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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...

‘Little House on the Prairie’ leads March streaming lineup

Sometimes, it’s helpful to look back at our ancestors’ world and consider how times have changed.   It can spark a sense of gratitude for our many blessings. It also...

Netflix’s ‘The Repair Shop’ leads January’s family-friendly lineup

The repair culture has been replaced by the throwaway culture. We no longer fix stuff. We throw it in the dumpster -- and then we log onto Amazon to find the replacement. A new BBC reality program might help us change our mindset.

Invasive Species Turning Florida from Paradise into a Jungle

Genesis relates that God placed man in a paradise known as the Garden of Eden. Man’s role was to work the Garden and to...

Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

What should you do if you think your dog has a food allergy?