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WORDSLINGERS REVIEW: ‘The Call of the Wild’ is a worthy adaptation (and mostly family-friendly)
Feb21

WORDSLINGERS REVIEW: ‘The Call of the Wild’ is a worthy adaptation (and mostly family-friendly)

‘The Call of the Wild’ opens this weekend, telling the classic story of a dog who is shipped to Alaska and discovers wild instincts he never knew he had. Buck is a big, energetic dog who rarely has a problem in life. He eats the best foods. He sleeps whenever he wishes. He’s pampered throughout the day. But that’s about to change. Buck is stolen off his owner’s California ranch and shipped to Alaska, where he’s sold to the highest...

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WORDSLINGERS REVIEW: LifeWay Films’ ‘Free Burma Rangers’ is a gritty faith movie like no other
Feb21

WORDSLINGERS REVIEW: LifeWay Films’ ‘Free Burma Rangers’ is a gritty faith movie like no other

The documentary film ‘Free Burma Rangers,’ in theaters Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24-25, tells the story of a family who serves victims of war. David Eubank isn’t your typical missionary. He carries a Bible, but also a military-style rifle. He delivers the hope of Christ to war-torn parts of the world, yet won’t hesitate to shoot an ISIS soldier if cornered. When he hears the sound of bullets and bombs, he often runs toward it—not away....

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REVIEW: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ delivers a solid message about friendship
Feb14

REVIEW: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ delivers a solid message about friendship

The live-action movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ opens this weekend, telling the story of a creature with extraordinary powers. Sonic is an energetic blue hedgehog born with extraordinary powers. He’s fast — 300 mph fast. He can play table tennis by himself. He can race through a highway speed trap without being seen. He’s so fast that few people in his hometown of Green Hills, Mont., know he even exists. But one day, Sonic’s speed...

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Netflix’s ‘Night on Earth’ tops February’s family-friendly list
Feb07

Netflix’s ‘Night on Earth’ tops February’s family-friendly list

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices in film and home entertainment. Most nature documentaries film their animal subjects during the daytime. That way, the filmmaker can easily capture the unique characteristics and exquisite colors of the animals—and the viewer at home can follow the on-screen action without any confusion. A new Netflix documentary,...

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WORDSLINGERS REVIEW: ‘Created Equal’ reveals a Clarence Thomas driven by faith
Jan31

WORDSLINGERS REVIEW: ‘Created Equal’ reveals a Clarence Thomas driven by faith

A new documentary, ‘Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,’ tells the amazing story of Thomas’ life through the voice and eyes of Thomas himself. He was a self-identified left-wing college radical who wore Army fatigues. He embraced Marxist leaders and took part in a violent protest. And when he graduated from law school in the 1970s, he thought working for a Republican would be “repulsive.” But somehow, Clarence Thomas grew...

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