Dozens of high-level scientists in Great Britain and the United States affiliated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change run by the United Nations, the main global agency promoting major economic changes to combat alleged global warming, have been caught trying to distort the climate change "science" in thousands of emails and official documents.
The charges against the scientists include attempts to shut out research gathered by scientists skeptical of global warming.
Russian scientists recently confirmed that some of the "climate change" scientists mishandled Russian temperature data, leading to a discrepancy in Russian temperatures since 1860 of nearly 1.0C!!!
"It has become increasingly difficult for anyone who does not v...
Once again, the Golden Globes, run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (a group with only about 80 members), pretty much ignored family movies and movies with strong Christian themes in its recent nominations on Dec. 15.
Family movies were mostly nominated only in the animation category. THE BLIND SIDE, one of the most critically acclaimed movies with strong Christian content, only received nominations for Best Actress in a Drama (Sandra Bullock).
Only the 18th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala on Feb. 23, 2010 will honor the best, most inspiring, and most family-friendly movies of the year.
- Sources: The Wrap, 12/15/09.
By Jeff Holder
Much to Hollywood's surprise, THE BLIND SIDE did an end run around THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, which had dominated the box office for two weeks. The faith-filled sports movie brought in $20.4 million in the third weekend of their box office run compared to NEW MOON's $15.7 million.
"We predicted this success for THE BLIND SIDE," says Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®. "When you take a great story that has terrific faith content and combine it with excellent filmmaking, you have a hit on your hands."
Today's box office pundits always look to the opening weekend to be the "do or die" scenario for a movie. Conventional wisdom says that a slow opening weekend spells disaster. But, movies sometimes grow by w...
By Jeff Holder
He's an award winning music composer and producer who has sold millions and millions of albums and worked with dozens of major singing stars like Frank Sinatra, Air Supply, The Righteous Brothers, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Pointer Sisters, The Osmonds, Debbie Boone, Roger Williams, and The Monkees.
He's also a soundtrack composer and music supervisor with more than 100 movies to his credit, including DIRTY DANCING, where he served as music supervisor and produced the soundtrack.
Who is he?
Michael Lloyd is one of the most prolific and creative individuals working today in Hollywood. Movieguide® had a chance to catch up with Michael, and he shared a few things about his life and work.
Michael's current project is ...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Ecological disaster has long been a hallmark motif in many science fiction stories and movies, from "The Day of the Triffids," where alien plants take over earth to "Them," the classic science fiction movie about ants transformed into giant arthropods by the atomic bomb.
In the Hugo-winning science fiction novel "The Sheep Look Up" by John Brunner, (perhaps the ultimate environmental disaster novel), the final solution to stopping the environment from being destroyed by man is to kill off the most "wasteful" nation on earth, the American people!!!
James Cameron's new sci-fi extravaganza, "Avatar," set to open Friday, says virtually the same thing, but on a bigger scale. The major pr...
The latest assault on Christmas isn’t “Happy Holidays” at your local retailer. Instead, in Boston, a sexualized version of “The Nutcracker” has arrived entitled “The Slutcracker” and has been met by raves on the part of the local media.
This particular version of the classical ballet contains “transsexuality,” pornographic themes, and sadomasochism. The mainstream media of Boston calls it, “provocative” and “spectacular” and they do say it’s for adults. But, it’s the alternative media that spells out the details such as dancing around a large phallus instead of a Christmas tree, and transsexual strippers instead of sugar plum fairies and mouse soldiers.
To quote one alternative media source, “Young dreame...
The Parents Television Council has discovered that depicted violence against women on television has increased 120 percent over the last five years. And, portrayal of violence against teenage girls has increased by an alarming 400 percent.
To make matters worse, this study by the PTC only surveyed CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, without taking a look at cable networks. Not surprisingly, NBC heads the list of offenders with a 192 percent increase, followed by CBS at 119 percent, Fox at 105 percent, and ABC with a “mere” 39 percent.
The increase of violence against teenage girls is even worse.
Violence against teenage girls increased by a shocking 700 percent on Fox, 600 percent on CBS, and 300 percent on NBC.
The report can be read at ww...
A recent court case in California led a judge to call Christian parents who want to opt their children out of pro-homosexual indoctrination “bigots.”
California law allows parents to opt their children out “health education,” which used to be a code name for sex education and pro-homosexual information. The parents say that a new pro-homosexual curriculum, now called an “anti-bullying” program, is still pro-homosexual, and they have the right to opt out.
The judge, Frank Roesch, insinuated that the parents are bigots, however, and that there is no homosexual indoctrination possible, because people are simply born that way. The judge also somehow managed to declare “creationism” to be “false.”
Perhaps Judge Roe...
By David Outten, Production Editor
A screenwriter can create any world he wants to and with computer graphics directors like James Cameron can bring it to life. Reality is something else.
At a screening for AVATAR, I was given a book entitled AVATAR: An Activist's Survival Guide. The book begins with a quote:
"There are many dangers on Pandora, and one of the subtlest is that you may come to love it too much." - Dr. Grace Augustine.
Grace is the fictional character in the movie, who heads up the avatar program and wants to see mankind befriend the natives. Her comment is actually true but in a context not intended.
The danger to moviegoers is that AVATAR presents the Na'vi culture on Pandora as morally superior to life on earth.
By Jeff Holder, with Tom Snyder and Ted Baehr
It's awards season in Hollywood, which means that movies are vying for attention to get votes for Academy Awards and other influential honors. Even here at MOVIEGUIDE® we are furiously working on our own awards show, The 18th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala, set for Feb. 23, 2010 in Los Angeles.
Studio publicists want their movies to win awards, so all over Hollywood there are full-page ads in the Industry trade paper VARIETY and billboards adorning Sunset Blvd. calling out names of movies. All of this is to get the vote of the people who hand out awards.
But, the votes that count the most in Hollywood are those cast by the average moviegoer who plunks down $10 to $15 t...