Genre Archives: Musical

The Forgotten Carols (Manuscript)

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"The Forgotten Carols" is a powerful musical featuring a compelling plot. To authors Michael McLean and Scott McClean: I found this to be a timely and witty play. The characters, such as John and Connie Lou, are well written. Going into their pasts and flashbacks into Biblical times during the [...]

Christmas on Highway 101

December 2, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"Christmas on Highway 101" features the musical group Highway 101, and they make "a joyful noise" through their splendid and energetic Christmas music. The group consists of Cactus Moser, Nikki Nelson, Curtis Stone, and Andy Gurley. The drums, guitars, bass, and fiddle—and Nikki's fabulous [...]

The Ancient of Days

October 4, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"The Ancient of Days" is a fantastic musical and documentary! It focuses on the dream of a woman named Regina who wanted to create the "Hand of God Show" for the internet and wanted to do a video for God, showing worship and praise and featuring the song "Ancient of Days." But the struggles to get [...]

Into the Woods

December 25, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Into the Woods" is a humorous and imaginative film. It's not flawless, but it has some funny moments, including a scene in which two princes (Cinderella's prince and Rapunzel's prince) are over the top in singing about their love for Cinderella and Rapunzel. They attempt to be sexy as they sing [...]

Annie (2014)

December 19, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Over the years there have been many different versions of "Annie." Here is a more modern one that will entertain from beginning to end. In the big city of New York, Annie is looking for her parents to return while Mr. Stack wants to be mayor. Their worlds collide when Mr. Stack saves Annie from [...]

A Christmas Carol (1954)

December 8, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Most people have read or seen the wonderful story written by Charles Dickens about a man who has spirit visitors on Christmas Eve. They come to show him a better way to live his life. This classic is a charming black-and-white version that was shown on TV in the 1950s. This version of the popular [...]

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

June 30, 1971
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
The eccentric Willy Wonka played by Gene Wilder is portrayed with his comedic style, his dramatic serious side and his wonderful class. The reclusive Willy Wonka owns a world-renowned chocolate factory that no one has entered in years. He finally opens it by way of a contest in which five lucky [...]

Step Up All In

August 8, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
When I was young there were many movies that protrayed dancers and great music. That seems to not be the case anymore. But this is a film about being part of a dance team and hip-hop music. I have not seen any of the previous "Step Up" films so I have no comparison to make with those. As for this [...]

We Are Kings

September 19, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Sammy Blue gives a remarkable performance in this movie as IB King, a blues singer who can flat out sing and play the guitar. He lives at and runs a bar and is far behind in making the payments on the place. He tells his wife, Lilly (Rita Graham) that there's no way they will lose the place, but [...]

Toby: My Dad Worship for Kids (DVD/CD)

January 1, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Toby: My Dad Worship for Kids Sing-A-Long and Dance DVD is filled with wonderful music videos for youngsters. The tunes are filled with the praises to God for the wonderful things we rejoice in. Young and old alike will enjoy this DVD to sing-a-long and dance as they watch and listen to the [...]