Genre Archives: Adventure

Star Trek: Beyond

July 22, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"Star Trek: Beyond" is the third of the new movie installments (based on the original series), but the first not to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Although it is definitely an entertaining movie, Abrams' absence shows. The movie features too many jerky scenes, with the camera shaking. Dark fight [...]

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

July 1, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"The Legend of Tarzan" is a very entertaining film featuring battles between gorillas and Tarzan, between tribesman and soldiers, and between Tarzan and the soldiers. Alexander SkarsgÄrd makes a very fit (as in buff) and serious-minded Tarzan. He has to deal with a lot of grim situations, [...]

The BFG

July 1, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"The BFG" takes place in a land of the giants, with one good giant who becomes known by a little girl as "BFG," short for "Big Friendly Giant." Nine other giants are evil, bent on eating little children. A girl named Sophie (Rebecca Hall) spots BFG one night from the window of the orphanage where [...]

Union Bound

August 2, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Union Bound" is a powerful film, based on a diary written by a Union soldier named Joseph Hoover (Sean Stone). He winds up on the run from the Confederates, along with a man named Thomas J. Ryan (Randy Wayne). Surprisingly, a slave named Jim Young (Tank Jones) winds up on the run with them, and he [...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

June 3, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
The Turtles are back to save New York once again from the evil Shredder but this time the evil man has accomplices from prison and a creepy robot character from a portal that wants to take over the world. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo, along with their [...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass

May 27, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"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 [...]

The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Coming of Robin Hood

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"The Coming of Robin Hood" is the story of how Robin Hood came to be. As Sir Robin of Loxley returns from the Crusades with the king, he finds that the land that he left is no longer the way it was. Even the sheriff is not helpful in the matter. Robin becomes part of the group of men who are called [...]

The Lone Ranger: Enter The Lone Ranger

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"Enter The Lone Ranger" is the pilot episode of the 1949 "Lone Ranger" series. The story begins as a trap is set for the Texas Rangers, the men who keep the law in the old west. The rangers are led into an ambush, which makes the way for lawlessness to overtake the area. This is the tale of how [...]

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

April 22, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is the sequel to the first "Huntsman" movie, with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as "Huntsman"/Eric, and Charlize Theron returning as the queen, Ravenna. Emily Blunt plays Ravenna's sister, Freya, who, following a tragedy, rules her own "icy" kingdom. In this [...]

The Jungle Book (2016)

April 15, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Jungle Book (2016)" is an amazing adventure. The film is loaded with talking animals that are vicious and funny and a young, courageous boy named Mowgli (Neel Sethi). The voice talent includes Bill Murray as the comedic bear, Baloo; Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the evil tiger; and Scarlett [...]