actor: Dan Aykroyd

Legends of Oz: Dorothys Return

August 26, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Land of Oz came into view many years ago, when I was a very young child. Now Oz is back in this wonderful animated film. Dorothy is once again waking up after a twister affects her home. Meanwhile, back in Oz, an evil jester is destroying the colorful city. The lovable trio-Scarecrow, Tin man [...]

Get On Up

"Get On Up" is a biography of James Brown. It reveals insights into both his childhood and teen life that led to the musical legend he ultimately became. His abusive father is seen in addition to his mother who seemed to love him at first, but later acted as if she didn't know him when he spotted [...]

Yogi Bear

March 22, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

Many years ago everyone gathered around the TV to watch their favorite cartoon by Hanna Barbera of a picnic basket-stealing talking bear named Yogi and his sidekick Boo Boo who always got the best of the park ranger. Here is a modern version of this lovable trio in Jellystone Park. Filled with the [...]

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

This movie has something in it to offend just about everybody. I really went into it hoping to enjoy the inside jokes about the farce Larry and Chuck were attempting to pull off. But it has strong language, nudity, sexual innuendos throughout, deceit as a continuing theme of the plot, a comment [...]

My Girl

March 29, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Young Anna Chlumsky gives a fine performance in this drama/comedy which deals with the topic of death. She plays Vada Sultenfuss, whose mother died a few days after Vada's birth, and now the eleven year old hangs out mainly with her best friend Thomas, played by Macaulay Culkin. Vada's father, a [...]

Christmas with the Kranks

March 8, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is destined to become a Christmas favorite for years to come. I believe that special attention has been paid to make the film in such a way that most families will not be offended by its content. Since its MPAA rating of PG was given so close to its release date, I can only conclude that [...]

Antz – Edited

September 15, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

I have always loved this movie. It is the classic tale of one rising up to lead many. The actors are so well fit for their characters that it is like you are watching a real creature. The animation is spectacular. Some of the scenes look as though you are standing in the middle of an ant colony. [...]

50 First Dates

A man of few scruples, Henry uses women for his own pleasure. But when he becomes involved with Lucy — and her mental disability — he transforms into a selfless boyfriend who goes to great lengths to love her and help her recover her memory. Unfortunately the quaint love theme is overshadowed [...]

Curse of the Jade Scorpion

January 29, 2002
Well, here’s one of those days where it must be getting a bit chilly in Hades. I’ve just seen a Woody Allen film that didn’t have any foul language, not even his idiosyncratic misuse of Jesus’ name at the end of each frustrated observation. Nor is there any religion bashing. Nor is he [...]

Curse of the Jade Scorpion – Filtered

January 29, 2002
This movie is full of people having affairs and one night stands while drinking themselves into a stupor. Even Woody Allen's trademark comedic style falls flat in "Jade Scorpion," with very few genuinely funny moments in the film. Of course, with most of the characters seemingly alcoholics, one man [...]