Dear Christians. . . Please Don’t Leave Us Behind
Dear Christians. . . Please Don’t Leave Us Behind
October 07, 2014

Dear Christians. . . Please Don’t Leave Us Behind Ben Kayser, Managing Editor Last weekend, LEFT BEHIND brought in only $6.3 million. Considering its bloated budget of $15 million dollars, not including its costly marketing campaign, it’s no secret that this is a blow to the faith-based movie market, along with other recent box office bombs. There’s multiple reasons SON OF GOD, GOD’S NOT DEAD and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL left Nicolas Cage and his co-stars behind in box-office failure. Lack of quality storytelling and poor marketing are just a few of those reasons (Cage’s performance actually gave the movie the little authenticity it had). At a deeper level, LEFT BEHIND no longer resonates with Christians because I believe most ...
 

 
Prodigal Son: Behind the Scenes of THE JUDGE with Robert Duvall, Robert Downey, Jr., and Vera Farmiga
October 06, 2014

Prodigal Son: Behind the Scenes of THE JUDGE with Robert Duvall, Robert Downey, Jr., and Vera Farmiga By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor Movieguide® recently had the chance to hear from Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga on their new movie, THE JUDGE. THE JUDGE is a powerful movie about Hank, a defense attorney, played by Robert Downey, Jr., returning home after his mother’s death. Downey’s character has a rocky relationship with his father, played by Robert Duvall. When the father is accused of murder, the two men have to reconcile and learn to love each other. Find out more about the movie in Movieguide®’s review Friday. Here’s what Downey, Duvall and Farmiga had to say about doing THE JUDGE, whic...
 

 
Things You Need To Know About the New EXODUS Movie
Things You Need To Know About the New EXODUS Movie
October 03, 2014

Things You Need To Know About the New EXODUS Movie By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor EXODUS:  GODS AND KINGS is the next attempt to do a large budget, Hollywood studio, biblical epic. EXODUS stars Christian Bale as Moses and is directed by Ridley Scott, the director behind ALIEN, BLADERUNNER, BLACK HAWK DOWN, and PROMETHEUS. So now every Christian wants to know, is EXODUS going to be Biblical? Well, we can't really say just yet, but what we can say is that it seems very Ridley Scott, with a plotline about God’s destiny. At a press conference Tuesday (Sept. 30) in Hollywood, Christian Bale spoke to MOVIEGUIDE® for some time and gave his perspective. He and Ridley Scott had wanted to work together, and Scott called up ...
 

 
Everyone Needs the Bible:  Ted Baehr, Franklin Graham, Glenn Beck, Gov. Jindal Speak at Fundraiser for  New Eight-Story Bible Museum Being Built in Washington
Everyone Needs the Bible: Ted Baehr, Franklin Graham, Glenn Beck, Gov. Jindal Speak at Fundraiser for New Eight-Story Bible Museum Being Built in Washington
October 03, 2014

Everyone Needs the Bible: Ted Baehr, Franklin Graham, Glenn Beck, Gov. Jindal Speak at Fundraiser for New Eight-Story Bible Museum Being Built in Washington Movieguide® Publisher and Christian Film & Television Commission (CFTVC) Chairman Dr. Ted Baehr spoke at a special event in Oklahoma City for the new eight-story Museum of the Bible being built in the nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C. Dr. Baehr spoke at the podium along with the Rev. Franklin Graham, political pundit and media entrepreneur Glenn Beck, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Everyone needs the Bible,” said Dr. Baehr, who noted that he gave his life to Jesus Christ because someone challenged him to prove to her that the Bible is false, but, instead, he...
 

 
‘Bible’ Follow Up ‘A.D.’ Begins Shooting
‘Bible’ Follow Up ‘A.D.’ Begins Shooting
October 02, 2014

‘Bible’ Follow Up ‘A.D.’ Begins Shooting Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the executive producers behind “The Bible” miniseries in 2013, have emailed Dr. Ted Baehr at Movieguide® that they have begun filming “A.D.,” their follow-up to the popular miniseries which set a Cable TV records in 2013. They told Ted at Movieguide® that they have a “great story, great cast and great locations.” “We truly believe it’s going to be EPIC!”   They added: “Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Please pray that God will bless this production, protect and inspire us and our team for the next six months as we lovingly work to bring the story of the early Church to the screen.” “A.D.” will prem...
 

 
The LEFT BEHIND Question
The LEFT BEHIND Question
October 01, 2014

The LEFT BEHIND Question By David Outten, Production Editor The new movie LEFT BEHIND poses the question “Are you ready?” From a personal perspective that translates to, “If I died today, am I ready?” Picture this. You’re in an airport. There’s a flight scheduled for Heaven and another scheduled for Hell. You have a ticket for Hell. Someone comes up to you and asks, “Jesus bought you a ticket for Heaven, would you like it?” You have a choice. You can accept the ticket and board the flight to Heaven or you can say, “No thanks,” and take the flight to Hell. Of course, the person who is ready for the death, is the one who accepts the ticket to Heaven and boards the right plane. The person who’s not ready i...
 

 
Christian Media Critic Ted Baehr Encourages Prayer for Hollywood
Christian Media Critic Ted Baehr Encourages Prayer for Hollywood
October 01, 2014

Christian Media Critic Ted Baehr Encourages Prayer for Hollywood Movieguide® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr spoke Monday night, Sept. 29, at the National Day of Prayer Task Force strategic prayer meeting in Rolling Hills, Calif. to discuss and pray over the seven pillars of influence in society, including the mass media. Dr. Baehr gave three prayer points that people can lift up in prayer. Pray for the most powerful voice in Hollywood, the 12-24 year olds that go to the movies. Pray that they might have biblical discernment in the media they choose to consume. Pray for those in Hollywood who need the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray that Christians can be a testimony to those that need His saving grace and love. Pray for Christian filmm...
 

 
Will Hollywood Become Responsible and Help Defeat ISIS?
Will Hollywood Become Responsible and Help Defeat ISIS?
September 30, 2014

Will Hollywood Become Responsible and Help Defeat ISIS? By David Outten, Production Editor In the midst of World War II, Hollywood took seriously its responsibility to inspire defense of American values against the values promoted by Hitler and the Japanese militarists. The studios made commercial movies and training films in support of the war effort. Some of these movies even exposed the brutal fascist, racist ideology of the National Socialist monsters. Between 1942 and 1945 Frank Capra made seven movies entitled WHY WE FIGHT. Capra said, “I thought of the Bible. There was one sentence in it that always gave me goose pimples:  ‘Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’” Capra said he would, “Use the e...
 

 
Christian Satire Done Right: Behind the Scenes of BELIEVE ME
September 26, 2014

Christian Satire Done Right: Behind the Scenes of BELIEVE ME Ben Kayser, Managing Editor Now in select theaters and available on VOD is the movie BELIEVE ME, a comedy about four fraternity college students who get in trouble when they create a fake charity so they can scam Christians into giving them money. When the trailer first arrived, many were confused by the pitch. It’s a movie made by Christians and features respected evangelical Christian musician Lecrae, yet the trailer would make one believe that the movie mocks Christianity. Yet, upon viewing the movie and speaking with the director and two of the lead actors, a message rings out that is both uplifting to Jesus and spiritually convicting for Christians and unbelievers alik...
 

 
Author and Giver of All Good Things:  Love, Increase, Nourish, and Fruit
Author and Giver of All Good Things: Love, Increase, Nourish, and Fruit
September 26, 2014

Author and Giver of All Good Things:  Love, Increase, Nourish, and Fruit By Dr. Ted Baehr The prayer being said all around the world for the day of this message reveals the good news for each of us in all the scripture readings: Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things:  Graft in our hearts the love of Your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. As you will see, the readings today, especially the reading about Moses, speak to you, specifically. God was not just calling Moses but is calling you and telling you that e...
 

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