actor: Wallace Shawn

Robo-Dog

January 5, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

Tyler is heartbroken when his dog, named Dog, unexpectantly passes away. His zany inventor dad, Tom, creates a Robo-Dog to help Tyler through the loss. At first, Tyler is not fond of the idea, but he eventually comes to except the "animal" as part of the family. The hilarity begins with training [...]

Christmas at Cartwright’s

October 6, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Christmas at Cartwright’s" is a delight for the entire family, and not just at Christmas time. The story is about love, forgiveness, and working through problems. Alicia Witt gives a wonderful performance as Nicky Talbot, an out-of-work single parent who lands a job as a department store Santa, [...]

Mia and the Migoo

August 7, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a story about a bad man named Jekhyde who changes by the end, and a girl named Mia in search of her father. He is off working in the mines but she doesn't realize he has been in a cave-in. Mr. Jekhyde, the owner of the business, doesn't want the workers to continue digging out Mia's father, [...]

Toy Story 3

June 18, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is delightfully clever! Any trepidation about this franchise maintaining imagination and freshness after two earlier movies can be chucked out the window. The "Toy Story" franchise is alive and as enjoyable in this third installment as in the previous two films. In this one, Andy is now [...]

Jack and the Beanstalk

May 11, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

Here is a comical story of Jack, who attends the school for fairy tale characters, is failing school so the teacher gives him a special assignment for the weekend to prove his heroic qualities. This a different twist on the old fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. As Jack sets out to prove he can [...]

Chicken Little (Digital 3D)

November 4, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

'Wow' is the best way to start this review. I was fortunate enough to have screened this at a local multiplex with a new Digital projection system allowing us to wear the free 3D glasses that have Polaroid lenses. This enabled the filmmakers to present an intense, colorful, Hi-Definition world [...]

The Haunted Mansion

November 27, 2003
The theatre was packed the night I saw this, and my initial thought was: "Eddie Murphy must be very bored with his life, or really needy financially to have agreed to do this movie". Eddie Murphy's a very funny man and has done some really good movies that people have enjoyed. This isn't one of [...]

Just Like Dad

October 1, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a neat story about a very loving father (Wallace Shawn) and son Charlie (Ben Diskin) who are on their own since mom walked out on them. These two have a wonderful relationship, yet both are faced with problems from bullies. Dad’s approach is to give in to the bullies to save being hurt, [...]

Curse of the Jade Scorpion

August 24, 2001
Well, here’s one of those days where it must be getting a bit chilly in Hades. I’ve just seen a Woody Allen film that didn’t have any foul language, not even his idiosyncratic misuse of Jesus’ name at the end of each frustrated observation. Nor is there any religion bashing. Nor is he [...]

Blonde

“Although the following film depicts some actual persons and events, it is a work of fiction.” So says the opening crawl before the credits of “Blonde.” In truth, most film bios about famous people are laced with nonfactual occurrences, but to come right out and say this is a work of [...]