Focus on Film

Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway: Finding Family

By Jacob Sahms As the sequel to the 2018 live-action Peter Rabbit opens, Bea (Rose Byrne) and Thomas (Domhnall Gleason) are getting married. The friction between Bea’s friend Peter Rabbit (James Corden) and Thomas continues to grow, festering like a wound. That wound is further aggravated by the way that Peter is being depicted in the books, […]

The Olympics are Here, But are They the Same?

By Jacob Sahms The Olympics officially start tomorrow with the Opening Ceremonies, but several sports, like women’s soccer, softball, and archery, have already recorded their first contest. While tensions rise around a different strain of COVID-19 and different expectations for travel both outside of Japan and internally, the Games appear to still go on. And […]

Films with Olympic Spirit

The Olympics are upon us, and you might need a film to tide you over between your favorite events. So here’s a list of films we think you should consider! Chariots of Fire (1991, Dove Approved 12+) This is based on a true story of Eric Liddell, a Scottish Christian and son of a Missionary […]

Films for Independence Day

Films that highlight freedom are on our minds at Dove this week. We hope that you’ll check them out as you reflect on the freedom that God gives us through Jesus’ death on the cross. Beyond the Mask (2015, Dove Approved 12+) The film is a rollicking and action-packed film about our country’s independence and […]

Films for Father’s Day

Looking for some Father’s Day films? We have what you need right here! Selfie Dad (2020, Dove Approved All Ages) Ben Marcus hates his job and feels disconnected from his family. Grieving the loss of his parents and fearful of following in his father’s tragic footsteps, he sets aside his passion for comedy to provide […]

A Father’s Legacy (Fathom Event): The Choices We Make

By Jacob Sahms In A Father’s Legacy, Nick (Jason Mac) feels cornered, trapped by his life, and so he runs. He runs toward violence, toward impulse, toward very bad decisions. But as providence would have it, he finds himself holed up in the forest cabin of Billy Ford (Tobin Bell) who has his own struggles […]

Finding You: Call, Purpose, & True Love in Ireland

By Jacob Sahms Musician Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid) performs with a technical accuracy that hits all of the right notes, but lacks the spirit or passion to play with complete abandon. When she’s denied entry to a New York conservatory, she heads to Ireland for a semester abroad, hoping to discover her spark. On the […]

Films from the Baseball Diamond

Baseball is in the air! Here are some baseball films to consider for your family’s entertainment. The Rookie  (Dove Approved 12+) Old timer Jimmy Morris (Dennis Quaid) tucked away his dream of playing professional baseball twelve years ago after a shoulder injury ended his short time in the minor leagues. Now, he’s a high school baseball […]

A Week Away (Netflix): Redemption at Summer Camp

By Jacob Sahms In Netflix’s new musical, troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) gets one last chance after stealing a police car: he’s sent to the Christian camp, Camp Weegaway, under the watchful eye of David Koechner’s camp director. He has a chance to find a new way forward, and maybe this camp will end […]

Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney+): Come Together

By Jacob Sahms Five tribes of humans remain splintered in the world of Kumandra. Once, the dragons defended the human world from the Druun, a nebulous, malevolent force that seems to manifest as a result of humanity’s worst instincts (the selfish, angry ones). The dragons fended them off with an orb that caused the dragons […]