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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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Superhero ‘Black Panther’ leads September streaming lineup

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We’ve grown accustomed to a superhero misbehaving in the Marvel and DC universes – whether that’s Iron Man acting like a playboy, Wonder Woman spending the night with a companion, or the ...

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Netflix series features Jesus as 12-year-old American boy

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“He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead,” according to the network’s description of the show, which is based on a 2009 comic book ...

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5 easy ways to make Netflix more kid-friendly 

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The first time I realized the need for parental controls on Netflix, I was searching with my 10-year-old son for shows on the “Revolutionary War.” The search was anything but friendly. I ...

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‘Thor,’ ‘The Last Jedi’ make their debut on Netflix

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Netflix customers groaned last year when Disney announced it eventually would sever its agreement with the streaming service. But lost in the details was some good news for Netflix movie buffs: The ...

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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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Exhilarating ‘River Monsters’ tops new streaming entries

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What do you get when you combine Bear Grylls and Bill Dance, and then toss in a little history, a ton of mystery and even some cultural education? The answer: Animal Planet’s River ...

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Case for Christ Tops November Streaming

This movie shines and is well worth your time while looking for good streaming options. Lee is a journalist who wants to prove that there is no God, and he’s going to ...

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What’s streaming this month?

Streaming ‘Victoria’ might fill your ‘Downton Abbey’ void. I didn’t cry when PBS’ Downton Abbey went off the air, but I thought about it. After all, what would replace my infatuation with ...

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