writer: Tom J. Astle

Home

March 27, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Home" is fun for the entire family! It features a group of aliens called Boov who relocate to Earth while moving humans from their homes to other places on the planet. They are hiding from the Gorg, their monstrous enemies. One of the misfits in the Boov group is named Oh (Jim Parsons) because [...]

Get Smart

June 20, 2008
"Get Smart" has its moments. Steve Carrell is very good as Maxwell Smart, without impersonating Don Adams (except in a few "missed it by that much" scenes). In one scene he is telling an enemy that the place is surrounded by the good guys and when the bad guy doesn't believe it, he quips, "Would [...]

Failure to Launch

March 10, 2006
"Failure to Launch" has many original funny moments, especially when Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates are on the screen. I found the entire plot to be somewhat similar to McConaughey's other romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days", although his character in this one is much more childish and [...]

The War with Grandpa

October 8, 2020

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When Grandpa (Robert De Niro) begrudgingly moves in with his insistent daughter, Sally (Uma Thurman) and family, he’s given his 12-year-old grandson, Peter’s (Oakes Fegley) room. Peter gets bumped to the ratty, batty, dusty attic, and begins to stew. The family loves Grandpa, and shares an [...]