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New musical from Dolly Parton focuses on themes of goodwill and grace

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“Christmas on the Square,” a new musical holiday movie from country music star Dolly Parton, explores grace and goodwill toward others. The plot centers on a despicable and wealthy woman named Regina Fuller, ...

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Netflix cancellations up 800% over film ‘Cuties’ as Obamas criticized

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Netflix cancellations are up 800% after an online movement to boycott the streaming service gains steam in response to “Cuties.” Critics say the film promotes child pornography and cite the fact it ...

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Tulsi Gabbard latest politician to join bi-partisan outcry over Netflix’s ‘Cuties’

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Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is joining the bipartisan movement of politicians condemning the controversial film “Cuties,” which debuted on Netflix last week. In a tweet posted Friday, Gabbard called the French movie ...

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Show on Rubik’s Cube and the people who solve it is intriguing, mind-blowing and inspiring

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I received my first Rubik’s Cube when I was about 10. The U.S. was still in the midst of the “cube craze,” and children from coast to coast were wanting one, even ...

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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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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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‘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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Overwhelmed by streaming services?

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HBO Max debuted this week leaving many people reeling as they pick and choose which streaming services are best for their families. As Vulture.com points out, “Finding something to watch on TV ...

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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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Faith-based musical “A Week Away” will be shown on Netflix

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Netflix has acquired “A Week Away,” a faith-based musical which has been compared to the smash hit “High School Musical.”  The idea for the movie came from Christian singer and Alan Powell, ...

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From John Adams to Bobby Flay, here’s what our readers are watching on television

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Dwight and I have said that we do not want this “stay at home” order to go to waste. We have garden work, back log of business duties, and home projects to ...

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‘Pandemic’ documentary is an eerie must-watch during the current crisis

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The best new entry to the Netflix lineup is a documentary series that won’t leave you laughing or even cheering — although it’s so engrossing that you might binge it until the ...

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Our readers share their binge-worthy entertainment

We are listing alternate activities for our readers since events are cancelled across the country. Like you, we are getting accustomed to the new normal. We asked our readers to give us ...

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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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