Dr. Diane Howard; Movie Editor, Reviewer; Interviews Principals for Top Movies, TVby DrDianeHoward | created - 25 May 2019 | updated - 22 Dec 2021 | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), movie/TV editor, publicist, reviewer interviews top directors, actors, producers, as well as writers, for leading redemptive, family movies & TV with the best content and artistry for the Good of our world (see https://fruitinthedesert.com/Fruits/interviews/)
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1. Greyhound (2020)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Drama, History
Several months after the U.S. entry into World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy commander must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by a German submarine wolf pack.
2. American Underdog (2021)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of NFL MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming an American Football star.
3. Dear Evan Hansen (2021)
PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, Musical
Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.
128 min | Documentary
Against The Tide takes viewers on a journey from Oxford to Israel as John Lennox and Kevin Sorbo unpack and analyze theological and scientific evidence of God. "One of the best apologist documentaries ever made." (Crosswalk)
5. A Week Away (2021)
TV-PG | 94 min | Drama, Family, Musical
With nowhere left to go, Will Hawkins finds himself at camp for the first time. His instinct is to run, but he finds a friend, a father figure, and even a girl who awakens his heart. Most of all, he finally finds a home.
6. Colors of Character (2020)
Steve Skipper is one of America's most prolific and honored artists. His works have hung in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, the U.S. Capitol, the International Motorsports Hall of ... See full synopsis »
9. Tolkien (2019)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Votes: 42,314 | Gross: $4.54M
10. Kingdom Men Rising (2019)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
Kingdom Men Rising is a documentary exploring what it means to be a real man in the midst of cultural trends where there is confusion about masculinity. Challenging men to rise above what we've become to lives of no more excuses.
Votes: 51 | Gross: $1.19M
11. Pilgrim's Progress (2019)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An epic journey, faithfully adapted to modern-day. Christian faces distractions, challenges, and perils at every turn of the way. But ends victorious, with helpful guides, as he stays on the narrow path to the distant Celestial City.
Votes: 757 | Gross: $0.62M
12. The Long Goodbye-The Kara Tippetts Story (2019)
89 min | Documentary
Kara Tippetts, a wife and young mother with terminal breast cancer, shares the raw edges of dying with grace, dignity, and a sense of humor.
14. A Dog's Way Home (2019)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.
Votes: 18,691 | Gross: $41.95M
16. Christopher Robin (2018)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Votes: 79,527 | Gross: $99.22M
17. Run the Race (2018)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport
Against the backdrop of high-school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two different worldviews, straining--but ultimately strengthening--the bonds of brotherhood.
Votes: 1,594 | Gross: $6.42M
18. God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Votes: 4,154 | Gross: $5.73M
19. Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
The next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.
Votes: 3,276 | Gross: $6.22M
21. Beautifully Broken (2018)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Votes: 442 | Gross: $1.21M
22. An Interview with God (2018)
Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Mystery
An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime - with someone who claims to be God.
Votes: 4,162 | Gross: $1.25M
23. Buttons, A New Musical Film (I) (2018)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan girls whose only wish is to find a home for Christmas. With a little help from their guardian angels (Dick Van Dyke and Dame Angela Lansbury), they discover miracles can happen when you believe.
Votes: 597 | Gross: $0.15M
24. Like Arrows (2018)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
When conflict, rebellion, and resentment overwhelm their family, Charlie and Alice are forced to change their parenting strategy, and are surprised to find that effective, life-long solutions were closer than they thought.
Votes: 548 | Gross: $0.84M
25. Heaven Is for Real (2014)
PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
Votes: 27,556 | Gross: $91.44M
26. I Can Only Imagine (2018)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
Votes: 16,678 | Gross: $83.48M
27. Samson (2018)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama
After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine Prince, a young Hebrew with supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and God.
Votes: 4,700 | Gross: $4.72M
28. 12 Strong (2018)
R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
Votes: 84,076 | Gross: $45.82M
30. Steve McQueen: American Icon (2017)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography
Steve McQueen truly is an American Icon. One of America's most endearing and intriguing movie stars, he "is still the King of Cool" according to Esquire Magazine-50 years after the zenith ... See full summary »
Votes: 200 | Gross: $1.23M
31. Wonder (I) (2017)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Family
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Votes: 167,250 | Gross: $132.42M
33. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.
Votes: 4,937 | Gross: $47.32M
34. Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama
International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Votes: 8,345 | Gross: $6.42M
35. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival...."
36. A Question of Faith (2017)
PG | 104 min | Drama
When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God's love, grace, and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs.
Votes: 1,126 | Gross: $2.59M
37. Chappaquiddick (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Votes: 13,847 | Gross: $17.40M
38. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.
Votes: 39,472 | Gross: $11.96M
39. All Saints (2017)
PG | 108 min | Drama
When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community.
Votes: 1,810 | Gross: $5.80M
40. The Case for Christ (2017)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama
An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.
Votes: 9,436 | Gross: $14.68M
41. Fragments of Truth (2018)
75 min | Documentary
Dr. Craig Evans travels the globe to track down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts. Along the way, he highlights groundbreaking new evidence, demonstrating the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts.
42. Kirk Cameron: Connect (II) (2018)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
Smart phones have created a new parenting imperative: equipping kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital space while avoiding the dangers that come with social media. What Kirk Cameron learned from experts will challenge and encourage.
43. My Daddy's in Heaven (2017)
TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family