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“The Northman” is a sweeping Norse saga

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“The Northman” is a sprawling Viking revenge epic in the way of Terrence Malick‘s “The New World”. It is grand in its scale and beautiful its in scenery. Robert Eggers’ usual penchant ...

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Warner Bros. Won’t Say Gay in China

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It is beyond ironic that, at the very same time Disney is using all its might to oppose Florida’s Education Bill (falsely named the “Don’t Say Gay Bill”), Warner Bros. has announced ...

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5 Easter movies not to miss this year

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As Christians prepare for Easter Sunday, many may be searching for a movie to include in their weekend activities. But what to watch? Here’s what others are including in their “top Easter ...

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‘Father Stu’ is one of the best faith-based films ever, but will people see it?

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“Father Stu” nails the faith-based formula better than maybe any other faith-based film. But it remains to be seen if audiences will come out to see a faith-based film with so much ...

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REVIEW: In Cyrano, love is a verb

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In Joe Wright’s 2022 musical version of the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, Peter Dinklage plays the titular character, trading witty barbs, lovely poems, and rapier thrusts with the rest of the characters ...

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Is the R-rated, faith-friendly movie ‘Shut-In’ an alternative to Hollywood?

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In a push to create an alternative to Hollywood, the conservative news outlet The Daily Wire premiered “Shut-In” on YouTube Feb. 10. “Shut In” is a solid home invasion horror film that ...

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Faith-based ‘American Underdog’ movie performs well in theaters

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“American Underdog,” the new faith-based film about football star Kurt Warner, had a strong opening weekend and despite a strong “Spiderman” and other holiday movies. It opened in the top 10 at ...

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12 Christmas movies to watch before New Years

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It’s the Christmas holiday, which for many means more free time, lots of travel and the desire to curl up with hot chocolate and a good movie. There are hundreds of Christmas ...

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Movie biopic of C.S. Lewis is brilliant and thoughtful

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The Most Reluctant Convert is based on a successful stage play/monologue written by Max McLean. This filmed version features McLean as an elderly C.S. Lewis who walks viewers back through key dramatized moments ...

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‘Cry Macho’ misses mark at being a great movie

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They say that cowboys are a breed tougher than nails and as strong as steel but in Clint Eastwood‘s “Cry Macho,” he recasts the myth. For a huge portion of his past, ...

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Filmmakers target wisdom of lockdowns in ‘Follow the Science’ Documentary

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For the arts industry, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Musicians saw incomes instantly wiped out when live venues were forced to close due to lockdowns. The filmmakers and the industry came to ...

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Kendrick brothers will release two films for fall

The Kendrick brothers are at it again. In partnership with Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films, they are releasing their first documentary, “Show Me the Father,” and the fictional “Courageous Legacy” later this year. ...

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The 10 best family-friendly movies of 2020

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Even if 2020 was the worst year in recent history, it still produced dozens of inspiring and entertaining movies families can enjoy – including documentaries, dramas and comedies. Here are the 10 ...

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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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Is Hollywood cheering the death of the movie theater?

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You know how the symbiotic relationship between movie studios and U.S. theater chains work, right? To boil it down to its simplest terms, studios spend big tubs of cash to cast and ...

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Hollywood now peddling abortion ‘road trip’ movies to teens

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The term “road trip” used to mean jumping in a car with friends or family to go on an adventure—maybe to watch the Olympic Games (as in the 2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley ...

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‘The Repair Shop’ one of 5 Family Things not to miss this month

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Long ago, our grandparents and great-grandparents didn’t toss things when they broke. They’d repair or repurpose them. From clothing to furniture to gadgets, our ancestors knew what to do when something got ...

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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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Current movie trailers for upcoming faith-based movies

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Faith-based movies have enjoyed success among critics and at the box office in recent years. Here are five new films that Christians can look forward to in 2020. “I Still Believe.” Award-winning Christian ...

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‘Home Alone’ and ‘Diehard’ compete for most Googled Christmas movies

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Forget about Christmas carols, Santa Claus and sleigh rides. When choosing Christmas movies, many Americans prefer to watch a film about a kid defending his home against burglars or a terrorist attack ...

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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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Ginger from “Gilligan’s Island” stars in faith-based Christmas movie

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A familiar face to Baby Boomers stars alongside Stephen Baldwin in “Tapestry,” a new faith-based Christmas movie.  Tina Louise, who was the glamorous Ginger on “Gilligan’s Island,” plays a dying matriarch trying ...

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“The Star’ animated movie and UPtv offering December’s family-friendly choices

Finding a children’s animated movie about the birth of Christ isn’t easy. In fact, if you’re wanting it to be feature-length — that is, a 90-minute film to watch on family movie ...

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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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New Tivoli Theater may struggle to regain art house film fans

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The story of Kansas City’s premiere Art House cinema is, in recent memory, one of great sadness. Tivoli Cinemas closed its doors back in April of this year to much surprise as ...

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