Summer Season Ticket Sales Underwhelm Hollywood - So Far
June 04, 2010

Memorial Day weekend is known for a few things, among them: the color white, BBQ, watermelon, sunshine, and high movie ticket sales. However, this past Memorial Day holiday weekend left many disappointed, with sales not only 14% down from last year's holiday, but also recording the lowest Memorial Day revenue since 2001. Despite many exciting new movies being recently released, including PRINCE OF PERSIA, ROBIN HOOD, IRON MAN 2, and SHREK FOREVER AFTER, the weekend was an overall downer with every movie underperforming. In addition, inflated prices of 3-D tickets actually helped sales; overall attendance was only 24.2 million, the lowest since 1993. Despite the current economic downturn, the holiday ticket decline is still a surprise. The...
 

 
Behind the Scenes with Tom Ohmer Star of THE BILL COLLECTOR
June 03, 2010

Tom’s parents raised him in Carmel, Indiana along with three brothers and one sister. After graduating high school in 1974, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served for three years. He attended Indiana University and, in 1981, he left for Hollywood to pursue an acting career. He enrolled in numerous acting classes and soon landed his first part as Joan Collins’ chauffeur on the hit show Dynasty. He continued to study and act in various TV and film roles until 1988 when he decided to pursue another one of his dreams – becoming a police officer. Over the next several years, he worked for the Los Angeles Police Department, then the Simi Valley Police Department, while continuing to act in various TV shows, films and commercials in his s...
 

 
Behind the Scenes of SUE THOMAS: F.B.EYE: Honoring God in the Marketplace of Ideas
June 02, 2010

By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor The family friendly series SUE THOMAS: F.B.EYE is now available on DVD. MOVIEGUIDE® had a chance to chat with the creators of the series, brothers Dave and Gary Johnson. This prolific and talented duo also was the force behind DOC, HIGH INCIDENT, and AGAINST THE GRAIN. All of their work is known for its exceptional high quality and its inclusion of strong faith elements. Over the years, SUE THOMAS has received several MOVIEGUIDE® Awards, including the prestigious Epiphany Prize. Dave and Gary said the DVD set was made because of a strong demand from viewers. "We had so many letters," Dave explains. "Every day we get letters saying how the show has moved them, touched them, [and] that it's their favorit...
 

 
Scriptural Christianity
May 28, 2010

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?   (Psalms 11:3) By Neil Markva, Attorney With state and federal governments now tagging Bible-believing Christians as "extremists" whom citizens must be wary, it's time to examine the Biblical basis of Christianity and its role in our nation's Christian heritage. For America has fallen from the pinnacle of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" marked as God-given unalienable rights in our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, to the point of imposed government's complete control of our lives. In 1828, Noah Webster published the American Dictionary of the English Language after 28 years of compiling it. The introduction of its 1967 reproduction states...
 

 
Where Have All the Comedies Gone?
May 27, 2010

By Jeff Holder and Juliette Holder We always laugh when Lucy tries to get on Ricky's show. Cliff Huxtable is a great father and his parenting is only surpassed by his humor. Sam and Diane were where everyone knew your name. And for a while, every show featured five friends in a New York apartment trading one-liners. That was then. Turn on your TV set tonight and try to find a comedy. They are about as rare as one of the spotted owls that we are supposed to protect. The irony, of course, is that most Americans have over 200 channels from which to choose from the comfort of their La-Z-Boy. But, at 8:00 pm each night, the cry is heard, "There's nothing on TV." Reality TV and news shows have surpassed the scripted comedy. The success of LA...
 

 
Still Lost
May 26, 2010

By David Outten, Production Editor, with Tom Snyder, Editor The ultra-popular series LOST concluded Sunday with the dead "good guys" from the show in an afterlife chapel. The show's hero, Jack, is intercut between shots of his death on the island and meeting his longer dead father in the chapel. Jack is pictured meeting his dead father in a small room with an empty coffin. Despite the statue of Jesus that seems to lurk with open arms outside the church, the room where a deceased Jack meets his deceased father contains a stained glass window with religious symbolism from the major religions on earth, such as a Christian cross, the Muslim crescent and the ying/yang symbol. Not all of the show's stars make it into the chapel beyond the sm...
 

 
Talk Back to Your TV Set! Sign Our Petition To Stop Comedy Central's Vile New Attack on Jesus
May 25, 2010

It was 2003 and this was the official line: "CBS will not broadcast THE REAGANS on November 16 and 18. This decision is based solely on our reaction to seeing the final program, not the controversy that erupted around a draft of the script." That was the official statement when CBS decided not to air its biased liberal docudrama THE REAGANS about President Reagan and his wife, Nancy. While CBS went down swinging by saying that it was their own reaction and not the controversy raised by conservatives that led them to move their multi million dollar, four hour drama to sister pay cable Showtime, we know better. Talking back to your TV set works! And, it works both for and against programs. As far back as 1968, public outcry renewed STAR...
 

 
New Movie Attacks Mormons for Prop. 8
May 24, 2010

A new movie is out via digital downloads that chronicles the Mormon's involvement in the passing of Proposition 8, a California voter initiative that affirms the traditional truth of marriage as being a legal bond between one man and one woman only. The filmmakers say the film is "for voters who deserve to see how money and misinformation can influence public policy." Made by some of the people that brought viewers the homofascist movie MILK, the story of homosexual activist Harvey Milk, 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION proves the point merely that there are many in society who believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.   ...
 

 
Call for Papers at the IDEA Symposium on Issues Involving Higher Education
May 24, 2010

The IDEA Symposium invites your participation in the forthcoming event on "The Idea of a University: From John Henry Newman to the Multiversity and Beyond" They Symposium will be held in California on August 5 - 8, 2010. You can present a paper or participate in the discussions. Send 250-word abstract by June 1, 2010. Our highly-acclaimed Keynote speaker is Dr. Ted Baehr lecturing on "The University in a Media Age: How the Entertainment Industry Impacts the University." Following the Symposium, fully-developed papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies on the same theme as the conference. For more information, go to www.JIS3.org/symposium2010.htm The JIS Symposia attr...
 

 
Music Artist Jennifer Knapp's "Justification" for Homosexuality
May 21, 2010

By Gary DeMar Jennifer Knapp is a Christian music artist. Recently she announced that she's a homosexual. She questioned the authenticity of Bible translations on the issue of homosexuality. She's not the first to try her hand at this. Here's a portion of her rationale: "The Bible has literally saved my life. I find myself between a rock and a hard place-between the conservative evangelical who uses what most people refer to as the "clobber verses" to refer to this loving relationship as an abomination, while they're eating shellfish and wearing clothes of five different fabrics, and various other Scriptures we could argue about.[1] I'm not capable of getting into the theological argument as to whether or not we should or shouldn't allow...
 

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