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Pixar’s film ‘Soul’ teaches us to enjoy all aspects of life

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The phrase “family-friendly” — as every parent knows — is subjective. The film your neighbor says is fine for the children might not be so family-friendly in your home. Such is the ...

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‘Safety’ – so much more than a sports movie

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Safety is based on a real story about Ray McElrathbey who played for Clemson in 2006. He did so while serving as guardian for his 11-year-old brother, who became something of a ...

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Christian leader cautions viewers about gay-themed Hallmark movies

Several new Hallmark and other Christmas movies celebrate LGBT relationships, according to Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Hallmark’s movie “The Christmas House” and Hulu’s “Happiest Season” present challenges for Christian ...

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Delightful film explores Dickens as ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

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Since its arrival, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday favorite the world over in its myriad retellings. The 2018 adaptation, The Man Who Invented Christmas, is a bit different, offering something ...

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‘The Case for Christmas’ available free online starting Nov. 30

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Former journalist and atheist Lee Strobel uses his legal and journalism training to investigate whether the account of the birth and divinity of Jesus is logically and historically credible, in the free ...

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Sony Pictures plans to acquire Christian streaming platform Pure Flix

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The owners of the Christian streaming platform Pure Flix are selling the service to Sony Pictures. The entertainment giant said in a news release that “Affirm Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures ...

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New musical from Dolly Parton focuses on themes of goodwill and grace

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“Christmas on the Square,” a new musical holiday movie from country music star Dolly Parton, explores grace and goodwill toward others. The plot centers on a despicable and wealthy woman named Regina Fuller, ...

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Hallmark-like ‘Farmer and the Belle’ highlights God’s definition of beauty

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Her name is Belle, and she is one of the world’s most popular models, having graced billboards, magazine covers and TV ads. Lately, though, her work has been slow. It seems companies ...

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‘The Iron Lady’ looks at public and personal struggles of Margaret Thatcher

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The Soviet Union gave Margaret Thatcher her colorful nickname “almost lovingly,” we hear in The Iron Lady. And, as anyone who knew the woman—or even knew of her—it was apt. The daughter of ...

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“Miracle on Christmas” movie focuses on reason for season in difficult year

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Cooler weather means the holiday season – and a new round of Christmas movies – is on the way. “Miracle on Christmas,” an uplifting, faith-based, holiday movie starring Erin Bethea (“Fireproof”), Jason ...

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Is Amazon’s new ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel R-rated?

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In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the wizard Saruman turns to the dark side. He tells his old pal, Gandalf, that the evil lord Sauron is just too powerful to fight. “We ...

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Marvel movies without the PG-13 content: ClearPlay lets families ‘clean up’ Disney Plus titles

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The best feature of Disney Plus is its wide selection of popular films — from Marvel to Star Wars to studio classics — and it’s all available for one low price. But ...

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Kathie Lee Gifford releases first of five films about power of redemption

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Kathie Lee Gifford believes in the power of redemption. Now the Emmy Award-winning entertainer is sharing that hopeful message in a five-part film series.             Part one of “Then Came You,” a ...

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Focus on the Family will share powerful pro-life event on Saturday

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The issue of abortion is front and center as the presidential race heats up and President Donald Trump appoints the successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “See Life 2020,” on online event ...

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Netflix cancellations up 800% over film ‘Cuties’ as Obamas criticized

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Netflix cancellations are up 800% after an online movement to boycott the streaming service gains steam in response to “Cuties.” Critics say the film promotes child pornography and cite the fact it ...

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Tulsi Gabbard latest politician to join bi-partisan outcry over Netflix’s ‘Cuties’

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Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is joining the bipartisan movement of politicians condemning the controversial film “Cuties,” which debuted on Netflix last week. In a tweet posted Friday, Gabbard called the French movie ...

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ClearPlay Netflix filter leads this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

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For fans of family-friendly movies, this summer included some bad news and some great news, all in the span of a few days. That’s where ClearPlay comes in. First, the bad news: ...

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Show on Rubik’s Cube and the people who solve it is intriguing, mind-blowing and inspiring

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I received my first Rubik’s Cube when I was about 10. The U.S. was still in the midst of the “cube craze,” and children from coast to coast were wanting one, even ...

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New “Queen Esther” show will be streamed live by Sight & Sound Theatres

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“Queen Esther,” the latest show from Sight & Sound Theatres, will finally make its debut. The show, which was scheduled to premiere live in March, instead will be shown by pay-per-view on ...

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The virus that ate the summer movie multiplex

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The covid virus has ravaged our world for the last six months, forcing unprecedented closures, lockdowns and adjustments to our normal way of living. And that’s been especially true when it comes ...

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Emmys prove family shows are a thing of the past

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The Emmys, television’s annual awards derby, just unveiled its 2020 nominations yesterday. (The awards will be handed out Sept. 20.) And when you look over the list, one thing is quite clear: ...

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Tom Hanks portrays man of faith in new war movie “Greyhound”

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After a long drought of new movies during the pandemic, Tom Hanks is bringing an inspirational story to life in “Greyhound.” His character, Ernie Krause is a man guided by his Christian ...

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NBC’s new streaming service Peacock is worth watching – and it’s free

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America’s one millionth streaming service launched in July, but this one has a unique element that makes it stand out from the rest: It’s free. Sort of. Of course, NBC’s new Peacock ...

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Schindler’s List, Hamilton draw millions of viewers this month

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His name is Alexander Hamilton, and he’s one of the smartest people in Colonial America you’ll ever meet. He’s also confident (even cocky), determined (perhaps even a workaholic) and ahead of his ...

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Walmart to launch service to compete with Amazon Prime

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Walmart will reportedly go head-to-head with Amazon Prime and launch its new subscription service, Walmart+. It will debut later in  July. For $98 a year, subscribers will get features such as same-day ...

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