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PBS and Amazon Prime offer two new seasons of this delightful series. James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930’s Yorkshire are covered in in this seven-part series based on Heriot's beloved books. These episodes are full of humor, compassion and love of life. Heriot is a role model of integrity, hard work, care of animals and their owners. The cinematography and acting is lovely. It is refreshing to enjoy a wholesome comedy and drama without political agenda.
Today there is a broad range of content, artistry, business/production standards in new emerging "redemptive" and "family" film companies and their products. Some questions to ask about the current projects, track records: 1. What are their business/production standards? 2. Are their products authentic, consistent, artistic with dialects, locations, costumes, props...? 3. Is the cinematography skilled? 4. Is the acting engaging? 5. Is the music captivating? Hold out for the best! Do research.
RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN-When the Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies. This classic movie, along with the other Peanuts movies created by the Schultz Family, presents enduring Christian themes through the stories of the comic antics of The Peanuts characters.
Summer is a great time for families to watch good movies with outdoor scenes, as well as Christian themes worth discussing. Fortunately, there are many worthwhile choices on streaming sites. These movies not only entertain, but they enlighten and edify. They have excellent artistry and content. They provide outstanding discussion starters for families and create interest in being in the great American outdoors. Here are top choices for a range of ages and demographics of excellent movies.
Blue Bloods. eleven seasons, is about a multi-generational family in law enforcement in NYC. The situations are contemporary, complex, gripping; but there is no salacious language and the family struggles to serve in ways that are honorable, legally right, and caring. The acting is outstanding. Frank Reagan is the Police Commissioner and patriarch of the Reagan clan of cops. Frank works to balance running the largest police force in the world and being a good father and grandfather.
The Bible is a biographical, dramatic miniseries covering God’s creation through landmark events leading to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This outstanding miniseries has good acting, production, and cinematography. It weaves the Biblical accounts together keeping integrity of Scripture with emotional, spiritual depth, and engagement. Some details are left out and some added for dramatic effect. This miniseries brings the Bible to life in all its power and significance.