Hollywood, Calif. - A seven-year study of the top 275 or so movies released each year in the United States by Hollywood clearly shows that Americans prefer conservative, patriotic, pro-American movies with traditional, Judeo-Christian values and free market ideals rather than movies pushing an anti-capitalist, socialist, atheist, Communist, or anti-Christian agenda.
"Movies with strong or very strong Judeo-Christian values, capitalist ideals, patriotism, anti-Communist leanings, and/or Pro-American attitudes, do much better at the box office than movies promoting Marxism, political correctness, atheism, and anti-Christian content," says Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®: A Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and ...
The Academy Awards showed its support for sexual perversions last night at its annual Oscar ceremony.
And, the Academy wrongly painted the Entertainment Industry as a bunch of Commie rats, as it applauded Communist sympathizer Sean Penn's gleeful greeting after winning an award for portraying an assassinated homosexual leader, "You Commie, homo-loving sons of guns!"
The Oscar audience applauded madly when Penn, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of murdered homosexual activist Harvey Milk in the movie MILK, angrily chastised voters in California, including 70% of black voters, for having the gall in last November's elections to support the real definition of marriage.
In a mean spirited curse, Penn said, "I think it's a good time for t...
THE PIXAR TOUCH: THE MAKING OF A COMPANY
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4
WRITER: David A. PriceDISTRIBUTOR: Alfred A. Knopf PublishersCONTENT: (BBB Very moral worldview; and, nothing objectionable.GENRE: Non-Fiction Corporate HistoryREVIEWER: Dr. Ted Baehr
David A. Price's book THE PIXAR TOUCH: THE MAKING OF A COMPANY is fascinating reading. It traces the history of Pixar way back to the 1970's, when a team of brilliant technological visionaries were brought together at the New York Institute of Technology to start developing technology for computer animation. David notes on page 27 of THE PIXAR TOUCH that I knew the team who would become Pixar in 1977, and reflected to him that, "From the very get-go, they were wor...
Behind the Scenes with T.D. Jakes, Producer/Author of NOT EASILY BROKEN:
Thanks for making NOT EASILY BROKEN. I’m always glad to see a movie that puts God into marriage. I’ve been married 35 years, and if weren’t for the third strand you talk about in your movie, I wouldn’t be.
I deeply appreciate that. I see I’m preaching to the choir right now.
The way I see the economy right now, the most significant problem is not with banks and car companies, it’s with marriage. When marriage falls apart, the family falls apart and you wind up with economic problems. I see your movie as something that’s going to help that situation.
A lot of church...
February 13, 2009
L.A. Dispatch: Keeping the Faith in ‘Gran Torino'
By Brooks Barnes
Thank heaven for the Faith & Value Awards: "Gran Torino" has finally been honored with something.
Movieguide, an organization that reviews movies according to Christian principles, presented its crystal teddy bear trophies at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, naming "Gran Torino" as the second best movie of the year in the mature audiences category. No. 1 was "Iron Man," perhaps the ultimate indication that moviegoers of all stripes have forgiven Robert Downey Jr. for his days as a drug addict.
But if for any reason Mr. Downey Jr. cannot fulfill his entertainment duties (say, at the local DVD-rental store or on pay cable), Clint Eastwood ...
Beverly Hills, Calif. - FIREPROOF, last year's most successful truly independent movie, a story about faith and love healing a broken marriage, and THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR, an inspiring story about a group of homeless men turning their lives around by singing Christmas carols about Jesus, last night won the two $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Inspiring Movies & TV, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation (www.templeton.org).
The prizes were presented last night to the people behind these projects at the 17th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, held before a packed crowd in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The annual Epiphany Prizes go to the best movie and television ...
February 12, 2009
Beverly Hills, Calif. - Moviegoers prefer movies with traditional Christian values and Biblical principles, Dr. Ted Baehr, Founder and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE® told a packed audience of Hollywood celebrities and insiders at the 17th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"It's been a year of faith and values," Dr. Baehr said while mentioning highlights from his 2009 Report to the Entertainment Industry from the elegant stage. "People want good to triumph over evil. They want to be inspired."
For example, the report shows that movies with very strong Christian, biblical and/or moral content reflecting traditional biblica...
Note: MOVIEGUIDE®'s David Outten interviews Jim McBride, Executive Producer of FIREPROOF.
MOVIEGUIDE®: Do you realize what a miracle Sherwood Pictures is?
Jim McBride: The Lord has blessed us beyond what we could ask, imagine or think yet.
MOVIEGUIDE®: I've seen a number of Christian movies. Many get seen by little more than friends and family. You guys are three for three in being really successful.
Jim McBride: Yes, we're amazed too. We're like the little boy who gave his five loaves and two fish to Jesus and stood back in awe at what the Lord did with it. He said that's not my lunch anymore. That's the way we feel when we look and see what God has done with this project.
MOVIEGUIDE®: The DVD comes out today, right?
A new survey recently showed that 70% of people in Great Britain doubted the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ but they are "gravely mistaken," says Dr. Ted Baehr, a professional scholar and theologian who founded The Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry in 1985.
Christianity is true as well as historical, factual and "intellectually sound," Dr. Baehr asserted.
"Top scholars, historians and experts have confirmed that the Bible is the most historically and intellectually reliable ancient text in the whole world, including the Bible's account of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles and disciples who wrote the New Testament documents," Dr. Baehr said.
He cited the work of numerous top schola...