producer: Lucy Fisher

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

July 12, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Allegiant," Part One, is the third film in the "Divergent" series and is the first one that is able to receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The first two films in the series missed receiving the Seal due to language, violence or both. This one also has several scenes of fantasy violence, but [...]

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

"Insurgent" is an action-packed ride that follows the first film in the "Divergent" series. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the Erudite elite's leader. Winslet plays Jeanine with a subtle undercurrent of brewing cruelty. There is a secret [...]


This movie is about different factions including the Erudite (the educators), the Abnegates (compassionate and selfless), the Dauntless (the police-like protectors) not to mention two other groups, Amity (the peaceful) and Candor (the honest). Beatrice is found to be a divergent, the bearer of [...]

The Great Gatsby (2013)

This movie is made in the spirit of the grand old epics such as "Gone with the Wind". From the sweeping views of New York City, grand viewpoints from the homes of the rich, to the opulence and finery of the wealthy, this film is big with a capital B. It is well acted with the likes of Leonardo [...]

Stuart Little: All Revved Up

May 22, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a great animated DVD with three separate short stories. All three have great lessons in them. One is about playing fair, trying your best and having fun and letting the little ones know that winning is not everything, but if you keep these things in mind, everyone will win. In this short [...]

Stuart Little: Fun Around Every Curve

May 22, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is another great animated DVD with Stuart Little in which you get three short movies with a lesson in each. The focus of one of the stories is thinking things through and then you can do anything as well as giving credit where credit is due. Another one is about not having to act like someone [...]

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

February 21, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

Stuart Little and his "family" including Mom and Dad, George and the cat Snowbell, head to a remote campsite for some summer fun. Stuart has no idea of the adventure that awaits him. A creature known as the "beast" has everyone up in arms but Stuart learns more about this mystery as the film nears [...]

Memoirs of a Geisha

Though the most heart wrenching details of "Memoirs" were edited from the film, the subject matter itself denotes that this film cannot help but contain material that is not family-friendly. I had a couple of friends who hadn't read the best-selling novel attend the film with me. I was afraid I [...]