director: David Bowers

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

May 19, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Okay, I admit it. I went into the screening for this film, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," with rather low expectations. But it won me over. It is laugh-out-loud funny in not just one, but several scenes. I don't want to give them all away, but in one scene young Manny wins a baby pig at a [...]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

August 3, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

As the "Wimpy Kid" saga continues, we follow Greg as his summer vacation begins. His intent is to play video games all summer but those hopes are quickly vanquished when his dad has a better idea. He wants Greg and his brothers to do something constructive with their time. Unfortunately Greg lies [...]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

March 25, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This follow up to the first "wimpy kid" movie is, in my opinion, a bit better. There were a few less gross jokes, although that may not be considered heaps of praise for the movie. Yet the truth is that this movie manages to include some good themes in it. There is a scene in which the family [...]

Astro Boy

October 23, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Astro Boy" will propel your family into a wonderful world of imagination. This movie soars. I found it to be entertaining, funny, imaginative, and I enjoyed the ninety plus minutes immensely. Astro Boy, like many of us, faces his doubts and wonders if he truly has what it takes to make a [...]

Flushed Away

November 3, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is funny and imaginative. In one scene the character of Roddy the rat gets a piece of popcorn in his eye and he uses a doll's hand to whack himself on the back so the piece of popcorn pops out. Several kids and adults laughed at that scene and many others at the screening I attended. [...]