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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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Sweet vocals of youngest performer is true Golden Ticket of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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If there’s anything better than a Gobstopper, it’s the performances in the newest adaptation of the family favorite Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. For the Broadway tour of Charlie and the ...

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Hallmark Channel decisions on ads have now angered all sides in culture wars

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Another large company has given conflicting messages in the culture wars. Chick-fil-A was accused of changing its giving practices in response to criticism, and now the Hallmark Channel has reversed course and ...

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Several local communities rank high in survey of family-friendly Missouri cities

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Missouri boasts a number of great places to raise a family, but its two largest cities are not among them. Kansas City ranked 71st in a recent WalletHub survey, while St. Louis ...

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Slugs and bugs and kids and faith

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Two new books have been released in the popular Christian children’s series Slugs & Bugs. “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society” and “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society on Boasting,” are the latest creations ...

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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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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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‘Apollo 11’ is a splendid celebration of achievement and God’s creation

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Apollo 11’s mission to the moon was among the greatest achievements in world history, but – sadly – it wasn’t captured with today’s high-definition video cameras. Instead, we’re left only with grainy ...

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Netflix raising prices in biggest increase ever

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Enjoy Netflix? It’s gonna cost you more. The streaming giant is increasing prices for customer anywhere from 13 percent to 18 percent. It will be the biggest jump in prices since the ...

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The 10 best family-friendly films of 2018

Let’s face it: It can be difficult to find films that the whole family can watch. Thankfully, though, there were quite a few family-friendly films released in theaters in 2018. Here are ...

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5 family-friendly shows for December

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The commercialization of Christmas started in the early 1900s, grew out of control by the middle of the century, and has gotten only worse each decade since. Christmas now starts in October, ...

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4 Bible films top this month’s family-friendly spotlight

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In our monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” we continue to spotlight five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. Here’s our spotlight for November. Bible movies are a favorite in ...

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Wonderful ‘Wonder’ leads November’s streaming lineup

Teaching children not to bully is a part of good parenting, but sometimes, it helps to have a good book or movie to make the case. Such is the case with Wonder. ...

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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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‘Lost in Space’ to Bible Bee Competition lead family-friendly spotlight this month

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Welcome to the new monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things.” Each month Metro Voice will spotlight five family-friendly entertainment choices on DVD, streaming or television. How long would it take you to memorize ...

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