Movie: Princess and the Pop Star
Genre: Christian cartoon
Running time: 50 minutes
Synopsis: In this new “VeggieTales” DVD, farm girl Princess Poppyseed switches lives with her favorite pop singer, Vanna Banana. The girls realize that God lovingly designed each of their lives “as is” for a reason.
Our Take: Young “VeggieTales” fans will enjoy this lesson in being yourself. Preteens will gain perspective about trading places with musical heroes. All viewers will enjoy the high-energy music, including “You Never Are” by Dove Award-winning Artist of the Year Francesca Battistelli.
Album: The Reckoning
Artist Info: This rock band from South Carolina has had hits on mainstream and Christian charts, as well as several songs on TV shows and ads. They’ve been opening up for Taylor Swift on the North American leg of her sold-out Speak Now tour.
Summary: In their fourth studio album, Needtobreathe combines their powerful sound with experimental recording ideas. The first single, “Slumber,” encourages listeners to wake up, sing, and dance.
Our Take: Needtobreathe is a good choice for fans of bluesy folk rock who want to hear a variety of heartfelt, positive messages in their music.