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REVIEW: ‘Dark Waters’ challenges our beliefs on business, the environment
Dec06

REVIEW: ‘Dark Waters’ challenges our beliefs on business, the environment

Robert Bilott is a smart and hard-working corporate defense attorney who represents some of the nation’s most powerful chemical companies. He opposes red tape and regulation. He sides with the big businesses. And when the chemical companies throw a party, he rubs shoulders with the execs. But then a family friend—a West Virginia farmer named Wilbur Tennant—pays him a visit. Bilott claims the nearby DuPont factory is pouring deadly...

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‘The Star’ leads December’s family-friendly lineup
Dec02

‘The Star’ leads December’s family-friendly lineup

Finding a children’s animated movie about the birth of Christ isn’t easy. In fact, if you’re wanting it to be feature-length—that is, a 90-minute film to watch on family movie night—it’s nearly impossible. But there’s good news: The best selection in that unique genre is now on Netflix. The Star (2017) tells the story of Christ’s birth from the viewpoint of the animals, as they follow Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem and...

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‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight
Aug03

‘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 Room (2015), which focused on prayer. And, yes, I cried again while watching a screener of their latest film, Overcomer, which opens in theaters Aug. 23 and follows the story of a basketball coach and a high school cross country athlete who are...

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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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