producer: Janet Healy

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is humorously delightful and a fun-filled adventure! Not simply a rehash of the first movie, The Secret Life of Pets, the story continues with new characters as well as old favorites, and a few new villains too. One of the new characters, Rooster, a large farm dog, is [...]

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Grinch is a truly magical, even poetic, rendition that remains faithful in some important ways, not only to the original 1966 animated short How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but to the children’s book itself. The characters are oftentimes rhyming, making one think of the how the original story [...]

Despicable Me 3

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is packed with academy award winners, and that’s part of what makes it so much fun. Carrell, Wiig and company take us on a joyful, slapstick-charged ride through a story that celebrates family as much as we do. Our favorite villain-turned-anti-villain-agent Gru and his very capable [...]


March 21, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

Buster Moon is a koala who has wanted to own a great theater ever since his dad took him to the theater when he was 6 years old. But over the years he has fallen on hard times; he owes the bank and his employees. He needs to change things around, so he decides to hold a singing contest with a [...]


December 8, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Minions" is a blast. It features a lot of pranks and skits, and the minions will, at times, have you splitting your sides. It is not a perfect movie, though. The Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock plays the main villain (named Scarlet), and through no fault of her own, the evil Scarlet [...]

Despicable Me 2

December 10, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In this cute sequel to the 2010 hit movie, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League and tasked with finding out who is behind a plot to take over the world by using a transfiguration serum. At the same time, his "girls" and especially Agnes try to fix him up with a woman so that they might have [...]

Lorax The, Dr Seuss

August 7, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

What a terrific film and with a message to boot! This adaptation of Dr. Seuss' tale of the Lorax, a guardian of the trees, is awesomely animated with terrific 3D and it carries an important environmental reminder that we should take care of the trees and our land. We follow the story through the [...]

Shark Tale – Edited

April 12, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was an awesome movie. Pixar always does a great job with animation, but Shark Tale went way beyond any of their other works I have seen so far. The reef that all of the fish lived in was a coral reef with all of the modern additions of downtown New York. The cast was amazing. Never have I seen [...]