director: Jon Favreau

The Lion King (2019)

July 19, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. The Review: The surprise in Disney's 2019 remake of its 1994 animated classic, The Lion King, isn't in the story, which remains the same even though it [...]

The Jungle Book (2016)

April 15, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Jungle Book (2016)" is an amazing adventure. The film is loaded with talking animals that are vicious and funny and a young, courageous boy named Mowgli (Neel Sethi). The voice talent includes Bill Murray as the comedic bear, Baloo; Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the evil tiger; and Scarlett [...]

Cowboys and Aliens

July 29, 2011
I must admit to being wrong about my trepidations about this movie's plot. I was concerned it might come across as a totally preposterous plot. The truth is, the movie is very entertaining and what I am frustrated about is the strong language and the fact the violence level hits a level three in [...]

Iron Man 2

May 7, 2010
"Iron Man 2" features Tony Stark with more of a "devil may care" attitude than ever. He gets drunk in the film, says "Yes, Dear" to a senator, makes lewd remarks and inserts Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) as the CEO of his company, despite a lot of opposition. Yet he is heroic at times and refuses [...]

Iron Man

May 2, 2008
Robert Downey Jr. has his moments of being very funny in this film. The mechanical douser that douses out the fire when he is ablaze in his "Iron Man" costume wants to douse him when he is not on fire, and at one point he tells it he will donate it to a city college if it keeps acting up. He is [...]

Zathura: A Space Adventure

November 11, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Travel the galaxy with two young un-expecting space pilots in this board game come to life. Zathura may be their destination, but the trip is where the action is at. Like in "Jumanji," the only way to end the adventure is to finish the game. This film has plenty of action and suspense as well as [...]

Elf

November 7, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Buddy (Will Ferrell) as a baby wound up in Santa's sack and then ends up at the North Pole. He is raised as an elf but as the years pass it becomes obvious to all except himself that he is really a man. The day comes for Buddy to leave the North Pole and he travels to New York and finds his real [...]

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