actor: Robbie Coltrane

Gooby

August 11, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

Some kids are frightened of the things that go bump in the night. Willie is one of those kids. Although Willy is an amazing kid, he has an astounding imagination that sometimes creates very scary creatures. When his parents tell him they are moving, the monsters return. In his wishful but [...]

The Tale of Despereaux

April 7, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

All good fairy tales start with "Once Upon A Time" and so does this lovable tale of a mouse who is different from most mice and an out of town rat who is nothing like his local cousins. "Despereaux" is a wonderful story of courage, honor and decency. It is also a tale of jealousy, hope and [...]

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

December 19, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Operation Stormbreaker" is one of the newer breed of films we have been telling you about recently at Dove. While there is the typical action violence associated with spy films, this one manages to tell its tale without any language or bloodshed. The "H" word used is heck! Give director [...]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The film’s spectacular visual effects and action are impressive, but its 161-minute running time and underlying darkness are a bit trying. The sequel is more frightening and violent than the original. And the lighting scheme is dark with daylight hardly ever shown. Harry and his friends’ [...]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

For the secular world, Harry has many good messages about bravery, courage and friendship. It even comments about the power of sacrificial love. And with its young cast, the film is virtually free of sexual material and bad language. Some mild and moderate violence occurs, such as sports [...]

Buddy – Filtered

February 6, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Buddy" is based on the true story of Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Lintz who loves and raises a host of animals. Among her favorites are her four chimps and a gorilla named Buddy whom she rescued from death and raised from infancy. She dresses the apes in clothing and treats them all as her children. All [...]

Alice in Wonderland (1999)

February 28, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Alice in Wonderland" is a classic story filled with fantasy, a talking rabbit, an invisible smiling cat and many other odd characters. This version of the lovable story by Lewis Carroll combines both of his stories about Alice into one charming and musical movie. As Alice wanders through the [...]

Adventures Of Huck Finn 1993

May 23, 1994

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Huckleberry Finn (Elijah Wood) lives in the sleepy little Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. His mother died when he was very young and his drunkard father Pap (Ron Perlman) left him with the Widow Douglas. His best friend is Jim (Courtney Vance), one of the widow's slaves. Pap [...]