Starting off with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, a flood of science fiction action movies will be hitting theaters in the coming months. Here are 10 movies to keep your eye on. How can you know for sure if they're good? Check back with Movieguide® and we'll give you everything you'll need to know.
By Robert Knight
It's hard to think of a more dangerous threat to First Amendment freedoms than the Federal Communications Commission's scheme a few months ago to station government "researchers" in newsrooms.
It had all the makings of "1984"-style intimidation of journalists, and it was allegedly abandoned shortly after a public outcry.
I say "allegedly" because our betters never give up their quest to dictate to us what is allowable speech.
They wait until they think we're not paying attention, and try again. A couple of years ago, they floated, but abandoned, the old Fairness Doctrine, which throttled talk radio before the FCC under President Reagan rescinded it in 1987.
In recent days, an even more hare-brained plan has arisen,...
By Rachal Marquez, Contributing Writer
It has long been said that poverty-stricken environments are a major factor leading to crimes committed by adolescents.
However, the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study, conducted by Cambridge University, suggests that crime among teenagers is influenced as much or more by their morals as it is by their environments, including their economic background.
According to the study, nearly half of adolescent crimes are committed by a miniscule 3.8 percent of teenagers. This group of teenagers averaged 278 offenses each over the course of the five-year study, which followed the teenagers from the age of 12 through 16. It was also found that this small group committed the majorit...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Some Christians have launched several complaints and opposing viewpoints about the movie HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, which is based on a bestselling book about a little Christian boy who claimed he went to Heaven and met Jesus.
Some of these come from Christians we respect highly, and others come from people who are unfamiliar to us and seem to have no faith credentials whatsoever except a trail of anthropocentric booklets refuting many books, movies and people by using practically the same arguments while ignoring the text. In other words, these folks use the unbiblical method of eisegesis, rather than exegesis to attack books, movies and people. As a former L.S. Attorney in the US Atto...
By Amy Swanson, Contributing Writer
A friend of mine shocked me recently when she pinpointed the exact moment when she “fell in love” with Sandor “The Hound” Clegane from HBO’s GAME OF THRONES. “He grabbed a man by the throat and lifted him off the ground with one hand and with the other hand reached into the man’s stomach and pulled out his guts!”
That’s nice. . . wait. . . what? When did that become romantic?
Back in the Golden Age of Hollywood, women fell for the men in show business with nice eyes and a velvet voice like Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra. As if that alone wasn’t intimidating enough, when did alluring take a turn for the dark and violent? How seriously should we take it?
Today, some of th...
Preschoolers watching two hours or more of television per day can diminish a child’s vocabulary, math skills, ability to pay attention, and physical prowess, a 2013 study from the University of Montreal shows.
The study has led the American Academy of Pediatrics to reiterate its recommendation that children watch no more than two hours of TV per day, and that children under two watch no TV at all.
The study involved 991 girls and 1,006 boys in Quebec, Canada.
- Source: CBS Atlanta, 08/10/13....
By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer
Ever notice how annoying people are getting with their connections to computers? Everywhere you turn, people have Bluetooths that attach to their ears or Google Glass devices that provide an instant video stream of what our eyes see to the World Wide Web. At what point, do we have to stop and say, “Enough’s enough?”
The new movie TRANSCENDENCE takes a powerful look at that dilemma, serving up frightening questions through the context of a thriller about a scientist named Dr. Will Caster, who is at the forefront of research into artificial intelligence (otherwise known as A.I.). As played by Johnny Depp in a rare role that doesn’t require absurd costumes or makeup, Caster seems to be a nic...
The Christian movie is still at it. This time the $12 million budgeted HEAVEN IS FOR REAL trounced the $28 million budgeted action movie BRICK MANSIONS and horror movie THE QUIET ONES. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL earned $14.3 million in its second weekend, while BRICK MANSIONS only pulled in $9.5 million in its first. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL averaged $5,305 per theater, BRICK MANSIONS $3,595.
This is the second shocking success in two months. GOD’S NOT DEAD with a budget of $2 million came in 11th in its sixth week and has now earned $52,705,000, wildly surpassing expectations.
The controversial NOAH movie, with a $125 million budget, came in 14th last weekend and has now made $97 million in the United States and $320,664,000 worldwide.
By Tom Snyder, Ph.D.
The first number one movie at the box office this March was SON OF GOD, which was developed from the last part of the History Channel's blockbuster miniseries in 2013, THE BIBLE.
The movie tells the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, including the story of His death and resurrection, as told in the New Testament documents, especially the Gospel of John.
The question arises, however:
Can you trust what the Bible says about the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Passover, Good Friday and Easter stories in the Bible?
Top scholars, historians, and experts have repeatedly confirmed that the Bible is the most historically and intellectually reliable ancient text in the whole world, ...