The Plugged In Show, Episode 105: We’re Thankful For Encanto (and Talk About a New Game)

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It’s Thanksgiving! And as always, we all have a lot to be thankful for. And while we at Plugged In aren’t always thankful for the entertainment we’re given, this year Disney gave us a bit of a gift; Encanto.

Now, the film’s not perfect, as Adam Holz, Bob Hoose and I remind you in our conversation. But It does unfurl a lot of really strong messages about family, duty and even grace. So feel free to drop in and listen to our conversation about what I think just might be the year’s best animated film.

And then, stick around as Bob and Adam discuss Marvel’s new Guardians of the Galaxy video game. Should you be grateful for this new button-masher? Listen in and see! Of course, you can always feel a little gratitude for our exhilarating and provocative Culture Countdown.

And once you’re done eating your turkey and napping off the tryptophan, we’d like you to join our conversation. Our questions for the week: Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving movie that you traditionally watch as a family? Do you even go to the movies (or watch them at home)? We’d love to hear about your family entertainment traditions for Thanksgiving, so let us know on Facebook or Instagram. (And you can always write to us at [email protected] or call at 800-A-FAMILY, too.)

And check out everything we talked about by clicking on the links below.

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Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.