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Kendrick Brothers’ ‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which focused on prayer.

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

Filmmakers 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 had...

REVIEW: Kids will enjoy ‘Aladdin’ — no matter what critics say

The problem with remaking classic movies is they always will be compared to the original. Thus, even if a film is funny, entertaining and worthy of a solid grade,...

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

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television.   When Man vs. Wild first aired on the Discovery Channel...

REVIEW: Is ‘Avengers: Endgame’ OK for kids?

It's easy to gauge the success of a movie: You look at the box office gross. But gauging its cultural impact and its popularity among children can be more difficult....

Hit thriller film ‘A Quiet Place’ leads April’s streaming lineup

I don’t watch many horror movies. In fact, I typically avoid them like the plague. My reasoning is simple. I enjoy sleeping in peace at night. I like being...

REVIEW: The surprising adoption message in ‘Shazam!’

Warning: spoilers ahead! Good movies about adoption don’t come around often. The faith-based realm gave us Bella (2006) and October Baby (2011). The animated/family genre delivered Stuart Little (1999), Meet...

Kingdom Studios Announces Upcoming Film Slate with Lionsgate

Kingdom Studios, the creators of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, the sleeper hit and top grossing independent film of 2018, unveiled an unprecedented slate of faith based film projects to...

REVIEW: Why ‘Unplanned’ should not be rated R

Sometimes, the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings board gets it wrong. Like it did with The Rookie, which was rated G but should have been given a PG due...

“Unplanned” in Theaters March 29: Q&A with the Producers

UNPLANNED is a movie about the dramatic true story of Abby Johnson who “only ever wanted to help women.”
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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ leads September’s family-friendly lineup

More than a few of my childhood nights were spent sitting in my bedroom, wondering why my father was watching a “boring” PBS documentary on the Civil War.

Help! My Dog’s Itching is Driving Me Crazy

One of the most common problems I see on a daily basis in my practice is itching dogs.  This is because an itching animal usually gets the owner’s attention.  Persistent chewing and scratching is not only frustrating to the owner, but miserable for the pet as well

Claims Vaping a Safe Alternative to Smoking Go up in Smoke

While smoke is not involved in vaping, a firestorm of controversy about the safety of vaping has filled the air recently.