Hulu’s new kid-friendly content tops family-friendly spotlight

Hulu’s new kid-friendly content tops 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. A 2018 poll showed that nearly 60 percent of Americans watch...
REVIEW: ‘Glass’ is a tale about evil superheroes. Huh?

REVIEW: ‘Glass’ is a tale about evil superheroes. Huh?

Some people like their superheroes to be, you know, superheroes. They want superheroes who do good, defeat evil and inspire us to live better lives. Others prefer antiheroes -- that...
REVIEW: ‘Social Animals’ spotlights perilous combination of teens & Instagram

REVIEW: ‘Social Animals’ spotlights perilous combination of teens and Instagram

Not that long ago, I was young and hip. I knew about the latest trends, the latest songs, the latest gadgets. It was my life. But the process of growing...
REVIEW: ‘Bumblebee’ is a different type of Transformers film (and that’s good)

REVIEW: ‘Bumblebee’ is a different type of Transformers film (and that’s good)

What do you get when you add a storyline to a Transformers movie and remove the sexualization of women? Apparently, Bumblebee. The sixth movie in the franchise opened just before...
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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,...
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...

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 that they will continue to...
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 I finally got it. Mary Poppins...
‘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 in the early 1900s, grew...
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 movie’s showtime was way past...
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