writer: Jonathan Aibel

Trolls World Tour

Dove Approved for All Ages

It's Guitar Hero--but with Trolls and lots of glitter. Trolls World Tour picks up with classic Trolls characters Queen Poppy and Branch as they discover a big secret: Pop trolls are not the only trolls that exist. There are six different musical troll tribes: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop, [...]

Trolls

February 7, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Trolls" is a delightful movie about happiness, loyalty and love. Its theme is that happiness isn't found in outward circumstances or in material things, but from within. It incorporates delightful characters such as Poppy (Anna Kendrick), a princess, Bridget (Zooey Deschanel), and Branch (Justin [...]

Kung Fu Panda 3

June 28, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Kung Fu Panda 3" will knock, uh, kick your socks off! There's still a lot of energy and creativity left in the franchise. Speaking of energy, that's what the plot is about in this third installment. A real baddie of a villain named Kai (voiced by J.K. Simmons) is determined to get back to the [...]

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

June 9, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

Once again SpongeBob comes to the Big Screen! This version is part live action and part animation, and filled with the comedy that SpongeBob and his friends bring to the screen. It is sure to entertain all of his many fans. The gang from Bikini Bottom has to team up with an enemy to find the [...]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked

March 27, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

You have to love Alvin! He's back with a new adventure and plenty of laughs. Alvin might actually believe it when he finds himself at the bow of a ship and shouts, "I'm the king of the world!" The International Music Awards' big wigs want the Chipmunks to give a live performance, and not just them [...]

Kung Fu Panda 2

December 13, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is energy-filled and features non-stop action! As with its predecessor, this film has a lot of fighting in it. There is plenty of martial arts including punching, kicking and in addition objects are thrown and several things are blown up. The premise involves Po searching his past and [...]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

March 30, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is a very entertaining and nice follow-up to its predecessor. And this time we have female chipmunks called Chippettes. They are a talented group too and as Alvin is the front man for the Chipmunks, Brittany is the front "woman" for the Chippettes. Ian Hawke (David Cross) is back and [...]

Kung Fu Panda

November 9, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Let's say this up front. Some kids under twelve will enjoy this film and will recognize the martial arts fighting is fantasy based, as performed by the creatures including a tigress and praying mantis. In fact, some kids from a local martial arts school showed up at the screening I attended and [...]