director: Joe Johnston

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Dove Approved for All Ages

The first cinematic gift of Christmas 2018 is The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, and like all of Disney’s brilliant productions, spares no expense, pulls all stops. It’s a magnificent storytelling feast that's 100 percent Disney. It's also quite simple and sweet as a whole package. For many [...]

Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a skinny kid with a big heart. In fact, in one scene in the film when he is seen without a shirt someone says, "Somebody should get that kid a sandwich!" However, after he is infused in the muscles and cells with a special serum, his body becomes that of a body builder [...]

The Wolfman

"The Wolfman" has been updated from its original 1941 version and unlike the original, which gave you glimpses of a mean and nasty werewolf (played by Lon Chaney Jr.) who creepily stalked the villagers in fog-shrouded woods, this version lets you graphically see livers and all kinds of body parts [...]

Jumanji – Edited

November 11, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Robin Williams is a pleasure to watch in this film. There is no offensive language in this edited version. They still show the stampedes of animals, the hunter shooting at some of the characters asnd it might be scary for smaller children. But this movie makes me laugh out loud at [...]

Hidalgo – Edited

November 1, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Based on a real story, "Hidalgo" was a very intriguing movie. This version has edited out the offensive language, and while there is some on-screen violence the most gory killings have been removed. Although Frank is shown to drink to try and forget his past, the use of alcohol is not glorified. [...]

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

October 8, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is an imaginative and wholesome movie for the entire family. Very young children may possibly be frightened of the giant ant or bee the shrunken kids encounter, but most of the film is free from such scenes. The special effects hold up pretty well and the scene with the father eating his [...]

Jurassic Park III

December 11, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When I was about nine years old, one of my favorite movies was “The Lost World,” about a group of explorers stranded on a hostile, prehistoric island, with Michael Rennie, Claude Rains and Jill St. John being led through the jungle by a native girl dressed in animal skins. I loved the action, [...]