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Easter Movie Ideas »

Whether you are looking for a deep personal religious experience, a solid egg of inspiration, or something as sweet and light as a chocolate bunny, we hope you find something in our basket of Easter movie suggestions that will suit your family’s taste.

 

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Philomena: The Book Versus The Movie »

Watching the film Philomena, about an unwed woman forced to give up her baby during the 1950s, left me with a lot of questions. What happened to the disgraced mother after she lost her son? Where did she go when she left the convent that housed her during that traumatic time?… read more »

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Re-release of The Bible: The Epic Mini Series - October 2013 »

In March 2013 the History Channel debuted The Bible: The Epic Mini Series. This five-part drama (ten hours in total) captured TV viewers in record numbers. Then on Easter morning (April 2, 2013) the series released to home video in a box set.

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Parents Beware: “Spring Breakers” Ain’t No High School Musical Remake »

Why am I not surprised? Because in my 30-plus years of working in media I’ve seen it time and time again—child and teen stars go off the deep end once they enter adulthood and some eager agent/producer/director or even (sadly) their parents are all too keen to have them cash in on the latest raunchy, edgy “new thing.”

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The Church and Media: Common Concerns »

For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the effects of media on the family are front-page news. In their September 2004 issue of The Ensign, the official publication of this U.S. based sect, their president, Gordon B. Hinckley, opens his prominently placed Page 3 column by stating his… read more »

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The Faithful Are Still Easy Pickings in Media »

My kids love blonde jokes. And for the most part, I put up with it. But I don’t know that I’m making the best decision. No matter how innocent it may seem, teaching children it’s permissible to make fun of any identifiable group of people, is potentially dangerous.

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Deciding If Your Children Should See The Passion of the Christ »

Countless times I’ve attended film screenings of movies I wouldn’t choose to see for myself, let alone my children. Yet just as often, after finding my seat, the empty chair beside me will be occupied by a child—accompanied by an adult whom I assume is their father or mother.

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