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Thursday, March 21, 2019

REVIEW: ‘The Grinch’ is an instant Christmas classic

I’ve lost count at the number of “children’s films" that contained questionable adult content. But there are exceptions, and a new movie in theaters this weekend -- The Grinch (PG) -- stays firmly in family-friendly territory while giving us a few positive messages, too.

Avengers: Infinity Wars Movie Review

There are no better words to best describe Avengers: Infinity War other than an emotional thrill ride. Thanos plans to use powerful artifacts to render the earth of everything he deems unworthy and inflict the universe to his twisted will at the snap of his fingers.

‘Ice Dragon-Legend of the Blue Daises’ Producer Bruce Stacey Talks to NCV

Melody, a gifted young dreamer and her feisty friend Leif, must set aside their differences and use the power of magical Blue Daisies and an ancient Song to save...

‘Animals with Cameras’ leads March’s family-friendly spotlight

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television.    Nature documentaries always rank among my family’s favorite programs --...

REVIEW: ‘The Lego Movie 2’ and traditional gender roles

The newest animated film in theaters, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG), reflects this difference between genders. It’s a sequel to 2014’s The Lego Movie.

Kindness is secret to Winnie’s popularity, ‘Christopher Robin’ producer says

Nearly a century after the first book by English author A. A. Milne was published, Winnie the Pooh remains as popular as ever, with cartoons, videos games and two recent theatrical feature films continuing the tradition.

REVIEW: ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’ is a well-done, powerful sequel

Cynthia Zamperini is a young woman married to a famous Olympian and a decorated World War II veteran.  But despite her outward appearance, she’s not feeling so fortunate. Her...

Wonderful ‘Wonder’ leads November’s streaming lineup

This month on Amazon Prime and Hulu, one of the best films on the subject of bullying -- 2017’s Wonder (PG)

REVIEW: ‘Social Animals’ spotlights perilous combination of teens and Instagram

Their stories are told without narration or commentary, but that’s not needed. By the time the credits roll, you’re convinced that Instagram -- without strict boundaries -- is bad for a young person’s mental and social health.

Incredibles 2 Movie Review

The long-anticipated sequel to one of Disney Pixar’s most beloved films has finally made it to the big screen as Incredibles 2 hits all the right punches.
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‘Animals with Cameras’ leads March’s family-friendly spotlight

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television.    Nature documentaries always rank among...

Patrick and the History of St. Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, when we celebrate his life and legacy. However, this celebration didn’t begin until 1631, almost 1200 years after his death.

Little Girl Lost … Little Girl Found: from Addiction to Grace and Freedom

Her father was a deputy for the Sheriff’s Department and also became an assistant pastor, making church and faith a family priority. But unbeknownst to her parents, between the ages of seven and eight-years-old, Jacquie was sexually abused.