Fifty Shades of Green:
What Does the Box Office Success of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Mean for Christians?
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
So much has already been said regarding the erotic romantic drama FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and its unashamed provocative lewd content. We’ve written multiple articles as well as a review on why Christians should stand against such stories. Nonetheless, the movie smashed box office expectations pulling in more than $94 million dollars domestically over the four day weekend. These numbers are saddening at the very least. Why would so many people put their money toward a movie so disgraceful? Have we as a nation stooped this low? What does this mean for Christians who desire to make a difference in culture?
Fifty Shades of Comcast NBC/Universal
By David Outten
Through their subsidiary, Focus Features, Comcast NBC/Universal has just released the movie FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.
How does this square with the way Comcast explains to the world its reason for being. Could it be that Comcast’s behavior is a number of shades darker than their stated goal:
As a company uniquely positioned to inform, empower, and inspire, we embrace the opportunity to create conversation and mobilize action to address some of the nation’s most critical issues. At Comcast and NBCUniversal, it’s not just about moving our business forward, it’s about moving people forward.
Indeed, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY has created conversation about the sexual behavior in t...
Four Ways to Respond to the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Movie
By Michelle S. Lazurek, Contributing Writer
When my article “Don’t Let FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Lead Your Daughter Astray” premiered on www.movieguide.org January 21, my hope was that even if I could change one woman’s mind and help them choose to see themselves as God sees them, then my work would be a success. However, an email I received helped me to understand the full impact my words can have on others. The first line of the email stated, “I want to commend you for standing up for girls of every age and even for the women who are not understanding the detriment the book could have on their current or future relationships.”
In the days that followed, other emails cam...
Faith and Family Awards Reach Epiphany
Nominations Announced for $200,000 Prizes for Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program of 2014 at 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, Set for Feb. 6
Epiphany is coming!
Dr. Ted Baehr, media critic and founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and the Christian Film & Television Commission®, announced the nominees for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring Movie of 2014 and the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2014.
The Epiphany Prizes will be the highlight of the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, to be held Friday, Feb. 6, at the Universal Hilton Hotel in...
Performances that Transcend
Jeff Bridges, Gregg Kinnear, Phil Robertson, Regina King and Kevin Sorbo are Among the Lead Nominees for Acting Honors
Veteran actors and some startling newcomers are among the 15 nominees for the Annual Grace Awards for Most Inspiring Performances in Movies & TV this year.
The two winners will be announced at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, airing on REELZ Channel on February 21st.
A variety of movie and TV stars are among the nominees for the Grace Awards, which are designed to honor “the best, most inspiring performances expressing God’s grace and love toward us as human beings.”
The Faith & Values Awards are sponsored by the ...
Even More Faith-Based Entertainment Coming:
Nation’s Largest Christian Retail Chain Decides To Make Its Own Movies
By Diana Tyler
Family Christian Stores, the nation’s largest Christian retail chain, has now formed Family Christian Entertainment to make their own Christian movies.
With Christian entrepreneur Rick Jackson at the helm, the company will produce two movies per year, beginning with the movie adaptation of Don Piper’s bestselling book, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN.
The movie, based on the Baptist pastor’s true story about going to and returning from heaven after dying in a terrible car accident, has been scripted and will be directed by Michael Polish (THE ASTRONAUT FARMER). Hayden Christensen (STAR WARS: REVENGE OF ...
Americans Care About Faith & Freedom
Movieguide® Awards Celebrates American Values
The 23rd Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards will celebrate American values Friday at its annual awards gala, to be held at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Eleven movies and television programs have been nominated for the Faith & Freedom Awards, which are given to the best, most inspiring movie and television program of the past year that promoted American, western values such as freedom of speech, religious freedom, property rights, the right to life, the rule of law, and personal responsibility.
“This has been one of the strongest years for movies and television programs with Faith & Freedom” said Dr. Te...
Is the Super Bowl Empty?
By: Amy Swanson
I’m a writer and the shy bookish type. I watch one football game a year, the Super Bowl, and most of the time I only pay attention to the advertising. But football did not become America’s favorite sport because of the Clydesdales, puppies, and babies in its commercials. It is honest, intelligent, courageous, competition and even the most docile, bibliophilic, couch potato can respect that.
Ten years ago, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, performed a Super Bowl Halftime Show where an unsuspecting family audience was exposed to what is now commonly called, “a wardrobe malfunction.” Anyone who saw it and remembers knows it was no accident. Everything in that performance went as planne...
DR. TED BAEHR’S UPCOMING SPEAKING & MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS
Every weekday many radio networks and stations broadcast the two-minute MOVIEGUIDE® movie review radio program and many others broadcast the biweekly five-minute radio program, both hosted by Dr. Ted Baehr.
Every week many television networks broadcast the weekly 2 minute MOVIEGUIDE® TV programs.
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$50,000 Screenwriting Prize Narrows Finalists to 10
Tenth Annual Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Announces 10 Finalists for First–Time and Beginning Screenwriters
And, then there were 10.
Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, announced today 10 finalists for the Tenth Annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First–Time and Beginning Screenwriters.
Three winners will be announced Friday night at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles which airs February 21st on the REELZ Channel.
Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and presen...