actor: Jeff Daniels

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

July 12, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Allegiant," Part One, is the third film in the "Divergent" series and is the first one that is able to receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The first two films in the series missed receiving the Seal due to language, violence or both. This one also has several scenes of fantasy violence, but [...]

Steve Jobs

"Steve Jobs" is a movie about a complex man. He is portrayed as a man who remains loyal to his friends but sometimes ignores them and their advice. He's also portrayed as a man who was stubborn and yet seemed to actually care about what he did, sometimes more than the people in his life. The film [...]

The Martian

"The Martian" is big on tense moments and special effects. It is a major movie, running 141 minutes, and ultimately is about Mark Watney's (Matt Damon) experiences in surviving on Mars until a rescue mission reaches him. A wicked sandstorm leads to the quick evacuation of the NASA team on Mars, but [...]

Dumb and Dumber To

Harry and Lloyd are back with their stupid antics. This time they are on an adventure to look for Harry's daughter, one that he did not know he had. But more importantly he needs a donor for a new kidney. If you saw the first movie then you pretty much know the scenario of this one. It is not [...]

Space Chimps

November 25, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie has more great lines than a wrinkled face. This film is genuinely funny; an outer space adventure that will appeal to family members of all ages. Kids will delight in the high action and fascinating characters. The animation is vivid and colorful. The movie has positive themes about [...]

Sweet Nothing in my Ear

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie hits hard on the pros and cons of cochlear implants. A couple's little boy Adam lost his hearing when he was four, and he is now eight. Adam's mother has been deaf since the age of four. Her mom and dad are both deaf and use sign language to speak. They don’t see why Adam needs the [...]

The Lookout

August 14, 2007
The plot is interesting due in large part to the fact that the idea of a young man with head injuries being taken advantage of is not your average plot. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for years a child actor in films like "Angels in the Outfield," does a good job in portraying the young man, Chris, who is [...]

Good Night, and Good Luck – Filtered

March 14, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I had a tough time getting into this movie, but I think it was because I’m not very familiar with the career of Edward Murrow. But, the acting was great as well as the black and white format. And it was very clean with the exception of Murrow being a chain smoker and a few old-time cigarette ads. [...]

Dumb and Dumber – Filtered

January 3, 2006
Although Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are fantastic as far as physical comedy goes, "Dumb and Dumber" is filled from start to end with crude humor that is not appropriate for kids. This crude “comedy” includes things like a cop drinking urine, accidentally feeding a guy some rat poison, a scene [...]

Good Night, and Good Luck

This film focuses on the conflict between McCarthy and Murrow, not on the hearings themselves. Clooney has taken original news footage and woven it into his movie allowing McCarthy to represent himself in this docu-drama. Context is key and since I am not a historian, I will not make any comments [...]