Peter Quill is a superhero with a long list of accomplishments.He's rescued his friends and strangers from death. He's even saved the universe.But there is a hole in Quill's soul. His mom died. His girlfriend died. And now, his good friend, Rocket, is seriously injured.Quill – also known as Star Lord – is determined to save Rocket. That, though, will require Quill and his superhero friends to travel to the other side of the universe, where the secret to Rocket's health lies. It also will require Quill to confront ghosts from his past.Will Rocket survive?The new film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (PG-13) follows the story of Quill, Rocket and their motley gang of good guys. It stars Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana and Pom Klementieff.Here are four things parents should know:
Nothing can bring frustration faster for parents than trying to spend quality time as a family and being lost as to what to watch together. It’s incredibly difficult to find a movie that kids of various ages will agree on, and even harder still to find one that would interest a pre-teen or teenager and yet be a flick parents approve of.
Margaret is a sixth-grade student who is similar to other girls her age. She enjoys hanging out with friends. She enjoys hanging out with her grandmother. She also likes boys. A lot. But there is one area where Margaret is unlike many other girls. Puberty.Margaret wants to look more like a woman, so she prays to God, asking Him to change her and speed up her growth.Will her prayers be answered?The new film Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret follows the story of Margaret, her friend Nancy, and their classmates. It stars Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, Rachel McAdams as her mother and Kathy Bates as her grandmother.Here are three things you should know:
The new biopic film Big George Foreman (PG-13) tells the true story of two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman, who overcame multiple obstacles throughout his life in order to become one of boxing's greatest fighters. He also became a preacher.Here are four things you should know:
Netflix offers a faith-based musical, a Bible-based series, and a film starring Dennis Quaid. It also offers a documentary about a legendary children’s television host. Here are the seven best Christian movies on Netflix.
Doug is a middle-aged man who is struggling to understand God's purpose in pain.His father died. His uncle died. And how his brother has died.His wife tells him to rely on God and to lean on his wife. Doug, though, has no desire."Why would He let this happen?" he asks.Soon, though, Doug's faith is put to an even greater test. On the flight back from his brother's funeral, Doug discovers that the pilot of his small plane is unconscious. There is no co-pilot. There aren't even any stewardesses. The only other passengers are Doug's wife, Terri, and their two daughters. Doug radios the air traffic control tower and tells them about the desperate situation.Will they be able to help?It's all part of the new movieOn a Wing and a Prayer(PG), now on Prime Video.Here are three things you should know about it:
Billy is a talented teenage boy who doesn't want to grow into adulthood.He's 17 and living in a foster home. He loves his foster parents. He loves the rest of his foster family, too.But in a few short months, he'll turn 18, which means his foster parents won't be receiving checks to tend to his needs."Like everyone on Earth, we have to get a job or leave home," his foster sister Mary tells him. "Nothing lasts forever."Of course, Billy already has a pretty impressive side job – that is, as a superhero. He "took" that job a few years back when an aging wizard gave Billy his powers, instantly turning an insecure boy into a powerful crimefighter named "Shazam." Every time Billy shouts that word – "Shazam" – he turns into a superhero.And now, Billy has his biggest mission yet. It seems three daughters of the Greek god Atlas have invaded Earth in search of a powerful staff and a magical apple that is the so-called "seed of life." If they find both, then Billy and everyone on Earth will be destroyed.Can Billy – that is, Shazam – stop them?The new filmShazam! Fury of the Gods(PG-13) follows Shazam/Billy (Zachary Levi) on his quest to protect not only his fellow earthlings but also his foster family.Here are three things parents should know:
Abraham is a hard-working man who loves his wife, his children and his God.He knows he's blessed. Long ago, God told Abraham his descendants would equal the number of stars in the sky. God even told him that his descendants would live on a bountiful stretch of land and that all the nations of the Earth would be blessed through them. But now God is asking Abraham to do the unthinkable: to sacrifice his son Isaac on an altar in Moriah, a land that will take three days to reach.Abraham weeps at the thought. Yet he also begins preparing for the grueling trip.The new filmHis Only Son(PG-13) follows the Old Testament story of Abraham, Issac and Sarah.Here are four things you should know about it:
Whether you're seeking a family-friendly movie about Jesus for Easter viewing or something that will leave adults thinking about what Jesus accomplished, these 10 Jesus movies give something for everybody.
There aren’t many well-known female Bible characters, but Esther is one of them. A woman who saved her people from genocide, which is still remembered today during the holiday of Purim. A woman who showed it was possible to do incredible things for God in difficult circumstances. There’s also plenty of dramatic tension in her story—death threats, manipulation, and surprising plot twists.All these details make the story of Esther one of the most memorable Bible stories and a ripe subject for adaptation. There have been costume dramas like the recent One Night with the King and biblical epics in that genre’s golden period like Esther and the King. There have been musicals likeQueen Esther’s Dilemma and cartoons in various styles.Here are some of the best Esther movies for kids or adults. Each entry includes a rating suggestion and where to find each film.Editor’s Note: These movies’ inclusion in this article does not mean Crosswalk.com endorses the companies who produce the movies or any dramatic license taken with the material. Readers are encouraged to research the movies for their own conclusions.Further Reading:Who Was Esther in the Bible?Photo Credit: Getty Images/leykladay
I have compiled a list of my six favorite, clean, romantic comedies. These films are not perfect in their content, but I have chosen them based on the innocence of the relationships and the lack of unneeded sexual content. I would still stick to the rating system if you chose to watch them with small children, But they should be appropriate for older girls.
Between documentaries like the Fantasy Makers and biopics like Shadowlands, there are plenty of excellent movies about C.S. Lewis and his friends in the Inklings. Let's look at 10 of those movies and what makes them special.
Samuel is a talented young man with a passion for the gospel and a desire to tell others about God’s grace. A tragedy led him to that perspective. Years ago, he was a hard-partying rock-and-roll star who was arrested for drug possession and faced years behind bars when a judge threw out the criminal charges and gave him a second chance at life.Overwhelmed by God’s providence, Allen subsequently dedicated his life to the pastorate.And now, he wants his church members to embrace God’s grace, peace and joy. But the denominational leaders don’t see the world the same way and say God’s approval requires following a set of man-made rules.For a while, Samuel is able to skirt the approval of the leaders.Soon, though, his superiors intervene, and he is forced out of the pulpit.Stung by the rejection of fellow Christians, he and his wife move to another state.Will Samuel ever return to the church?The new faith-based filmSouthern Gospel(PG-13) follows the story of Samuel.Here are three things you should know:
The new movie Jesus Revolution (PG-13) tells the true story of pastor Chuck Smith and hippie Lonnie Frisbee, as they team up to spark a movement that spreads across the country. The film stars Jonathan Roumie (The Chosen) as Frisbee, Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Frasier) as Smith, Joel Courtney as Greg Laurie, Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Father of the Bride) as Laurie's mother and Anna Grace Barlow as Laurie's girlfriend and future wife Cathe.Here are four things you should know:
The new Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (PG-13) follows the adventures of Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and his family, who eventually face off against the quantum realm's evil ruler, Kang the Conqueror. It stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas and Jonathan Majors.Here are four things parents should know:
The new movie Unexpected, streaming on major platforms, follows the adoption-centric story of Amy and Bob as they navigate the trials of life and a yard full of creatures. It was directed by David Hunt and produced by his wife, Patricia Heaton. Here are three things you should know about it...
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