Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ leads September’s family-friendly lineup

Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ leads September’s family-friendly lineup

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. More than a few of my childhood nights were spent sitting...
Inspirational ‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming lineup

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...
‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

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...

‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July’s list of ‘5 family-friendly things’

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television.   I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that...
‘Mary Poppins Returns’ leads July streaming lineup

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ leads July streaming lineup

Michael Banks is a young widower facing eviction from his London home. That’s bad enough, but with two children to care for, he is growing desperate for a solution.   Perhaps Mary...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ leads June streaming lineup

Superhero movies are ultra-popular in our culture, but they’re also ultra-violent and, sometimes, ultra profane. They’re also loved by young children, even if the kids never have watch one and...

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?

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....
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