writer: Linda Woolverton

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

October 18, 2019

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil may be a misnomer. Her ferocity might frighten some. She may have issues managing her anger. And at times she might even be nasty. But when it comes to fictional fantasy characters, evil is a significant word. Why not instead call her a fierce fae? Or, early in [...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass

May 27, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" is pure imagination and escapism at its best. The characters are delightful, the effects are spectacular, and the story is captivating. Alice returns to Wonderland and is saddened to see the downcast spirit of the Mad Hatter, who thinks he has lost his family but [...]


May 30, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Maleficent" is an intensely satisfying movie which will enchant audiences everywhere. It is visually stunning, featuring magical lands and characters, waterfalls, shimmering lakes, and woods that are alive with many creatures. It also features a funny inside joke as Angelina Jolie's character [...]

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

March 5, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is an adventure for the imagination! Tim Burton's latest film is a stunning visual feast for the eyes. The characters and surroundings are like magnets, drawing the viewer's attention to the screen. Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter and makes the character his own with his unique take on the [...]

Arctic Tale

July 25, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Arctic Tale" is an engaging film. Masterfully told and beautifully shot, this is a compelling story about the trials and tribulations of life and death in the Arctic. While survival is challenging for any species, especially in the barren backdrop of the Arctic, the story-tellers took great care [...]

Beauty and the Beast 3D

January 13, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

Here is a film which is as charming as it gets! Kids of all ages and adults too will enjoy this movie which is steeped in traditional myths and the original legend of beauty and the beast. The 3D effects are wonderful. I was particularly amazed by the scenes which take place in the woods as the [...]

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

June 15, 1991

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" has some great voice talent going for it. Michael J. Fox, Sally Field and Don Ameche create memorable characters in their voice-over work. This family comedy is wholesome and entertaining as the viewer is able to "get inside" the heads of the old dog Shadow, [...]