writer: Michael Arndt

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could be subtitled "The Fandom Awakens." From the opening blast of the title "Star Wars" on the screen to the appearance of Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke in the movie, the audience was rollicking and energized with anticipation. The good news is, the movie delivers a [...]

A Walk in the Woods

September 2, 2015
"A Walk in the Woods" is witty and features lots of clever banter between the main characters, Bill Bryson and Stephen Katz. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte are an unlikely pair, with Redford playing the straight man, author Bryson, and Nolte providing the comedy relief of the movie. It is as much a [...]

Toy Story 3

June 18, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is delightfully clever! Any trepidation about this franchise maintaining imagination and freshness after two earlier movies can be chucked out the window. The "Toy Story" franchise is alive and as enjoyable in this third installment as in the previous two films. In this one, Andy is now [...]

Little Miss Sunshine

July 26, 2006
This film is basically about a cross country road trip with an extremely dysfunctional family. And while it may be reflective of many American families, Dove CANNOT recommend that you share this film with your family. The language and life choices made by these characters are extreme, unpleasant, [...]