producer: Chris Columbus

The Young Messiah

March 11, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Young Messiah" is a well-acted, biblically-based film, which makes use of creative and dramatic license and imagines what the life of young Jesus may have been like between the ages of seven and 12. Based on the novel, "Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt" by Anne Rice, who had a spiritual awakening [...]

Pixels

July 24, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Pixels" is made for today's audience, with some nostalgia thrown in for the people of the '80s. The film features songs by Hall and Oates, Queen, and other well-known artists, as well as the popular arcade games of the '80s, including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. Teenagers in the '80s and [...]

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

December 19, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" is hilarious fun! There are several laugh-out-loud moments in the movie, which is as good as the original and brings this trilogy to an appropriately humorous conclusion. The magic is about to be lost and once Larry (Ben Stiller) learns why, he is off to [...]

Night at the Museum

December 22, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an imaginative movie which is a good one for the holidays. The film starts off a bit slowly, with the dialog lacking wit and although there's nothing snappy about it, when the museum comes to life at night for Larry, the new security guard, the movie takes off and is quite fun to watch. The [...]

Christmas with the Kranks

November 24, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is destined to become a Christmas favorite for years to come. I believe that special attention has been paid to make the film in such a way that most families will not be offended by its content. Since its MPAA rating of PG was given so close to its release date, I can only conclude that [...]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

June 4, 2004
There are some wonderfully creative fantasy elements in Rowling’s work, but each Harry Potter movie seems to get darker and more frightening and violent than its predecessor. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Dementors are faceless creatures with scary mouths and claw-type hands [...]

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Pixels

- Dove Approved for Ages 12+