WAR ROOM Stuns The Out of Touch Hollywood Press!
WAR ROOM Stuns The Out of Touch Hollywood Press!
August 31, 2015

WAR ROOM Stuns The Out of Touch Hollywood Press!   The $3 million Kendrick Brother’s WAR ROOM opened with an $11 million weekend, crushing all competition with a per screen average of $9,692. NO ESCAPE, costing $5 million, opened to $8.2 million with a $2,470 per screen average. WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS starring Zac Efron, costing $6 million, opened to $1.8 million and a $772 per screen average. A Variety Magazine article is topped “’War Room’ Stuns with $11 Million.” It quotes Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst at Rentreck, who said, “These are the kind of outlier events that happen and wake everyone up to the fact that faith-based audiences are passionate and looking for content.” Variety reported that WAR ROO...
 

 
AN OPEN LETTER TO WENDY’S CEO EMIL J. BROLICK
AN OPEN LETTER TO WENDY’S CEO EMIL J. BROLICK
August 31, 2015

AN OPEN LETTER TO WENDY’S CEO EMIL J. BROLICK Emil J. Brolick President and CEO The Wendy’s Company One Dave Thomas Blvd. Dublin, OH 43017 Dear Mr. Brolick, Wendy’s has been a tremendous example of American free enterprise and faith and values. Dave Thomas was famed for such noble causes as promoting adoption. Your website says one of Wendy’s core values, established by Dave, is to “Do the Right Thing.” You call it a “timeless guidepost.” You may not be aware the Wendy’s ads have been running on a television program entitled IMPASTOR. It’s the story of a gambling addict who poses as homosexual Lutheran pastor to hide from loan sharks. The program includes anti-Christian, anti–God, and anti-Christ bi...
 

 
Best Movies for Labor Day
Best Movies for Labor Day
August 31, 2015

Best Movies for Labor Day Below are MOVIEGUIDE®’s picks for Best Movies for Labor Day. These movies don’t just celebrate workers, they celebrate hard work, integrity, humility, and service.   1. THE LILIES OF THE FIELD:   Quality:  * * * * Acceptability:  +4 – 1963:   This wonderful family movie teaches the Gospel in a winsome, entertaining way that’s unsurpassed by most other movies. In the story, a group of German nuns transplanted to Southwest America convince a young black laborer to help them build a local church. In the meantime, the young man teaches the nuns the joys of Pentecostal Protestant worship focused on Jesus and His Gospel. Both Jesus and the local church are lifted up, and Sidney Poitier’s pe...
 

 
Did God Time the Release of WAR ROOM?
Did God Time the Release of WAR ROOM?
August 25, 2015

Did God Time the Release of WAR ROOM?   Bill Cosby, Stephen Collins and now Josh Duggar have been exposed for sexual immorality. Each presented themselves as stellar family men on television. The worst horrors of Planned Parenthood are now on video on the Internet. The 38 million strong adultery arrangement website Ashley Madison has been hacked and adulterers exposed. A Barna survey conducted for Proven Men Ministries has found that 63 percent of self-professing Christian men look at pornography at least monthly (19 percent at least once a day). It’s as if the media is asking, “What have you done? What will you do about it?” On August 28 the Kendrick Brothers’ new movie WAR ROOM provides an answer. The mo...
 

 
Celebrities Against Planned Parenthood
Celebrities Against Planned Parenthood
August 25, 2015

Celebrities Against Planned Parenthood  Lyndee Fletcher, Contributing Writer   Planned Parenthood is under investigation for illegally selling the bodies of aborted babies for profit. A pro-life activist group went undercover as a biogenics company and exposed horrific videos on Youtube. Top executives from Planned Parenthood talked about specifics people wanted like livers and lungs and even admitted to performing illegal partial birth abortions to be able to “harvest” the desired parts. One of the executives openly talks about this in horrific detail while casually sipping wine at lunch and mentions that each “specimen,” that being an unborn or partially birthed baby, goes for around one hundred dollars. Planned P...
 

 
5 Things You Need to Know About the Movie CAPTIVE
5 Things You Need to Know About the Movie CAPTIVE
August 24, 2015

5 Things You Need to Know About the Movie CAPTIVE By Jonny Zachary   This fall, a movie is coming to the theaters that so blatantly proclaims the Gospel that its tagline is, “Faith. Redemption. Survival.” The movie is called CAPTIVE, and it stars David Oyelowo (SELMA) and Kate Mara (FANTASTIC FOUR). The movie is a true story about Brian Nichols, an escaped convict who goes on a shooting rampage during a court case and kidnaps and holds a young woman, Ashley Smith, as a hostage. He detains her for seven hours and during that time, she convinces him to let her live by reading Nichols portions of The Purpose Driven Life, inspiring him to search for redemption. CAPTIVE hits theaters worldwide on September 18, 2015. Here are f...
 

 
8 Fantastic ‘Back to School’ Movies
8 Fantastic ‘Back to School’ Movies
August 24, 2015

8 Fantastic ‘Back to School’ Movies It’s time to crack open the text books and get back to school for many American students. So here are eight movies to help get you in the mood for going back to school!   1. A SMILE AS BIG AS THE MOON A SMILE AS BIG AS THE MOON is a heartwarming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie about a special education teacher with a big heart and big dreams for his class to go to Space Camp. Not only is A SMILE AS BIG AS THE MOON morally uplifting and inspiring, it’s also very entertaining and fun.   2. GOODBYE MR. CHIPS The 1939 GOODBYE MR. CHIPS features the great actor Robert Donat, who won a well-deserved Oscar for his memorable portrayal of the shy schoolmaster who devotes his life to ...
 

 
Movies that Build Faith and Family
Movies that Build Faith and Family
August 23, 2015

“Be Fruitful and Multiply”: Movies that Build Faith and Family By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher Movie after movie today portrays mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, and children as either dysfunctional, wicked or evil. VACATION, SINISTER 2 and THE VISIT are just a few examples. This popular perception in movies and television is carried through with so-called studies claiming that marriage doesn’t make you happy, children don’t make you happy, and people want to be bisexual because they are confused by the media induced lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh. Some close friends have been influenced by these studies. On the other had, God says: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” - Gen...
 

 
WAR ROOM and CINDERELLA vs. IMPASTOR
WAR ROOM and CINDERELLA vs. IMPASTOR
August 20, 2015

WAR ROOM and CINDERELLA vs. IMPASTOR   It is so exciting that in 2015 Christian audiences have movies to see like DO YOU BELIEVE?, WAR ROOM and CAPTIVE. There have even been some wonderful family movies like PADDINGTON, CINDERELLA and INSIDE OUT. In profound ways, you can see the impact MOVIEGUIDE® has had in showing Hollywood that there is a big audience for content with strong faith and values. Sadly, this is not the entire story. There are still those who despise Christianity and have a strong desire to mock Christians and morality. The latest example of this is a program on the TV Land network titled IMPASTOR. The premise is that an immoral con-man takes on the identity of a gay pastor of a Lutheran church in a small town...
 

 
LORD OF THE RINGS Actor Speaks Out on the Persecution of Christians
LORD OF THE RINGS Actor Speaks Out on the Persecution of Christians
August 19, 2015

LORD OF THE RINGS Actor Speaks Out on the Persecution of Christians By Diana Tyler "We have lost our moral compass completely, and, unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization.” The impassioned statement above could very well belong in one of the most beloved epics of all time, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, but in fact, it was spoken not by one of the film’s characters, but by one of its actors. John Rhys-Davies, who played an axe-wielding dwarf warrior named Gimli in the THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, spoke candidly on Adam Carolla’s podcast last week on the ever compelling and ever arguable subject of good and evil. “There is an extraordinary silence in the West,” said the Welsh actor on Carolla’s podcas...
 

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