actor: Martin Freeman

Ode to Joy

The Synopsis: Based on a true story, Ode to Joy tells the story of Charlie, a quiet librarian suffering from cataplexy. Thanks to his disease, he passes out every time he experiences intense emotions—even when he meets his dream girl, Francesca. The Review: Charlie (Martin Freeman) has spent his [...]

Black Panther

With a library just shy of 20 movies in Marvel's ever-expanding universe, it's hard to believe we haven't exhausted the superhero genre of any compelling material. But Black Panther fights tooth and claw to prove that his place among the Marvel classics is well deserved in this new tale which takes [...]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is a powerful conclusion to the "Hobbit" trilogy. Several reviewers believe it to be the best of the three "Hobbit" films, and I agree. This final journey into Middle Earth comes with a price, which is the dramatic deaths of both villains and a few [...]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

This is the second movie in "The Hobbit" trilogy and contains a lot of action-packed scenes and the return of Legolas (Orlando Bloom) to the movie screen. It also features a lot of sword fights and, unfortunately, decapitations (more than in the first film). As I will get to, the violence is the [...]

The Worlds End

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 [...]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Peter Jackson has made another memorable movie. "The Hobbit" is filmed in the same vein as the other Lord of the Rings pics. That said, the book from which he based this movie was far kinder and gentler than what we see here. The battle scenes are more graphic than the book portrayed. The story [...]

Nativity

November 9, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When there is a viewing of an English comedy the laughs are quite different due to their unique sense of humor. This is a story about loss of love, finding the Christmas spirit after losing it and how one little lie can get out of control. It is a charming story that is enjoyable and funny. Mr. [...]

Hot Fuzz

July 31, 2007
There are three words that come to mind after screening this film: funny, black, and violent. It is funny in spots with some clean humor, such as an extreme case when police officer Angel throws a spray can at a shoplifter he is chasing, and the can lands on top of the thief's head and knocks him [...]

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I'm not even sure I can review this film because it was totally scattered, mixed up, zany, and schizophrenic. I don’t know if I am just too old to catch the humor in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or if everyone involved in making the film was on some bad drugs, but it just missed the mark. [...]