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Streaming technologies are now superseding other forms of delivery of entertainment programming to screens around the world. The five major television networks via cable, satellite technologies are no longer the primary way of receiving good entertainment programs for families. Further, much TV programming, especially on primetime network television, which is of poor quality and content, is not appropriate or good for families. Streaming technologies now deliver most of the best options. Films, Film Posters, Movie Tv, Movie Awards, Netflix Streaming, Television Program, Movie Posters, Role Models, Academy Awards
Finding Good Streaming Choices
Streaming technologies are now superseding other forms of delivery of entertainment programming to screens around the world. The five major television networks via cable, satellite technologies are no longer the primary way of receiving good entertainment programs for families. Further, much TV programming, especially on primetime network television, which is of poor quality and content, is not appropriate or good for families. Streaming technologies now deliver most of the best options.
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BOX OFFICE STUDY SHOWS MOVIES WITH CHRISTIAN, REDEMPTIVE VALUES EARN THE MOST
Movieguide (R) through their Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry by the Christian Film & Television Commission®has demonstrated for years throughout ongoing date collection that movies with Christian, Redemptive Values Earn the Most.
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THE JOURNEY: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli
This is a beautiful Fathom Event Palm Sunday-April 6. It combines world-class musical performances with thought-provoking conversations across the Italian countryside. Blind Bocelli, his wife Veronica, and friends travel on horseback along Italy’s Via Francigena for sacred, awe-inspiring musical performances in a variety of styles in Italy’s magnificent locations. The skill, range, diversity of the music, musicians are exceptional. The sound engineering, cinematography are excellent.
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By Design: Behe, Lennox, and Meyer on the Evidence for a Creator
This is a wonderful, brilliant video. By Design: Behe, Lennox, and Meyer on the Evidence for a Creator features some of the greatest minds with doctorates, books, distinguished academic backgrounds, in a range of scientific fields
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Power of Good Role Models, Legacy; Top Redemptive Movie/TV Based on True Stories- IMDb List
Redemptive Movies/TV Based on True Stories that Present the Power of Good Role Models, Legacy- Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies),movie editor, interviewer, publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry to promote the best for a range of viewers for Good, eternal difference in our world (See https://dianehoward.com/)
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Library Picks, Personal- Public- Top Redemptive, Family Movies
Dr. Diane Howard recommends top recent redemptive, family movies for libraries (personal, home, educational, churches, and public). Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies is a movie editor, interviewer, and publicist for the best in redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry to promote what is excellent for a range of viewers for good, eternal difference in our world. (See https://dianehoward.com/)
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Top Documentaries & Bio-Pics- Dr. Diane Howard
Dr. Diane Howard lists on IMDB her;Top Documentaries & Bio-Picsas an Interviewer, Reviewer, Publicist and more.
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Dr. Diane Howard's IMDb Lists of Recommended Redemptive Movies
Happy New Year to my Friends! As ongoing gifts to you I continue to screen and recommend the best in artistry and content in redemptive movies and media. May we all pursue what is best. May we enjoy the good, uplifting gifts our Lord gives us in all aspects of our world. Warmly, Diane Howard, https://www.imdb.com/user/ur8306785/lists?ref_=ttls_otl_sm
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What do we learn from history that encourages us today?
Movieguide (R) has published my article based on a chapter of my book Autobiographical Writing and Performing published by Mc Graw-Hill. See what we can learn from history that can encourage us today.
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The Latest in Redemptive Movies, Media, Ministries
The focus of this magazine is on Christian Missions and Ministries, as well as Redemptive Media and Movies. It is a joint effort between interviewer/ journalist Dr. Diane Howard and designer/illustrator David Ray Skinner to share the Gospel’s redemptive message that is currently being woven into Christian outreach work, movies, and entertainment today. Together we stay on the frontlines keeping the magazine updated with the latest developments. See what is new on this site.
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Performance Lessons Learned from History
Throughout Western history there are various periods that begin with substance, artistry, universal themes, complex characters... marks of great art. Over time this greater art degenerates to lesser forms of art characterized by crude language, behaviors; situational comedy; violence... Then one leader has come along with others serving to bring human life, including performance, back within Biblical boundaries...greater depth, height with absolute universal values, skilled artistry.
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What do we learn from history?
Various artistic historic periods begin with substance, artistry, universal themes, complex characters and more that characterize great art. Over time this greater art degenerates to lesser forms of art which are characterized by crude language, behaviors; situational comedy; violence. Three key figures at great historical turning points seem to have been Constantine, Martin Luther, Mel Gibson. None of these men were perfect humans but despite imperfections they intiated great good.
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THE POSITIVE EFFECTS REAL-LIFE HEROES HAVE ON US
What is the effect of seeing concrete examples of everyman, everywoman heroes, heroines in movies? These movies not only depict external obstacles that the everyman, everywoman heroes, heroines overcome, but also the internal struggles, development, growth of their character. The movies that present such heroic individuals as role models in their struggles to answer questions about themselves/others, make significant decisions, overcome personal or cultural barriers, contribute to society...
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Cat in the Mill Studios Produces The Pilgrim's Progress
Cat in the Mill Studios (Dallas, San Jose, Costa Rica) produced the first-ever feature-length CGI adaptation of The Pilgrim’s Progress. John Bunyan’s beloved Christian allegory, has been considered to be the second-most important book in history (second only to the Bible), being been translated into more than 200 languages and never been out of print. Steve, Debra Cleary are owners of the studio. They have experieced distribution interest for the film throughout the world.
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Sabina
Sabina is scheduled for The Beltonian Theatre, March 28, 6 p.m. This is an outstanding movie in content, artistry! Great character is sometimes forged amid great turmoil. Sabina is the story of how God’s love transformed an ambitious, atheistic hedonist into one of the greatest Christian women of the 20th c. The film opens with Sabina risking her life to show Christ’s love to a trio of Nazi soldiers. Why? Why would a Jewish Christian risk her life to help her enemies that killed her family?
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Grooters Productions
Grooters in Holland, Michigan, offers a wide range of services. They have produced many fine redemptive movies such as Sabina and Tortured for Christ. See https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0258412 .
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Sabina
Sabina is scheduled for The Beltonian Theatre, March 28, 6 p.m. This is an outstanding movie in content, artistry! Great character is sometimes forged amid great turmoil. Sabina is the story of how God’s love transformed an ambitious, atheistic hedonist into one of the greatest Christian women of the 20th c. The film opens with Sabina risking her life to show Christ’s love to a trio of Nazi soldiers. Why? Why would a Jewish Christian risk her life to help her enemies that killed her family?
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Untold CS Lewis Movie, Beltonian Theatre, Belton, TX
The Faith Content Network Movie (for churches without licenses, hosting fees) at the Beltonian Theatre, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., is The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold CS Lewis Story. It is one of the best movies in content, artistry. Experience C.S. Lewis’ profound journey from vigorous debunker of Christianity to become “the most reluctant convert in all England.” Through Max McLean’s detailed, masterful performance, Lewis tells his story of grief, loss, redemption in his own magnificent words.
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The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis
This is one of the best films: deep, thoughtful theological content; excellent acting with outstanding delivery of great dialogue with authentic dialect; moving story that builds to great, climatic understanding; authentic sets, costumes, props; excellent lighting and much more. Through Max McLean, Lewis (most influential Christian writer in recent history) tells his story of grief, loss, redemption in his own magnificent words. This is available without cost to churches.
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Sabina, High Artistry and Deep Content
This is excellent in terms of the following: content; cinematography; acting; authentic dialects, costumes, props; beautiful music... It shows that often European faith movies have high standards in terms of artistry. The history here is insightful, invaluable. The Nazis killed her entire family, but she risked everything to share the love of Christ with them. This is a story of how God’s love transformed a hedonistic atheist into a profound example of Christ's forgiveness. Freely available.
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Sabina
The Nazis killed her entire family, but she risked everything to share the love of Christ with them. Sabina: Tortured for Christ, the Nazi Years is the story of how God’s love transformed a hedonistic atheist into an example of Christ’s forgiveness. Sabina and Richard Wurmbrand sacrificed their own comfort, safety to serve those persecuted by enemies of the gospel, boldly advancing God’s kingdom at great cost. Their witness for Christ has been inspiring, demonstrataing the power of forgiveness.
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Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien, master of heroic fantasy fiction, is presented for the first time in this new biographical movie. With skillful cinematography and acting, this compelling movie exhibits the author’s early life and writings. Tolkien endures challenges with classmates; love of his life, Edith; and WWI, to write the intense tales of Middle-Earth (fictional continent on prehistoric Earth), where characters, tales reflect the importance of Christian values.
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A. D. The Bible Continues
This is a series authentically, historically, accurately depicting Biblical accounts of the early church from the Gospels and Books of Acts. Dramatic details in the story that are not found in the Biblical accounts are based on histories of the period that are recognized, respected by scholars. This series reveals the brutality, violence of the times; but most importantly the overcoming power of God’s spirit. Jesus Christ and His followers bring Truth, Light, Eternal Hope to an oppressed world.
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Faith Content Network Provides First-Run Redemptive Movies for Churches
An amazing new distribution paradigm is providing top faith content movies to churches. While Hollywood movies studios and theaters have been struggling and failing, an amazing development has been the production and distribution of some of the best faith content movies through Fathom Events in collaboration with Faith Content Network, which is an association of churches around the country to which any church can apply.
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First-Run, Faith Content Movies Continue Reformation in Movies, Media
Despite the fact that many long-standing movie studios and theater chains are failing, many new independent, family-friendly, redemptive studios, and outlets are producing and providing good, uplifting, truthful movies and media in the ongoing Reformation of film and new alternative media.
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A Hidden Life
Based on real events, this film is about unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refuses to fight for the Nazis in WW II. When this Austrian peasant farmer conscripted into the German Nazi Army, faces imprisonment, execution, and the rejection of his own community, his unwavering faith and his wife's keep their spirits alive. Malick's breath-taking cinematography, skillful use of symbols, slow pacing powerfully engage the audience's hearts, minds. Jägerstätter leaves a strong legacy of honor.
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Risen
Risen is a captivating, action movie that tells the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from a Roman point-of-view. As historical fiction, it stays grounded in the Biblical accounts. When the soldiers guarding the tomb have fallen asleep and Christ’s body is missing, Pontius Pilate orders Clavius to investigate. After he and his aide fail in their initial bribery attempt, they interrogate Mary Magdalene. She tells them they can’t find the body because Jesus has risen from the dead.
This riveting movie inspires courage and compassion with its true story of sacrifice and grit as individuals risk their own lives in water rescues manned by volunteers and professionals to save others in harm’s way. Personal and corporate courage and compassion as people serve, sacrifice, and save strangers and communities, reveal the best in people in the worst of times. Fionn Whitehead, Water Rescue, The Valiant, Film Studies, Tv Media, The Greatest Showman, Dunkirk, See Videos
Dunkirk
This riveting movie inspires courage and compassion with its true story of sacrifice and grit as individuals risk their own lives in water rescues manned by volunteers and professionals to save others in harm’s way. Personal and corporate courage and compassion as people serve, sacrifice, and save strangers and communities, reveal the best in people in the worst of times.
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Never Again?
FUMC partners again with the Faith Content Network to bring the first-run movie Never Again? to The Beltonian Theatre, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. All are invited. This event educates today’s generation about the Truth of anti-Semitism featuring Holocaust survivor and a former radical Islamist. This film is especially significant today in light of what is happening with Israel, the Abrahamic accords and more. Tickets may be purchased in advance on the Beltonian Theatre Facebook event page or at the door.
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Chronicles of Narnia: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, rated PG, is a wonderful family, adventure, fantasy Disney movie. It is based on C.S. Lewis’ classic story by the same title. Because of an air raid in London during World War II, four children (Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan), are taken to the English countryside for safety. There, in Professor Kirke’s house through an old wardrobe they enter the land of Narnia, a world with fascinating talking animals and mythical creatures.