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2021 shaping up to be good year for faith-based films

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Faith-based movies performed well in 2020 despite many theaters closing because of the pandemic. For example, the film “I Still Believe” landed at No. 1 for its debut opening and brought in ...

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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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Numbers are in: How Covid killed the box office

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CNBC reports that movie box office sales plummeted by 80% during 2020. The data, gathered by Comscore, found that U.S. revenues came in at just $2.28 billion, down from $11.4 billion in ...

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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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Christian leader cautions viewers about gay-themed Hallmark movies

Several new Hallmark and other Christmas movies celebrate LGBT relationships, according to Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Hallmark’s movie “The Christmas House” and Hulu’s “Happiest Season” present challenges for Christian ...

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Delightful film explores Dickens as ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

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Since its arrival, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday favorite the world over in its myriad retellings. The 2018 adaptation, The Man Who Invented Christmas, is a bit different, offering something ...

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Hallmark-like ‘Farmer and the Belle’ highlights God’s definition of beauty

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Her name is Belle, and she is one of the world’s most popular models, having graced billboards, magazine covers and TV ads. Lately, though, her work has been slow. It seems companies ...

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‘Courageous’ movie will be rereleased with new scenes and ending

The popular faith-based movie “Courageous” will be back in theaters next year but with added scenes and a new ending. Filmgoers “will get to see what happens to many of the characters ...

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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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Matthew McConaughey talks Christianity and cancel culture

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Actor Matthew McConaughey says that some actors are afraid to openly express their faith for fear of the cancel culture. “I have had — and I won’t throw any people under the ...

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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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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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Kansas City-based AMC Theatres open this weekend with $5 tickets

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The movie industry has been hard hit by the pandemic, with most theaters closed since last spring. AMC Theatres, which is based in Kansas City, reopened Thursday night in several area theaters ...

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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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AMC Theaters to reopen with 15 cent movie tickets on opening day

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Life is slowly returning to normal and one big indicator is the movie theater. AMC theaters has announced their locations across the country are scheduled to start a phased reopening. Approximately 300 ...

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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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Actor plans to launch Hollywood studio to produce conservative projects

HOLLYWOOD CONSERVATIVE

Instead of complaining about Christians and conservative ideals being ignored by Hollywood, Antonio Sabato Jr. is doing something about it. Sabato, who’s best known for starring in “General Hospital” and dozens of ...

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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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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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HBO Max announces classic film is gone with the wind for now

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The cancel culture has claimed another victim, this time the Oscar-winning film “Gone With the Wind.” HBO Max announced the move this week. “‘Gone With the Wind’ is a product of its ...

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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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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Just Mercy’ and the pursuit of real justice

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Just Mercy is based on a book of the same name written by the Bryan Stevenson, a legal advocate who’s spent the better part of three decades crusading for the rights and ...

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Several good Christian movies available for viewing this weekend

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There’s a lot of trash available on streaming devices and television. Sometimes it’s easy to spend 30 minutes looking for something decent to watch on Netflix, Prime or television. Here are five ...

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4 Christian companies offering free streaming and video in April

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If your only definition of streaming is “Netflix,” then April is a great time to try something new. That’s because multiple family-friendly services — including four of the best ones — are ...

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