by Nathan Slaymaker
What Is Braille is a pleasantly informative book explaining the history of Braille, its significance, and the many ways it is used in daily life. The book is particularly suited for advanced elementary or middle school children, but it also holds plenty of information for adults who don’t know much about Braille as well. The colorful illustrated book starts by introducing us to a young girl, Kaitlyn, who is blind. Kaitlyn is able to live just like everyone else, in part through the use of Braille.
The book informatively explains just how the Braille alphabet works, along with various ways to read and write with it, such as the translation of most written works into Braille, and the Perkins Brai...
By Robert Geck
Marketplace Ministers need to reclaim the seven mountains of influence on our culture. They are the government, business, the media, arts & entertainment (including sports), education, religion, and the family. All these mountains surround and submit to the biggest mountain of them all, The Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God should influence them all thru the church and thru the Christians who work in these different areas. The church and the individual Christian should be like a prophet who speaks God's Word into their realms of influence thru their jobs, their lifestyles, or thru their involvement in these areas of culture.
John chapter one tells us that it was Jesus who created all ...
By Evy Baehr, Associate Editor
PREMIUM RUSH is filled with the “rush” to get the package to the destination. With everything he can, a New York bike messenger named Wilee tries to get a very important package to its destination while being chased by a corrupt cop and gangsters.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Wilee) and Dania Ramirez, playing Wilee’s girlfriend, Venessa, in the movie, recently gave MOVIEGUIDE® some insight into the movie’s production.
Q: Joseph you got hurt? What happened?
Joseph: There was a bit of an accident. . . a diplomat broke through our lockup. They can break the law. So, he broke through our cones and props. Basically I ended up going through the rear window of a taxicab and getting ...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Having grown up on Broadway with my father Robert Allen, i.e. Bob “Tex” Allen, i.e. Ted Baehr, starring in many plays from 1946 to 1982 such as SHOWBOAT, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, LOVE ME FOREVER, AUNTIE MAME, WHOOPEE, and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, I am very familiar with Broadway productions, night after night as a young man waiting for my father to get out of his latest play.
Recently, I was invited to see a musical production of JOSEPH, A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA in the Sight and Sound Theaters in Branson, Missouri. Needless to say, I was skeptical, expecting to see less than the great productions of the Golden Age of Broadway in the 1950s. I even expected a humorous parody of...
By Tom Snyder, Editor
MOVIEGUIDE® was there when Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were at Comic Con last month promoting their new action movie, EXPENDABLES 2. This month, MOVIEGUIDE® got a chance to interview other cast members from the movie, including Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Scott Adkins, and veteran action stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren.
EXPENDABLES 2 is kind of a throwback to the action movies and action heroes of the 1980s and early 1990s.
In that light, one of the things that struck us about these interviews was the huge impact these movies and heroes have had on people, including the younger actors appearing with Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis.
By Ben Kayser, Contributing Writer, and Ted Baehr
The recent shooting massacres in Colorado and Wisconsin have again focused attention on the hundreds of thousands of studies on the links between violence in the media to acts of violence in society. The results have overwhelmingly showed that violence in media does influence people’s attitudes and behavior, even more so if it’s children and adolescents exposed to heavy violence in media.
Even so, this posits another question: Can the same thing be said for sexuality in movies?
Sexuality outside of marriage is not only common in America, but is celebrated and encouraged among society’s youth. This has caused increases in pornography, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, ...
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +1
RELEASE: May 2009
AUTHOR: Peter E. Dans
PUBLISHER: Rowman and Littlefield
CONTENT: (CCC, BBB, M) A very Christian worldview leaning slightly to a Roman Catholic perspective; discussions of violence, sex, drugs, blasphemy and other aspects of the films Peter is reviewing, but nothing salacious; and, nothing else objectionable.
GENRE: Christian/Film History
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Teenagers and above
REVIEWER: Dr. Ted Baehr
REVIEW: In his book, CHRISTIANS IN THE MOVIES: A CENTURY OF SAINTS AND SINNERS, Peter E. Dans revie...
THE BANG-BANG CLUB
By Dr. Peter Hammond, contributing editor of MOVIEGUIDE®
A Time of Violence
The Film, The Bang-Bang Club was shot on location in Thokoza township by South African filmmaker Steven Silver. It is the story of four famous photojournalists and their coverage of the violence in the townships between 1990 and 1994.
Snapshots from a Hidden War
The film is based on the book published in 2000: The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War, by two of the surviving photographers: Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva. The other two members of the group, Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek are both deceased. Greg Marinovich worked as a consultant on the film.
Victims of Friendly Fire
Ken Oosterbroek was famously killed by the N...
Dr. Ted Baehr Gives Keynote Speech on Human Dignity and Faith
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Dr. Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission®, gave the keynote speech Friday night at the World Congress of the International Christian Studies Association in Pasadena, Calif.
Dr. Baehr spoke Media Manipulation and Human Dignity, about the influence of the mass media of entertainment on human dignity, including its effects on religious belief and practice, at the academic conference.
Other speeches and papers spoke on genetic engineering and human dignity, the effects of new science and new technology, and reason and divine providence.
“After my lecture,” Dr. Baehr said, “I was asked to speak at several uni...
God Bless Chick-fil-A
By Kathryn Sommers, Contributing Writer
Crowds inundated parking lots and waited in long lines for their chance to eat chicken meals on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, August 1, 2012. A Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day video from Paramus, New Jersey shows that the recent controversy over Chik-fil-A has generated a host of support over the restaurant and its founder’s beliefs. This year on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, the restaurant surpassed the record for day’s sales, showing overwhelming support for the company.
"We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country," declared executive vice-president of marketing Stev...