actor: Bob Hoskins

Will

July 2, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Will" is a charming film of one young man's dreams which he hopes to be fulfilled. Will has lost his mother and when his father returns after a three year span, Will is overjoyed at being reunited with him. Both are big fans of the lovable Liverpool FCs team and Will is elated when his Dad [...]

Neverland

December 4, 2012
When you watch "Peter Pan," have you ever wondered how he got to Neverland or how the feud between him and Hook started? This movie offers the answers. It seems that Peter was an orphan who James Hook got from a work house in London, along with a few other boys. Peter looked up to "Jimmy," but he [...]

Christmas Carol, Disneys A

November 16, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is no bah, humbug! It is a pretty faithful telling of Charles Dickens' classic novel, and the 3-D and animation is fabulous. Jim Carey shows some true versatility as he lends his voice not only to Scrooge, but to several characters including the Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present [...]

Mrs. Henderson Presents – Filtered

April 18, 2006
"Mrs. Henderson Presents" could have been a good family film had they chose a different angle to branch off from. Nudity in the theater is not something that I would consider family friendly. The film encouraged men in the army to look at naked women, and at one point even brought an army man into [...]

Mrs. Henderson Presents

The very premise of “Mrs. Henderson Presents” makes the film an unlikely candidate for the family-friendly seal. It’s loosely based on the true story of a widow who invests her inheritance in restoring an old theatre into a spectacular stage for London’s first all-nude review. This movie is [...]

Son of the Mask – Filtered

May 17, 2005
In this sequel to "The Mask," the god Thor sends his mischievous son, Loki, to earth to find the mask that he created and to get it out of the human realm. Before he finds it, Tim Avery gets a hold of it, puts it on, and his wild side comes out. As a result his wife gets pregnant and they have a [...]

Unleashed

This is by far the worst film that Jet Li has appeared in. The story moves along terribly slow, and the action sequences lack energy. I had hoped to see some good martial arts from Li like those depicted in his films “The One” and “Kiss of the Dragon,” but these scenes were derisory. The [...]

Son of the Mask

Son of the Mask is a classic example of how to make a film that is NOT Dove "Family-Approved." The language goes over the top for its intended audience of pre-teen kids. The use of "Frickin" clearly shows the writer's lack of awareness of who his target market really is. With strong occult [...]

Beyond the Sea

January 7, 2005
Kevin Spacey did an excellent job writing, directing and acting in this film about Bobby Darin. The film is filled with wonderful music and sentiment. Darin overcomes a background of growing up without a father, being poor and having a bad heart. He shouldn't have lived to 15 much less 37. This a [...]

Beyond The Sea – Filtered

January 7, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie was an interesting biography of Bobby Darin, but this 2 hour movie did seem to drag on toward the end. He was a singer and I really enjoyed all the music; that smooth Frank Sinatra style. The movie was really clean and all the junk was filtered out. The only thing to mention would be [...]