actor: Scarlett Johansson

Black Widow

There is a Bible verse that speaks of being "dead while she liveth." While it is not for pleasure that Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) lives, it might be the best way to describe the eponymous central figure in Black Widow. Because while we watch her back story, set between Captain America [...]

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit is a unique movie that blends satire, comedy, and drama. The movie focuses on a young boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) and his fascination with the Nazi party, particularly that of its zealous leader, the fuhrer himself, Adolph Hitler (Taika Waititi, who also directed the [...]

The Avengers: Infinity War

When Thanos, the over-arching villain of the Marvel universe, sets out at last on his mission to recover the six infinity stones, it becomes clear that all else pales in comparison to the task to stop him. Doing so requires assembling a team of all the heavy-hitters, and I mean all of them.  [...]

Isle of Dogs

If Wes Anderson were to make a film, to tell a story in the tradition of an Akira Kurosawa samurai folklore, then I suppose Isle of Dogs would be the closest thing we could come to expect. His latest, never anything less than visually and aurally gorgeous, has an order to abide to: the urgent, [...]

Rough Night

The Dove Team opted not to review this movie. Our report is therefore limited to the business information (title, rating, distributor, producer, director, actors, etc), synopsis, and the content [...]

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

"Ghost in the Shell" is a bizarre, futuristic film with Scarlett Johansson's character, Major, having her brain placed inside a robotic body, which looks quite human. In fact, she wears a tan, silicon bodysuit which gives her a nude look through several scenes of the film. She was hurt in an [...]

Sing

March 21, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

Buster Moon is a koala who has wanted to own a great theater ever since his dad took him to the theater when he was 6 years old. But over the years he has fallen on hard times; he owes the bank and his employees. He needs to change things around, so he decides to hold a singing contest with a [...]

Captain America: Civil War

“Captain America: Civil War” is an action-packed thriller with the good guys fighting the bad guys and -- oh, by the way, the Avengers fight among themselves, too! Therefore, the title "Civil War" is quite appropriate. William Hurt plays Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross and, following some [...]

Hail, Caesar!

"Hail, Caesar!" is an original -- there is nothing else like it in theaters these days. It calls back to a lost time in Hollywood when studio heads fixed problems on movies, including keeping their stars out of the wrong kind of headlines. In this case, Josh Brolin is the man in charge of keeping [...]

The Avengers: The Age of Ultron

October 2, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Avenger" fans will love "The Age of Ultron," the newest installment in the action-packed, rollicking world of this Marvel franchise. This second film in the series feels a bit inflated and padded, with the battle at the end going on for a long time. Still, the humor and wit from the first movie is [...]