Remember the Adorable Short Film Before BIG HERO 6?  You Won’t Believe How the Story’s Idea and Plot Originated!
Remember the Adorable Short Film Before BIG HERO 6? You Won’t Believe How the Story’s Idea and Plot Originated!
December 05, 2014

Remember the Adorable Short Film Before BIG HERO 6? You Won’t Believe How the Story’s Idea and Plot Originated! By Ben Kayser and Rachal Marquez If you saw BIG HERO 6 in theaters recently, you’ll remember the adorable short film about a dog, Winston, and his relationship to his master through the meals they share. In an interview with the producer of FEAST, Kristina Reed shared with MOVIEGUIDE® the fascinating back-story how the idea and plot for the story originated and some of the moving themes that make it so lovable. “It came from an idea that Patrick Osborne [The Director] had been pursuing in his life prior to there being a call for shorts,” Reed began. “He’s one of those guys that is constantly tinkering aw...
 

 
Review of How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul)
Review of How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul)
December 05, 2014

Review of How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul): By William David Spencer Editor’s Note:  William David Spencer is Ranked Adjunct Professor of Theology and the Arts, teaching in Gordon-Conwell’s Boston campus, Center for Urban Ministerial Education. He is the author of more than 200 articles, stories, poems, editorials, and author or editor of 13 books, the latest of which are Marriage at the Crossroads:  Couples in Conversation about Discipleship, Gender Roles, Decision Making and Intimacy, Dread Jesus (reprinted by Wipf and Stock), Reaching for the New Jerusalem:  A Biblical and Theological Framework for the City, Urban Voice Series, and an urban adventure mystery novel, Name in the Papers. Keying off his ex...
 

 
Why Hollywood Would Be Wise To Promote Marriage
Why Hollywood Would Be Wise To Promote Marriage
December 04, 2014

A September 2014 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that married parents with children between six and 17 years old average $1,351 in entertainment fees and admissions. Single mother households average only $404. This translates into $19 billion in entertainment spending by married parents with children to only $2.7 billion from single mother families. The Bureau of Labor study shows conclusively it’s to Hollywood’s financial advantage to promote marriage and the traditional family. The demise of the traditional family is costly to those who sell movie tickets, DVDs, movie related consumer goods and such things as cruises and theme parks. The Brookings Institute reports that 82 percent of white American adults 3...
 

 
DO YOU BELIEVE?  Creators of GOD’S NOT DEAD Release Trailer to Follow-Up Movie About Faith
DO YOU BELIEVE? Creators of GOD’S NOT DEAD Release Trailer to Follow-Up Movie About Faith
December 03, 2014

DO YOU BELIEVE? Creators of GOD’S NOT DEAD Release Trailer to Follow-Up Movie About Faith By Paul Warner, Contributing Writer Following on the success of GOD’S NOT DEAD, the hit movie’s maker, PureFlix, has released the trailer for a follow-up movie, DO YOU BELIEVE. The trailer, released earlier this week, features a star-studded cast, including Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Ted McGinley, and Alexa Pena Vega. The movie, set to debut next spring, follows a dozen people as their lives intersect around one important question, “Do you believe in God?” The trailer includes shots of Sean Astin playing Dr. Farrell, who questions the existence of miracles and attributes his patients’ recoveries to his medi...
 

 
Bill Cosby’s Golden Opportunity
Bill Cosby’s Golden Opportunity
December 01, 2014

Bill Cosby’s Golden Opportunity By David Outten   The media frenzy exposing Bill Cosby’s sordid sex life is deeply disturbing, but Bill Cosby has an opportunity to use this nightmare for America’s benefit. In the final years of his life, Bill Cosby can choose to live in disgrace. He can look forward to every gory detail of any misdeeds becoming the subject of books and television specials. He can stew in bitterness and regrets, watching his fame as a comedian surpassed by detailed accusations of him being a rapist. But, he has another choice – a truly amazing one. The Apostle Paul once sought to wipe out Christianity. By God’s grace he became its greatest evangelist. In his first letter to Timothy, he wrote, ...
 

 
Your Black Friday Shopping Can Help Keep Movieguide® Going!
Your Black Friday Shopping Can Help Keep Movieguide® Going!
November 27, 2014

By clicking this link, any purchases you make on Amazon will benefit the ministry work we’re doing to transform Hollywood through Good News Communication Inc., with no extra charge to you. Movieguide® is dedicated to impacting the culture for Christ. Back in 1985 when Movieguide® began, only about 1.5 percent of the movies released contained at least some positive Christian, redemptive content. In eight years, that percentage would climb to 10.38 percent and, by 2009, the percentage was climbing regularly past 56 percent and even past 60 percent. Amazon Smile is an easy way to support Movieguide®'s mission. By clicking this link, anything you buy on the website, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Movieguide®. Thank ...
 

 
Bringing Voices to Life:  Behind the Scenes of BIG HERO 6
Bringing Voices to Life: Behind the Scenes of BIG HERO 6
November 27, 2014

Bringing Voices to Life: Behind the Scenes of BIG HERO 6 By Ben Kayser and Rachal Marquez Disney’s BIG HERO 6 is an extremely entertaining animated movie that many families will like. Movieguide® sat down with the actors and actresses who lent their voices to bring the characters to life. The story in BIG HERO 6 is about a 14-year-old boy who turns a huggable healthcare robot into a fighting machine and enlists the help of four friends to catch a villain in the city of San Fransokyo. Ryan Potter and Scott Adsit are the voices of Hiro and his robot friend, Baymax. Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., T.J. Miller, and Genesis Rodriguez play the roles of Hiro’s four engineer friends who Hiro enlists into his team of heroes. Quest...
 

 
A Hollywood Miracle Story
A Hollywood Miracle Story
November 27, 2014

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...
 

 
Cinematic Celebrations of American Values for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Cinematic Celebrations of American Values for the Thanksgiving Holiday
November 24, 2014

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.   10. AVALON 1990 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
5 Reasons ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ is the Cutest Thanksgiving Movie Ever
November 23, 2014

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...
 

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