actor: Emma Stone

Battle of the Sexes

September 22, 2017
“Battle of the Sexes” tells the story of how Billie Jean King, played convincingly by Emma Stone, contributed to the women’s liberation movement and grappled with her own sexuality amidst worldwide notoriety. She is portrayed as a level-headed tennis player—a fighter who was not afraid to [...]

La La Land

December 9, 2016
Life is seen through the dreaming and wonderstruck CinemaScope eyes of director Damien Chazelle in "La La Land." The title is synonymous with Los Angeles, Mia and Sebastian's (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) city of stars, where they try to make their dreams come true. Chazelle's film is, by some [...]

Aloha

May 29, 2015
"Aloha" is about the relationships a person leaves behind and the relationships that could be. And in this film it's also about surprises. The movie features a strong cast in Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Murray. Cooper plays Brian Gilcrest, a military [...]

Birdman

January 2, 2015
"Birdman" focuses on how important relevance and regrets are in a person's life. Michael Keaton plays an actor named Riggan Thomson, who used to be known as "Birdman." Interestingly, many viewers will remember Keaton as "Batman" in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is important to Riggan to be rid [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

May 2, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is...well, just like the first one which is also Dove approved, amazing! It is action-packed, funny, and is one of the best comic book adaptations ever put on the screen. Oh, and it features the now standard Stan Lee cameo. Without giving the details away, Stan shows up [...]

The Croods

March 22, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is laugh-out-loud funny and the kids I screened it with did just that. In fact, the film is rated PG and indeed we are awarding the Dove Seal for ages twelve plus, due to a lot of slapstick and fantasy violence, but it is based on the days of cave men and the violence isn't to be taken [...]

Movie 43

January 25, 2013
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Gangster Squad

January 11, 2013
This is a partially fictionalized story of notorious West Coast mob boss, Mickey Cohen and his war with a disparate group of cops who went undercover to regain law and order in LA.. The action is like an urban battle ground. The hand-picked cops are all former soldiers who are under orders from the [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man

July 3, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The new Spider-Man movie is...Amazing! It really is. I went in with low expectations to be totally honest. I thought it was too early for a reboot for this series. But the movie is a feast for the eyes with trail-blazing special effects, spectacular 3D which gives a real awesome depth perception [...]

The Help

August 10, 2011
How many people remember the Crisco cooking lard? It is used in this movie to make fried chicken. This film will take you back to the 60s when times were simpler in some ways, and yet if you were a working African-American maid, your lot in life would be one of small wages, being taken for granted [...]