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Michael Foust is the husband of an amazing wife named Julie and the father of four young children. He has covered the intersection of faith and entertainment for more than a decade. Visit his blog, MichaelFoust.com

Netflix’s ‘Penguin Bloom’ has lessons about family, life and death

Sam Bloom was a smiling, energetic mom of three in 2013 who was living the so-called good life. She had reached her childhood goal of...

There’s a new streaming platform — and it’s a great option for families

America’s newest streaming service has hardly any movies and just as few scripted series, yet it’s one of the best options for families yet. Discovery...

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ has multiple great messages about life

The phrase “family-friendly” -- as every parent knows -- is subjective. The film your neighbor says is fine for the children might not be...

‘Jingle Jangle’ is Netflix’s best family-friendly movie yet

Remember the days of live-action family-friendly musicals -- when classics like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang dominated the...

Hallmark-like ‘Farmer and the Belle’ leads family-friendly spotlight

Her name is Belle, and she is one of the world's most popular models, having graced billboards, magazine covers and TV ads. Lately, though, her...

Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’ will make you want to smash your smartphone

You may not smash your smartphone after watching Netflix’s newest hit documentary, but if you do, I won’t blame you. Titled The Social Dilemma (PG-13),...

ClearPlay’s new filtering service makes any Netflix movie family-friendly

For fans of family-friendly movies, this summer included some bad news and some great news, all in the span of a few days. First, the...

NBC’s new streaming service Peacock is worth watching — and it’s free

America’s one millionth streaming service launched in July, but this one has a unique element that makes it stand out from the rest: It’s...

Disney Plus’ ‘Hamilton’ is marvelous, but it’s not kid-friendly

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...
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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ lands on Hulu at just the right time

A movie about Fred Rogers began streaming on Hulu in June, and it couldn’t come at a better time in U.S. history. Rogers, of course,...