Genre Archives: Adventure

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could be subtitled "The Fandom Awakens." From the opening blast of the title "Star Wars" on the screen to the appearance of Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke in the movie, the audience was rollicking and energized with anticipation. The good news is, the movie delivers a [...]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

December 18, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" is the latest adventure that the chipmunks share, along with a new love interest for Dave. Her son, an obnoxious young man named Miles (Josh Green), likes to do things like hang Theodore by his shirt on a Ferris wheel, and use a golf club on one of the boys [...]

The Christmas Dragon

November 7, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Five orphan children need to find a way to bring back the spirit of Christmas and help Father Christmas return, in an adventure set in Medieval times. Along the way, the children have a run in with some evil characters who try to stop them. They also save a young, injured dragon that helps in their [...]

In the Heart of the Sea

December 11, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"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 [...]

Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti

February 26, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti" is a terrific film, showcasing the talents of two kids, not to mention one resourceful dog! Ella Ballentine plays young Emma Croft, and John Paul Ruttan plays her younger brother Ryan, and they are both good in their roles. They are set to ride a supply [...]

Goosebumps

October 16, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Goosebumps" is a thrill ride. If you enjoy a bit of mystery, suspense, monsters, fast-paced chases and close calls, then this movie is for you! It even features a romantic plot between two teens, Zach (Dylan Minnette) and Hannah (Odeya Rush). The plot centers around Zach and his mother, the new [...]

Little Savages

February 2, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
When Albie and his sister Tiffany go to their Aunt Jackie's for the summer because their parents are traveling, neither of them is pleased with the trip. Tiffany, a typical teenage girl, doesn't want to hang out with little brother. Albie, on the other hand, is a genius and has a hard time fitting [...]

K-9 Adventures: Legend of Lost Gold

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Kassie and her friends, along with her police dog Scoot, end up on a summer adventure to save the community center. When Kassie learns of the town of Heber's legend of gold, some strange events happen that make her believe the legend is true. The gang follow some clues to look for the treasure, [...]

Pan

October 9, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Pan" is a special-effects extravaganza, a rollicking ride into Neverland! “This isn’t the story you’ve heard before,” the narrator states in a voiceover at the beginning of this prequel, of sorts, to the legendary story of Peter Pan. Indeed. Blackbeard has been added to this story, and we [...]

Yellow Day

December 25, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"Yellow Day" is a bit of a fantasy film, coupled with strong biblical principles. Animation is intertwined with live-action sequences, as the film tells the story of a young man and his love for his "queen." A young man is accidentally locked into a church, along with a young lady, due to a [...]