producer: Gary Barber

The Vow

February 10, 2012
"The Vow" is based on a book written by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The book is powerful as it opens with how they met, their blossoming romance, and subsequent marriage. Then the reader learns of a tragic accident which left them both in bad shape and took away Krickitt's recent memory. She no [...]


October 14, 2011
It's been a long time since the first and original "Footloose" was released in the eighties, starring Kevin Bacon. This version is definitely updated with modern content to boot. And that means a lot of emphasis on sex and language. Kenny Wormald plays Ren McCormack, a gymnast, one of the main [...]

The Tourist

December 10, 2010
Some people enjoy a big twist at the end of the movie. This film definitely offers one but after going along on the ride for over 100 minutes, I wasn't entirely happy with the ending. The film stretches the imagination just a bit but for the most part is entertaining and very funny, frequently, [...]

Leap Year

January 8, 2010
What would you run back for if there was a fire which broke out in your home? This question helps set up the plot of this romantic comedy, which is a bit slow moving in parts but a few of the jokes work okay. Then you have the one in which Declan (Matthew Goode) makes Anna (Amy Adams) a bet and [...]

Four Christmases

November 26, 2008
Many people in today's world may relate to this comedy. If you come from divorced parents, you definitely will understand where the plot is heading. Brad and Kate each are in that classification so of course that makes four separate Christmases. But they usually lie to their families so they don't [...]

Flash of Genius

October 3, 2008
Bob Kearns (Greg Kinnear) is a likable man in the beginning of the movie. He is a good husband and father, and he is quite intelligent to boot, as he is a university professor. One day he comes up with an idea for an intermittent windshield wiper. He presents the idea to a major car manufacturer [...]

27 Dresses

January 18, 2008
If you like romantic comedies, what could be better than a romantic comedy about every girl's favorite subject -- weddings? This film is characteristically sweet, with likable characters and an uncomplicated storyline. Some would make you feel guilty for indulging your sweet tooth on a film like [...]


August 3, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Underdog" is a warm fuzzy movie sure to please the entire family. Moms and dads will fondly remember these lovable characters from their youth as they learn how Underdog obtained his powers and why he speaks in silly rhymes. The writers did an impressive job of weaving all of the original catch [...]

The Invisible

April 27, 2007
There were parts of this movie that I really, really liked. The main character, Nick Powell, is a likable young writer in high school who wants to move to London to study his craft. His father passed away some years previously and Nick's overbearing mother is set against his moving and has ideas of [...]

Evan Almighty

June 22, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Evan Almighty" is, in my opinion, much better than its predecessor, "Bruce Almighty." For one thing, it is much more family friendly, yet the laughs are not diminished. In fact, this film is quite funny. The audience I saw the movie with laughed almost continuously throughout the film. Evan can't [...]