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Monday, December 9, 2019

REVIEW: ‘Bumblebee’ is a different type of Transformers film (and that’s good)

What do you get when you add a storyline to a Transformers movie and remove the sexualization of women? Apparently, Bumblebee. The sixth movie in the franchise opened just before...

‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ leads January streaming entries

My children aren’t allowed to watch horror movies. Or scary movies. Or anything that might possibly give them nightmares. I have theological problems with many films in that genre,...

The 10 best, most family-friendly films of 2018

Let’s face it: It can be difficult to find a movie that the whole family can watch.   Thankfully, though, there were quite a few family-friendly films released in theaters...
Hollywood official: Ticket sales key to getting more faith-based films

Hollywood official: Ticket sales key to getting more faith-based films

The president of a Hollywood production unit says movie studios are making more faith-based films than they ever have in the past -- but that they will continue to...

REVIEW: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is marvelous

Not that long ago, I didn’t understand why the 1964 film Mary Poppins was such a hit. But then I had children. And then I finally got it. Mary Poppins...
‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ tops Dec. family-friendly spotlight

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ tops Dec. family-friendly spotlight

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television.    The commercialization of Christmas started in the early 1900s, grew...
REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a family-centric superhero flick

REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a family-centric superhero flick

My 10-year-old son begged to tag along with me when I screened the latest superhero film, the animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, but the movie’s showtime was way past...
REVIEWS: ‘Buttons’ is a fun, feel-good musical

REVIEW: ‘Buttons’ is a fun, feel-good musical

If Dick Van Dyke is singing and dancing in a movie, then you can guarantee I’m ready to watch it. So it’s no surprise that I jumped at the chance...

Awe-inspiring ‘Blue Planet II’ leads December streaming lineup

King David likely would have enjoyed watching nature documentaries on television. After all, he’s the one who told us “the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1) and...

REVIEW: ‘Creed II’ soars with solid fatherhood message

My favorite movie about fatherhood: Courageous. My second favorite: Finding Nemo. The Pursuit of Happyness ranks somewhere up there, too, but I now have a new entree into my...

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Interview with actress Shari Rigby of hit movie Overcomer

The hit faith-based movie Overcomer has grossed more than $34 million and will release on DVD/Blue-Ray on December 17 in time for the holidays. The...

Autumn is the Perfect time to “Fall” in Love with Our Maker

The buzz of spring and summer has slowed significantly as we gracefully enter the beloved season of autumn in the South. The nostalgia of...

Vudu’s new filtered movie service leads October’s family-friendly lineup

What if you could turn a PG-13 movie into a family-friendly film that even a seven-year-old child could watch? Thanks to a new venture between Vudu, Walmart and Clearplay, you can.