The latest statistics from the Motion Picture Association of America show that children and teenagers spend more than 1900 hours watching movies and television. If they go to church once a week, however, children and teenagers will only spend about 52 hours in worship.
MOVIEGUIDE® is trying to level this media playing field by influencing studio executives to make more family-friendly movies and TV programs with a Christian worldview. And, we have had great success.
For example, since we started, the number of movies with strong Christian content has increased by a factor of about 50.
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“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
-- John 3:18 (King James Version)
In what may be one of the most unusual analogies ever presented for government policy, Richard Danzig, a Barack Obama advisor, told us all that we could learn a lot from Luke Skywalker. He said that understanding that we all want to be superheroes like Luke Skywalker can help us understand the motivation of terrorists. If you don’t understand that either, don’t feel bad. He also cited the children’s book series, Winnie the Pooh, stating that it is a “fundamental text on national security.”
Props and costumes from two movies of famed actor Charlton Heston go up for auction. A pair of the fake granite tablets from the 1966 epic, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, is expected to bring in as much as $60,000. And, the costume that Heston wore in BEN-HUR is also among the collection of memorabilia to be sold. This costume is the one that Heston wore when his character Judah Ben-Hur hears a sermon from Jesus. These items can remind us of not only the legacy of a good man like Charlton Heston, but also remind us that these movies filled with biblical truth continue to hold value.
What do you do if you’re Michael Moore and your last movie, SICKO, bombed at the box office? You make a sequel to the movie that earned you enough money to eat at fast food restaurants with George Clooney.
In announcing the sequel to FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (“Fahrenheit 9/12?”) Moore says that it’s not really a sequel. It’s just a movie about what a bad country America has become. Seems like that was the first movie’s message as well.
Hey, all you opera fans, listen up.
Associated Press announces the happy news that we have all been waiting for. Al Gore’s movie AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH is going to become an opera. Yes, an opera.
Regrettably, this will take place in Milan, Italy so in order to attend, American Gore fans will need to take an airplane. You know, those big silver things that leave huge “carbon footprints.”
No reason was given as to why the Milan opera house would want to do this, nor what makes this movie worthy of an opera. It does, however, carry on the opera tradition of bringing great myths and fables to life.
On February 17, 2009, the over the air TV stations across the country will switch from analog to a digital signal. To make sure that you aren’t one of the many who could be stuck with a TV set as a paperweight, go to www.dtv.gov and check out if you’ll be impacted by this transition to digital.
Hollywood “wins” again, this time even beating out Charles Darwin.
Coral Ridge Ministries surveyed Christians and found that 89% believe that Hollywood is “very dangerous to the nation’s spiritual well-being.” And Charles Darwin? He comes in a close second at only 85%.
As MOVIEGUIDE® has often found, those two often team up! Continue to pray for the impact MOVIEGUIDE® can have in this culture war.
If you saw the EXPELLED movie, then you heard a 15-second clip of the John Lennon song “Imagine” and criticism by Ben Stein of the meaning of the lyrics.
Lennon widow Yoko Ono recently sued the producers and film distributors claiming that they had no right to use the song, though the defendants stood on the fair use doctrine of the copyright law. No one asked the former Beatles backup singer that if there would have been a lawsuit had the movie praised the song or had not been about the truth of intelligent design. But no matter, the U.S. District Court recently blocked the lawsuit, citing “fair use.”