A Hollywood Miracle Story:
How God Changed the Life of One Prominent Hollywood Producer
Editors Note: Larry Thompson is the Epiphany Prize-winning executive producer of Amish Grace. Along with producing, Thompson is a personal manager and has managed over 200 artists, many of which are Hollywood A-listers. In the following story, Thompson recounts his personal journey, and how God changed his life through one movie.
At midnight, in a Mississippi delta town, at the crossroads of highways 61 and 49, Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to learn to play a guitar. So, in that little Clarksdale, Mississippi delta town, according to legend, the blues was born. And, so was I.
As a kid, I used to think that story was so cool. My m...
Movies To Be Thankful For!
Cinematic Celebrations of American Values for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Here our some of our favorite movies that relate to Thanksgiving and the biblical values that made America great.
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: -1
The story of several generations of a family, from the arrival of immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon, down through his children and grandchildren. The holiday of Thanksgiving plays a crucial role throughout the movie. AVALON is an extremely enlightening, poignant, entertaining movie celebrating American traditions that have, sadly, lost their meaning in the modern age. It has some light foul language, so caution is advised f...
5 Reasons ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ is the Cutest Thanksgiving Movie Ever
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor
You may think that the short Charlie Brown television movies are just simple little programs, but they are so much more. Time after time, Charlie Brown delivers a message that’s much deeper then expected.
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is one of the best examples of this wonderful phenomenon.
The video starts out with Patty inviting herself over to Charlie Brown’s house for thanksgiving. Charlie doesn’t know what to say, but Patty does all the speaking. Patty calls back to say many more want to come.
Overwhelmed by all this, Charlie admits he has never made a meal. In fact, he can barely spr...
7 Celebrities That'd Look Good with DUCK DYNASTY Beards
Men all around the world are participating in "No Shave November." As a tribute to and in the spirit of "No Shave November," we'd like to present seven people who we believe would look good if they had the beards of some of our favorite DUCK DYNASTY stars. Be sure to leave a comment below with your fun celebrity suggestions!
1. Kirk Cameron - SAVING CHRISTMAS and SAVING FACIAL HAIR?
2. Tony Stark - Because we NEED a bearded Superhero. . .
3. Jim Caviezel - Man was not made to live by BEARD alone.
4. Kevin Sorbo - BEARDS ARE NOT DEAD!
5. Liam Neeson - With a beard like that, NO ONE would ever try to kidnap his family again!
6. Nicolas Cage - DON'T LEAVE FACIAL HAIR ...
This Successful Hollywood Producer Saw God Turn His Life Upside Down
Editor’s note: Chris Zarpas produced the Epiphany Prize winning GRACE UNPLUGGED. Before this, he was a producer on major Hollywood movies, such as THE SANDLOT and Ridley Scotts G.I. JANE. In a conversation with Ted Baehr, Chris reveals how God completely transformed his life and his view of success.
After many years in the movie business, I had achieved my dream. I’d gone from being a theater usher at an engagement of Alien to the president/CEO of Scott Free, and had done everything this little kid from Virginia had set out to do, but my increasing success in Hollywood was matched only by an increasing sense of unhappiness and emptiness. One day, shortly afte...
INTERSTELLAR: The Thin Line Between Science and Pseudo-Science
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Since there was a debate in the MOVIEGUIDE® office about the movie INTERSTELLAR, two of us went to screen the movie to give another opinion and resolve the issues. Of course, the issues demand a lot of reflection.
A Time magazine article talks about how Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan was captivated by Stephen Hawking and the science of General Relativity, Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Nolan immersed himself in all of these subjects and required the actors to do the same. According to Time, Nolan and the other filmmakers behind the movie (which included Nolan’s own brother who worked on the movie’s script with Stev...
Faith & Freedom Are for Reel:
Early Contenders Lining Up for Movieguide®’s
23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala
Hollywood, Calif. – Early contenders are lining up to be nominated for the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, sponsored by Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and the Christian Film & Television Commission®.
The event will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at the Universal Hilton Hotel near the heart of Hollywood.
Among the top contenders so far are HEAVEN IS FOR REAL starring Greg Kinnear and Thomas Haden Church, GOD’S NOT DEAD starring Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s SON OF GOD, CAPTAIN AMERICA: ...
Director Tells Christians to "Seek First His Kingdom"
Dr. Ted Baehr sat down with Director Brad Silverman to hear how God radically changed his life and called him to make movies with a purpose. Read the encouraging conversation below.
Dr. Baehr: Hello, I’m Ted Baehr, publisher of MovieGuide and I’m here with one of my favorite directors, who won our $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Grace Unplugged, Brad Silverman. You do a great job.
Brad: Thank you very much. What a privilege to be here today, and what a wonderful and memorable night at MovieGuide.
Dr. Baehr: Yes, and I know we’ve interviewed you before, we’ve put you on stage before, but I want to go a little deeper. Just how you’ve lived in Hollywood when your life cha...
When Hollywood Takes a Stand for Marriage:
Matthew McConaughey Speaks Out About His Faith
By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer
A few months ago, The Huffington Post published an article on their website titled, “10 Reasons It’s Totally Fine to Never Get Married.”
Many of the reasons given are rather ludicrous, and unbiblical to boot.
For example, take Reason #1, “Most people aren’t in a hurry to get married anymore,” which encourages singles to remain unattached simply because everybody else is doing it. Or, look at Reason #8, “These days, a happy marriage requires a serious commitment of time and energy that can be hard to maintain,” which sounds more like pure laziness than a real reason.
The above examples, a...
Top 10 Veterans Day Movies
1. SERGEANT YORK
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4
Based on the diary of Alvin York, the most decorated soldier in World War I, this moving story tells about a willful man, played by Oscar winner Gary Cooper, who comes to Jesus Christ and comes to terms with war. After his conversion, Alvin is deeply troubled about fighting in the war because he cannot reconcile the Bible’s teaching against killing with participating in a war to defend his country. Before making his final decision about filing for conscientious objector status, Alvin spends time reading the Bible and being alone with God on the mountain. There it becomes clear what God wants him to do. Sensitively directed by the quintess...