actor: James Belushi

Snow Buddies

February 5, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a delightful tale about talking dogs in Alaska who help make young Adam's (Dominic Scott Kay) dreams come true to race a team in the annual dog sled race. Of course, the humans can't hear the dogs talk but the dogs understand one another with no problem. There is a villain in the race named [...]

Underdog

December 18, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Underdog" is a warm fuzzy movie sure to please the entire family. Moms and dads will fondly remember these lovable characters from their youth as they learn how Underdog obtained his powers and why he speaks in silly rhymes. The writers did an impressive job of weaving all of the original catch [...]

The Wild

September 12, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie has all the elements to make a great family film, so why is it just okay? It has great animation, cute and well voiced characters, and an interesting if somewhat overused storyline. I'm a great fan of animated films and I've watched many of them over and over with my kids. I'll never [...]

Hoodwinked

May 2, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

So you think you know the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”? This cleverly-crafted movie shows you there is a different perspective to every story. First we see the traditional tale in which Red comes upon a wolf in her grandmother’s bed. There is a chaotic struggle between Red, the wolf, [...]

Hoodwinked – Filtered

May 2, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

The movie begins at the end of the story. It starts at Granny's house with Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, and the Woodsman with a cowboy accent. Granny has a dangerous side to her. New characters include Boingo the cute bunny, Chief Grizzly who will arrest anyone, and Nicky Flippers who is [...]

Tugger: The Jeep 4X4 Who Wanted to Fly

July 15, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Tugger" has fantastic CGI animation. It also has great characters such as Tugger the jeep and Bob the airplane. Each character stands out in some way which is no easy task. It has humor too. The chief at the airport is trying to direct some vehicles to move and he falls in the snow and it is done [...]

Return To Me

The producers and the studio set out to make a gentle, romantic comedy. So why is there so much objectionable language in a PG film? A few years ago, a film with seven profanities and twelve obscenities – some from a toddler who repeats them after hearing his father say them, would have [...]