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Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media:

Trailer Station:

This weekend: In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told — the first Christmas.

Wednesday, November 22/Thanksgiving – The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to thecreation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the
holiday season into the celebration we know today.

Mini-review: I previewed this one with my sister. We agreed it was charming and entertaining. A nice holiday film. Recommended.

Coming: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 – Forever My Girl

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