Genre Archives: Adventure

Dinosaur Island

May 12, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Lucas is going on vacation and at one last stop at his grandmother's house before boarding the plane, he discovers a crystal and decides to take it with him. Once on the plane, a strange storms occurs and in a short time he is on an island beach all by himself. This island is home to things that [...]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

February 13, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
The word that comes to mind regarding this movie is "Wow," but not in a good way. It is difficult to believe how violent this film is. In one concerning and brutal scene, people kill one another in church—seriously. The people stab one another, punch and shoot one another, one man has a pole [...]

Seventh Son

February 6, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"The Seventh Son" is a movie with a medieval feel and filled with good battling evil. A "spook" or knight, Gregory (Jeff Bridges), takes on an apprentice in Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes) to combat the evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore). To complicate matters, Thomas falls in love with the [...]

Bark Ranger

April 14, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Jack's father and mother are park rangers so Jack has spent his life in the park, but he is bullied by two kids from school every time he goes into town with his dad. His adventures at the park may come to a halt when the town board decides they cannot afford to keep the park open after this year. [...]

Horse Camp

February 24, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Kathy has always wanted to ride horses, but because of an accident her father had while bronco riding, her mother will not allow it. Her father wants to send Kathy to camp so she can make friends and be more social. They don't agree on which camp until Kathy finds a horse camp and so off she goes [...]

Russell Madness

March 10, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
The cute little Jack Russell terrier named Russell is the runt of the litter at the pet store, and he so badly wants to be adopted by a family. But due to his inappropriate urination problem when he gets scared, the pet store manager is reluctant to allow customers to take him home. When Russell [...]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

December 17, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is a powerful conclusion to the "Hobbit" trilogy. Several reviewers believe it to be the best of the three "Hobbit" films, and I agree. This final journey into Middle Earth comes with a price, which is the dramatic deaths of both villains and a few [...]

The Legend of Longwood

June 2, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Legend of Longwood" will be enjoyed by kids and has a bit of intrigue for the adults as well. It features a few mysteries to solve, with a girl named Mickey Miller as the heroine. Mickey learns of the legend of the Black Knight, who figures into the plot. This creepy apparition is restless for [...]

Truth Valley

November 24, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
The movie "Truth Valley" does a nice job showing that the Great Almighty, the "Spirit," helps watch out for us and will one day say "Well done" if we follow His path. This is a fantasy movie and is based in 4700 B.C. The group features Thel (Michelle Reid), Burtok (Jacob Brasser), as well as Tabor [...]

Belle and Sebastian

March 20, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
The scenes and cinematography alone make "Belle and Sebastian" worth renting or owning! The story takes place on the border of Switzerland in the wintry and snowy Alps. The mountains and landscapes are breathtaking to view. One can't help but wonder, "Is it really that beautiful there?" But indeed [...]