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Friday, October 23, 2020

NBC’s new streaming service Peacock is worth watching — and it’s free

America’s one millionth streaming service launched in July, but this one has a unique element that makes it stand out from the rest: It’s free. Sort of.

Disney Plus’ ‘Hamilton’ is marvelous, but it’s not kid-friendly

His name is Alexander Hamilton, and he’s one of the smartest people in Colonial America you’ll ever meet. He’s also confident (even cocky), determined (perhaps a workaholic) and ahead of...

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ lands on Hulu at just the right time

A movie about Fred Rogers began streaming on Hulu in June, and it couldn’t come at a better time in U.S. history.

Captivating ‘Dude Perfect’ documentary leads May streaming lineup

It’s not wise to let your children watch something without screening it first, but -- thankfully -- there may be a few exceptions. For example: Dude Perfect. This quintet of...

Netflix’s excellent ‘The English Game’ series leads April streaming lineup

One of the best new series on Netflix spotlights a slice of little-known English history and a sport that rarely gets front-page coverage in the U.S. Titled The English Game,...

4 Christian companies offering free streaming stuff in April

4 Christian companies offering free streaming stuff in April Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television If your only...

Powerful faith-based ‘I Still Believe’ leads March family-friendly lineup

The 2018 faith-based movie I Can Only Imagine opened at No. 3, earned a rare A+ CinemaScore rating from moviegoers, and became the highest-grossing film ever released by the...

Entertaining ‘Lego Masters’ Leads February Streaming Lineup

My house has more Legos than, well...food and clothes. Perhaps that’s not surprising, since I have two boys who are crazy about Star Wars and superheroes, two themes that dominate...

Netflix’s ‘The Repair Shop’ leads January’s family-friendly lineup

The repair culture has been replaced by the throwaway culture. We no longer fix stuff. We throw it in the dumpster -- and then we log onto Amazon to find the replacement. A new BBC reality program might help us change our mindset.

Eye-opening ‘One Child Nation’ leads January streaming lineup

What would happen if a nation limited families to one child in a society that has a strong preference for boys? Answer: Horrors that you can’t imagine. The new documentary One...