Ever Praise Music

and the Joyful Harts Music Library

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
When Grandma is called upon to tell a Christmas story, she can sense that the children need something

a little different this year.  The story of an inventor and entrepreneur with aspirations to have his work

loved by all is just what Grandma's children need.  A perfect cast of characters brings this musical story

of family, love, loss, and triumph to the Big Screen. The film will definitely warm the hearts of viewers.

The themes of creativity, purpose, and self-determination are sure to inspire movie lovers of every generation.


Starring: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Hugh Bonneville
Rated PG: Fantasy, Musical 2hr 2min

"Saul: The Journey to Damascus" (2014)


There is great value in the modern format of storytelling of the

lives of biblical characters. Bring your Bibles into the room with you.

Watch the story. Pause for clarification, discussion, and reflection.

The politics of the days of the early Christians reveals just how faithful

and resilient the Christian Community had to be to withstand

the challenges of living under Roman rule as well as the challenges

of faith and belief in Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah. 

Saul of Tarsus was a key figure in the movement against Christians.

What happens in his life is a miracle.

Starring: Kyle Schmid, John Rhys-Davies, and Emmanuel Vaugier

Rating: 13+

"We Can Be Heroes" (2020)

Oh no! The Heroes have fallen. But there is hope. The children of the heroes have been hidden away for safety and security.

What do you think happens when the kids find out

that their parents are missing?
The film shows ingenuity, perseverance, determination,

and community are just as important as super powers and abilities.
Without these key ingredients, the plan just won't work. 

Starring: Elizabeth Moss, YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Paschal

Rated: PG 

"Soul" (2020)

(A Disney Children's Film)

The hustle and bustle of our daily lives center around work, necessities, needs, and accomplishments. With the stresses of the present day, accomplishment often takes a back seat to the circumstances of the moment. An extremely talented music educator struggles with the dilemma of managing these priorities. What really matters in this world before we move on up a little higher?
Is it our works, our accomplishments, and our fame, or is it our soul? 

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, and Graham Norton
Rated: PG 

Will Smith says that he went outside of his comfort zone to see some of the amazing things that the world has to offer.

The beauty of a deep sea adventure, the migration of the wildebeest, completing technological surveys in an active volcano,

and so much more, are all a part of the docu-series called “Welcome to Earth.”

The series utilizes the expertise of top scientists and researchers who serve as Will’s tour guides.

In cooperation with National Geographic, this Disney presentation is recommended for viewing as a family,

with tablets in hand. Researching questions, and extended searches on concepts and ideas will make this

a valuable family activity. Student interests, and even career choices, have often begun watching documentaries like "Welcome to Earth."

Superbook

A brother and sister who live in a technological and science savvy home discover a link to the treasured stories of The Superbook -

The Bible. One of the most valuable benefits, of sharing this series

as a family, is that as the Bible scripture comes to life the characters make connections between the biblical lessons and daily life of today. Perseverance, reverence, determination, anointing,

and unwavering faith are themes throughout the series.

This series is a great addition to family Bible reading and discussions.

​Starring: Shannon Chan-Kent, Sam Vincent, Cathy Weseluck

​Rated: 7+

Ever Praise Music Family Film Reviews

The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)
The wonder and magic of the season, and the coolest Mr. and Mrs. Claus on the Big Screen, are a treat for the kids and a sight
for sore eyes for your family in this year of pandemic and challenge. The plot takes an unusual twist this time

for Kate and a delightful newcomer.  In this adventure Christmas is about more than getting the gifts to the children.
A villain threatens the safety and security of the entire North Pole. 
The battle between good and evil gets pretty intense in this one. Is this the last Christmas ever?
Check out the film out to see how things work out for Santa and the Crew. 


Starring: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, Jahzir Bruno, Julian Dennison
Rated PG: Adventure, Comedy, Family 1hr 52 min