Now Streaming- April 2020

Netflix - 4/16/2020

DESPICABLE ME - 4/16/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
DESPICABLE ME is a very witty, heartfelt animated movie about an extremely sinful character transformed by the love of three little girls. The ending to DESPICABLE ME is so uplifting and redemptive that it overshadows some of the action violence, slapstick comedy and light scatological references.

HAIL, CAESAR! - 4/16/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
HAIL, CAESAR! is a comedy about a fixer at a fictional 1950s Hollywood studio, whose major star is kidnapped and held for ransom while shooting a biblical epic. HAIL, CAESAR! is quirky and entertaining, with a surprisingly strong Christian worldview, but caution is advised for a few strong profanities and one or two off-color innuendoes.

Disney+ - 4/30/2020

BEARS - 4/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
BEARS is an adorable Disney Nature movie following a mother bear and her two cubs trying to make it to food. BEARS is a beautiful, funny, entertaining movie for the entire family. Even though it’s not graphic, some young children may get scared from some bears fighting.

CHIMPANZEE - 4/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
Filmed in the jungles of Africa, CHIMPANZEE follows a baby chimp, Oscar, who learns daily from his mother until tragedy strikes. Just as Oscar learns, the audience also learns just how important family is. CHIMPANZEE is one of the better nature documentaries.

NATIONAL TREASURE - 4/30/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
NATIONAL TREASURE is a rollicking, witty adventure mystery starring Nicolas Cage as a contemporary Indiana Jones hero hunting clues to a treasure hidden for hundreds of years. Although it shows a couple Masonic symbols that help locate the treasure, the movie is not occult or anti-Christian, but is a family-friendly entertainment that honors early American history, the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, and ideals such as liberty, traditional family values, bravery, honor, patriotism, loyalty, and justice.

Hulu - 4/24/2020

THE BOOK OF ELI - 4/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, THE BOOK OF ELI, is the captivating story of a man on a quest westward across the wasteland of America to bring a sacred book to safety. Along the way, he is aided by a young girl who desires to learn more about the book but is opposed by evil men who want to use the book for their own personal gain. THE BOOK OF ELI is an absorbing, gratifying, and well acted movie with very strong Christian, biblical references, but there is much, sometimes brutal violence and some crude references, so extreme caution is required.

HORTON HEARS A WHO - 4/1/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
HORTON HEARS A WHO is an uneven adaptation of the famous story by Dr. Seuss about the elephant who hears a tiny voice crying in the wilderness and declares, “A person’s a person, no matter how small!” HORTON HEARS A WHO is sometimes entertaining and humorous movie and sometimes dull and annoying when it dilutes its message of faithfulness, compassion, self-sacrifice, and looking out for others with some Romantic, politically correct messages.

MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE TO AFRICA - 4/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
In MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA, Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria escape from Madagascar, only to crash-land on the plains of Africa, where they encounter species of their own and grow through some new adventures. ESCAPE 2 AFRICA is one of the most hilarious, heartwarming animated movies of the year, with many positive values, but it has some crude humor and light pagan content that require caution for older children.

SPIDER-MAN - 4/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
SPIDER-MAN is a live-action version of the famous comic book hero Peter Parker, who becomes a crime-fighting hero with super powers when he’s bitten by a genetically engineered spider. SPIDER-MAN is an exciting, high octane comic book adventure with an excellent performance by Tobey Maguire and many positive moral, biblical and redemptive elements, but the action violence is too intense for younger children.

ABOMINABLE - 4/24/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
ABOMINABLE is a sweet animated movie about a teenage girl named Yi, who tries to help a Yeti get back to his home on Mt. Everest. ABOMINABLE showcases a strong moral worldview extolling family, reconciliation and forgiveness, with some light environmental elements that include an emphasis on respecting animals. The movie also depicts scenes with the Yeti having magical powers, some cultural references to Buddha, and a reverence for ancestors.

Pureflix

GOD'S NOT DEAD

After the tragic death of his religious mother as a young boy, philosophy teacher Radisson has held a strong dislike of all things sacred. However, when a new student sets out to prove that God exists he is forced to reconsider his stance.

ROMANCE IN THE OUTFIELD: DOUBLE PLAY

Injured baseball player, looking to make a comeback, gets a second chance at love with his former flame. Will she steal his heart or strike out in the game of love?

LUKAS STORYTELLER

After meeting Jesus during one of his adventures in the Sea of Galilee, Lukas and his friend Noah the turtle share the wonderful stories of Jesus and other Heroes of the Bible with Lukas’ friends from the reef: Ana, Paul, Agnes, and Peter. Discover how these stories, full of music and fun, changed the lives of Lukas and his friends, and how they can change yours.

THE GREAT ALASKAN RACE

In 1925's historic great race of mercy, a group of brave mushers travel 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly epidemic.

GRACE UNPLUGGED

A talented young church singer runs away to Los Angeles in the hope of becoming a star. However, after turning her back on her family and her faith she begins to question if she is on the right path.

PAWS P.I.

Jon Lovitz highlights this hilarious family action-comedy as Jackson, a loveable mutt who helps his pal Peter battle bumbling bad guys to save an animal clinic.

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