New On Netflix, Pure Flix, & Amazon Prime

New On Netflix, Pure Flix, & Amazon Prime (September 2017)



HOODWINKED is a computer animated movie that puts a postmodern spin on the classic children’s story Little Red Riding Hood. While entertaining, the movie strips the moral lesson from the well-known Brothers Grimm folktale, and fails to leave its audience with any lasting impressions…

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HOTEL FOR DOGS stars Emma Roberts of NANCY DREW, as a 16-year-old girl with foster parents who, with her clever younger brother, transforms an abandoned hotel into a place where their own pet and stray dogs can stay. HOTEL FOR DOGS is a delightful, playful and funny family movie, but some scary, sad moments, scatological humor and other elements require caution and media wisdom for younger children…

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THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of an orphaned girl who goes to live in England with an uncle in a melancholy manor. She discovers her deceased aunt’s secret garden and with some new friends brings the garden and thus herself back to life. The film is beautifully photographed, contains interesting performances and has a poignant message of death and rebirth. However, there is one instance of a children’s magical fantasy incantation…

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Pure Flix (Sponsored Content):FAITH HAPPENS (series)

If you’ve ever wondered why bad things happen to good people, you owe it to yourself to watch Amy and her brother Dan’s true story. They suffer terribly at the hands of their parents, but a godly grandmother makes all the difference in the world. See how their prayers are answered in a way they never could have anticipated.

Parental Warning: Intense Scenes, Mild Violence, Adult Situations


After two teen girls cruelly impersonate her online in a “reverse cyber bullying” plot, Ashley’s reputation is ruined and she and her mother Julie flee an escalating threat to their lives. Starting over at a new school, romantic interests and the poignant lessons from an eccentric history teacher draw them out of seclusion until they realize confronting a hurtful past is essential to ensure a brighter future.

Parental Warning: Mild Violence

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Becca had it all: beauty, love, and the job of her dreams. But in the blink of an eye, her entire life came crashing down around her until she found a mysterious ray of hope in the most unlikely of places. Sometimes, all it takes is someone believing in us…


An Amish beauty with a loving family and a marriage offer from the community’s most eligible young man, Emma’s future seems right on track. Yet she yearns for adventure and romance and when given the opportunity to spend the season helping her widowed cousin’s market business in scenic Charm, Ohio, she jumps at the chance to see what else the world has to offer. Emma must decide whether to stay amongst the Amish, or leave behind everyone and everything she’s ever known to venture out into the world…


Pastor Jon’s energetic style of worship doesn’t always align with his less-than- accepting congregants. Where will God lead him next?…

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BEN-HUR is a remake of the beloved 1959 classic starring Charlton Heston, featuring Jack Huston as the Jewish prince who runs afoul of his Roman friend, gets sentenced to a slave ship and must forsake his lust for revenge while meeting Jesus Christ and his disciples, who preach forgiveness. BEN-HUR is very exciting, especially the sea battle and the chariot race, but turns the message of the good news of salvation into a lesson about forgiveness…

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, the 2016 remake of the iconic 1960 western starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, envisions the seven gunfighters fighting to protect a town of farmers from an evil mine owner trying to steal their land. This new MAGNIFICENT SEVEN has a surprising amount of overt Christian references, but it emasculates the heroism of the 1960 classic movie and adds an even higher body count and too many strong profanities, so it’s not as enjoyable as the original…

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FRANTZ (September 11)

FRANTZ is a French movie about a young German woman grieving over her fiance’s death but who is uplifted when she meets a mysterious Frenchman at the gravesite. FRANTZ is master storytelling with an engaging, heartfelt plot and rich characters, but caution is advised for older children because of some war violence, bloodshed and mature themes…

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