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...
Did EXODUS Actor Put His Foot in Mouth?
Christian Bale Calls Moses a “Barbaric” Individual
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor, and Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
In less than two months, Director Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Biblical epic EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (or maybe un-biblical) starring Christian Bale as Moses comes to theaters.
In what could either be considered a genius marketing move, or quite detrimental, Christian Bale stirred things up with some controversial statements regarding the biblical figure. Speaking to reporters in Los Angeles, Bale didn’t hide the fact that he was trying to distance himself from Charlton Heston’s Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s classic 1956 movie, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
“I think the man...
Christian Alternatives to Halloween
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Rather than expose your children to fear and demonic influences on Halloween, why not introduce them to two wonderful Christian holidays that occur at the same time – All Saints Day and Reformation Day?
All Saints Day takes place on Nov. 1. Historically speaking, it has become primarily a day to honor Christian martyrs or “witnesses” who gave their lives peacefully to serve their Divine Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the true definition of a Christian martyr, not someone who murders other people as the Muslims have been doing for nearly 1500 years. Theologically speaking, of course, every Christian is a saint set apart by God by being bo...
The Purpose and Meaning of Talent:
Behind the Scenes of WHIPLASH
Job Garcia, Contributing Writer
Are aspirations, talents and abilities inherently good? If so, what are the purposes of them, and how do we go about accomplishing their intended purpose?
For Christians, answering these questions properly requires developing a biblically sound perspective of aspirations, talents and abilities. Thus, aspirations, talents and abilities are inherently good, but they must be subject to God’s will and used for His glory and honor. We must not limit aspirations, talents and abilities to the realm of the sacred. God himself is responsible for placing those aspirations, talents and abilities, but we are in a fallen world, so we have to make s...
Matthew McConaughey on the Redskins Controversy:
Oscar Winning Actor Opposes Name Change but Thinks Change Is Inevitable
Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey said he opposes changing the Washington Redskins name and mascot, but thinks the pressure on the team to make the name change probably will succeed.
“It's not going to hurt me,” McConaughey said in a recent GQ interview. "It's just. . . I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. Now that it's in the court of public opinion. It's going to change. I wish it wouldn't, but it will.”
A small group of Native Americans have been pushing for the professional football team representing Washington, D.C. to change its name for years before the publ...
By Anthony D’Amore
Some Christians have been slamming actor Nicolas Cage over his movie “Left Behind,” a remake of the movie based on the successful book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Some of the criticism has been severely harsh, as if some Christians have forgotten that God shows them grace. When did it become okay for Christians to spew hatred and forget about humility and love for others?
These self-proclaimed Christian critics who have been slamming Nicolas Cage and his movie on social media channels have seemingly lost sight of God’s purpose. It’s as if posting a judgmental rant on a web site is more important than a Hollywood actor experiencing the grace of God.
It doesn’t mean every Christian needs to...