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‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup
Jul06

‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July 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. I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ go-to for entertainment. My goal is to broaden their horizons beyond the typical...

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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ leads June’s family-friendly spotlight
Jun08

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ leads June’s 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 Secret Life of Pets was the fourth-highest grossing film of 2016 and one of the most family-friendly, too, with plenty of laughs and life lessons for parents and children. Its sequel hits theaters June 7 and—in a rare feat for any movie—surpasses its predecessor for...

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Netflix’s ‘You vs. Wild’ tops family-friendly options for May
May04

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, DVD, streaming or television. When Man vs. Wild first aired on the Discovery Channel in 2006, I was hooked. It seemed there was little that survival expert Bear Grylls couldn’t do—from finding water in a dry desert to building a fire in the pouring rain. And even when it was disclosed that Grylls sometimes...

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New film ‘Breakthrough’ leads April’s family-friendly spotlight
Apr06

New film ‘Breakthrough’ leads April’s 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. Labeling a film “the best faith-based movie” you’ve seen doesn’t always help. On one hand, some skeptics of faith films might pay attention and watch it. On the other hand, skeptics also might consider it a backhanded compliment—sort of like calling a restaurant “the best fast...

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‘Animals with Cameras’ leads March’s family friendly spotlight
Mar09

‘Animals with Cameras’ leads March’s 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. Nature documentaries always rank among my family’s favorite programs—whether it’s the BBC’s splendid Planet Earth and Frozen Planet series or PBS’ marvelous and time-tested Nature programs. But those documentaries have their limits. The camera operators cannot, for example, go...

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