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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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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/)
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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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
Holiday musical Christmas Dreams is available on Amazon (free with ads). Christmas Dreams is an enchanting movie for the whole family/ Reimagining the stories of The Nutcracker and The Little Drummer Boy, this delightful musical projects the imagination of the Little Drummer Boy and Pretty Girl who at Christmastime embark on a journey, revealing life’s most important lesson – that it is better to give than it is to receive.
Music is a wonderful artistic gift that lifts our hearts. Andrea Bocelli says it is also like a prayer.
The Nativity Story (2006), December 12th at 6 p.m. Tickets are for general admission at $5.40 each. Reserve seats online at the Beltonian. This exceptional movie that tells the story of the birth, early life of Christ is engaging, compelling, entertaining. Scripture is referenced, quoted. The dialogue, plot, turning points are captivating, dramatic. It tells how Jesus Christ as the Messiah came to the world. The acting, production, and cinematography are excellent.
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.
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...
The Star is a wonderful, animated Christmas movie with the best of voice talent. It has been produced and distributed by mainline and independent companies. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4587656/reference .
In Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, love in families and in the community triumph over materialism, greed, and hostility. The story is about the people of Whoville, who are full of joy as they prepare for Christmas. The Grinch who decides to steal to visit every home in Whoville to steal Christmas trees, ornaments, and gifts. This is a delightful movie with skillful animation and entertaining comedy. It incorporates Christmas carols that focus on the redemptive love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Linus says, “Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about...‘And there were... shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them... for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord..."
This is a Kirk Cameron movie about the Christmas holiday. Cameron talks about and questions Christmas traditions. This is a thought-provoking film that asks good questions and presents valuable insights. This film stresses the importance of Jesus Christ and His coming to our world to save us.
The Nativity Story that tells the story of the birth and early life of Christ is engaging, compelling, and entertaining. Scripture is referenced and quoted throughout the movie. The dialogue, the plot, turning points are captivating and dramatic. The Nativity Story tells how Jesus Christ as the Messiah came to the world. The acting, production, and cinematography are excellent.
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.
Hollywood Reporter, “...religious organizations throughout ... country... buying out screens and distributing tickets to... thousands ...for ‘Theater Take-Overs’ ... Feb. 27, ...night before the film’s officially released...” Further, Crossroads Church is bringing thousands to a Cinemark theater, where Son of God will be showing on 13 screens at the same time. Saddleback Church is buying out screens in eight different theaters...
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This is a wonderful family Disney movie, based on C.S. Lewis’ classic story. In WWII air raids in London four children are taken to the countryside. Through an old wardrobe they enter the land of Narnia with its fascinating talking animals. They learn evil White Witch has taken control of the land, turning it into a state of forever winter. In this beautiful film with delightful characters, the children learn they are to set Narnia free with the guidance, sacrifice of the great lion, Aslan.
“The Star brilliantly tells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of the adventurous animals who contributed to the journey and bore witness to the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ. The entire family will laugh and be inspired as they experience the power of faith, friends, and courage through the eyes of these brave, heroic animals,” said President & CEO of Franklin Entertainment and Executive Produce of Sony Pictures new film The Star, DeVon Franklin.
Best-selling author Max Lucado’s A Christmas Candle movie is a heartwarming story of faith, trust, and tradition. It is set in the little of village of Gladbury, England, where it is believed that an angel visits the Haddington Candlery every 25th year. The angel blesses a candle which was first given by the candle maker gave the candle to a poor orphan girl. The acting, story, and cinematography are lovely and delightful.
This delightful Christmas movie that is appropriate for the whole family tells the story of the birth of Christ from the perspective of the animals, especially of little underdog donkey Bo, who develops as a hero. With excellent, charming animation, the voices are entertaining and engaging. As it tells the story of the birth of our Savior, it conveys valuable lessons of persistence, friendship, and true purpose. This lovely movie portrays the story of the greatest, eternal Christmas gift of all!