producer: Michael Barnathan

The Young Messiah

June 14, 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 [...]

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

December 17, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Percy Jackson and his friends are back in this stunning adventure. "Sea of Monsters" is a combination of mythology and fantasy all wraped up in one fun and exciting movie. The group of kids that are the focus of the film are what they call "half bloods," which are children that come from [...]

The Help

How many people remember the Crisco cooking lard? It is used in this movie to make fried chicken. This film will take you back to the 60s when times were simpler in some ways, and yet if you were a working African-American maid, your lot in life would be one of small wages, being taken for granted [...]

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

December 1, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie includes some slaps as a few characters slap each other, as well as slapstick humor. But other than some good guys fighting some bad guys (with the likes of General Custer and Napoleon being involved) the violence isn't very strong in this picture and what there is of it is pretty [...]

Rent – Filtered

February 21, 2006
This is a story of how friends that live on the streets of New York City fight drug addictions and with-drawals. There is a transvestite who has a relationship with another man, people battling HIV, and a man who suffers and dies from the disease. There is prostitution, men kissing other men and [...]

Christmas with the Kranks

March 8, 2005

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 [...]

Monkeybone

THE GOOD... This is a colorful, innovative and creative movie, that would have been great entertainment for kids had they removed the sex, violence, language, dark themes about hell, and the perverted monkey. THE NOT SO GOOD...Stu is in a coma for several months and dreams about trips to heaven, [...]

The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2

Dove Approved for All Ages

Kate (Darby Camp) and her brother are in Mexico as her mother closes in on engagement to a new man, and she can’t wrap her mind around how her mother could be over her dad’s death. She runs away, while her mom’s new beau’s son, Jack (Jazhir Bruno) tags along. Their trip is manipulated by [...]