The Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made!
The Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made!
March 27, 2015

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made! By Esther Wiens, Contributing Writer Editor’s Note:  As Mrs. Wiens notes in the following article, the American culture was transformed in the 1960s and 1970s when God, prayer and the Gospel of Jesus Christ were banned from the public schools in 1962 and when the church pulled out of Hollywood in 1966. MOVIEGUIDE® supports putting voluntary prayer back in the public schools, but our focus is on putting God, prayer, church, Jesus Christ, and Christian, biblical values back into Hollywood and America’s movies and television programs. We also support husbands and wives having more than two children. As Hollywood once noted in a couple popular movies, they come cheaper by the dozen! I have two child...
 

 
FURIOUS 7:  Dawn of the Digital Actor?
FURIOUS 7: Dawn of the Digital Actor?
March 26, 2015

FURIOUS 7:  Dawn of the Digital Actor? By Rachal Marquez, Contributing Writer With the upcoming April 3 release of FURIOUS 7, the latest in the FAST AND FURIOUS film franchise, the debate has renewed over the possibilities of digital composites standing in for real physical actors. When star Paul Walker died in a car accident in November 2013, only halfway through filming the movie, Universal Pictures needed a way to fill in the role. In the end, a mix of body doubles and CG were used to finish the scenes Walker had not yet filmed. Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, acted as physical stand-ins, and footage from some of the earlier FURIOUS movies were reportedly used, which is common practice given the untimely death of an actor....
 

 
Facebook Bans Christian Advertisement
March 25, 2015

Facebook recently banned an advertisement for an upcoming Christian movie featuring "God's Not Dead" star Kevin Sorbo and "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash. The movie is titled "I Am A Christian" and tells the story of the persecution of a Muslim convert to Christianity. Here's the text that the ad contained: Are you a Christian? We challenge you to change your profile picture to this 'I Am A Christian' photo for one week! Change your picture now, and challenge your friends too (sic) do the same. Stand up and declare, Yes, I Am A Christian!!!' Facebook officials say the ad was rejected because "It doesn't follow Facebook's Advertising Guidelines for language that is profane, vulgar, threatening or generates high negative feedback...
 

 
Hollywood’s New Renaissance and Reformation
Hollywood’s New Renaissance and Reformation
March 23, 2015

Hollywood’s New Renaissance and Reformation By Dr. Diane Howard, Contributing Writer The success this weekend of “Cinderella,” Disney’s new live-action, redemptive fairytale for family audiences, which came in No. 1 at the box office with $70.1 million, is part of the growing trend of popularity of family-friendly, redemptive movies with top actors and directors. Notable director and Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh (“Hamlet,” “Henry V” and “Thor”), directed this live action update of “Cinderella” for Disney with some of the best acclaimed actors. Thus, Popular British actor, Lily James (Lady Rose MacClare on the popular TV show “Downton Abbey”) plays Cinderella. Also, Australian actress Cate Blanche...
 

 
The Christian Movie Weekly Report
The Christian Movie Weekly Report
March 23, 2015

The Christian Movie Weekly Report – Inside DO YOU BELIEVE?   One of the inspiring things about Christian movies is often the stories behind the movie. PureFlix, the company behind GOD’S NOT DEAD is recently released their new movie, DO YOU BELIEVE? One of the movie’s stars is Brian Bosworth, one of the hardest hitting, toughest linebackers in the history of college football. In the mid-1980s he became a media sensation and was given the nickname “The BOZ.” He was loved by those in Oklahoma, where he helped the Oklahoma Sooners win a national championship. He was hated almost everywhere else. He said things like, “I want to see if I can hurt some more people. To me, I don't think I'm out there hurting enough people.”...
 

 
DO YOU BELIEVE God?
DO YOU BELIEVE God?
March 19, 2015

The Most Important Question Christians in America Should Answer: DO YOU BELIEVE God? By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor Immediately, you may be wondering if this article title is missing the important word “in’. Do you believe in God? The truth is, I think that’s the wrong the question to be asking this country. Or at least, it’s being asked in the wrong way. In a recent article published by Movieguide®, research shows that 86% of Americans state that they “believe in God,” the majority of which would even clarify that they believe in the Christian God of the Bible. Believing that God exists is not the same as truly believing God, and more specifically, believing what God says about you individually. Read more: FAITH IN ...
 

 
Margaret Jenks’ Prayer
Margaret Jenks’ Prayer
March 19, 2015

Margaret Jenks’ Prayer October 8, 2008   Daily Prayer that: Our elite in the U.S. government, business leaders, and churches everywhere will think and act as our founding fathers did over 200 years ago with integrity, ethics, truth, fundamental principles, courage, and godly wisdom. Be open and accountable and be real “statesmen” and not just politicians. God protect America God save America.  ...
 

 
Five Random Things You Didn’t Know About Kirk Cameron
Five Random Things You Didn’t Know About Kirk Cameron
March 19, 2015

Five Random Things You Didn’t Know About Kirk Cameron By Michelle S. Lazurek, Contributing Writer On Tuesday, September 24, 1985, my sister and I finished our homework, ate, showered, and plopped ourselves in front of the TV, eagerly awaiting the premiere of a new television sitcom called Growing Pains. The show featured the comical mishaps of the Seaver family. Families, like mine, tuned in every week to watch the bumbling antics of their eldest son, Mike Seaver, played by Kirk Cameron. For five years, this sitcom family entertained audiences everywhere. Then something happened. Kirk became a Born Again Christian. At age seventeen, Cameron dedicated his life to serving God. Cameron said, “When I was about 14 years old, I had ...
 

 
Hollywood’s American Year
March 19, 2015

Patriotic, Pro-American Movies Dominated 2014 Box Office By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor The success of the movie AMERICAN SNIPER continues to amaze, as it finally overtook the first part of the HUNGER GAMES finale, MOCKINGJAY – PART 1, to take the 2014 box office crown recently with more than $341.8 million and counting. AMERICAN SNIPER’s tremendous success confirms MOVIEGUIDE®’s contention that American moviegoers want to see movies that celebrate the patriotic values of the average American soldier and America’s national heritage and values, including its Christian, biblical roots. That’s exactly what AMERICAN SNIPER does as its story portrays one committed American solider, Chris Kyle, from ...
 

 
Surprising Statement of Faith by Leading Actor
Surprising Statement of Faith by Leading Actor
March 17, 2015

Surprising Statement of Faith by Leading Actor By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor Recently, Movieguide® had the chance to sit down with Kelsey Grammer for his upcoming role in KILLING JESUS. Grammer plays King Herod the Great, the Herod who tries to kill the Baby Jesus when news of the birth of a messiah reaches Herod’s palace. What is surprising is what Grammer had to say about the role. “I am a Christian, so I have great sense of reverence for this [material],” he said. “The enormity of what Jesus did is still lost on us. The Bible, you really have to study it. God is coming through man. That is an extraordinary thing that happens, and I believe it. I think when you pose it on human nature and on these other charac...
 

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