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Vudu’s new filtered movie service leads October’s family-friendly lineup

What if you could turn a PG-13 movie into a family-friendly film that even a seven-year-old child could watch? Thanks to a new venture between Vudu, Walmart and Clearplay, you can.

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!”

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...

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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It’s definitely business as usual within our home. We homeschool, which means I have all the sharpened pencils, paper, and saved curriculum just waiting...