actor: Helena Bonham Carter

Alice Through the Looking Glass

May 27, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" is pure imagination and escapism at its best. The characters are delightful, the effects are spectacular, and the story is captivating. Alice returns to Wonderland and is saddened to see the downcast spirit of the Mad Hatter, who thinks he has lost his family but [...]


October 23, 2015
"Suffragette" opens in London in 1912. It could be called a tale of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good part is the acting. Carey Mulligan is excellent as Maud Watts, a simple wife and mother who soon finds herself on the persevering side of the suffragette movement, to the point of being [...]

Cinderella (2015)

March 13, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Cinderella" is certain to be a new Disney classic. It has everything! Lily James is a warm and kind Cinderella. Richard Madden is a "charming" prince (pun intended), and Cate Blanchett outdoes herself as the wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine. Helena Bonham Carter seems to relish her role as the [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

July 15, 2011
If you enjoy or love this series, you no doubt will enjoy and love this one as well. It truly wraps up the "Harry Potter" series and the ending definitely rewards the viewer with a feeling of finality. The conclusion should leave Potter fans everywhere with the warm fuzzies and feeling good about [...]

The Kings Speech

November 6, 2010
"The King's Speech" is a dramatization of the relationship between two men. One is the King of England, a man of power who stammers and the other is his speech therapist. The film explores their sessions together and the effect it had on King Edward. Radio was the medium of the day and as the [...]

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

March 5, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is an adventure for the imagination! Tim Burton's latest film is a stunning visual feast for the eyes. The characters and surroundings are like magnets, drawing the viewer's attention to the screen. Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter and makes the character his own with his unique take on the [...]

Terminator Salvation

May 21, 2009
This film continues the story which was begun and spread out over three previous films. In this one John Connor is played very well by Christian Bale. Bale plays him as a decisive leader who still retains his humanity and compassion. Skynet is now beginning to fight against humanity with great [...]

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

December 21, 2007
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is a musical as well as a gory slasher film, and some people may be surprised to learn that it has lots of singing and music. A few patrons, particularly young males, soon left the early screening I attended and I had the distinct impression the film [...]

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

October 7, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

While this movie had a slow beginning, it soon took off and became an interesting action adventure that all of the family will love. With no foul language and only a few mild sexual innuendos, this is one of the cleanest films I have seen in quite a while. There was one scene where the bad guy is [...]

Corpse Bride

September 23, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Tim Burton has always lived in a dark world and this is no exception. One is immediately aware that the real world is rather colorless and the corpse world is bright and colorful. However, with that said, Mr. Burton has directed a touching, heartwarming story of love and loss. The kids in the [...]