producer: Matt Alvarez

Straight Outta Compton

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 [...]

Beyond the Lights

Gugu Mbatha-Raw does a terrific job in playing the talented Noni, a singing sensation that happens to have a mother named Macy (Minnie Driver) that is the driving force for Noni to become successful. However, sexually suggestive dancing, skimpy clothing, and singing doesn't bring Noni fulfillment [...]

Ride Along

Kevin Hart plays Ben, a security guard at a school who longs to become a police officer. When he gets accepted to the police academy, his girlfriend reaches out to her detective brother in hopes that he will be of assistance. Her brother James (Ice Cube) doesn't like Ben much so he offers to take [...]

The Long Shots

This is an inspirational story and told with realism. The situations which Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube) and his niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer) go through are dramatically powerful. The two wind up together when Jasmine's mother asks her Uncle Curtis to watch her after school as the mother is working [...]

First Sunday

“First Sunday” is an hilarious comedy about two men who, following a bad situation, need money and need it fast. They find themselves in a church service on Sunday morning and get the idea to rob the church to get the money they need. In doing so, they also find something else…Faith. The film [...]

Are We Done Yet?

August 7, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

I didn't see the first film, "Are We There Yet?" but this one stands on its own even if the viewer hasn't seen the earlier movie. There is a lot to like in this film. Ice Cube does a nice job in portraying Nick, a man who is under stress, and a bit edgy, yet likable. When his wife learns she is [...]

All About the Benjamins

August 20, 2002
"All About the Benjamins," as in Benjamin Franklin, whose face is on the hundred dollar bill, is basically about greed. Bucum is forced to take Reggie along as a partner, since that’s the only way Reggie will reveal what he knows about the diamonds. Joining with someone against crime seems like [...]