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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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Missouri State Fair will be limited to youth livestock show only

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The upcoming Missouri State Fair will look much different this year. Although much of the programming has been cancelled, it will continue to showcase youth in agriculture. “We care deeply about the ...

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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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“American Underdog” movie shares testimony of quarterback Kurt Warner

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People often consider the success of Christian quarterback Kurt Warner to be a made-in-Hollywood story. Soon, it will be. “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” will be directed by Jon and Andrew ...

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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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J.K. Rowling, Wynton Marsalis among liberals saying ‘cancel culture’ needs to end

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Many have decried the increasing loss of free speech and thought at the hands of the “cancel culture.” The move to shut down speech, rewrite history and destroy art because of the ...

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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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Restaurants are turning their parking lots into drive-in movie theaters

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As the coronavirus pandemic closes businesses and shuts people into their houses, it seems that everything old is new again: chain letters, puzzles, and the drive-in. It’s the perfect socially-distanced outing. A few savvy restaurants, ...

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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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Podcasting shows surprising trends during pandemic

At the beginning of this year, podcasting was projected to be one of the hottest new media. After experiencing a half dozen years of 20% annual growth, this was going to be ...

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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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‘The Chosen’ streaming series on Jesus surges in popularity

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The series “The Chosen” has surged into the top-tier of well-known and popular productions that people are watching. VidAngel, the family-friendly streaming app, and original content studio, recently announced that it’s series ...

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Sandi Patty has the coronavirus

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As the coronavirus spreads around the world, its impact is reaching well-known public figures. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were in Australia when they were diagnosed with the disease. So, ...

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Richard Jewell: A true story of how the media and FBI destroyed a life

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Richard Jewell just wanted to help people. Ever since he was a boy growing up in Georgia, Richard looked up to law enforcement. While other kids were dreaming of becoming astronauts or ...

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Actor Ben Affleck fills void in life by returning to church

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Actor Ben Affleck, who stars in the new movie “The Way Back,” also has found the way back to church. “I go to the Methodist Church, [my] kids [are] baptized, and I ...

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‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek relies on faith during cancer

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Despite being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer a year ago, “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek has never wavered in his faith. The 79-year-old Trebek said he quickly brushed aside negative emotions because ...

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Movieguide announces top movies

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“The Lego Movie 2” took home the top award at the 2020 Movieguide Awards, which were broadcast Monday on the Hallmark Channel. The mainstream film won the honor of Best Movie for ...

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Coroner rules Christian son of singer TobyMac died of drug overdose

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An overdose of Fentanyl and amphetamines has been ruled the cause of death for Truett Foster McKeehan, 21, son of Christian rapper TobyMac. That from a report from the Davidson County (Tenn.) ...

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Several faith-based films among this year’s Academy Award nominations

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Faith-based movies are starting to make inroads in Hollywood. “Breakthrough” and two other faith-centric films received Academy Award nominations earlier this week. “Breakthrough” was nominated for best original song for “I’m Standing With ...

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Disney producer: ‘we’re trying to make this demon realm a part of Disney’

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The Disney company is releasing a new cartoon about a teenager who, in their words, “finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a rebellious witch and ...

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey series ‘Messiah’ causes controversy

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A government agency in Jordan wants to prevent a new series from being shown in that country. “Messiah,” which is produced by Hollywood Christian couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, has content “that ...

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“Christmas at the ‘Chateau’ on Showtime filmed in St. Joseph with local cast and crew

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Christmas movies seem to air around the clock at this time of year, but a new romantic comedy on Showtime will hit close to home for local viewers. “Christmas at the Chateau” ...

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The 2019 Top 10 Family-Friendly Film List

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It’s not easy finding a film the whole family can watch, but 2019 gave us several movies that fit in that unique category. Some – like The Pilgrim’s Progress – should be ...

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“Ford v Ferrari” is a fast-paced David verses Goliath

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“Ford v Ferrari” is the high-octane true story of events that took place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966. The film sets up a David v Goliath scenario where ...

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