Hollywood Heeds Consumer but TV Still Airs Unprofitable Foul Language
January 26, 2010

By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder There is a common misconception in our popular culture that sex sells. Throw in a little violence and obscenity and you have a popular and award-winning film. But nearly eighty years of experience and research prove that this is not true. For about 33 years, when Hollywood was run according to the Motion Picture Code of Decency, enforced by the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Film Office, the movie industry saw an unprecedented economic boom. That fiscal prosperity only began to wane when Christian churches pulled away from Hollywood in the 1960s and movies reached increasingly new levels of immorality featuring more and more graphic sex, violence, and obscene language. Toward the end of th...
 

 
What Did MOVIEGUIDE® Think of the Golden Globes?
January 22, 2010

Here's the 2010 Golden Globe winners along with MOVIEGUIDE® ratings and summaries.  How does it compare with your list?  Click each page to check it out.       Best Picture, Drama AVATAR*** -4 AVATAR is a visually stunning, but slow, shallow and abhorrent, science fiction adventure pitting evil human capitalists against heroic, spiritually sensitive aliens on the planet Pandora, who worship a false deity and nature. Too graphically intense for children, AVATAR has an abhorrent New Age, pagan, anti-capitalist worldview that promotes goddess worship and the destruction of the human race.     Best Picture, Musical or Comedy THE HANGOVER *** -4 THE HANGOVER is the story of four male friends who go to...
 

 
Behind the Scenes of THE SPY NEXT DOOR: Children are Jackie Chan's Main Concern
January 21, 2010

By Tom Snyder, Editor Jackie Chan, the nimble Hong Kong action star and comedic genius, is almost exactly what you expect in person as he is on the silver screen - a man full of boundless energy and enthusiasm. MOVIEGUIDE® recently had a chance to interview him about his latest movie, an action comedy for families titled THE SPY NEXT DOOR. What you might not expect, however, is Jackie Chan's concern for children. In fact, the effects of his movies on children are a major concern for him, says the star of such classic action movies and comedies as POLICE STORY I, II and III, OPERATION: CONDOR, the RUSH HOUR series, and SHANGHAI KNIGHTS. For instance, when he did his first DRUNKEN MASTER movie in 1978, Chan said the movie made getting d...
 

 
TELEVISION GUIDE: EVERYDAY LIFE: Pilot Episode
January 19, 2010

EVERYDAY LIFE:  Pilot Episode Quality:  * * * *     Acceptability:  +4 Language:  None Violence:  V Sex:  None Nudity:  None RATING:  TV-G AIR DATE:  November 29, 2009 TIME:  30 minutes CONTENT:  (CCC, BBB, V, M) Very strong Christian, moral worldview extolling repentance, forgiveness, and lots of God talk; no foul language; very light violence when man run off the road; no sex; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, protagonist is a workaholic who has lost his compassion and neglects his wife, but who repents. GENRE:  Drama INTENDED AUDIENCE:  All ages REVIEWER:  Dr. Ted Baehr REVIEW:  The new television series EVERYDAY L...
 

 
BOOKGUIDE:OBAMA: WHY BLACK AMERICA SHOULD HAVE DOUBTS
January 19, 2010

OBAMA:  WHY BLACK AMERICA SHOULD HAVE DOUBTS Quality:  * * * *    Acceptability:  +4 Language:  None Violence:  None Sex:  None Nudity:  None RELEASE DATE:  2008 AUTHOR:  William Owens, Jr. PUBLISHER:  iTouch Publishers CONTENT:  (CCC, BBB) Very strong Christian worldview exposing Marxism, socialism, Islam, and the political correctness of our age; and, nothing objectionable. GENRE:  Non-Fiction INTENDED AUDIENCE:  All ages REVIEWER:  Dr. Ted Baehr The vast majority of African Americans voted for Barack Obama. William Owens, Jr., author and African American leader, clearly and logically shows that they should not have done so. Although this book was written before the 2008 presidential election, it p...
 

 
Under Your Own Vine and Fig Tree
January 19, 2010

By Marshall Foster Like most Americans in our prosperous and blessed history, George Washington desired to live peacefully under his "own vine and fig tree" without fear. However he sacrificed half of his life in selfless service and warfare to insure this dream for future generations. History clearly details for us the only proven plan to prosperity. The pages of history are filled with the poverty and tyranny that have dominated every nation. The few exceptions have followed a narrow, but liberating, way to sustained wealth and economic growth. America's Founders were Biblicists and understood that the pattern of economic death began with the first covetous murder of Abel by Cain. They knew that as men progressively turned from their ...
 

 
The Tarzan of Pandora
January 19, 2010

By David Outten and Ted Baehr The international smash-hit AVATAR has provided more opportunity for commentary than there is unobtanium on Pandora. Political activist Alan Keyes smartly pointed out that AVATAR follows in the footsteps of movies like TARZAN where the savior of the natives turns out to be a white man who becomes the greatest native of all and combats the further encroachment of greedy white men. In AVATAR, the great human savior is virtually anointed by Eywa, the "god" of Pandora. Early in the movie, he is spared from certain death when "light flowers" descend like doves from heaven indicating that he is a chosen one. Concluding that Eywa has found in him a pure heart his would-be killer takes him to see the tribal chief ins...
 

 
Fifty Semi-Finalists Announced for $50,000 Kairos Prize Screenplay Competition - the largest faith-based competition in the U.S.
January 14, 2010

Fifty semi-finalists have been announced for the 5th Annual $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by first-time and beginning screenwriters, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and presented by MOVIEGUIDE®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment. "We are greatly encouraged to see a wealth of quality screenplays coming through our doors," said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®. "With the impending release of the first Kairos winner, "The Revelator," we look forward to finding the next winner to bring wholesome, faith-filled entertainment to the mainstream." Finalists will be announced at the beginning of February with the top three winners being awarded at the 18th Annua...
 

 
Help for Haiti
January 14, 2010

Love Haiti Missions has updates on the tragic earthquake in Haiti. Go to www.LoveHaiti.com to learn more about how God's people are serving in this wake of this disaster.   If on Facebook, you can also go to their FB page:  http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/group.php?gid=249492323057 ...
 

 
Defending Brit Hume and Jesus Christ
January 14, 2010

By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder The liberal and left-wing reaction against Fox News political commentator Brit Hume’s comments on Fox News Sunday recently telling Tiger Woods to turn his life around by leaving Buddhism and becoming a Christian has been startling. One MSNBC host said Hume’s comments “diminished” Christianity and that his “Christian friends” (conveniently nameless, of course) agreed with him. Then, bloggers on radical left-wing websites like The Huffington Post began insulting Brit Hume for daring publicly to mention Christianity in a positive light. Finally, comic lightweight Jon Stewart and one of his goofy commentators on “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central weighed in by mocking Brit Hume and his ...
 

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