Sarah Palins Alaska

April 5, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sarah Palin's Alaska is part travelogue and part reality show featuring the entire Palin family. This film explores some of the rare things you can do only in Alaska. This DVD set contains the entire season of Sarah's TV show. Having been to Alaska in the summer, I was reminded of the beauty and [...]

Vertical Limit

Like “Twister,” the action/disaster film of a couple years ago, “Vertical Limit” gives the viewer one exciting special effect or death-defying stunt after another. It makes “Raiders of the Lost Ark” look like a subliminal relaxation video. Unfortunately, like with “Twister,” these [...]

Snowball’s Christmas Tail by the Fire

Dove Approved for All Ages

In Snowball's Christmas Tail by the Fire, Snowball the Christmas dog sits in front of the fire with his dog friends and reads Christmas stories to the children. His first story is Little Girl's Christmas, a tale about Little Girl who is determined to discover that Santa and all of his magic exist. [...]

Highway to Heaven: Season 3

November 11, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon) is an angel on probation sent back to Earth by “the Boss,” God, to complete missions with the goal of earning his angel wings. His mission is to help people through their struggles, spreading the message of love and peace on Earth. Accompanied by his friend Mark [...]

Wind River

Writer and first-time director Taylor Sheridan ("Sicario", "Hell or High Water") studies the age-old narrative theme of crime in punishment in "Wind River," shadowed as a murder mystery on a Native American reservation. Now, this is not a groundbreaking subject in film, but he does not mean to. The [...]

The Day After Tomorrow – Edited

November 21, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Bravo to the special effects in this film. All of Los Angeles gets demolished by a series of tornados (which some people probably actually wish for), New York City hammered by rain, tidal waves, and insanely cold temperatures. The movie does carry the typical end of the world theme to it, [...]

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

I understand The Snows of Kilimanjaro was a hot film in 1952. Perhaps the fact it was adapted from the book by popular author Ernest Hemingway caused a stir. Or possibly folks clamored to experience the wilds of Africa, the hunt, the safari. Could be some were intrigued at that time by the main [...]

Tomorrowland

October 13, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Tomorrowland" is imaginative with a capital I! The story focuses on a young woman named Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) who is given a small pin from the 1964 World's Fair. When she touches the pin it whisks her into the future. Casey tries to make sense of how the pin ended up in her hands. Her [...]

The Ice Harvest – Filtered

February 28, 2006
"The Ice Harvest" had some big names, but that certainly doesn’t make for a good movie as it was about murder, larceny and cover-ups. There was too much violence, even in the filtered version, to come close to being a good family-centered movie. There’s a reason "The Ice Harvest" was [...]

Jason X

Typical of the horror film sub-category, JASON X is filled with multiple scenes of gruesome destruction. Bodies are graphically stabbed, beheaded, impaled and grossly dissected. As an unstoppable killing machine, Jason shrugs off multiple shootings until limbs are blown off by Kam’s futuristic [...]