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Monday, January 21, 2019

REVIEW: ‘Instant Family’ has a great message about foster care, even if it’s not...

Instant Family conveys the gamut of emotions that a foster/adoptive family experiences -- including fear, anxiety and, most importantly, joy -- but tells the story through the lens of laughter.

Hollywood official: Ticket sales key to getting more faith-based films

The president of a Hollywood production unit says movie studios are making more faith-based films than they ever have in the past

REVIEW: ‘Gosnell’ isn’t gruesome, but it IS appalling and eye-opening

A movie about Kermit Gosnell, the infamous abortion doctor who made headlines five years ago after it was discovered he snipped the necks of babies born alive – babies who could have survived at the hospital.

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...

REVIEW: ‘Creed II’ soars with solid fatherhood message

I now have a new entree into my Top 10: Creed II. And I don’t even like boxing.

REVIEW: ‘Buttons’ is a fun, feel-good musical

If Dick Van Dyke is singing and dancing in a movie, then you can guarantee I’m ready to watch it. So it’s no surprise that I jumped at the chance...

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.

REVIEW: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is marvelous

Mary Poppins was popular because it reminded us of everything that is wonderful about childhood: imagination and innocence and fun.

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.

REVIEW: ‘Bumblebee’ is a different type of Transformers film (and that’s good)

What do you get when you add a storyline to a Transformers movie and remove the sexualization of women? Apparently, Bumblebee.
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Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI) met with Northern Michigan marchers Connie Murphy, Sherry Johnson and Barbi Ballard-Aumiller this morning.

REVIEW: ‘Glass’ is a tale about evil superheroes. Huh?

Some people like their superheroes to be, you know, superheroes. They want superheroes who do good, defeat evil and inspire us to live better lives.