This week, Asheville, NC will be the home to the inaugural edition of ActionFest, the world's first film festival devoted exclusively to action cinema, and to the people who make it possible, from filmmakers to stuntmen and fight choreographers.
Created by Carolina Cinemas founder/Magnolia Pictures co-founder Bill Banowsky and famed action director and producer Aaron Norris (Missing in Action III, Walker, Texas Ranger), the festival will take place at The Carolina Asheville cinema from Thursday, April 15th to Sunday, April 18th.
ActionFest opens with the world premiere of Neil Marshall's bloody sword and sandal epic, Centurion, and is proud to announce that the recipient of its first annual Lifetime Action Achievement Award will be non...
There's a few days on the calendar that stand out: December 25, July 4, and . . . April 15. Tax day for many of us means a last minute scramble for receipts, attempting to decipher the tax code and trying to remember where we put our calculator.
This year, however, for Dr. Ted Baehr and others, April 15 will be a day to throw a Tea Party. Rallies across the country will be held on "Tax Day."
The Tea Party movement is a grassroots group of patriotic Americans who oppose the oppressive taxation being levied against us.
Dr. Baehr says, "I encourage everyone to try to find a Tea Party rally in your local area. And if you're near us here at Movieguide®, join us at the Ventura County rally.
Ted Baehr will be one of the featured speakers at t...
American Idol's audience recently dipped below that of DANCING WITH THE STARS for the first time in the rivalry's history.
Television writer David Bauder's Associated Press story on the ratings surprise on April 6 plugs the analysis of Don Seaman, a communications analyst for MPG America who says that the presence of Kate Gosselin has boosted the ratings of DANCING WITH THE STARS, but MOVIEGUIDE® notes that DANCING opened with 22.5 million viewers in March 2009 and won last week's competition with 23 million, not a major jump. On the other hand AMERICAN IDOL's Wednesday numbers of 20.5 million are only slightly over half of their peak numbers of 37.7 million in 2007. Even last year IDOL hit 30.4 million, so the real news is not the stunni...
Actor Neal McDonough has left many in Hollywood scratching their heads.
McDonough, a Roman Catholic Christian who's also married, has lost his acting gig on the ABC new series SCOUNDRELS because he would not do an on-screen sex scene.
McDonough's stand is well known. Reportedly, on both DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and BOOMTOWN, he also refused. The ABC Network announced that actor David James Elliott, formerly of the series JAG, would replace McDonough.
MOVIEGUIDE® applauds McDonough for standing up for what's right, even when there's a cost involved. Shame on ABC and The Walt Disney Company, which runs ABC, for taking this ridiculous, bigoted action!
- Source: Deadline Hollywood, 03/31/10.
Dr. Ted Baehr is joining with Janet Folger Porter to make a "May Day!" distress call for our nation.
On May 1st, Dr. Baehr will join Dr. James Dobson, Tim Wildmon, Bob Coy, and other Christian leaders in front of the Lincoln Memorial to do something very simple yet profound: to pray.
"There are many good prayer meetings around the country with great speakers and much inspiration. What will make ‘May Day 2010' different is that the complete agenda is to pray for our nation, our society, and our children," says Dr. Baehr.
"May Day!" has been the international distress call for generations and it is a fitting name for the event on May 1st.
Baehr says, "Just like a plane veering out of control and the pilot calling ‘May Day' for help, w...
Federal employees not only earn much higher salaries than workers in the private sector, they also earn much higher benefits.
A new study by USA TODAY shows that federal workers average $108,476 in pay and benefits but that the same jobs in the private sector average only $69,928, or 35.5% less!!!
The jobs studied included accountants, nurses, chemists, surveyors, cooks, clerks, and janitors. The dollar amounts covered were pay and benefits received in 2008.
- Source: USA TODAY, 03/08/10.
Noting that Mohammed, the founder of the Muslim religion, married a 9-year-old girl, Indonesia's largest Muslim group ruled on March 27 that Shariah Law permits underage marriage.
The controversial edict quickly sparked protests from human rights groups.
- Source: Jihad Watch, 03/29/10.
By Tom Snyder, Editor
Tina Fey and Steve Carell, the stars of the new comedy from 20th Century Fox, DATE NIGHT, which opens Friday, talked about their own date nights with their spouses recently.
Steve said that his children are often the topic of conversation on the date nights between he and his wife, Nancy.
"Generally, our best date nights are very, very simple," he said. "And, we spend a good deal of them talking about our children anyway. So, there is no escape."
"Yeah, there is none," Tina quipped.
Tina added that she and her husband, Jeff, go out together maybe about once a month.
"It's a massive effort to get a babysitter," she noted. "And, if we get more than 10 blocks from our house, it's a miracle, and I'm exhausted!"
Quality: * * *
RELEASE DATE: 2009
AUTHOR: Gloria Ann Chafin-Flynn
PUBLISHER: Voice of the Sword Publications
CONTENT: (CCC, BBB) Extremely Christian worldview about miraculous personal stories; and, nothing objectionable.
GENRE: Non-Fiction/Christian Living
INTENDED AUDIENCE: All Ages
REVIEWER: Dr. Ted Baehr
REVIEW: MOVIEGUIDE® gets a lot of books to review with strong inspirational content. Most are easy to put down and forget. Gloria Flynn's collection of miraculous short stories is hard to put down and, once read, will never be forgotten.
GLORIA'S GLORIOUS STORIES is a record of Gloria's close encounters with angels and people who experi...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other news media outlets have been asking the question, Why 3-D? They've come up with some interesting answers.
There's no doubt that charging more for 3-D is attractive to theaters, but, having been involved in several of the meetings at Panavision and Disney about the transition to 3-D, it is important to note that the real reason for 3-D is to protect movies from pirating. It is the same clunky system as the 1950s with some improvements, but the use of the polarized glasses means that it's almost impossible for some low tech, movie pirate to produce a copy in the theater.
There are better 3-D systems that are totally software generated and do not require gl...
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