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‘Lego Masters’ and ‘Run the Race’ lead streaming lineup

The lego is more common in my house than, well … food and clothes. Perhaps that’s not surprising, since I have two boys who are crazy about Star Wars and superheroes — ...

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‘Night on Earth’ leads ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

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Most nature documentaries film their animal subjects during the daytime. That way, the filmmaker can easily capture the unique characteristics and exquisite colors of the animals — and the viewer at home ...

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Eye-opening ‘One Child Nation’ leads January streaming lineup

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What would happen if a nation limited families to one child in a society that has a strong preference for boys? Answer: Horrors that you can’t imagine. The new documentary One Child ...

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Netflix streams gay Jesus Christmas special, gets over 1 million protest signatures

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Christians of all denominations have joined to condemn a Netflix movie that depicts Jesus in a homosexual relationship and the Virgin Mary as an adulterous. The gay community even says the show ...

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Hallmark-like Christmas movie leads streaming lineup

I accidentally discovered the lure of Hallmark movies this summer during a family vacation when two of my boys — I won’t embarrass them by printing their names — became hooked. They ...

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Family-centric Disney Plus leads November streaming lineup

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Disney Plus is the new streaming destination for families In my home, Friday evenings are reserved for family movie night. Sometimes, we rent a movie from Redbox. Other times, we catch a ...

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Inspiring ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ leads ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

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Millions of Americans grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which aired nationally from 1968 to 2001 and followed Fred Rogers as he educated children about the world and taught them to be ...

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Netflix’s ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ tops October streaming lineup

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Everyone has a talent. Most of us, though, weren’t born with the artistic skill to design things for the world’s top companies. These are the geniuses who design your car. And your ...

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Faith-based crime series ‘Vindication’ leads September streaming lineup

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The best new series on Amazon Prime Video is a crime drama full of brilliant sleuthing and police investigations. But — surprise, surprise — there is not a curse word or mega-violent ...

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Netflix’s ‘The Family’ turns prayer group into sinister force for world domination

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Heard about the Netflix documentary “The Family?”  As the streaming channel’s series go, it is just about as far-fetched as they come. A lot of supposedly smart people – Christians included – ...

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‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming

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Sports, and particularly basketball, have a special place in the American culture. Perhaps that’s because Americans naturally root for the underdog — the subject of most sports flicks. Or perhaps that’s because ...

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Netflix cuts graphic suicide scene from season finale

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Amid continued public and media criticism, Netflix has decided to cut “13 Reasons Why” of its most graphic suicide scene to date. The television show’s season finale sees main character Hannah Baker ...

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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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Faith-based ‘Like Arrows’ tops May’s streaming lineup

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The filmmakers of Like Arrows, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, are the names behind some of the most successful films in faith-based entertainment— including War Room, Courageous and Fireproof — but they’ve also ...

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Netflix’s ‘You vs. Wild’ tops family-friendly options for May

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When Man vs. Wild first aired on the Discovery Channel in 2006, I was hooked. It seemed there was little that survival expert Bear Grylls couldn’t do — from finding water in ...

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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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February Top 5: ‘Run the Race’ stands out among sports movies

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Sports movies are never just about sports. In fact, the best ones present so many lessons about life and eternity that even non-sports fans will enjoy them. Such is the case with ...

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Netflix show causes increase in thrift store donations

If you like thrift shopping, you’re in luck. A new Netflix show called “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” is teaching people to let go of material things. The minimalist home/life improvement show ...

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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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‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ leads January streaming

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January streaming options include many family films and a surprising series. My children aren’t allowed to watch horror movies. Or scary movies. Or anything that might possibly give them nightmares. I have ...

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Awe-inspiring ‘Blue Planet II’ leads December streaming lineup

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King David likely would have enjoyed watching nature documentaries on television. After all, he’s the one who told us “the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1) and that mountain peaks ...

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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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Parents beware: New Facebook app encourages sex game for kids

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Netflix and Facebook have stooped to a new low with game encouraging masturbation for children, a child advocacy organization is warning parents. To promote its crude, puberty-focused original cartoon series “Big Mouth,” ...

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Netflix to create new Chronicles of Narnia series

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Netlifx announced on Wednesday plans to create new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved book series, The Chronicles of Narnia, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The late author’s most ...

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