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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
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‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ leads January streaming entries

My children aren’t allowed to watch horror movies. Or scary movies. Or anything that might possibly give them nightmares. I have theological problems with...
The 10 best family-friendly films of 2018

The 10 best, most family-friendly films of 2018

Let’s face it: It can be difficult to find a movie that the whole family can watch.   Thankfully, though, there were quite a few...

Hollywood official: Ticket sales key to getting more faith-based films

The president of a Hollywood production unit says movie studios are making more faith-based films than they ever have in the past -- but...
REVIEW: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is marvelous

REVIEW: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is marvelous

Not that long ago, I didn’t understand why the 1964 film Mary Poppins was such a hit. But then I had children. And then...
‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ tops Dec. family-friendly spotlight

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ tops Dec. family-friendly spotlight

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television.    The commercialization of Christmas started...
REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a family-centric superhero flick

REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a family-centric superhero flick

My 10-year-old son begged to tag along with me when I screened the latest superhero film, the animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, but the...
REVIEWS: ‘Buttons’ is a fun, feel-good musical

REVIEW: ‘Buttons’ is a fun, feel-good musical

If Dick Van Dyke is singing and dancing in a movie, then you can guarantee I’m ready to watch it. So it’s no surprise that...
Awe-inspiring ‘Blue Planet II’ leads December streaming lineup

Awe-inspiring ‘Blue Planet II’ leads December streaming lineup

King David likely would have enjoyed watching nature documentaries on television. After all, he’s the one who told us “the heavens declare the glory...

REVIEW: ‘Creed II’ soars with solid fatherhood message

My favorite movie about fatherhood: Courageous. My second favorite: Finding Nemo. The Pursuit of Happyness ranks somewhere up there, too, but I now have...
REVIEW: ‘Instant Family’ has a great message, even if it’s not squeaky-clean

REVIEW: ‘Instant Family’ has a great message about foster care, even if it’s not...

Sometimes, a serious topic is best conveyed on the big screen with a smile and a laugh. That’s because some topics are packed with...
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