producer: Kathleen Kennedy

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 16, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is a film that will be loved by most "Star Wars" fans. It is a mixture of old and new and the ending perfectly leads into the first-ever "Star Wars" film, "A New Hope". This prequel tells how the Death Star plans were stolen from the Empire, and it is an intriguing [...]

The BFG

July 1, 2016

Dove 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 [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"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 [...]

Jurassic Park 3D

April 5, 2013
"Jurassic Park 3D" is a re-release of the original movie that was "enhanced" with 3D imaging. I put the word "enhanced" in quotes because it was obviously an after effect. In fact, a boy in the audience asked his mother half-way through if there were going to be any 3D parts. The central film [...]

Lincoln

November 16, 2012
"Lincoln" features a masterful performance from Daniel Day Lewis as the sixteenth President of the United States. He is a story teller with wit and humor. One funny story Lincoln shares involves a Bible-quoting parrot that kept stating the world was coming to an end and how that one day the [...]

The War Horse

December 25, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie soars in an epic way! It's simplistic story-telling and awesome visuals light up the screen in a way which is magical! The viewer will experience just about every emotion while watching this winner made by, not surprisingly, an expert in the field of direction named Steven Spielberg. [...]

Hereafter

October 22, 2010
Here is another film from Clint Eastwood, who now directs films more then he acts in them. He takes the director's chair based on an original screenplay by British docu-dramatist Peter Morgan ("The Queen", "Frost/Nixon"). This story is about intersecting lives and, as the title of the film implies, [...]

Goonies

June 6, 1985
This is a film about a group of misfit kids who call themselves the Goonies. They look at things differently than other kids, and in today's world they would be the geeks. Mike and his brother Brand, along with the others, find an old treasure map in their attic and so the adventure begins. Mike [...]

Munich

December 23, 2005
"Munich" is a very well done film that shows the talent and genius of Steven Spielberg. Like in "Schindler's List", Spielberg chooses to graphically show all the violence, sex and nudity that he envisions happening as the Israeli assassins go about their mission to eliminate those responsible for [...]

Jurassic Park III

July 18, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When I was about nine years old, one of my favorite movies was “The Lost World,” about a group of explorers stranded on a hostile, prehistoric island, with Michael Rennie, Claude Rains and Jill St. John being led through the jungle by a native girl dressed in animal skins. I loved the action, [...]