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Friday, January 24, 2020

Once King, Always King

Scar, so evil, exploited and manipulated young Simba into believing he was responsible for a his own father’s death, telling him if it weren’t for Simba, “his father would still be alive!”

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.

Inspirational ‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming lineup

Sports movies 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...

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...

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: What’s There for Christians?

In the 1950s, Alan Freed, a disc jockey on WJW radio in Cleveland, started calling the mixture of R&B, country, and blues records, rock ’n' roll. He took what...

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To Be Fruitful and Multiply, in the Name of Jesus Christ

January 19-25, 2020 is Sanctity of Human Life week, which honors human life at birth, before birth and while the baby is still in the mother’s womb. January 22, 2020 is National Sanctity of Human Life Day

Poll Finds Nearly 50 Percent of Californians Say They Want to Move Out Soon

According to the Pew Research Center, one in five adults in the state are evangelical Christians, and there are more megachurches in California than in any other state

Interview with actress Shari Rigby of hit movie Overcomer

The hit faith-based movie Overcomer has grossed more than $34 million and will release on DVD/Blue-Ray on December 17 in time for the holidays. The...