writer: Scott Alexander

Goosebumps

January 12, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Goosebumps" is a thrill ride. If you enjoy a bit of mystery, suspense, monsters, fast-paced chases and close calls, then this movie is for you! It even features a romantic plot between two teens, Zach (Dylan Minnette) and Hannah (Odeya Rush). The plot centers around Zach and his mother, the new [...]

Big Eyes

"Big Eyes" is based on a true story and features a strong performance by Amy Adams as Margaret Keane, the woman whose unique style of painting characters with large eyes became hugely popular under her husband Walter's name. Walter (Christoph Waltz) seizes her paintings and ascribes her work to [...]

1408

October 2, 2007
I’m of the opinion that a good suspense film makes you wonder for two hours if what you are watching is reality or if it’s all in the character’s head. Although it was not Dove-approved, “1408” does this beautifully. The film tight-walks the line between psychosis and reality throughout [...]

Man On The Moon – Filtered

May 30, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Andy Kaufman was a comedian and actor who loved to perform on stage. He was offered a job on the show "Taxi." He really didn't enjoy being on a sitcom and he went on to other things after the show ended. In "Man On The Moon" he finds out he has cancer but continues to perform as that is what he [...]

Screwed

I forget, isn’t a comedy supposed to be funny? What little attempt there is at humor in this screenplay, if you could call it that, relies on either crude, mean-spirited, crude, sexually suggestive, crude, imbecilic, or just plain uncouth material. Oh, and did I mention that it’s crude? I [...]

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