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The Quick Take for May 30, 2014
'Mom's Night Out'

Streaming Picks

Star Trek Into Darkness was recently made available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime. In case you missed our review when the J.J. Abrams re-boot was in theaters last year, check it out here. If you're looking to erase Adam Sandler's lastest flop from your mind and want to share a few laughs with the family, check out his 2006 comedy Click, which is now streaming on Netflix. In order to spend some quality time in the Wild West with a few of the greatest actors of Old Hollywood, Amazon Prime members should check out The Magnificent Seven. If you're looking for a new television show to binge-watch this summer (or week), check out the BBC's original sci-fi thriller Orphan Black, featuring Emmy-nominated actress Tatiana Maslany. Although the show is currently in the middle of its sophomore season, season one is presently free for Amazon Prime members.

Critics Roundup

"Moms' Night Out is the first (and so far only) 'Christian' movie that I could maybe, sort of, imagine a non-Christian enjoying," says 1MoreFilmBlog's Kenneth R. Morefield. Not so, according to New York Times reporter Neil Genzlinger. He believes, "Little of it is funny or genuine, and the benefits and beauty of real faith are nowhere in evidence." Genzlinger goes on in his review to put down the Christian-themed movie, which he claims is "an insult to the millions of women who have much more to deal with: single mothers who manage parenthood and a career, for instance, or those with seriously ill children and little money." Despite the depiction of mothers as "white, middle-class [and] Protestant," and "a little bit of the cultural stereotyping that dads, even involved ...

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