director: Ron Howard

Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 25, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

As one of Star Wars most beloved characters, it was only a matter of time before Han Solo got his own film. But with shoes as big as Harrison Ford's to fill, everyone's wondering if the new guy, Alden Ehrenreich, is up to the job. The charm, the wit, the debonair qualities – the order for Solo is [...]

Inferno (2016)

October 28, 2016
"Inferno" is a fast-paced suspense drama featuring a man named Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) with amnesia who teams with emergency room physician Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) in trying to figure out why they are being pursued and shot at. What is learned, as Langdon's memory slowly returns, and [...]

In the Heart of the Sea

December 11, 2015
"In the Heart of the Sea" is a compelling movie about a quest and survival. For Herman Melville, this journey is about traveling to the lone survivor's home of the ship Essex to find out the story of the fabled great white whale. Was it really that huge? What happened to the men? What details are [...]

Rush

September 27, 2013
This film has some exciting race scenes which are to a great extent what the movie is about. It also features the handsome Chris Hemsworth from the Dove-approved films "The Avengers" and "Thor". His character, James Hunt from Britain, is quite a comparison to Niki Lauda (Daniel Burhl) from [...]

The Dilemma

January 14, 2011
I had high hopes for this film after screening it for the first several minutes. There was little language in it and it seemed to be a buddy movie with some laughs in it. Then, it changed direction, suddenly, like a locomotive. The next thing I knew I discovered that it is very disjointed with [...]

Angels and Demons

May 15, 2009
Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is asked by Camerlengo Patrick McKenna (Ewan McGregor) if he believes in God. He wants to see how he will answer before he allows him to search the archives for clues which may prevent a secret order from killing four innocent cardinals of the church. Langdon [...]

Frost/Nixon

December 26, 2008
Frost/Nixon portrays a simple view of two rather complex men's lives. Frost is the womanizing television host and Nixon is the dejected former President of the United States. There's no doubt that both parties agreed to these debates with a hope of restoring their status with the public. [...]

The DaVinci Code

May 19, 2006
Ron Howard has directed a twisting and winding thriller that is both long and unimaginative. Unlike "National Treasure" which was based on similarly secretive organizations, this film is both violent and vulgar at the same time. During one particularly gruesome sequence, we are forced to watch as [...]

Cinderella Man

June 3, 2005
This film, directed by Ron Howard, is a wonderful true story about boxing hall of fame great, Jimmy "Cinderella Man" Braddock. The soft spoken and patient Braddock (Russell Crowe) is a hero of uncompromising integrity, honesty, loyalty, and grit. He is a man to be respected not only for what he [...]

A Beautiful Mind

December 25, 2001
While hospitalized, John cuts his wrist to remove an imagined government-implanted sensor and undergoes graphic shock treatments. Alicia bravely chooses to care for her paranoid-schizophrenic husband rather than have him re-committed. Without her love and strength, his genius could have been wasted [...]

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