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Review: “Little Boy”

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Reviews for Family Movie Night | 0 comments

CREDITS: Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui and 7-year-old newcomer Jakob Salvati. Open Road. Executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (Son of God, A.D., Ben-Hur). Directed by Alejandro Monteverde. Written by Monteverde and Pepe Portillo. 4/24/15 FILM SYNOPSIS: Little Boy concerns an 8-year-old who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. Set in the 1940s, it captures the wonder of life through the eyes of an 8-year-old child. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award-winning director Alejandro Monteverde, Little Boy highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity. Pepper Busbee wants his dad home from the war and he’s told that if you have a faith even as little as the size of...

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Review: “Home”

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Reviews for Family Movie Night | 0 comments

CREDITS: Animated adventure from DreamWorks with the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez. FILM SYNOPSIS: When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own – to find her mother. You see, the space invaders, called Boovs, are fleeing another race of aliens (the Gorg) whom they believe are trying to destroy them. As soon as the Boovs arrive, they capture all Earthlings and place them in Australia. Oh, a Jerry Lewis-type bungler, has accidently sent an interstellar email to the space villains as to the Boovs’ new location. Oh is vilified by his fellow Boovs, who are attempting to recall the invitation before it arrives at the Gorgs’...

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Review: “Do You Believe?”

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Reviews for Family Movie Night | 0 comments

CREDITS: Mira Sorvino, Cybil Shepherd, Lee Majors, Robert Forrester, Delroy Lindo, Ted McGinley, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, Brian Bosworth, Andrea Logan White, Valerie Dominguez, Tracy Melchior. Drama from Pure Flix. Written by Chuck Konzelman (God’s Not Dead), Cary Solomon (God’s Not Dead). Directed by Jonathan M. Gunn. It is from the same producers as GOD IS NOT DEAD and released theatrically 3/20/15. FILM SYNOPSIS:  Do You Believe? follows the deeply personal journey of a handful of characters trudging through a life riddled with problems all too familiar to our own. Through trials and triumphs, their stories weave together into a beautiful design that hinges on a single question and the redemptive power of the cross. The story that unfolds is one of love and forgiveness, heartbreak and healing, broken dreams and hope restored, courage, suffering, unwavering faith, second chances, and the gift of new life. When Matthew Wesley has a very...

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Review: “Hoovey”

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Reviews for Family Movie Night | 0 comments

CREDITS: Lauren Holly (NCIS, Picket Fences) Patrick Warburton (Emperor’s New Groove, Men in Black II), Cody Linley (Hannah Montana). EchoLight studios. Directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, Space Warriors). To be given a limited release 1/30/15. FILM SYNOPSIS: Based on a true story, this faith-based teen-aimed drama concerns a close-knit family dealing with their high school basketball-playing son’s discovery that he has a brain tumor. The theme: life can change in an instant – how do we deal with adversity? Hoovey is the first film produced entirely by EchoLight Studios, a faith and family film company led by CEO Rick Santorum. It will release through the Studios’ unique church-based distribution model, EchoLight Cinemas. REVIEW: Though as familiar as a sports movie (oh, yeah, it is a sports movie), this one has some compelling moments. It’s witty, well-acted (great to see Patrick Warburton...

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Review: “The Song”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Reviews for Family Movie Night | 0 comments

 CREDITS: Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas. City on a Hill Productions. Faith-based musical drama. Written & directed by Richard Ramsey. 9/26/14  FILM SYNOPSIS: Alan Powell, son of Fort Myers pastor Richard Powell, is receiving rave reviews for his performance  as Jed King in The Song. Already no stranger to success, Alan is in the Christian band “Anthem Lights”—an Internet  sensation with YouTube videos viewed more than 30 million times. But this was his first acting role and, according to  director Richie Ramsey, he pulls off a dynamic range. A music-driven romantic drama, The Song shows Jed King’s  search for things we all long for: significance and meaning. The film is produced by Kyle Idleman, pastor of Southeast Christian Church and City on a Hill. Kyle believes it’s time to “take back” the conversation on love, sex, and marriage from the...

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Review: The Better Angels

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Reviews for Family Movie Night | 0 comments

CREDITS: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley, Braydon Denney. Produced by Terrence Malick. Directed by A.J. Edwards. 11/7/14 FILM SYNOPSIS: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and quiet boy who spends his days at the side of his beloved mother (Brit Marling) while learning to work the land from his stern father (Jason Clarke). When illness takes his mother, Abe’s new guardian angel comes in the form of his new stepmother (Diane Kruger), who sees the potential in the boy and pushes for his further education. Produced by Terrence Malick and filmed in glorious black and white cinematography, The Better Angels sheds new light...

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