Now Streaming – May 2020

Netflix - 5/31/2020

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - 5/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is a wondrously quirky and heartwarming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book about poor Charlie Bucket’s fantastic, life-changing visit to Willy Wonka’s amazing candy factory. The movie imparts many positive moral messages, not the least of which is the fact that having a loving family is the best reward of all.

WHAT A GIRL WANTS - 5/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
In WHAT A GIRL WANTS, Daphne (Amanda Bynes) sets off to find her estranged father, London's Lord Dashwood, and must soon decide whether or not she has the ability and the will to become a proper society girl. This movie has sweet, humorous, uplifting moments, but they are very slightly marred by some iconoclastic notions of "freedom" and society.

MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE TO AFRICA - 5/1/2020

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.

ARCTIC DOGS - 5/2/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
ARCTIC DOGS is about a white fox named Swifty, who dreams of growing up to be a Top Sled Dog at the local Arctic Blast Delivery Service and uncovers a nefarious plot by a wicked walrus to raise the earth’s temperatures and melt the town. ARCTIC DOGS is a playful movie with some whimsical, eccentric characters and a strong moral worldview with redemptive elements about supportive friendships, helping others, teamwork, and sacrifice, mitigated by brief rude humor and some environmentalist elements about a global warming conspiracy.

SOUL SURFER - 5/17/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SOUL SURFER is an inspiring, powerful story about young surfer Bethany Hamilton, who overcame great obstacles when a tiger shark took her arm while she was surfing. SOUL SURFER is an inspiring, powerful story with a wonderful performance by AnnaSophia Robb about a courageous young woman who has deep faith in Jesus Christ.

HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE - 5/31/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE is a highly entertaining musical drama about a struggling dancer and a struggling pianist in New York City who use both talent and grit to land roles in the next biggest show to hit Broadway. Full of excitement with music and dance, the movie has some very good messages about the importance of relationships, hard work, reaching for your dreams, and putting personal feelings aside for the good of the whole. Rated PG, HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE is suitable for most audiences, but caution is advised for children due to some sensuality and a couple obscenities.

Disney+ - 5/2/2020

HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY - 5/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Separated from their human family, three domesticated pets brave the Pacific Northwest wilderness as they embark on a perilous mission to find their masters. Highly recommended for all ages, HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY delicately affirms the importance of family, self-sacrifice, responsibility, and love.

HOMEWARD BOUND II - 5/1/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
HOMEWARD BOUND II: LOST IN SAN FRANCISCO places the Seaver family pets, playful Chance, feminine Sassy and faithful Shadow on a homeward trek through big city perils. Exciting though unoriginal, the movie contains some mild action violence as it demonstrates unconditional love and self-sacrifice. It is a MOVIEGUIDE family friendly movie.

JOHN CARTER - 5/2/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
JOHN CARTER is a rousing 3D spectacular about a Confederate Captain who finds himself transported to Mars and expected to “save” the planet and a princess from some mean bad guys. JOHN CARTER contains a lot of action violence, brief foul language, some mixed messages, and creatures that could scare young children.

Hulu - 5/26/2020

MEGAMIND - 5/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
MEGAMIND features the title character super villain battling his archenemy super hero Metro Man, only to find that he himself might make a good hero. A very entertaining movie with a redemptive heart, MEGAMIND has slapstick violence and some edgy elements requiring caution for young children.

I STILL BELIEVE - 5/26/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
I STILL BELIEVE is the poignant, heartrending true story of the famous Christian singer Jeremy Camp’s marriage to Melissa, who’s dying of cancer. Clearly and poignantly showing that true love never fails, the movie is beautifully filmed, very well acted, heartrending, and engaging.

Pureflix

A.R.C.H.I.E.

A robotic dog with super speed and x-ray vision, connects with a young girl while trying to save her uncle's role as town mayor. Get ready for some fun with "A.R.C.H.I.E."

THE BIG FIX

A family on the brink of collapse find themselves trapped in each others bodies. "Freaky Friday" goes to church in this heart-felt family comedy. You'll laugh while finding a deeper message about the importance of loving and appreciating others.

ARMY DOG

A brave Army dog returns to the U.S., where he helps his heroic handler bond with his resentful daughter on a camping trip despite danger lurking around every corner. Get ready for a fun film!

WORTH FIGHTING FOR

Alex is struggling to find his place in the world, ending up as a bareknuckle boxer and bruiser for the mob. However, when he falls in love with Lily, he decides to give up that life — but that life isn't quite ready to give him up so easily.

RAISING EXPECTATIONS

Child psychologist and author Paige Wayney and her architect husband Wayne, have worked hard at raising their five children to be multi-exceptional. They succeeded four out of five times! Check out this series on Pure Flix.

VINDICATION

Caught in the cross hairs of a criminal investigation, Derek Taylor recalls the details of his failing marriage to a team of suspicious detectives. Stream "Vindication" today!

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