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Crazy Rich Asians an updated Cinderella

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Eleanor Young is not crazy. She’s also not to be trifled with. Just ask anyone who’s ever mistaken her quiet demeanor for passivity. Take, say, the manager of a posh London hotel ...

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‘Little Women’ joins ‘Unbroken’ in top family films for September

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The storylines of Unbroken and Little Women share more than just good family entertainment. They’re both a look into the times when war affected not only soldiers but the families left at ...

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Two faith and military-themed films premier this fall

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Two faith-based, true-to-life films spotlighting the consequences of war on those who serve will debut in theaters this fall. The films, ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’ and ‘Indivisible’ spotlight the strain of war ...

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Interview with God movie: What would you ask?

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Suppose you could interview God and ask any questions you wanted. What would you ask? Maybe… Can you get my boss (parents, kids, spouse, in-laws, friends…) to be more understanding? Got any ...

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Dog Days a great date flick but with missed opportunities

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The movie Dog Days is being marketed as a family flick perfect for young children. It’s really geared more toward older teens and those out for a date night. Dog movies seem ...

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‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hoosiers’ streaming this month

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It is a trilogy so elaborate that it took one out of every 160 New Zealanders to make it. And the first part in the series is coming to Netflix this month. ...

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Popular MoviePass will now exclude major movies

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MoviePass, the app that lets you see a movie a day for just $10 a month, will now stop paying subscribers from using the service to see major movies. The movie-ticket subscription ...

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5 family-friendly things for August entertainment includes ‘The Waltons’ and Kirk Cameron

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Some children try to sneak a peek at movies they shouldn’t watch. That sometimes happens at my house, too, but more recently, it’s been something far more vanilla – “The Waltons.” Yes, ...

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5 easy ways to make Netflix more kid-friendly 

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The first time I realized the need for parental controls on Netflix, I was searching with my 10-year-old son for shows on the “Revolutionary War.” The search was anything but friendly. I ...

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‘Incredibles 2’ shows parenting really is a superhero power

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It stinks when you have superhero powers and can’t use them. But that’s the situation that Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible), Helen Parr (Elastigirl) and their three children find themselves after they tried ...

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Christian filmmaker chosen to head Disney’s Pixar

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Christian filmmaker and animator Pete Docter is now the new Creative Officer of Pixar Animation. Pete Docter will fill the role left by John Lasseter, who left the company over misconduct allegations. ...

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Netflix’s ‘The Toys That Made Us’ tops July’s streaming entries

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One of my best childhood memories involved three correlating things: the Service Merchandise catalog, Star Wars toys, and my Christmas wish list. Each December during the 1980s, I would study the catalog ...

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‘I Can Only Imagine’ continues to break Hollywood records

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If you’re thinking the number one DVD sold in America this week was a superhero blockbuster from the Hollywood mega-movie makers, think again. The hit-film “I Can Only Imagine” is continuing to ...

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Here’s 5 family-friendly things worth watching in July

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There was a time I enjoyed watching the news, perusing Twitter, and scanning Facebook. No longer. Those days are long gone due to a culture that has forgotten how to disagree without ...

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Jurassic World revives old plot lines, not just dinosaurs

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Claire Dearing is different now. She’s had a change of heart.  Whereas she used to be all about the business of managing the dinosaurs at the theme park Jurassic World, she’s now ...

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