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Overcomer is a movie that asks: What defines you?

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What defines who you are? Your job? Your spouse, your partner, your accomplishments? Does your sense of well-being and satisfaction come from dependence on your position or friends or appearance or skills? ...

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Shelter pup lands starring role in Lady and the Tramp remake

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A shelter pup is one lucky dog in Arizona after landing a starring role in the upcoming Disney remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” “Monte,” a 2-year-old terrier mix, once called HALO Animal ...

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Indie film ‘Open Borders’ tackles a dissolved America

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It’s a long way from Lake County to L.A., but Mark Saunders of Monteverde bridged that gap this past weekend when his film, “Open Borders,“ was recently screened at the Get Free Film Fest in ...

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‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ explores mental illness and a family’s love

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Mental illness is rarely a matter of being just fine on one hand and asking your filing cabinet out to tea on the other. Sure, sometimes the answer’s easy, obvious. But often, ...

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Universal cancels release of movie portraying hunted Trump voters

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After days of outrage from many quarters, Universal Pictures has canceled the release of the controversial and violent movie ‘The Hunt’ simply saying that, ‘now is not the right time.’ “While Universal Pictures ...

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Movie ‘The Hunt’ plans to show Trump voters being murdered

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“The Hunt,” a movie that shows “liberal elites” hunting down “deplorables,” is still planned for a September release despite a major backlash regarding the film’s violent premise. “The Hunt” is slated to ...

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‘The Farewell’ explores the fibs one family tells in love

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Is there ever such a thing as a good lie? Even when it’s told as part of a farewell? Billi, a struggling young artist in Brooklyn, isn’t so sure. I mean, yes, ...

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Simba and Mufasa return to take viewers on emotional ride

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Simba has a lot to learn. And Mufasa, his roaring royal pop and the Pride Lands’ Lion King, is eager to teach him. Mufasa takes time to help Simba explore the vast ...

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Movies to get your red, white and blue on

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July is what I call Red-White-and Blue days of summer. This is when the themed t-shirts come out, there are red, white and blue hair ribbons and caps, plus corn on the ...

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Actors can’t replace previous star power of Men in Black

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When Columbia Pictures dropped rising star Will Smith and respected veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones into the original Men in Black film in 1997, it immediately became a family favorite. The family-friendly feel continued ...

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Aladdin’ star Naomi Scott says her Christian faith is ‘part of who I am’

Naomi Scott, who plays Princess Jasmine in the new live-action remake of the Disney classic “Aladdin,” said this month she doesn’t know how she would be able to navigate the ups and downs ...

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June streaming includes two kinds of superheroes

Superheroes are ultra-popular movie themes these days, but they’re also often ultra-violent and, sometimes, profane. They’re also loved by young children, even if the kids never have watched one and even though ...

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‘Darkest Hour’ a great film to honor WWII sacrifice

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Just in time for Flag Day and the commemoration of D-Day, the movie Darkest Hour is finding new fans. It’s a suspense filled historical drama about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s handling ...

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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ joins ‘Les Miserables’ for June movie spotlight

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The Secret Life of Pets was the fourth-highest grossing film of 2016 and one of the most family-friendly, too, with plenty of laughs and life lessons for parents and children. Its sequel ...

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Deaf child’s impact on world subject of film ‘In a Silent World’

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The documentary In a Silent World is now available on Amazon Prime Video. The 90-minute film, by filmmaker Donald Boggs, chronicles the emotional journey of hearing parents, Marshall and Terry Lawrence, as they navigate an unknown culture ...

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Stephen Curry film: Love over hate after Emanuel Church massacre

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Four years ago, 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. He sat down for a Bible study, then shot and killed nine people. His goal was ...

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Tolkien: the fellowship behind the fantasy

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For J.R.R. Tolkien, life began as a child running through hill and heather with a stick in his hand, filling his world with knights and dragons and forgotten quests. For  Tolkien, this ...

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Will political correctness kill classic films?

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The rise of political correctness can be seen across movie screens this weekend. “The Hustle,” a gender-swap remake of 1988’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” rails against the patriarchy between sight gags. “Avengers: Endgame” ...

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For fans, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ succeeds with a compelling story

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Avengers: Endgame is the Russo Brother’s love letter to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that doesn’t disappoint through its epic 3 hour and 1 minute runtime. The film sets out ...

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You’ll love these 4 things about new film Pilgrim’s Progress

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The best-selling book of all time is the Bible. The second best? It’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, the 1678 allegorical book by Puritan pastor John Bunyan he began writing while in prison. It’s ...

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Performances are highlight of drowning miracle film ‘Breakthrough’

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With a commitment to uplifting people through entertainment, film producer DeVon Franklin certainly has developed a reputation for crafting faith-based cinema with a nod to the miraculous. From the dramatic rescue that ...

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‘Unplanned’ still in Top 10, surprising media critics

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Much to the surprise of the media critics who wanted to deter moviegoers from seeing it, the pro-life movie “Unplanned” finished in the top 10 at the box office for the second ...

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‘Unplanned’ sees weekend success, beats Captain Marvel in per-screen revenue

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The pro-life move Unplanned had unplanned success at the box office over the weekend. The results come even after the best efforts of some to keep movie goers from learning about it. ...

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New film ‘Breakthrough’ leads April’s family-friendly spotlight

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Labeling a film “the best faith-based movie” you’ve seen doesn’t always help. On one hand, some skeptics of faith films might pay attention and watch it. On the other hand, skeptics also ...

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Christian singer Matthew West drops music video for new ‘Unplanned’ song

On Friday, Christian singer Matthew West debuted the music video for his brand-new song, “Unplanned” releasing the track a few days before the premiere of the movie by the same name. West ...

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