Sweet, Old-Fashioned Summer Entertainment, Now Available on DVD


Back in February--on Valentine's Day, to be exact--theatergoers were given a choice:Watch a sultry porn flick on the big screen, replete with violence and sadomasochism and lust; or Take in a sweet romantic saga of love and respect and noble sacrifice.The media hype around the first option, 50 Shades of Grey, overshadowed a truly wholesome, enjoyable, and family-friendly film, Old-Fashioned. I was happy to have the clean movie showing in my area theater, though, and I told the story h … [Read more...]

Lighting a Candle: 66th Annual Christopher Awards Showcase Great Movies, Books

Christopher Awards

For 66 years, the Christopher Awards have honored those in media whose work has "affirmed the highest values of the human spirit."The works--feature films, TV and cable shows, books for adults and for young readers--are drawn from both the sacred and the secular. They tell both true stories and fiction. The common thread which unites the winners of the prestigious award is that they are inspiring stories of people who rise above their own wants and needs to act selflessly, regardless of the … [Read more...]

HEY KIDS! Are You an Inventor? Do You Want to Change the World?


 Are you a budding creative genius?Well, here's your chance to put that creativity to work:  Inspired by the upcoming Disney movie "Tomorrowland," the Walt Disney Studios, Disney Citizenship, and XPRIZE are announcing a nationwide challenge for young innovators age 8-17.Beginning April 22, 2015, Disney's Create Tomorrowland - XPRIZE Challenge invites kids to imagine themselves in the future and report back to the present through video imagery or stories about one new and a … [Read more...]