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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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My Spy is latest muscle man meets smart kid

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JJ is a former Army Ranger turned CIA operative with a finely honed set of skills. You set him loose with enough fire power, and he can systematically take out a small ...

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Hilarious ‘Selfie Dad’ perfect for Father’s Day weekend

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The number of faith-based comedy films are few and far between. You can truly count them on one hand. This month, a film about a dad is notable for two reasons: it ...

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‘Wretched’ may be #1 but family films rule theater-free season

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If you look at official box-office results, The Wretched is the uncontested coronavirus-season champion. The indie horror flick just passed the $1 million mark, theatrically speaking—an impressive achievement, given the lack of theaters actually open. ...

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Pentecost from Jerusalem to be broadcast around the world May 29, 30

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The holiday of Pentecost, or Shavuot in Hebrew, commemorates the giving of the Torah to Jews and for Christians, the descent of the Holy Spirit on the followers of Yeshua – Jesus ...

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Overwhelmed by streaming services?

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HBO Max debuted this week leaving many people reeling as they pick and choose which streaming services are best for their families. As Vulture.com points out, “Finding something to watch on TV ...

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The Price is Right donates $100K to Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood has found a friend in the TV show, The Price is Right. The show donated nearly $100,000 to the abortion provider in the nation in a recent episode featuring drag ...

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Captivating ‘Dude Perfect’ documentary looks behind popular G-rated comedy

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It’s not wise to let your children watch something without screening it first, but — thankfully — there may be a few exceptions. For example: Dude Perfect. This quintet of basketball trick ...

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Actor Kevin James talks faith, short film mocking coronavirus response

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Last week, actor Kevin James made a short film mocking some people’s response to the novel coronavirus. The short video, titled “Out of Touch,” shows James and another man running and hiding from ...

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Sight & Sound Theatre will broadcast production of “Jesus” on TBN

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Many Branson visitors have enjoyed lavish productions at Sight & Sound Theatre. The company plans to broadcast its production of “Jesus” on TBN on May 13, for one night only. The production ...

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