writer: Ken Daurio

Despicable Me 3

June 30, 2017

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 [...]

The Secret Life of Pets

July 8, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Secret Life of Pets" is a fast-paced and frolicking film, filled with fun! The audience is introduced to various pets, such as Gidget the dog, who has a crush on Max. Max, a small dog, loves his owner Katie, but when Katie brings home a new -- and big -- dog, named Duke, Max is jealous. Little [...]

Despicable Me 2

July 3, 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

March 2, 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 [...]

Despicable Me

July 9, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an extremely cute movie! It is imaginative and funny and features memorable characters. It also shows character growth as one main character in particular changes by film's end. It does include some animated violence but nothing very graphic and almost all of it is set in a fantastic [...]

Horton Hears a Who!

March 14, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This fantastic adaptation of Dr. Seuss's classic story of "Horton Hears a Who!" is a wonderful production that adapts the storybook perfectly. Using a magnificent combination of stars to bring each character to life with their voice work, it is a colorful adventure that will have everyone laughing [...]

Bubble Boy

August 24, 2001
Jake Gyllenhaal gives a nice performance as the gentle, innocent Jimmy. But the film is full of political incorrectness, making sure it insults as many people as possible, from side show “freaks” to people of faith. Few groups go unscathed. But perhaps its greatest offense is that it really [...]