By Tom Snyder, Editor
Dartmouth grads Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have long wanted to do a movie version of their favorite book as a child, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS.
Thus, when Sony approached them about doing some movies with them, they jumped at the chance to do the movie version of the book when they heard that Sony had the property rights.
"We forced them to let us make it," Miller said with a slight chuckle. "We just commandeered the meeting."
About seven years later, their delightful movie has finally reached the moviegoing public, opening to some of the year's best reviews, including MOVIEGUIDE®.
Clearly, these two young men had a strong vision of what this movie should be, and have carried it out in magnificent...
Interview by Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Veteran actor Gavin MacLeod, star of such popular TV shows as THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, THE LOVE BOAT and MCHALE'S NAVY, and such famous movies as OPERATION PETTICOAT with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, and KELLY'S HEROES with Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles, and Telly Savalas, says being an ambassador for Jesus Christ is the biggest honor of his life.
He said his new movie, THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY (where he delivers a magnificent, winsome, redemptive performance that inspires the soul), which opens today, has already led many people to give their lives to Jesus Christ.
MOVIEGUIDE® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr interviewed Gavin just before the movie's opening weekend.
Gavin began t...
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the court which has been most overruled by the U.S. Supreme Court, recently ruled that the Everett School District in Washington was correct when it banned the playing of an instrumental version of the song "Ave Maria" about the Virgin Mary during a graduation ceremony.
Atheist groups praised this unconstitutional ruling, even though "Ave Maria" is one of the most beautiful pieces of classical music ever written.
In fact, much of classical music is filled with positive references to Christianity and the Bible.
Apparently, atheists believe schools can teach children how to violate God's Word by engaging in sexual activities before marriage, but they cannot enrich children's minds with the Christian herita...
MOVIEGUIDE® congratulates The Walt Disney Company (aka "The House that Mickey Mouse Built") on its new $4 billion buy of comic book company Marvel and its famous superhero characters, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, and X-Men.
We are, however, concerned about one thing - the mature, sometimes pagan themes in some Marvel properties, such as Thor, Wolverine and the X-Men.
We remind Disney, and all other companies in Hollywood and the entertainment industry, that there are still two billion Christians in the world and that even Non-Christians respond to Christian, biblical and redemptive themes and family-friendly content.
In fact, year in and year out, MOVIEGUIDE®'s annual, comprehensive Report to the Enterta...
Yosi Sergant, the new Director of Communications at the federal government's National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) appointed by President Obama, recently held a phone conference with other artists to create art works funded by NEA that would also provide support for the president's policies.
Sergant was the fellow who found the famous "Hope" and "Change" posters that helped get Obama elected president.
Of course, this sounds like the kind of propaganda that Joseph Goebbels used to do for his friend and mentor, Adolf Hitler.
In fact, the famous Obama Hope poster is reminiscent of the neo-fascist styles of art found in Hitler's Germany, not to mention Stalinist Russia.
- Sources: Big Hollywood.
In a decision that's sure to warm the murderous cockles of Communist dictator Fidel Castro's heart, President Obama has apparently decided to cut off all non-humanitarian aid to Honduras. Apparently, Obama is upset because the police and military in Honduras enforced a legal decision by the Honduras Supreme Court to get rid of the leftist president, Manuel Zelaya, who tried to establish a dictatorship like those of Castro and Venezuela's leftist leader Hugo Chavez.
Reportedly, according to Wall Street Journal reporter Mary Anastasia O'Grady, both Castro and Chavez have intimidated the other liberal and leftist governments in Latin America, as well as President Obama, to support Zelaya instead of promote liberty and truth.
Unlike Obama and...
Dr. Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, which was named as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a terrorism case linked to the terrorist groups the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, was one of the Muslim guests at President Obama's Sept. 1 dinner at the White House honoring the Muslim fasting holiday of Ramadam.
Reportedly, Dr. Mattson has been groomed for her present position with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) since the 1980s. She was Vice President of ISNA in 2001, the year when Islamic terrorists linked to both the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda murdered 3,000 people in New York City and Washington, D.C.
- Sources: Los Angeles Times, 09/01/09, and Militant Islam Monitor.
Editor's Note: From time to time, MOVIEGUIDE® reviews books which are noteworthy. Here is a very timely book.
DARWIN'S RACISTS - YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4
RELEASE: Summer 2009
WRITERS: Sharon Sebastian and Raymond G. Bohlin
DISTRIBUTOR: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
CONTENT: (CCC, BBB) Very, very Christian, biblical worldview; and, nothing objectionable.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: All ages
REVIEWER: Dr. Ted Baehr
REVIEW: DARWIN'S RACISTS - YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW exposes the real Charles Darwin: a racist, a bigot and 1800's naturalist whose legacy is mass murder. This well written book shows that Adolf Hitler, along with other genocidal mass murderers, was influ...
Hollywood, Calif. - The 18th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry honoring family-friendly movies and television programs and spiritually uplifting entertainment will be held Feb. 23, 2010 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr announced today.
"Each year the gala gets bigger and better," Dr. Baehr said. "This event is important because it protects and inspires the hearts and minds of our children and grandchildren, who deserve and need quality entertainment with wholesome, enlightening and spiritually uplifting programming."
The 18th Annual Gala features the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Inspiring Movies & TV and the Fifth Annual $50,000 Ka...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
As you may have heard, MOVIEGUIDE® is asking Hollywood to end its failed ratings system and institute a standards-based Entertainment Code of Moral Decency similar to (but slightly updated from) the old Production Code that created the Golden Age of Hollywood.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which runs the ratings system for the six major movie studios in Hollywood, is vulnerable, what with all the new competition from Cable, Satellite and the Internet.
Now is the time, therefore, to help Hollywood regain the wholesome quality and financial success of its Golden Age, when it was a wonderful life in America because Mr. Smith went to Washington, Ricky still loved Lucy, and the Bells of St. Mar...