Soviet Communist Stooge Was an Early Obama Mentor
March 06, 2010

One of president Obama's early mentors in Illinois politics was Alice Palmer, a Communist Party member who wrote positive pieces about the Soviet Union and some of its satellite countries, including East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria. Obama was Palmer's chief of staff when she was an Illinois State Senator in the 1990s, the very seat that Obama eventually took before he became a U.S. Senator. It was Palmer who introduced Obama at Obama's political fundraiser held in the home of Marxist terror bomber Bill Ayers! Palmer worked with the International Organization of Journalists (IOJ), a documented Soviet front group. As IOJ vice president in the 1980s, Palmer worked closely with the highest levels of the Soviet propaganda machine, in...
 

 
Christian Cinema Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
March 04, 2010

By Dr. Ted Baehr, Host of MOVIEGUIDE® TV and Radio Movies with Christian, redemptive content and movies by Christians are experiencing a dramatic growth. The number of movies with positive Christian content has increased from less than one percent each year to nearly 50 percent. The number of movies produced by Christians also has increased dramatically, especially since the release of FIREPROOF. Some of them are excellent. To understand the future of Christian cinema, we need to look at the past. In the early days of the entertainment industry, may of the movies were Passion Plays, Nativity stories and morality tales. Thomas Alva Edison gave the founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth, a film camera in the 1890s, and Booth used ...
 

 
Behind the Scenes of LETTERS TO GOD: A Movie That May Become a Movement
March 03, 2010

By Domenic Fusco, Contributing Writer LETTERS TO GOD is 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 includes entertainment veterans, talente...
 

 
ActionFest Premieres in Asheville, NC April 15-18; Chuck Norris To Accept Lifetime Achievement Award
March 02, 2010

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 Aw...
 

 
Rewind The Gala!
February 27, 2010

Couldn't make it to Beverly Hills for the Movieguide(R) Gala?  No problem!  We did live web updates throughout the night and by clicking below you can  follow the whole night as awards were handed out and the excitement grew. Post 1  SETTING UP Post 2 REHEARSALS Post 3 EVEN MORE REHEARSALS Post 4 RED CARPET ARRIVALS Post 5 ALMOST TIME TO BEGIN Post 6  DOORS ABOUT TO OPEN Post 7 THE GALA BEGINS! Post 8 GALA DINNER Post 9  MORE FROM DINNER Post 10  FAITH AND FREEDOM AWARDS Post 11  DR. BAEHR'S PRESENTATION Post 12  TOP FAMILY MOVIES Post 13  TOP FAMILY MOVIES CONTINUED Post 14  EVEN MORE FAMILY MOVIES Post 15  WHO WON THE TOP FAMLY MOVIE? Post 16  GRACE AWARD WINNER Post 17  MOVIES FOR MATURE AUDIENCES Post 18 ...
 

 
"THE BLIND SIDE," "UP" WIN BIG AT AWARDS GALA
February 26, 2010

MOVIEGUIDE® Awards $250,000 at 18th Annual Event The 18th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala handed out $250,000 in cash prizes, with the top three prizes sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. Set at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel and attended by numerous actors, executives and producers, the gala honored the entertainment industry's best and brightest: $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie - THE BLIND SIDE from Warner Bros. Pictures. $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program - GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY, telecast by TNT and the Turner Entertainment Group. $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Beginning Screenwriters: "The Good Doctor," written by Dwight Carlson and...
 

 
The Winners Are In!
February 24, 2010

Photo Above:  The cast and crew of THE BLIND SIDE join Dr. Ted Baehr, MOVIEGUIDE publisher, and Dr. John Templeton, president of the John Templeton Foundation, onstage at the close of the 18th Annual Faith & Values Gala for the presentation of the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2009. The $200,000 Epiphany Prizes Winner of the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2009, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation – THE BLIND SIDE from Warner Bros. Pictures. Other movie nominees:  THE CROSS from Gener8tion X, DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL from Walt Disney Pictures, KNOWING from Summit Entertainment, NOT EASILY BROKEN from Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Entertainment, THE SOLOIST from Paramount Picture...
 

 
The Epiphany Prize for Movies!
February 24, 2010

Delroy Lindo and Jane Seymour present onstage. Winning the Epiphany Prize for Movies is the true story, THE BLIND SIDE.  The Epiphany Prize is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and with the award comes a prize of $100,000....
 

 
ALL ACCESS PASS - GALA - The Epiphany Prize for Television!
February 24, 2010

Aunjanue Ellis and Sharif Atkins present on stage.   Winning the Epiphany Prize for Television is the true story, GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY.  The Epiphany Prize is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and with the award comes a prize of $100,000....
 

 
ALL ACCESS PASS - GALA - Epiphany Prize for Television!
February 24, 2010

Aunjanue Ellis and Sharif Atkins present on stage. Winning the Epiphany Prize for Television is the true story, GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY.  The Epiphany Prize is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and with the award comes a prize of $100,000....
 

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