Hollywood Actresses Put Family First
By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer
Actress Mila Kunis (“The Book of Eli,” “That ‘70s Show”) recently told W Magazine that after her baby with fiancé Ashton Kutcher is born, she plans to become a full-time mom. While most Bible-believing Christians would agree that Kunis’s having a child out of wedlock isn’t something to be celebrated, her decision to step out of the spotlight for a while in order to focus on her child is certainly commendable, especially when one considers the fame-seeking, celebrity-crazed, “selfie”-obsessed society in which we live.
Ms. Kunis isn’t the first actress to bid farewell to Hollywood’s glitz and glamour after becoming a mother.
The Return of 24, America’s Patriotic Show About Islamofascist Terror
By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer
For decades, Hollywood offered moviegoers plenty of characters who were American heroes, serving up tales of brave soldiers and spies who always managed to save the nation from danger. However, ever since the turbulent changes of the 1960s, movie studios and TV networks have instead mostly chosen to show the military and intelligence communities as evil.
Perhaps the strongest exception to that leftward surge has to be the Fox network TV series “24,” which throughout eight seasons from 2001 to 2010 presented viewers with an ultra-secret agent named Jack Bauer, who somehow always managed to have the Worst Day Ever. Played ...
Google Refuses To Profit from Explicit Material
By Jared Lafitte, Contributing Writer
Search engine giant Google recently made a groundbreaking decision to eliminate pornography from their advertising.
While it is, sadly, still possible to search for pornography through Google, it’s no longer possible to for advertisers to display sexually explicit advertisements or links to pornographic web pages on Google’s search pages.
What this means is, if a person is looking for something that might have previously triggered a related advertisement to a sexually explicit site (for example, a search for swimsuits or books on sexual health triggering a more sinister site), there won’t be an advertisement for them to click on anymore.
Hobby Lobby Court Victory Becomes Part of New EchoLight Movie
By Anthony D’Amore, Contributing Writer
A new, documentary movie from EchoLight Studios, exploring the “erosion” of religious freedom in America, will highlight Hobby Lobby’s recent Supreme Court victory about the right of an employer, based on religious beliefs, to refuse to fund birth control or certain contraceptives that may end the life of an unborn baby.
Creating ministry opportunities while bypassing movie theaters in its initial showing, this faith-based movie is set to hit big screens in churches across the country on September 1.
Entitled ONE GENERATION AWAY: THE EROSION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, the upcoming documentary is a sobering look into rising ...
Which Is Better? Great Seats or Great Movies?
By David Outten, Production Editor
AMC Theaters is spending $600 million to upgrade a number of theaters to large recliner seats with wide rows. Up to two thirds of an auditorium’s seats can be removed to fit the recliners.
I recently saw a movie in one of these theaters where the seating is reserved. You picked which recliner you wanted before entering the theater. AMC plans to raise prices in the theaters with deluxe seating next year.
Another modern approach is the Studio Movie Grill. It combines the movie and restaurant experience. We have one of these in Atlanta, and it’s a very nice modern facility, but as a movie purist, it’s disturbing to try to find your credit card an...
Would You Like To See an Elephant Fly?
Disney Orders New Live Action DUMBO
Disney has just announced that a live action film adaptation of the beloved 1941 animated movie DUMBO is in the works.
The classic story entails a baby elephant being dropped off at the circus by the stork. Everyone is surprised when the baby elephant reveals his large ears, but he soon becomes the laughing stock of the circus and gets the demeaning nickname “Dumbo.” It’s a heartwarming tale of family and sacrifice that will soon be brought to a new generation in the live action adaption.
Disney has enlisted Ehren Kruger, writer for the TRANSFORMERS franchise, to write the script and produce the movie. Also set to help produce the movie is Justin Spri...
Destroying the Seed
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Recently, while watching a war documentary called THE HORNET’S NEST, it became clear, if the future of the country is its children and grandchildren, many of the best and brightest are being removed from the Creation mandate. To put it very simply, for those who believe the Bible, Satan is always attempting to destroy the seed: the future generations.
In THE HORNET’S NEST, it’s clear that some of the best and brightest died fighting for their country in Afghanistan. This raises a lot of issues. Especially considering the current submission to Shariah Law in many areas of society. The Devil’s efforts to destroy the future can also be seen in the millions of babies who’ve been...
How One Movie Changed A Small Town
In June of 2014, UPtv premiered LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK, OHIO to tremendous success, a TV movie based on the novel by Serena B. Miller. It's been a month since the story revolving around Amish community in a small Midwestern town inspired millions. What many don't know is the impact this small movie has had on the real town of Sugarcreek, Ohio. In a letter to Movieguide®, Serena Miller, the author of the LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK book, shares an uplifting story reminding us of the power of good, uplifting movies. The letter reads:
The Village of Sugarcreek is not perfect, but in reality, it is very nearly as sweet and lovely as it is portrayed in the movie. The people--perhaps because...
Study Links Watching TV to Premature Death
By Job Garcia, Contributing Writer
A recent study shows a link between watching a lot of television and premature death.
The study, conducted in Spain, surveyed 13,200 college graduate adults, who were around 37 years of age when the study began. During the eight years the adults were followed, a total of 97 deaths occurred.
The study discovered that adults who watched several hours (three or more) of television daily were twice as likely to become deceased over the study period, compared with those adults who only watched television for an hour or less.
The study also discovered that the total time sitting (which included time spent watching television, using a computer, or driving) o...
By David Outten, Production Editor, and Ted Baehr, Publisher
With the strong January and February showing of FROZEN and great box office on THE LEGO MOVIE, 2014 appeared headed for a banner year coming into the summer nine percent ahead of last year. Then, as the weather warmed, the box office cooled.
This summer’s box office is off by almost 15 percent. Part of the problem has been a lack of staying power. Second weekend box office drops have frequently been in the 60 percent range.
Disney, who averaged nearly $180 million per movie last year, is averaging $87 million per movie this year. There will be no 2014 Pixar movie. THE GOOD DINOSAUR got pushed back to 2015.
Family oriented animated movies are struggling this year. Wit...