actor: Michael Pena

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Ant-Man (2015) entered the party rather aloof, its foot in the door and seemingly unsure of itself. How could it not be? The construction of the story was passed around between different writers and directors; the film had nearly no chance of solving its own identity. Ant-Man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) [...]

12 Strong

12 Strong is based on an amazing true story. New captain, Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is assigned to the first Special Forces team to be sent to Afghanistan following the horror of 9/11. Nelson had previously led several trainees, and now they follow him into the nightmare of war. [...]

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Dove Approved for All Ages

The latest Lego movie, like its predecessors, does a great job poking fun at the simplest elements of life—including the movie itself. Lego Ninjago is yet another tongue-in-cheek escapade through the land of colorful square bricks, but with a lot less smoothness. The storyline of Lego Ninjago is [...]

CHiPs

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 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 [...]

Fury (2014)

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 [...]

End of Watch

"End of Watch" portrays two police officers in South Central Los Angeles and the conflicted dynamics between trying to enforce the law in a lawless neighborhood and leading a "normal" family life. Much of the footage in this film was from the point of view of patrol car dashboard cameras and home [...]

Observe and Report

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 [...]

Shooter

"Shooter" is as disturbing as it is well made. I knew "Shooter" was well written when I heard the dialog: "I'm a United States Senator!" exclaims Senator Charles F. Meachum (Ned Beatty). "Exactly!" responds Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg). This dialog captures the total unsettling premise of the [...]

World Trade Center

This is a powerful film. I was moved by it. 9-11 is not that far in our distant past. The story of two men, Jimeno and Mcloughlin, police officers who are trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center, is told in a compelling way as they talk to each other to keep each other awake so as to not [...]