actor: Carla Gugino

San Andreas

May 29, 2015
"San Andreas" does a good job tugging at the audience's emotions. In the opening sequence, a girl is driving next to a mountain when huge boulders begin to fall, knocking her car off the road and over a cliff, and leaving her car hanging from a tree. L.A. rescue chopper pilot Ray Gaines (Dwayne [...]

The Mighty Macs

October 21, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

In 1971 girls' basketball was thought of as something that girls did in gym class, not as a competitive sport. It was thought of as only a boy's game during this era. Girls or women were not viewed as being athletes. This is an inspiring story of one small all-girls Catholic college, on the verge [...]

Mr. Poppers Penguins

June 17, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This delightful film deals with family issues like parenthood and divorce in a light but positive way. Popper (Jim Carrey) is estranged from his father, who traveled incessantly when he was a child. When Popper himself grows up, his job also becomes more important than his children, and his [...]

Night at the Museum

December 22, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an imaginative movie which is a good one for the holidays. The film starts off a bit slowly, with the dialog lacking wit and although there's nothing snappy about it, when the museum comes to life at night for Larry, the new security guard, the movie takes off and is quite fun to watch. The [...]

Spy Kids 3: Game Over

July 25, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is a potpourri of famous actors, some appearing in quick cameos, and they lend some fun to the film. See Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Ricardo Montalban and Elijah Wood all in the same movie. The film has continual action and is very much like a video game as the characters enter [...]

Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

August 7, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

There is not much in this film that would frighten young children but it should be noted that some animals are grown to life size, and some skeletons chase and duel with a character. Also, there is a four headed alien which is a bit bizarre. There is a character who says "Shitaké mushrooms" and it [...]

Spy Kids

March 30, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a film in which the kids are the heroes. There is a lot of fantasy action and a bit of violence. There is a truthful and rewarding moment at the end when a character mentions it is difficult to work at being a family but necessary. There are gadgets of all sorts in this movie, including an [...]