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 family-friendly films released in theaters...

REVIEW: ‘The Lego Movie 2’ and traditional gender roles

As the father of 7-year-old boy-and-girl twins, I have had a unique perspective on the natural differences between the two genders. My son’s idea of fun is jumping off chairs...
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...
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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 many films in that genre,...

‘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...
REVIEW: ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’ is a well-done, powerful sequel

REVIEW: ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’ is a well-done, powerful sequel

Cynthia Zamperini is a young woman married to a famous Olympian and a decorated World War II veteran.  But despite her outward appearance, she’s not feeling so fortunate. Her...
‘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...

I’ll Push You Documentary in Theaters November 2nd, 2017

It would seem Justin and Patrick were destined to be friends — their parents were friends in college and Justin’s great uncle was Patrick’s grandfather’s best man in his wedding.

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,...
‘Growing Pains’ leads October’s streaming entries

‘Growing Pains’ leads October streaming lineup on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu

Remember when most primetime sitcoms weren’t vulgar, and when the whole family could relax around the television and laugh out loud together? As a child of the 1970's and 80's,...