When Hollywood Takes a Stand for Marriage:
Matthew McConaughey Speaks Out About His Faith
By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer
A few months ago, The Huffington Post published an article on their website titled, “10 Reasons It’s Totally Fine to Never Get Married.”
Many of the reasons given are rather ludicrous, and unbiblical to boot.
For example, take Reason #1, “Most people aren’t in a hurry to get married anymore,” which encourages singles to remain unattached simply because everybody else is doing it. Or, look at Reason #8, “These days, a happy marriage requires a serious commitment of time and energy that can be hard to maintain,” which sounds more like pure laziness than a real reason.
The above examples, a...
Top 10 Veterans Day Movies
1. SERGEANT YORK
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4
Based on the diary of Alvin York, the most decorated soldier in World War I, this moving story tells about a willful man, played by Oscar winner Gary Cooper, who comes to Jesus Christ and comes to terms with war. After his conversion, Alvin is deeply troubled about fighting in the war because he cannot reconcile the Bible’s teaching against killing with participating in a war to defend his country. Before making his final decision about filing for conscientious objector status, Alvin spends time reading the Bible and being alone with God on the mountain. There it becomes clear what God wants him to do. Sensitively directed by the quintess...
Does INTERSTELLAR Have an Environmentalist Agenda?
Director Christopher Nolan Clears the Air
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
The trailers of Writer/Director Christopher Nolan’s most recent science fiction adventure, INTERSTELLAR, have caused many people to wonder if the movie is going to be merely another hysterical left-wing, politically correct warning of man-made global warning, another fear-induced reason for Americans to buy more hybrid cars.
INTERSTELLAR is set on an ecologically devastated earth about a widower who pilots a spaceship into another galaxy looking for a habitable planet that can save his family and all of mankind.
When asked about the message of the movie concerning his environmental concerns, Nolan (who co-...
Movieguide®, the family guide to movies and entertainment founded by Christian leader Dr. Ted Baehr, is approaching its 30th year of redeeming the values of Hollywood, the center of the world’s mass media of entertainment.
Back in 1985 when Movieguide® began, there were, at the most, only one or two major animated movies for families. This year, there are more than 18 such movies. Also, in 1985, 46.7 percent of the movies released theatrically were R-rated, but in 2013, only 31.1 percent of the theatrical releases were rated R.
Back in 1985, only about 1.5 percent of the movies released contained at least some positive Christian, redemptive content. In eight years, that percentage would climb to 10.38 percent ...
An Appeal for Decency and Righteousness:
Help Us Transform America with the Good, the True and the Beautiful!
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, with Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Thousands of studies have shown that the mass media shapes the hearts, minds and actions of our children and grandchildren. By doing this, the mass media also is able to create and control the culture, or at least major portions of it. In this manner, the mass media can also control America’s future.
Movieguide.org has been the family guide to movies and entertainment for nearly 25 years or more now. As such, we are trying to redeem the values of the mass media of entertainment according to the Bible’s moral and spiritual principles so that we can transform the Uni...
We Want Hollywood to Hear YOUR Story!
Everyone has a story, and many of you have turned those stories into screenplays. The question is... once you have a screenplay, what’s next? How can you turn that inspired script into a cinematic gem?
Since 2006 Movieguide® has championed new and beginning screenwriters through the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays. While $50,000 in cash prizes makes Kairos the largest competition of its kind in the U.S., the value of it goes far beyond monetary rewards... winning scripts get read by top industry leaders and decision makers.
Success came quick in it’s inaugural year with David M. Anthony’s winning script JOHN, THE REVELATOR. Produced and released through Pure Flix (...
NBC Announces the Cast of A.D. – More Good News!
By Jeffrey Totey, Contributing Writer
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett could be credited for being two of the pioneers of the so-called “year of the Bible.” The former TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL star and SURVIVOR creator helped THE HISTORY CHANNEL to receive some of its highest ratings when they presented THE BIBLE mini-series during Easter of 2013. Then the married coupled did some heavy editing to create a theatrical release of SON OF GOD, which opened on Easter this year and also did very well.
Today, NBC started getting the ball rolling for promotion of Downey/Burnett’s latest project, simply titled, A.D., a 12-week limited series beginning on, you guessed it, Easter 2015.
Family Matters in INTERSTELLAR:
INTERSTELLAR’s Story Is Rooted in Family and Hopeful Optimism, Filmmakers Say
By Ben Kayser and Rachal Marquez
Movieguide® recently had the chance to participate in a press conference for INTERSTELLAR, a new science fiction adventure that deals with many issues.
INTERSTELLAR is a science fiction adventure set on a devastated earth in agricultural ruin. Cooper, a widower with two children he desperately loves, is asked to pilot a spaceship that will travel through a wormhole into another galaxy that may have a new habitable planet for the human species. The only problem is, he can’t guarantee his children when or even if he will return. As he sets out on his epic journey, Cooper faces impossible o...
Is the Wildly Popular Video Game DESTINY Any Good?
Here’s What You Should Know!
By David Grue, Contributing Writer
Quality: * * * Acceptability: -1
DESTINY is a wildly popular game, pulling in $500 million dollars within the first 24 hours of its release. With the Christmas gift season right around the corner, many parents might be wondering if this game is appropriate for children, if the story is interesting or if the game is even any fun. Here’s what you should know.
While exploring Mars, astronauts discovered a giant hovering white sphere. They call the benevolent being the "Traveler", who helps usher humanity into a "Golden Age." During this time, there was rapid scientific advanc...
Behind the Scenes of BIG HERO 6:
Bringing the Charming Comic to the Big Screen
By Ben Kayser and Rachal Marquez
BIG HERO 6 is an excellent Disney animated movie about a 14-year-old boy who turns a huggable healthcare robot into a fighting machine and enlists the help of four friends to catch a villain in the city of San Fransokyo.
Movieguide® recently had the chance to speak with and hear from the directors, producer and actors in this new Disney animated adventure.
Movieguide®: What was the challenge in balancing some of the high conflict in the story while also keeping it accessible for young kids?
Don Hall (Co-Director): It was the challenge in the movie. The biggest challenge of making these movies is always go...
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