director: Carlos Saldanha

Ferdinand

December 15, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

Based on the popular children’s book of the same name, Ferdinand is a delightful, must-see family adventure with a powerful message. In a world where his kind are viewed as angry and beastly, Ferdinand (John Cena, Colin H. Murphy) the bull is the exact opposite. Gentle, well-meaning and clumsy, [...]

Rio 2

April 11, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

What's not to love about "Rio 2"? The movie features great songs, humor, fantastic nature scenes, and great voice work too, including the likes of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and George Lopez. The plot features Blu and Jewel taking a trip to the Amazon where they find Jewel's father and an old [...]

Rio

April 15, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Rio" is a remarkable visually breath-taking adventure with vivid colors and plenty of action. There is some humor too that the adults will appreciate along with the kids. A lively opening sequence kicks it off with a peppy song about Rio and a bird's tail shaking to the rhythm. Then we are [...]

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

July 1, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The humor abounds in the latest "Ice Age" installment: "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs". The 3-D experience was extraordinary. A new character named Buck, a weasel, joins our group of heroes made up of Manny, Ellie, Scrat, Diego, and the rest. In this story Ellie is expecting Manny's and her first [...]

Ice Age: The Meltdown

March 31, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie has enough funny moments to make it enjoyable for the family. One such scene includes the squirrel becoming attached to the ice by means of his tongue. His struggle to get loose makes for some fun viewing. However, there are two things which need to be mentioned: There are some sexual [...]

Robots

March 11, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel have outdone themselves with the wonderfully funny script that they created for this film. There is no objectionable language in this picture and the only thing even remotely in bad taste is a "fake farting" scene. Aside from that, you will be amazed by the [...]

Ice Age

March 15, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

This pre-historic adventure is full of fun and laughs and has a good story as well. As the title implies, “Ice Age” has its basis in the theory of evolution. There are references to “millions of years,” the evolutionary process, and man being at an almost cave man-like stage with no [...]

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Rio

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