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Easter Movie Ideas

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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The Church and Media: Common Concerns

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 concern ...

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The Faithful Are Still Easy Pickings in Media

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 ...

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Deciding If Your Children Should See The Passion of the Christ

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 ...

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