actor: James Marsden

Sonic the Hedgehog

Dove Approved for All Ages

The story begins when Sonic (Ben Schwartz) is sent away from his world to Earth by his guardian so that he might be able to stay safe from those who saw his power and wished to use it for themselves. As he arrives in Green Hills, Montana, he takes his guardian’s advice to hide very seriously. He [...]

The Loft

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

The Best of Me

"The Best of Me" is a complicated movie about a simple story. James Marsden plays Dawson, a young man who comes from an unloving family. His father is abusive and his brothers do anything Dad says to do. After physical abuse by his father, Dawson finds a garage to sleep in until he is woken by an [...]

Hop

March 20, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie has something for all ages. It was better than I anticipated and more than a few adults laughed out loud including me. The filmmakers really bring the rabbit, known as "E.B." (Easter Bunny), alive in this one. E.B. doesn't want to be the next Easter Bunny, he'd rather be a drummer for a [...]

Straw Dogs

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Cats and Dogs:The Revenge of Kitty Galore

November 16, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

I was pleasantly surprised to hear a few lines in this film which caused me to laugh out loud, something I don't do all the time at the movies. The adults can enjoy this one as well as the kids. At a center for the dogs in this movie, a friendly voice on the intercom congratulates a canine for the [...]

The Box

This is a rather bizarre movie which doesn't begin to flounder until the second half. The first half introduces us to Arthur Lewis (James Marsden) and his wife Norma (Cameron Diaz), and their son Walter. Arthur works as an engineer at NASA and Norma is a teacher at a private High School. The year [...]

Sex Drive

Casual Sex. This is basically what the film is about. And a lot of examples are shown on screen, either with scenes which come to the edge of being graphic, or with strong innuendo. There is nudity in the film too. This one is obviously made to stir up the hormones of teenagers and young adults. It [...]

27 Dresses

If you like romantic comedies, what could be better than a romantic comedy about every girl's favorite subject -- weddings? This film is characteristically sweet, with likable characters and an uncomplicated storyline. Some would make you feel guilty for indulging your sweet tooth on a film like [...]

Superman Returns (2006)

November 28, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is pretty good. In my opinion it is a bit excessive at times in the special effects department; also, the story didn't settle down much, as there seemed to be too much to tell. Then again, Superman has been gone for five years in the film, and off the screen for many more years than that, [...]