Behind the Scenes of THE GOOD DINOSAUR
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor
THE GOOD DINOSAUR is all about a cute, timid dinosaur, who has to grow up. After getting lost from his family, he must build courage to go against the storms and trials.
Movieguide® had the chance to hear from the two main characters, Raymond Ochoa, playing the lead dino, Arlo, and Jeffrey Wright, playing his Poppa. What they say about father, son relationship, is wonderful.
Question: So, I’ve want to ask you, Raymond: How was Jeffrey as a dad?
Raymond Ochoa: You know, for the three hours I’ve known him, he’s pretty cool. I just met him a couple hours ago. I feel like we’re getting close.
Jeffrey Wright: Absentee father to that poin...
Movies To Be Thankful For!
Cinematic Celebrations of American Values for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Here our some of our favorite movies that relate to Thanksgiving and the biblical values that made America great.
Quality: Acceptability: -1
The story of several generations of a family, from the arrival of immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon, down through his children and grandchildren. The holiday of Thanksgiving plays a crucial role throughout the movie. AVALON is an extremely enlightening, poignant, entertaining movie celebrating American traditions that have, sadly, lost their meaning in the modern age. It has some light foul language, so caution is advised for ol...
Why Would ABC Promote Genocide?
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
ABC-TV is owned by Disney, a company focused on family entertainment. Recently, however, as many sources have reported, their program, SCANDAL, showed the lead African American character having an abortion while, in the background, Aretha Franklin sang, “Heavenly Hosts Sing Hallelujah,” to transition into the Christmas carol “Silent Night,” referring to the birth of Jesus Christ, the Creator of the universe and Savior of mankind. The mockery of the birth of Jesus is abhorrent, but just as abhorrent is the message, which clearly disparages families, children and procreation.
Margaret Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood, was an outspoken racist eugenicist...
Real Altruism: God So Loved the World. . .
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
There’s been some confusing discussions about altruism recently, which fail to recognize the source of altruism and the tremendous difference which that Source made to civilization. That Source, of course, is the Creator of the universe, who by creating man in His loving image, gave man extraordinary value.
Then, in the midst of man’s choosing to live in a fallen world (where the thief comes to kill, steal and destroy), the Creator loved man so much that He gave His son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty and give us abundant life and eternal life incredible value (John 3:16 and 10:10). The only way we can respond to that divine gift is an attitude of grat...
BY THEIR FRUIT YE SHALL KNOW THEM
Dean Jones: Star, Celebrity, Father, and Evangelist…But, Not in That Order
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Founder and Publisher
Actor Dean Jones (THE LOVE BUG, BEETHOVEN, THE SHAGGY D.A.) was a good friend to many people and great causes, including MOVIEGUIDE®.
We recently went to his memorial service at Church on the Way in Van Nuys, Calif. Dean had come to several of our Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala & Report to the Entertainment Industry and met with us several times to break bread at a meal He was always upbeat and filled with vim and vigor, but especially focused on the joy of being a member of the Kingdom of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Born in Decatur, Ala. in 1931, Dean had hi...
5 Things SAINTS & STRANGERS Can Teach You About the Mayflower
National Geographic’s new mini-series SAINTS & STRANGERS encores Thursday, November 26th. It tells the story of the Mayflower and its many passengers. The story of the Mayflower is not a new one, but it’s never been told quite like this before. Here are five things that everyone should know about the upcoming two-part event.
1. It focuses on the lives of the Protestant passengers aboard the Mayflower.
The miniseries focuses largely on the Protestant passengers aboard the Mayflower, who called themselves Saints. Their story unfolds as they follow God’s lead to the New World in order to worship him freely and without persecution. It may not have bee...
Charlie Sheen Should Have Shared About His HIV Earlier!
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Actor Charlie Sheen went on the TODAY show recently with Matt Lauer and confessed he had HIV, the deadly virus causing AIDS, and had several partners, whom he informed in advance. His presentation of the scope of his infamy was self-serving in the extreme.
After this revelation, many of his partners, some of whom were young and vulnerable and naïve, said he never told them he had HIV.
SaveCalifornia.com, in a hard-hitting article, pointed out Charlie Sheen’s HIV must have come from multiple at-risk sexual encounters, including homosexual and transsexuals. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), homosexual encounters are the m...
Katniss Everdeen and What It Means to be a Woman Warrior for Christ
By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer
“Panic begins to set in. I can’t stay here. Flight is essential…But I can’t let my fear show.”
The quote above comes from one of the most dynamic fictional heroines in recent years, Katniss Everdeen of the acclaimed HUNGER GAMES series, the last cinematic installment of which will hit theaters November 20th. Lines such as the one above epitomize perhaps the primary reason audiences…and female audiences, in particular…respect and admire Katniss: she persists in the face of fear. Her steely resolve and indomitable will, which remain steadfast against vicious, tyrannical rule, has won millions of fans throughout the worl...
The Power of One:
Let’s Change the World
By David Outten
Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, and a good friend of Movieguide®, used to discuss the potential of Christians leading at least one person to Christ every year. Were he still alive he would be all the more driven to encourage evangelism.
Look at the magazine rack at almost any grocery store checkout. You’ll see covers about Hollywood affairs and divorces. The nightly local news is full of murders, fraud, graft and crime. The national news is worse.
The need for evangelism is overwhelming, but the task is much smaller than you might think. In the United States, over 60 percent of Americans claim to be Christian. Dr. Bright would point ou...
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Making movies about faith isn’t his goal, says Producer Mike Medavoy of THE 33, the inspirational faith-driven movie opening this weekend. Making terrific movies is.
We caught Medavoy, studio executive and movie producer, including seven movies chosen Best Picture at the Oscars such as ROCKY and PLATOON, speaking at the “Passion of the Film” panel on faith-based and faith-friendly movies Sunday at the Loews Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., at the annual American Film Market conference.
Moderating the panel was Barbara Mudge, founder and president of Worldwide Film Entertainment and Worldwide Faith Entertainment On Demand.
Born in China, Mike Medavoy, studio executive and movie producer, moved ...