On February 22, Box Office MoJo reports that there are some worthwhile family and redemptive movies that are currently at the top box (although good reviews should be considered to determine suitability): “Risen” (number two, PG-13- teens and adults), “Kung Fu Panda 3” (number three, PG- older children through adults), “Race” (number six, PG-13- older children through adults), “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (number eight, PG-13, teens and adults), “Hail Caesar” (number 10, PG 13- teens through adults),, “The Finest Hours” (number 15, PG-13- teens and adults), “Brooklyn” (number eighteen, PG-13, teens and adults), “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” (number 21, R, adults),, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2” (number 28, PG-13, teens and adults), “Creed”(number 29, PG-13, teens and adults), “Norm of the North” (number 30, PG, all ages), “Joy” (number 35, PG-13, teens and adults), and more.
“Risen” (PG-13) with Joseph Fiennes is one of the most excellent movies in theaters in recent years. The acting, cinematography, music, as well as comic relief are all outstanding. There are three more wonderful redemptive movies of this caliber coming to theaters in the weeks ahead. “The Young Messiah” opens March 11 in cinemas. The music for this exquisite movie is by the composer for “Passion of the Christ,” John Debny. “Young Messiah” also has outstanding performances against the backgrounds of wonderful locations.
March 18, “Miracles from Heaven” opens in theaters. Jennifer Garner gives another outstanding, moving, heart-felt performance in this movie, based on a true story. Children and families will especially appreciate “The Young Messiah” and “Miracles From Heaven.” Kylie Rogers, as central character Anna Beam, gives a compelling, role-modeling performance for young people in “Miracles From Heaven.” In this movie Queen Latifah is delightful with her comic relief and heart-felt, delightful performance as Angela. April 1, “God’s Not Dead 2” opens in theaters. Melissa Joan Hart gives an outstanding performance with other notable actors. This is a significant, relevant movie for our times. It is suspenseful and inspiring for educators, young people, and families. It is entertaining with its comic relief. Pat Boone gives an especially delightful performance as Walter Wesley.
Tonight, the beautiful, family-friendly Movieguide® Awards Gala that honors the best in family and redemptive movies of 2015 is on the Reelz Channel. The Renaissance of artistry and Reformation of content is growing with more and more outstanding choices for families in theaters and on television. Stay tuned for ongoing exclusive interviews and stories for such movies and TV.
The Top Pick Movie for this week in theaters for teens and adults is “Risen.” It not to be missed!