Now Streaming – February 2020

Netflix

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE stars Cate Blanchett in the title role, as the great Queen of England in the 16th and 17th Centuries who serves her country in a time of turmoil, though she is torn with love for the dashing Sir Walter Raleigh. Marred slightly by very strong violence, implied sexual content, astrology, and brief nudity, ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE is an engaging and exciting movie for mature audiences, with a very strong Christian worldview that extols strong moral virtues, including service and sacrifice.

THE PIANIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.

THE PIANIST tells the true story of a Jewish pianist’s survival during the National Socialist Holocaust in World War II. Though laced with some strong violence, THE PIANIST tells an uplifting, moral story of survival amidst dark human cruelty.

FAITH, HOPE & LOVE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
FAITH, HOPE & LOVE is a faith-based movie about a Christian husband recovering from the death of his wife and the dance instructor who helps him discover joy again. FAITH, HOPE & LOVE features strong performances and writing, with an honest, inspiring, evangelistic message for mature audiences.

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 is a sweet sequel that follows Red and his friends as they team up with their arch-rivals from Pig Island to stop a threat to their homeland. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 is witty, fun and ultimately redemptive for many characters. That said, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children for some light profanities, toilet humor, animated violence, and other miscellaneous elements.

Disney+

THE SANDLOT

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
In THE SANDLOT, a young boy becomes friends with eight boys who are devoted to playing sandlot baseball and has some exciting adventures with them as they try to recover a cherished baseball from a mysterious, dangerous building that adjoins their lot. Although THE SANDLOT lags in a few places, overall, it builds suspense and intrigue, and humorously depicts the trials of growing up. The film contains some mild obscenities and, regrettably, some exclamatory profanities. In all, THE SANDLOT is wholesome family entertainment which will cause its viewers to laugh and to rejoice.

BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE is a heartwarming family comedy about a little girl and her new dog, who enrich the lives of the residents and ultimately create a renewed sense of community in a little town that time forgot. BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE is highly enjoyable and endearing, and will appeal to families.

Amazon Prime

RUN THE RACE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
RUN THE RACE is a classic underdog story about two teenage brothers who must put their trust on God and turn their hardships into victories after their dreams are dashed by a sudden accidental injury. RUN THE RACE is a terrific tale of family, forgiveness, reconciliation, and redemption told in the arena of small-town sports, with a strong Christian worldview.

Hulu

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the redemptive musical story of a disfigured, angry man who lives beneath a Paris opera house and terrorizes its cast and crew so that his student, a young woman named Christine, can have a chance to sing the lead part. This sumptuous movie version retains the beauty, bravado, spectacle, and redemptive Christian allegory of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular Broadway show, and adds much to it.

Pureflix

HOME SWEET HOME

This film, now showing on PureFlix.com, is a romantic comedy for all ages. The heart of the story brings to light the selfless act of serving others in need.

RODEO GIRL

Shipped off to her American dad's ranch for the summer, a teen and her horse Lucky Lass compete for a spot at the National Youth Rodeo.

BROTHERS OF THE WIND

In a world where it takes courage to fly, a young boy and an eagle bond through their incredible adventures together.

MIDWAY TO LOVE

When the network announces that her television therapy show is changing to a tabloid shock-fest, a straight laced and caring psychologist returns to her hometown and reunites with her high school sweetheart while finally realizing that having someone to share a life with is more important than fame and the excitement of the city.

LETTERS FROM THE HEART

Hope, an architect, suddenly loses her grandmother. When Hope returns to her hometown to close out her grandmother’s affairs, she learns there is a stipulation in the will. She has to stay in her grandma's house for a certain period of time in order to receive the remainder of her inheritance. Along the way, she will learn that it wasn’t just her inheritance that her grandma was trying to give her.

DOG AND PONY SHOW

When a fussy performing dog is left behind by a traveling carnival and adopted by a lonely farm boy, bumbling thieves from a rival circus plot to kidnap the priceless pooch.
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