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Now Streaming – April 2022

Netflix - 4/1/2022

A CINDERELLA STORY - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
A CINDERELLA STORY STARS Hilary Duff in a modern re-telling of the Cinderella fairy tale. Wonderfully written and entertaining, A CINDERELLA STORY gets better and better as it goes along and extols all the cardinal Christian virtues in a positive, winsome, attractive way.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON is about the scrawny but brainy son of a Viking chieftain who helps the community end a 300-year feud with fire-breathing dragons. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON is funny, entertaining, exciting, and heart-warming family fun, with a redemptive message, but some of the action may be too scary for very young children.

PUSS IN BOOTS - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
PUSS IN BOOTS stars Puss from the Shrek series, who strives to become a hero in his home town but has been blackmailed and called an outlaw. With incredible 3D effects, PUSS IN BOOTS is entertaining, fun, and mostly family oriented, but does have some sexual undertones concerning cats, so caution is advised.

SHREK FOREVER AFTER - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
SHREK FOREVER AFTER, the final chapter in the SHREK movies from DreamWorks, is absolutely delightful! In this sequel, the wicked gnome Rumpelstiltskin dupes a frazzled Shrek into signing away his new life with his beloved wife, Fiona, and their three adorable children. SHREK FOREVER AFTER is terrific, hilarious, exciting, heartfelt fun for the whole family, with a wonderful redemptive message affirming marriage and family.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, the second movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the iconic hero, Holmes battles the ruthless Professor Moriarty, who plans to gain more money and power by starting a world war in Europe. The new SHERLOCK HOLMES movie is a fun, action-packed entertainment where good outwits evil, but caution is advised for children under 13 or 14 for some intense violent scenes and brief suggestive content.

THE NUT JOB - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE NUT JOB is an animated movie about some squirrels trying to rob a nut store from a gang of bank robbers. THE NUT JOB is a fun movie with a strong moral, redemptive worldview of redemption and sacrifice, there is some light cartoon, comical violence and brief scatological jokes.

THE BLIND SIDE - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE BLIND SIDE is a compelling, feel great drama that tells the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless young black teenager who is welcomed into a caring Christian family. Though there are unneccessary elements requiring caution, this wonderful drama is a faith filled, truly inspiring movie with overt Christian values.

Disney+ - 4/1/2022

CHASING MAVERICKS - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
CHASING MAVERICKS is a well-made movie about a young man’s burning desire to surf some insanely huge waves. CHASING MAVERICKS has some positive messages about hard work, perseverance and looking out for others, but the choice of what to pursue is hard for the average person to appreciate.

HERBIE FULLY LOADED - 4/1/2022

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
Herbie the Love Bug lives again in HERBIE FULLY LOADED, the most wholesome, fun-friendly family movie this summer. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Maggie Peyton, the young daughter of a former NASCAR champion, played by Michael Keaton. Maggie rescues Herbie from an angry junkyard owner, and the fun is off to a roaring start.

Amazon Prime - 4/1/2022

CAST AWAY - 4/1/2022

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
In CAST AWAY, Tom Hanks plays Chuck Noland, an international troubleshooter for Federal Express whose plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean, and so he has to survive for four years on a desert island. Tom Hanks does a superb job, but some of the minor characters are stilted, the plot does not run smoothly, much of the movie seems like an advertisement for Fed Ex, and the movie ends on a fatalistic note.

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI - 4/1/2022

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
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.

UNBREAKABLE - 4/1/2022

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
UNBREAKABLE stars Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson in a mystery thriller about a security guard who is told a bizarre theory about his life that puts him in danger and threatens to tear his family apart. UNBREAKABLE is an engrossing mystery thriller with a surprise twist and some moral elements that regrettably includes several obscenities and profanities and other brief objectionable qualities.

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