New On Netflix:
AT WORLD’S END, the third movie in Walt Disney’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy, finds Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann loosely allied with Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa and other pirates in a titanic struggle to stop the evil Lord Beckett from controlling Davy Jones and the high seas. AT WORLD’S END gives audiences their money’s worth and ties the loose ends together in a Christian allegory of sacrifice and redemption, although the movie also includes references to paganism and piracy….
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is an inspiring look at the work and career of a famed, real-life Tokyo sushi chef. With no objectionable content, this subtitled
documentary inspires the pursuit of excellence and dedication…
THE PRINCESS SWITCH is about a young woman named Stacy who travels all the way from Chicago to Belgravia for a baking contest and meets a Duchess who looks exactly like her, so the two women switch places. THE PRINCESS SWITCH is a fun, cute and clean movie, with strong positive moral themes, that the whole family can enjoy together.
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES is a TV movie on Netflix about two children who try to help Santa finish delivering his presents when they interrupt Santa’s trip spreading joy on Christmas Eve. THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES is very funny and action-packed and has a lot of heartwarming, pro-family, redemptive content, but it’s mixed with unfortunate stealing, some other light moral lapses, pratfalls, and cute Christmas elves who turn into gremlins.
New on Amazon:
Steven Spielberg’s THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN is a glorious, grand animated adventure about a young curious reporter, his dog, and the drunken descendent of a sea captain who goes searching for a lost family treasure. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN is an exhilarating roller coaster ride where good triumphs over evil and the light of the Cross reveals hidden treasure, with plenty of action and comedy along the way….
WONDER is a family drama about Auggie, a young boy with a facial deformity who’s entering school for the first time after being homeschooled by his mother. The movie looks at Auggie’s first year in school from his perspective and the perspective of those around him. WONDER is a terrifically empathetic, uplifting movie that will bring tears of joy, but there’s brief, mostly light foul language….
New on Hulu:
BIG HERO 6 is an excellent Disney animated movie about a 14-year-old boy who turns a huggable healthcare robot into a fighting machine and enlists the help of four friends to catch a villain in the city of San Fransokyo. BIG HERO 6 is delightful and charming with positive messages of helping others, courage and selflessness. A light caution is advised for younger children because of some heavier elements, including lots of action….
New on Pure Flix:
The Bannister family’s new addition, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez of TV’s SAVED BY THE BELL), the yellow Labrador, appears to be less than the dependable guard dog the family needs. However, when two burglars set out to break into the Bannister’s home while they’re away for Christmas….
When the CIA discovers a cute orphan puppy with amazing telepathic abilities, the powers-that-be in Washington immediately lock him down and plan on forcing the poor dog to become a covert secret weapon….
A tech savvy ten year old video blogger’s “Ultimate Christmas” unravels into chaos when her dad leaves to NY two days before Christmas and her dog, Luke, runs away leaving her in utter despair.
Arthur, Pom, Flora and Alexander, the royal elephant children, together with their monkey pal, Zephir, write Father Christmas a wish list letter and are disappointed when they don’t get a reply. This ultimately leads to Babar’s realization that the Elephants’ Country needs to be included in Santa’s regular route
A rebellious girl is sent to stay on her grandmother’s horse ranch for Christmas. She falls into friendship with her grandmother’s pony and becomes determined to help save the ranch from foreclosure….
CHRISTMAS MANGER (November 23)
An elderly man struggles with the death of his wife until his estranged foster child and her young daughter re-enter his life and give him a new purpose to live….