Ten Movies Vie for Best Movie for Mature Audiences
Ten Movies Vie for Best Movie for Mature Audiences
January 27, 2015

Faith & Values for Mature Moviegoers Ten Movies Vie for Best Movie for Mature Audiences at 22nd Annual Faith & Values Awards Family and child advocate Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and the Christian Film & Television Commission®, announced today a wide variety of live action movies competing for “Best Movie for Mature Audiences” of 2014 at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry next month. The list of Faith & Values nominees for the Best 2014 Movie for Mature Audiences in the “Papa Bear” category includes some blockbuster superhero movies, a science fiction movie based on one of the most popular children’s novels of th...
 

 
Don't Let 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Lead Your Daughter Astray
Don't Let 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Lead Your Daughter Astray
January 26, 2015

Don't Let 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Lead Your Daughter Astray: A Concerned Mother's Response By Michelle S. Lazurek, Contributing Writer for MOVIEGUIDE®   Dear Daughter, I’m writing you this letter because I love you. You are the apple of my eye and it is my responsibility to teach you what it means to be a woman. I am proud of how wonderful you have become. As you grow up, you will begin to date and engage in relationships with members of the opposite sex, but I feel I must warn you about how you should act in your future relationships with men. The movies you may watch do not portray women in a positive light. Hollywood does not view you the same way that God does. God wants to liberate you and allow you to be all you can ...
 

 
“American Sniper” A Hit with Americans, so why are Hollywood Libs Fuming?
“American Sniper” A Hit with Americans, so why are Hollywood Libs Fuming?
January 23, 2015

“American Sniper” A Hit with Americans, so why are Hollywood Libs Fuming? By Morgan Brittany There was a tsunami at the box-office this past weekend with the opening of the Clint Eastwood movie “American Sniper”.  It was evident to Warner Bros. and most of Hollywood that this movie was going to have a blockbuster opening unlike anything that they had seen or expected.  Indeed on Friday, the film played to packed theaters and brought in receipts of over $30 million dollars its first day.  By the end of the holiday weekend, the movie had reached over $100 million dollars in revenue.  You would think that Hollywood would be doing cartwheels over the great news.  Not so fast. This was a double-edged sword for Hollywood and t...
 

 
Five Famous Celebrities You Didn’t Know Attended the Movieguide® Awards
Five Famous Celebrities You Didn’t Know Attended the Movieguide® Awards
January 23, 2015

Five Famous Celebrities You Didn’t Know Attended the Movieguide® Awards By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor At the Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards, there’s always a wide variety of famous celebrities and up and coming stars that come to celebrate uplifting entertainment. Here are five examples of up and coming stars that have attended the Movieguide® Awards and then had successful careers. 1. Shia LaBeouf Before he starred in the wildly successful TRANSFORMERS series, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL and most recently in FURY, Shia LaBeouf was at the Movieguide® Awards for his starring role in the wonderful golf movie THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED. With his career just starting to take shape t...
 

 
A.D. BEYOND THE BIBLE Miniseries
A.D. BEYOND THE BIBLE Miniseries
January 21, 2015

A.D. BEYOND THE BIBLE Miniseries: Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Address TV Critics, Talk About Their Faith By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the creative visionaries behind the popular 2013 miniseries, THE BIBLE, are seeking to continue that success with A.D. BEYOND THE BIBLE. Airing on NBC, BEYOND THE BIBLE is a 12 episode series that debuts April 5, 2015. It follows the events that take place after the crucifixion of Jesus and the conflict revolving around the Christians and the beginning of the church. At the Television Critics Association (TCA) 2015 Winter Press Tour, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and several cast members held a Q&A session for the press and presented some footage of A.D. The session...
 

 
I Took My Grandchildren to PADDINGTON
I Took My Grandchildren to PADDINGTON
January 19, 2015

I Took My Grandchildren to PADDINGTON By David Outten One of the great joys of being a grandparent is to spend quality time making lasting memories. I love art day with grandpa where we paint or make things in clay. One of the kid’s favorite grandpa games is hunting for hidden Happy Meal toys in a dark house using flashlights. I’m famed for building huge towers with blocks, and I still play hide and seek. It can be quite a challenge to hide when grandpa’s 6’ 6” tall. Last weekend I was invited to a screening of PADDINGTON and took my son and his daughter. We loved it. It was quality family time. This weekend I took my wife and three more grandchildren. Leaving the theater my four-year-old grandson said, “That was aweso...
 

 
Critics Choosing the Awards at the Critics Choice Awards
Critics Choosing the Awards at the Critics Choice Awards
January 16, 2015

Critics Choosing the Awards at the Critics Choice Awards By Evy Baehr, associate editor of MOVIEGUIDE®   Not only did the stars come out, but the critics too last night at the Critics Choice Awards. The awards are based on the nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. This year the top movie went to BOYHOOD. BOYHOOD follows the life of a boy for twelve years, though it sounds like a documentary, it is not, and it is an interesting take on life. Make sure to check out Movieguide®’s review here. Though BOYHOOD made best picture, BIRDMAN had the most wins, with seven awards. Movieguid®’s pick for the Critics Choice Awards, UNBROKEN, did not win.  Fortunately the Movieguide® picks that did win some award were ...
 

 
The Top 10 Family Movie Nominees
The Top 10 Family Movie Nominees
January 16, 2015

Family Friendly A Wide Variety of Animated and Live Action Movies Compete for Best Family Movie at 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Family advocate Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and the Christian Film & Television Commission®, announced a wide variety of animated and live action movies competing for “Best Family Movie” of 2014 at the 23rd Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry. The “Teddy Bear” Awards, as they are affectionately called, will be televised Saturday, Feb. 21, on the REELZ Channel. Heading the list of nominees for the Best Family Movie of 2014 are... (click for the review) DISNEY'S BEARS BIG HERO 6 ...
 

 
Rapper Reveals America's Need for the Gospel
January 15, 2015

Rapper Lecrae Performs on The Tonight Show: Reveals America’s Need for the Gospel and Repentance By Paul Warner, Contributing Writer Recent three-time Grammy nominated rapper Lecrae returned to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Friday with a performance of “Welcome to America” from his album “Anomaly,” which released in September. Lecrae, a committed Christian, has risen in the church community as an artist who not only preaches the gospel through his music, but seeks to live it out in his walk. Ten years and seven albums later since his debut, Lecrae has earned recognition by breaking into the US Billboard 200 as #1 with his latest album, “Anomaly,” and since then, selling 240,000 copies of the album. On...
 

 
Iraq War & American Sniper Chris Kyle
Iraq War & American Sniper Chris Kyle
January 13, 2015

Iraq War & American Sniper Chris Kyle By Richard M. Reinsch II Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper tells the story of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills. The film opens in Fallujah with Kyle confronting what will be his first two kills, a woman and a young boy who advance with a grenade toward a column of Marines. Kyle’s juvenile Marine escort states the obvious: “If you’re wrong, they’ll send your ass to Leavenworth.” Kyle shoots the boy and then the woman when she picks up his dropped grenade and attempts to throw it. Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Kyle here and throughout the film might be called the “inward turn.” Kyle isn’t overwhelmed by the event...
 

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