actor: Elizabeth Banks

Power Rangers (2017)

March 24, 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 [...]

Pitch Perfect 2

May 15, 2015
"Pitch Perfect 2" features a lot of talent including stars Anna Kendrick and Hailee Steinfeld, who harmonizes with her. It's an underdog story about the Barden Bellas, who are viewed as having no original voice. They are suspended from their college and have to win the international competition to [...]

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

November 21, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is powerful, dramatic, and full of strong acting. Jennifer Lawrence does an excellent job as the main character, Katniss Everdeen, whose pain in fighting against the Capitol government and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is clearly demonstrated. Katniss [...]

The Lego Movie

February 7, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

Many families have accumulated these wonderful building toys in their homes and here is a movie dedicated to these building blocks. Just like the toys themselves, the movie features imagination. Emmet is an everyday LEGO man. He does everything by the instruction book and follows it exactly until [...]

People Like Us

June 29, 2012
When a former music producer dies, he leaves his adult son the task of finding his illegitimate sister and giving her $150,000. As the son finds her, he enters her life out of curiosity and befriends her and her young son. As the drama rolls out, we find that each missed a crucial part of their [...]

Man on a Ledge

January 27, 2012
This movie was better than I thought it would be, but with heavy content in it in the language department, and some bloody violence, it makes little difference. The suspense and quick-action plot, along with a few mysteries surrounding the enigmatic Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) combine to make an [...]

Our Idiot Brother

August 26, 2011
The character of Ned in this film (Paul Rudd) is an innocent character in a way, trusting, but he makes bad decisions and pays the price for it. When he drops something on a crowded subway he hands a character his money to hold onto while he searches for it. He also counts his money in front of [...]

The Next Three Days

November 19, 2010
To the filmmakers' credit, this picture does hold one's attention. It is over two hours long. Russell Crowe gives a strong performance in portraying an obsessed man, a husband who loves his wife dearly and believes in her innocence when she winds up in prison with a murder rap. He does everything [...]

Lovely Still

November 9, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a heart felt dramatic movie that many people in the world can relate to. At first the viewer may think that this is just a charming story about a lonely old man who finds love. But in reality it is about the sad effects that Alzheimer's has on family members, particularly a spouse of [...]

Meet Dave

July 10, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Eddie Murphy may just be the best and most prolific family-friendly actor in Hollywood today. I count five of his previous films that have received the Dove Seal (Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Daddy Day Care and Dr. Doolittle 2) and this wonderful family-friendly film makes number six. Eddie [...]

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