen time which was nice to see. The development of the characters is also [...]


March 21, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Editor's Note - This is a movie about Vampires but has no biblical mockery typically found in this type of picture. The reader is also cautioned that Dove makes no endorsement of the book series where this film finds its roots I have never been a fan of vampire movies, but I must say this was not [...]

The Nativity Story

March 20, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is truly the original love story; God's love for mankind is revealed in this spectacular film! "The Nativity Story" stays true to the Biblical account of events leading up to the birth of Jesus. Writer Mike Rich incorporates subtle moments of humor which work well. One example is when two [...]

Lords of Dogtown – Filtered

September 27, 2005
"Lords of Dogtown" was not a movie I would even come close to recommending to anyone. The cinematography was poor, the acting was terrible and it was full of explicit drug use and drinking. A group of skateboarders, including Stacie Peralta ( a skateboarding big shot ) go from skateboarding in [...]

Lords of Dogtown

I have little knowledge about the background of skateboarding, so it was neat to see where and how skateboarding began. One thing this movie highlighted was the importance of money and fame to many people, especially teenagers. The Z boys broke apart for fame and fortune but in the end they found [...]