The Girl Who Believes in Miracles is a surprisingly well written and well-acted Christian film. A young girl with the faith of a mustard seed discovers that she has been granted the ability to cure people. This tests the faith of her parents and certain people in the village. Unfortunately, her new found abilities come with a price; in one of her visions, she is told she will be going to heaven soon – a revelation her parents are unwilling to accept.
P.S. I also want to note that while the message of faith permeates the movie, this movie was surprisingly not “preachy”. The aspects of faith were addressed in ways that felt natural and appropriate and didn’t interrupt the storyline. This is one of the few Christian movies I’ve actually enjoyed.
1 year! That is how long it took for my sisters to get me to watch The Knight Before Christmas. I like Christmas movies, but I have to be in the right mood to tolerate a Christmas romance (or any romance for that matter). Let’s just say when they finally got me to watch it this holiday season, I wasn’t in the “right mood.” In fact, I was in a pretty foul mood, but my sour mood was no match for Sir Cole & his fair lady Brooke.
The Knight Before Christmas is a cute, comedic story about a knight from the 1300s seeking to fulfill his quest and a present day school teacher who doesn’t believe in true love (a common theme in all romance stories, I know.) The fun begins when Sir Cole’s quest transports him out of Norwich and into present day Ohio. Let’s just say that it takes some time for a knight of the 1300s to adapt to 21st century customs, and it makes for some good laughs.
So if you need a lighthearted Christmas movie, check out Netflix’s The Knight Before Christmas.
Just finished watching the mini-series – Neverland. Neverland tells the origins of Peter Pan and Captain Hook as well as the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell. The show is well acted, especially considering the age of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Sometimes, the show is a little slow, but if you grew up watching Disney’s Peter Pan, you will enjoy seeing the origins of the characters.
I’m not sure what the series is rated, but there is at least one bedroom scene in the first episode (nothing more than PG-13) and some implications of adult stuff in the second.
When Calls the Heart is a Hallmark channel TV series (which can currently be viewed on Netflix). This show reminds me of Little House on the Prairie, just in a different time period and atmosphere.
The show follows the adventures of a wealthy, young lady, Elizabeth Thatcher, who moves to the small mining town of Coal Valley to serve as a teacher for the children there. While there, she experiences many challenges as she gets used to the lack of “modern” conveniences in Coal Valley. Yet, she throws herself into life in Coal Valley with enthusiasm and does her best to assist the children and families of the town.
While the show is a little slow at times, you soon find yourself enjoying the relationships between the characters, particularly the relationship between Elizabeth and Constable Jack Thornton, a Canadian Mountie, who doesn’t think very highly of Elizabeth.
What I like about the show is this:
1) It is clean, and the grudging romance between Elizabeth and Jack is entertaining.
2) The show is entertaining to watch, but not so good that I can’t turn it off part way through an episode if I have responsibilities to get to.
3) It is interesting to see what life was like for miners and their families. This is a time period in history that I’m not familiar with, so it is interesting to watch how different life was in a mining town.