producer: Todd Garner

Playing with Fire

November 8, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids. The Review: Supe (John Cena) has a good thing going in his firefighting outpost with other fire jumpers Mark (Keegan-Michael Key), Rodrigo (John Leguizamo), and Axe (Tyler Mane). [...]

Isn’t It Romantic

February 13, 2019
The Synopsis A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. The Review: Isn’t It Romantic? The title is a good question about the film. And the answer may not be completely clear. The film spends much energy making fun of tropes that fill (or [...]

Tag

June 15, 2018
In a time where it would seem fiction is more desirable than the truth, Tag inherently makes the case for the other way around. To describe in a way that I believe is spoiler-free, the film rolls credits showing actual footage of a group of friends variously sneaking up on each other and gently [...]

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

October 30, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

April 17, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" takes good ol' Paul (Kevin James) to Vegas and, although feeling a bit lonely, he has barely a second to breathe! Bad guys at the hotel where he is staying plan to steal the priceless art that adorns its many walls. Paul has plenty of his own concerns, including losing a [...]

Into the Storm

August 8, 2014
"Into the Storm" is an action packed film that will have many on the edge of, or wanting to get under, their seats. The movie opens with four teenagers in a car that is picked up by a twister. It quickly moves past the characters' introductions and into violent storm sequences. The central [...]

Here Comes the Boom

October 12, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here Comes the Boom is a little slow in building but quickens the pace by mid-film. The story centers around the idea that we can all do our part to help others succeed in their goals. While the film is filled with fighting scenes, the moral of the story is to persevere and not give up. Lofty [...]

Jack and Jill

November 11, 2011
This movie surprised me. In one scene someone quotes, "Ye of little faith" and someone else wants to know who originally said that, was it Shakespeare? "No, Jesus", replies Jack, one twin played by Adam Sandler. He also plays Jill, Jack's sister. In another surprising scene, an employee comments to [...]

Zookeeper

July 8, 2011
This movie is a fantasy film for sure with the animals speaking at night and only to each other and to Griffin (Kevin James), the head zoopkeeper at Franklin Park Zoo in New England. The animals all love him because they know he really cares about them. The film is almost equally divided between [...]

Knight and Day

June 23, 2010
One positive I will give this movie is that it is entertaining. Just about every action sequence imaginable flashes on screen at one point or another during the movie. Without plot spoiling as much as possible, the viewer will watch a plane lose its pilot, a character shooting at the bad guys from [...]