By Donna Miller
Miley Cyrus' latest bid to recapture her wholesome image is through the Disney movie, THE LAST SONG which debuted on March 31. Cyrus' is an image carefully created through her Hannah Montana projects with Disney and skillfully developed and marketed to young fans.
However, many parents no longer consider her a role model for young girls. What could cause such a drastic image change for a pop icon? Try a semi-nude magazine layout and a raunchy pole dancing performance at a teen awards program.
These acts will forever be connected to Cyrus, since young teens use electronics to access everything on the Web. Here are some headlines they will find:
"Miley Cyrus Says Vanity Fair Photo Spread Embarrasses Her"
"Miley Cyrus pole...
If you want to feel tired, take a look at Dr. Ted Baehr's travel and speaking schedule. But, he wouldn't have it any other way.
Dr. Baehr says, "It's really exhausting at times, but there is so much good accomplished when I travel that it's something I must do. People need to get the message about Media Wisdom."
Washington D.C., Korea, and St. Louis are just a few of the places where Dr. Baehr will be in the coming year.
Dr. Baehr is available to speak at your church, homeschool group, civic group, service club, or any other venue where people want to learn about media and how they can protect their families, children and grandchildren from the potential harm in the mass media of entertainment.
You can see where Dr. Baehr is speaking HE...
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor
The latest in the long line of underage actresses involved in R-rated movies has hit another bump in the road.
The movie, KICK A** (we're not spelling it out on purpose. . .) stars 11-year-old Chloe Moretz (now 13) as a young superhero who stabs, shoots, kicks, beats up, and otherwise wipes out evil criminals while saying a few choice "f" words in the process.
According to the International Movie Data Base at (www.imdb.com), the comic book crowd was very anxious for this movie, hyped as a "reinvention" of the superhero movie. However happy teenage fanboys may have been, the movie opened unexpectedly poorly at the box office, very barely beating out the delightful family friendly animated movie HOW TO DRA...
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor
The faith filled LETTERS TO GOD continues to draw people into the theater as part of the movement of hope that the movie has begun. While it lacks the marketing muscle of a CLASH OF THE TITANS, it makes up for it in word of mouth.
In fact, a survey of people attending the movie highlights the fact that the "viral" aspect of one person telling another person accounts for most of the $2 million + that has come into the box office already.
84% of those who have seen it say they would definitely recommend it. For most movies, that number hovers around 50 or 55%.
The reason why so many are eager to tell their friends and co-workers is that 66% of the audience rated the movie "excellent" compared to only 30 or ...
This week is #20 to #11 of the Most Unbearable.
Next week, we'll count down from #10 to the coveted #1.
The below films have received the "Rotten Banana Award" for their unparalleled contribution to the corruption of culture.
Note: These films have been chosen not necessarily because they have sex, violence, nudity, or profanity, but also because they have a worldview antithetical to the biblical worldview. They communicate philosophies that, in the final analysis, are anti-human and anti-God and that can only lead to disaster.
It should be noted some of these films are very entertaining and liked by many Christians. Furthermore, many of them have positive values interwoven with their negative messages.
Therefore, this list is to hel...
WHEN LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH: THE LOIS WILSON STORY
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +1
RELEASE: Sunday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on CBS-TV
TIME: 120 minutes with commercials
STARRING: Winona Ryder, Barry Pepper, John Bourgeois, and Rosemary Dunsmore
CONTENT: (CCC, BBB, L, V, N, AAA, D, MM) Very strong theocentric Christian, moral worldview that only God can deliver someone from alcoholism with lots of mentions of God, prayer, and biblical references, as well as shots of the cross and Bible but no mention of Jesus; one obscenity; television type violence includes woman has two miscarriages, woman dies of cancer, drunk thrown out of a bar, drunk crashes through door, drunk halluc...
Federal judge Barbara B. Crabb in Wisconsin has ruled ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.
Crabb says that the 1952 and 1988 laws establishing the National Day of Prayer violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
She ruled that such an involvement in prayer must serve a significant "secular function," whatever THAT means!
In her ruling, Crabb cites an objection to prayer by Founding Father John Jay at the Constitutional Congress in 1774, but fails to note that Jay, a future Chief Justice, later changed his mind about the propriety of prayer in government (see Jay's proclamation on March 20, 1779 in the Continental Congress f...
Christians and Conservatives Are Not the Ones Being Really Stupid and Ignorant
By Dr. Tom Snyder with Dr. Ted Baehr
Still basking in the joy of Resurrection Day (or "Easter" to those of you who don't know that the Vicarious Atonement, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the real reason for the current holy season), it strikes us how often atheists, alleged skeptics, liberals, leftists, fascists, Neo-Marxists, and other pseudo-intellectual elitists like to malign Christians and conservatives for being stupid and ignorant.
One of the most common, but dishonest and disingenuous, ploys of these Anti-Christian bigots is to take a fringe group (like the tiny militia members the FBI arrested in late March) and lay the blame at the feet of...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®
When my four children were young, they went through the usual phases of raising ants, then hamsters, then gerbils, then cats and dogs -- together. Often disasters would occur. The ant farm would break, and the gerbils and hamsters would escape into the pipes. Sometimes, the children would exercise a great deal of effort to direct a gerbil or a hamster out of a floorboard, or some other difficult spot. Pipes would be banged. Floors would be hit. Usually, the gerbil never got the point and days later an unpleasant smell would emerge from the pipe or floorboard.
One friend of mine in a fraternity at Dartmouth College over forty years ago had a pet boa constrictor. The boa eventually got stuck in...
By Dr. Ted Baehr and Tom Snyder
Moviegoers in the United States and Canada prefer family friendly, conservative movies with Christian, biblical values. So says a new financial study of Hollywood's major releases by the Christian Film & Television Commission®.
"Our comprehensive study also shows that Americans and Canadians reject Hollywood movies with liberal and leftist values, atheist content, and explicit sex and nudity," said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and chairman of the Commission and Good News Communications, a non-profit advocacy group founded by Dr. Baehr in 1978.
For example, the Commission's comprehensive study of the movies released in 2009 by the major studios in Hollywood shows that conservative, morally uplifting, patr...