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Meghan Trainor

All the components of newcomer Meghan Trainor's neo doo-wop hit add up to having a healthy body image. But a saucy sexiness subtracts from the positivity.

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Sean Bean plays, well, actually a whole lot of characters in this TNT thriller where things are not always quite what they seem. Except for the violence and the sex and the swearing, of course. Those things are exactly what they seem.

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Sacred 3

This Diablo-like series tries for a novel approach, but tends to fly right past fresh to ferocious … and obnoxious.


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Introducing … Movie Nights! (Though Somehow That Seems Like a Familiar Name)

Discernment doesn't stop when a decision is made to see or not see a given flick. Personally, I think the process is only beginning. And that's why I'm really excited to introduce—or, rather, reintroduce—something we call Movie Nights. ...


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Come on in! Sit for a spell. In Plugged In's Family Room, you'll find hundreds of helps for your family's discernment journey. Search through a deep archive that spans our 20-year history. Then pop over to our Movie Nights page to discover what a Plugged In-style movie experience is all about.

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Did you know that Focus on the Family's reviews books? Designed to bridge the gap between what parents have read themselves and what their kids want to read, reviews cover content, themes and worldview of fiction books.

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