Now Streaming – September 2020

Netflix - 9/15/2020

BACK TO THE FUTURE III - 9/1/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.

THE MUPPETS - 9/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE MUPPETS is a widely entertaining adventure that brings back all our favorite Muppets as they try to get a new show together. Honoring wholesome clean fun, THE MUPPETS is well made with a strong moral worldview that the whole family can enjoy.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED - 9/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
In MUPPETS MOST WANTED, Kermit the frog is mistaken for the world’s Number One Criminal, who fools Kermit’s friends so he can steal the Crown Jewels of England. MUPPETS MOST WANTED is a delightful romp for the whole family, with lots of songs and a lesson against being selfish.

PUSS IN BOOTS - 9/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 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.

THE SMURFS - 9/1/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE SMURFS brings the famous blue TV characters to life, in a story about a magical porthole that accidentally transports Papa Smurf and the other Smurfs to New York City. THE SMURFS is full of adventure and fun, with a lot of positive values, and it certainly delivers on a whole lot of blue as ninety-nine animated Smurfs invade the Big Apple.

ZATHURA - 9/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
ZATHURA is a delightful, fun and creative space adventure about two bickering brothers who discover a mysterious metal board game that takes their father’s house into outer space, where they meet evil lizard aliens, a crazed robot and a mysterious astronaut. Some fantasy elements and brief foul language present a problem for this movie, but ZATHURA has a strong moral, family-friendly worldview that provides positive lessons for children.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 9/11/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 picks up five years later as Hiccup discovers what it means to be a leader and a man as impending war comes to his village. Extremely entertaining, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 has incredible animation and a moving story about family, forgiveness and sacrifice, but caution is advised, especially for younger children, due to some light environmentalist content, some scary dragons and brief references to pagan Viking gods.

THE SMURFS 2 - 9/15/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
The pint-sized heroes are back in SMURFS 2, a delightful animated adventure about Smurfette as she finds herself and learns the meaning of family. SMURFS 2 is filled with adventure and fun, with a morally uplifting worldview extolling love and sacrifice, but there is some slapstick violence, magic, and scatological content, so caution is suggested for young children.

Disney+ - 9/18/2020

D2 THE MIGHTY DUCKS - 9/4/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
In D2 THE MIGHTY DUCKS, Gordon Bombay, a hockey player whose career is stalled by an injury, becomes head coach for Team USA Hockey. Through his coaching prowess, he quickly spurs the team on to the championship. The film illustrates team work and, lacking any foul language, should be good entertainment for children and their parents.

D3: THE MIGHTY DUCKS - 9/4/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE MIGHTY DUCKS hit the ice and silver screen again with a winner for the whole family. In D3, the Ducks join snooty Eaton Hall as the JV team. With a new coach and a domineering varsity team, the ducks have to grow up and pull together. There are three mild obscenities and a boy tries unsuccessfully to look up a cheerleader's skirt, but that is the extent of anything bad. D3: THE MIGHTY DUCKS is all that it is quacked up to be and more.

NEVER BEEN KISSED - 9/4/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
Rare is the teen movie these days that is relatively intelligent, struggling with real issues, and the young heroine doesn't pine for sex, but simply to experience her first kiss. NEVER BEEN KISSED, starring Drew Barrymore, follows a 25-year old reporter for the Chicago Sun Times who goes back to high school to write an expose in a Generation X meets Baby Kaboom comedy. Having some sexual discussion and some underage drinking, this is a mostly moral movie with some pagan elements.

STRANGE MAGIC - 9/4/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
STRANGE MAGIC is an animated fantasy movie about two magical kingdoms that clash and eventually peacefully co-exist when two unexpected individuals fall in love. STRANGE MAGIC is full of music with strong vocal performances from several characters, but the worldview is mixed with magical, moral and redemptive elements, so caution and discernment are warranted for children.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN - 9/11/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
In CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, Christopher is all grown up and has forgotten the wonders and joys of life, but when Pooh surprises him, everything changes. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is charming and has a strong moral worldview about making family first, along with some amazing cinematography and special effects, but the plotline is weak.

EVER AFTER: A CINDERELLA STORY - 9/18/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.

EVER AFTER turns the classic Cinderella story into an imaginative, entertaining masterpiece without magic or fairy godmothers. Drew Barrymore and her prince charming get a little lesson on love from Leonardo da Vinci in this update of a classic. Containing a Christian worldview, it has many moral lessons and recommendable attributes.

OCEANS - 9/18/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
Full of majesty and wonder, OCEANS puts on display God’s creation and what the ocean has to offer, great and small, and it does so in a lush, beautiful, well-paced way. There is some minimal offensive content of ocean predators hunting prey, and the movie contains some strong environmentalist elements promoting the discredited global warming “crisis.”

Hulu - 9/18/2020

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL - 9/1/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
In the 2008 version of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, Keanu Reeves plays Klaatu, the alien from outer space who has come to warn mankind of its impending destruction. This redemptive version is bigger, more exciting, more emotive, and more intriguing than the 1951 classic in that it raises more questions, but moviegoers need to be media wise about the movie’s environmentalist messages and intense violence.

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS - 9/1/2020

Quality:
**
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
TYLER PERRY’S DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS is a family drama for mature audiences about an African American mechanic in Atlanta who enlists the aid of an upper-class, beautiful African American lawyer to get his three daughters away from their mean mother and her drug-selling boyfriend. DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS is a bit too melodramatic and contains mature themes, but it has a Christian worldview overall with an inspiring church scene.

STARDOG AND TURBOCAT - 9/18/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
STARDOG AND TURBOCAT is a funny, witty animated superhero movie about a dog who’s shot into outer space in 1969 using a radioactive crystal and returns to Earth 50 years later with super powers, where he must help a vigilante cat stop a plot to use the crystal power to turn all humans into stupid animal slaves. Once the plot gets going, STARDOG AND TURBOCAT turns into an exciting adventure with many funny twists and turns, but younger children may not understand everything that’s happening.

Amazon Prime Video - 9/30/2020

RANGO - 9/27/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
RANGO is a unique animated movie with a unique hero, a pet chameleon who fancies himself a great actor and must use his talents to save a western desert town full of crazy critters. RANGO is a delightful mix of western adventure, comedy, wit, and general kookiness, but it’s designed for older children, with some brief foul language and some scary villains, so caution is warranted.

LEGALLY BLONDE - 9/30/2020

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
Underneath its garish pinks and contemporary sensibilities, LEGALLY BLONDE is an old fashioned Hollywood teen comedy where moral virtue ultimately rules and the audience discovers once more that you can't judge a book by its pretty cover. Despite its storytelling virtues and fine performances, LEGALLY BLONDE suffers from a lax attitude toward sexuality, drugs and foul language.

YOU'VE GOT MAIL - 9/30/2020

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.

PureFlix

DISCARDED THINGS

Meet Ms. Grace Wyatt, an esteemed music professor that takes on the challenge of transforming troubled youths lives. With the power of music she pushes them to the limits to truly discover their strength in themselves - a strength that God has given them. She finds a way to inspire and motivate in this encouraging exclusive drama only on Pure Flix.

Birches

After a devastating loss, David Turner finds himself at a crossroads in his life, not knowing what the future would hold. Luckily his late wife had made plans to get him back on track. She secretly scheduled a weekend countryside trip accompanied by his former church youth group after her passing. Laugh and cry along with his story for truly heartfelt journey back to God.

Palau

Based off of the true story of evangelist Luis Palau, "Palau The Movie" inspires and connects with us on a deeper level. Born in Argentina, the church leader followed his calling to eventually lead countless people to Christ. Despite his struggles and turmoils his dedication to Christ is sure to encourage anyone on their faith journey.

An ELEPHANT'S Journey

Elizabeth Hurley stars in this exciting drama following the story of a teen boy in the African savannah. He finds friendship with a larger than life friend as he helps him fight the gang of local poachers. Perfect for a family movie night in full of adventure and friendship.

National Anthem Girl

With one mission and drive Janine Stange strives to become the first person to sing the national anthem in all 50 states. While a daunting task, she starts her journey one state at time to be "The National Anthem Girl" in this patriotic documentary. A movie to inspire the American in all of us.

Bandslam

Watch this musical drama with your teen for a fun night in that will leave you laughing. Dreams are made or broken in "Bandslam." With hopes of a record deal and a few lovable misfits their journey isn't without some struggles along the way. Featuring Lisa Kudrow, Aly Michalka, and Vanessa Hudgens, when of all the odds are against them they find out all they need is each other.

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