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Filtered movies from Vudu lead October’s family-friendly lineup

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What if you could turn a PG-13 movie into a family-friendly film that even a seven-year-old child could watch? Thanks to a new venture between Vudu, Walmart and Clearplay, you can. The Walmart-owned ...

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Ad Astra pulls you into a future closer to God yet still lost

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What do we hide from? How far are we willing to go to get away from the things we are afraid of? Ad Astra, by director James Gray (Lost City of, The ...

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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ on PBS leads September’s family-friendly lineup

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More than a few of my childhood nights were spent sitting in my bedroom, wondering why my father was watching a “boring” PBS documentary on the Civil War. But then I grew ...

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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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‘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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Apollo 11 joins Mary Poppins for July streaming

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Defying gravity and capturing the imagination define two of our streaming films for July. Mary Poppins could fly, of course, with the opening of her umbrella. Apollo 11 chronicles humanity’s victory of ...

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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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Our favorite Thanksgiving movies

Can’t move from all the turkey and pumpkin pie? Sit back and enjoy one of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies. Available on streaming services like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime, broadcast on cable ...

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‘God Bless the Broken Road’ tackles faith and military

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Fans of faith-based movies who also have a love for the U.S. military could be a bit busy in the next two months. That’s because three films with military themes are set ...

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NBA’s Steph Curry to produce faith-based films for Sony

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NBA star Stephen, “Steph” Curry has stepped off the court after another hugely successful basketball season, including an NBA Championship win with the Golden State Warriors, and now he’s stepping into a ...

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Musical ‘The Greatest Showman’ leads April DVD releases

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If you’re wanting it to be family-friendly, then the history of the musical on the big screen has been a mixed bag. The 1960s gave us such family classics as The Sound ...

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