Now Streaming – August 2020

Netflix - 8/16/2020

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN - 8/11/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is an animated family movie about a genius dog who must protect his adopted son and his son’s new friend from the dangers of going back in time through history using a fantastic time machine. MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is an entertaining animated comedy based on a popular television program from the 1960s, with strong Christian, moral messages overall against paganism and against big government tyranny.

LES MISERABLES - 8/16/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
LES MISÉRABLES is a movie version of the beloved musical play of Victor Hugo’s novel about an ex-convict whose life is redeemed but is hounded anyway by a legalistic policeman. LES MISÉRABLES is a brilliant adaptation of this inspiring, spiritually uplifting Christian story that beautifully depicts God’s transformational powers though the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it contains some harsh scenes showing the brokenness of humanity without God.

JOHNNY ENGLISH - 8/16/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
JOHNNY ENGLISH is a delightfully silly summer comedy starring Rowan Atkinson, Mr. Bean, in the title role, as a bumbling spy clerk who gets the chance to be England’s number one secret agent when the Crown Jewels are stolen. Fans of James Bond, Inspector Clouseau, and Maxwell Smart, and those who would like a cleaner AUSTIN POWERS movie, may love this genial spoof, which, however, contains a few obscenities, brief toilet humor, and other light objectionable content.

Disney+ - 8/28/2020

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME - 8/7/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME is a terrific, action-packed, well-plotted, exciting popcorn movie about a young prince in Ancient Persia trying to stop his evil uncle from changing history so that he can become king. PRINCE OF PERSIA is full of uplifting conservative, moral values, but there are some references to pagan gods that require caution for older children.

THE PEANUTS MOVIE - 8/7/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
THE PEANUTS MOVIE is a wonderful animated movie based on the beloved comic strip created by Charles Schulz, wherein Charlie Brown falls for the new girl in town and tries to make a good first impression, despite his poor reputation. THE PEANUTS MOVIE is a lovable, funny, entertaining animated movie for all ages that teaches positive lessons of compassion, honesty, and selflessness, with only some slapstick and minor perilous scenes that might scary sensitive, very young children.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - 8/14/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP finds Scott Lang, the Ant-Man, under house arrest for violating international accords against superheroes, when he decides to help his former mentor, Hank Pym, and his daughter, Hope, save Hank’s wife and Hope’s mother, who’s trapped in the subatomic quantum realm. ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is a highly entertaining sequel. It has a driving plot, lots of great laughs, exciting action, and heartwarming themes about parents and children, but it’s marred by excessive foul language, which undermine the movie’s strong family-friendly features.

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - 8/28/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
In ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Alice returns to Wonderland and embarks on a perilous race to help the Mad Hatter find his family and reunite with them before Time literally runs out. ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is a joyful, winsome, uplifting movie with amazing visuals and a strong moral worldview, but parts of it may scare younger children.

Hulu - 8/3/2020

CATS AND DOGS - 8/1/2020

Quality:
**
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
CATS AND DOGS is a pitch looking for a story where talking, sentient dogs try to protect humans from a bunch of talking cats led by the evil Mr. Tinkles. CATS AND DOGS suffers from predictable plot points, tired cliches, no character development, and over-the-top acting. Its violence and toilet humor is unacceptable for children ages 3 to 12.

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE 3D - 8/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE features an animated tale of Owls striving to mend the weak, heal the broken, and vanquish evil no matter what. LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS is a beautifully crafted, exciting, redemptive animated fantasy of owls who do the right thing, with a rebuke of racism in the evil owls who call themselves “the Pure Ones” and a commitment to believing the truth.

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD - 8/3/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD follows Dora as a teenager who has been sent to the big city to get the full high school experience, but when her parents get lost in the South American jungle, she must go help save them. DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD is a cute movie that younger audiences will enjoy, but it does have some false religion references and some politically correct comments.

Pure Flix

THE FAVORITE

A tragic accident involving his brother causes Benjamin confronts his feelings of anger and resentment from what he perceives as his father’s favoritism. Finally he discovers his father’s love and the realization we are all God’s favorite. The whole family is sure to enjoy this inspiring Christian drama inspired by a true story and exclusive only to Pure Flix.

USELESS

When a girl is given a horse that has been deemed useless, she finds purpose in a world that’s lost its shine. With a renewed hope in life since losing her mom, she clings to the one thing she still has: barrel racing.

40: THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST

Learn about the temptation of Christ in this dramatic retelling of His journey. Watch as Jesus Christ embarks on a 40-day self-imposed exile to prepare for His earthly mission to save humanity by dying on the cross to atone for the sins of the world and evades satan's temptation.

BEFORE YOUR TIME

In the Pure Flix drama exclusive, sometimes the past can revive your future. A family embarks on an adventure inspired by a bucket list made many years ago and are able to move forward and manage their grief after a terrible loss.

ARLO

This family-friendly movie starring Drake Bell and Joey Lawrence is sure to bring a smile to your face. With no friends at her new school, Talia befriends Arlo, a tiny pig who ran away from the circus. But with this mischievous pig it isn't easy to keep him a secret for long.

LETTERS FOR JULIET

For a summer date night try "Letters to Juliet." Young traveler Sophie finds a mysterious "Letter to Juliet" while on holiday in Verona. She then embarks on a mission to find the author, and finds love in the process in this romantic comedy.

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