Underage Marriage OK, Large Muslim Group Rules
April 08, 2010

  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.     ...
 

 
The Stars of DATE NIGHT Discuss Their Own Date Nights
April 07, 2010

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!" S...
 

 
BOOKGUIDE: "STORIES OF GOD'S LOVE, ANGELS, AND MIRACLES"
April 07, 2010

Quality: * * * Acceptability: +4 Language: None Violence: None Sex: None Nudity: None 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...
 

 
Why 3-D?
April 07, 2010

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...
 

 
Behind the Scenes of LETTERS TO GOD: A Movie That's Becoming a Movement
April 06, 2010

By Domenic Fusco, Contributing Writer LETTERS TO GOD opens this Friday on April 9th. This the first of three faith-based family films the newly formed film company Possibility Pictures will produce. MOVIEGUIDE® had the opportunity to visit the film set in Kissimmee, Florida at "Give the Kids the World" village where Executive Producer Tom Swanson, Director David Nixon, and Producer Kim Dawson and the cast and crew members were furiously working on the final days of production. LETTERS TO GOD is an inspiring film based on a true story of a young boy coping with cancer and the tremendous impact his faith had on the people around him. Although it is a drama, LETTERS TO GOD is filled with laughter, love, hope, and triumph. The cast inclu...
 

 
A Tale of Two Countries
April 05, 2010

By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher More than 55 years ago in Argentina, my wife's father, Dr. Rudolfo Milani, had a flourishing medical practice and a prestigious position in the Argentine medical community. Juan Peron, who had studied and served under Mussolini, had been implementing national socialism along the Mussolini model for several years in Argentina. That meant he was trying to control every thing and every body. In the process, Argentina went from being one of the most prosperous countries in the world with a large gold reserve and very little poverty, to being one of the most impoverished, bankrupt countries in South America. Wisely, Dr. Milani, as the government control of healthcare increased, left the country. He came to the Unit...
 

 
Censorship Drives Google out of Red China
April 04, 2010

Internet censorship by the Communist Party leaders in China has driven Google, the world's biggest Internet search engine, out of the country.   The Communists stopped Google from being available on the mainland after Google decided it was no longer going to abide by the government's censorship rules on its search engine.   Google has tried to get the U.S. government and other companies to support its protest action against China's neo-fascist, communist censorship rules, but the response has not been positive so far.   - Source:  Business Week, 03/25/10.  ...
 

 
Shocking ‘Entertainment’
April 04, 2010

A TV game show in France revealed something very dark recently.   When given the chance, 81% of the participants in the "show" elected to "kill" a contestant with electricity. A fake - or should we say faux  - game show was held with actors playing the victims. The participants giving the electric shocks, however, thought that the victims and the game were real. They could decide how much electricity to jolt the contestants. The majority kept jolting the "contestant" until he, an actor, pretended to die.   Of 80 players, 16 individuals walked out. Of the remaining 64 players, 51 "killed" the contestant. A player commented, "I was worried about the contestant. At the same time, I was afraid to spoil the program."   There seems to ...
 

 
He Is Risen! You Can Trust the Easter Story
April 04, 2010

  By Tom Snyder, Ph.D., Editor   Can you trust what the Bible says about the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Passover, Good Friday and Easter stories in the Bible?   In the opening to the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Luke in the New Testament, the Greek physician Luke, a close friend of the Apostle Paul, writes, "I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning."   How can we know if this is true? How can we find out if the books of the New Testament are accurate, reliable records of the teachings of Jesus Christ?   In a court of law, the burden of proof for denying the credibility of an eyewitness falls on those who wish to undermine that credibility. An ey...
 

 
Behind the Scenes of THE LAST SONG: A New Beginning for Pop Icon Miley Cyrus
March 31, 2010

By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor The cast and crew of the new Touchstone/Disney movie THE LAST SONG assembled to give some insight about making the movie, the meaning of the movie and why it's an important one for Miley Cyrus. As most know, Miley has become a teenage phenomenon first as the star of the Disney Channel's hit series HANNAH MONTANA, then as a recording artist, and last summer as the star of a movie based on the series. HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE was honored at the most recent MOVIEGUIDE® Faith and Values Awards Gala as a top movie for families in 2009. But, that was then. Miley says she is looking to "get out of her comfort zone" and to try new things. She says, "The other film (based on the series) was easy. I was, like, ...
 

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