writer: John Gatins

Power Rangers (2017)

June 27, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Power Rangers" (2017) soars! It is an energetic, action-oriented film which, in many ways, pays homage to the original TV series. The originality and loyalty to the TV series is featured in the names and diversity which make up the Power Rangers. The acting is excellent, including Elizabeth Banks [...]

Kong: Skull Island

"Kong: Skull Island" is an exciting, action-packed adventure which also features very human characters. Included in this group is Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) who, when she sees Kong, feels sympathy for him. After all, despite his aggressive nature toward the "intruders," they are invading his [...]

Flight

This movie has a tight and interesting storyline along with a strong performance by leading-man Denzel Washington. But like the story about the plane in this film, this movie goes out of control in the content department and is too turbulent in the sex, drugs and nudity as well as language [...]

Real Steel

This film could be nicknamed "Robot Rocky" and to some extent that description is accurate. An underdog robot fighter, named Atom, takes on Zeus, who is the "Apollo Creed" of the robot boxing world if you will. This film focuses on an ex-boxer named Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) and his developing [...]

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story – Filtered

March 21, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

Although "Dreamer" is yet another in the long line of rags-to-riches horse movies, it is well done and Dakota Fanning steals the show. It is extremely clean with the only questionable theme being some gambling done on the horse races. An excellent family night [...]

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

March 21, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a very heartwarming story about a family with three generations that have a way with horses. A grandfather, father and daughter all believe in the dream of owning a great race horse. But in the beginning the three don't get along very well until one particular horse comes their way and [...]

Hardball

The good: This is one of those movies that will make you laugh, cry and walk out feeling hope for mankind. The boys that make up the team are adorable, funny and a smart pairing for Reeves. Despite the many jokes about Reeves acting ability and range, this is one of those movies where he gets a [...]

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