By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®
Mart Green of Hobby Lobby fame produced the feature film END OF THE SPEAR about the American missionaries who were killed by the fiercest Amazon tribe in the 1950s. His company, Ethnographic Media, is continuing to produce redemptive movies on cultural situations.
His son, Brent Ryan Green, has started his own movie production company and has produced two excellent, redemptive short movies that MOVIEGUIDE® highly recommends. These movies, PAPER FLOWER and EN TUS MANOS, reveal the need for the Gospel in cultural situations unknown to most Americans.
PAPER FLOWER deals with a young girl in Japan caught up in one of the worst tragedies in modern Japanese culture known as “compensated dati...
By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer
Imagine having every electrical device switch off one day, and never work again. Nearly every aspect of daily life, large and small, comes screeching to a halt. Then life continues to deteriorate for the next 15 years, retreating back into a way of life that hasn’t been experienced since the dawn of the 20th Century.
Couple that hardship with the fact that the traditional US government has collapsed, and an unseen man known only as General Martin is in charge, sending men on horseback to root out the remaining defiant citizens and crush any source of rebellion forever. Could average citizens find the strength, the will and the means to fight back and reclaim their beloved way of life? Or, is this...
By Ben Kayser, Staff Writer
Hollywood teenage actor Kwesi Boakye (COMMUNITY, TOUCH, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG) joined forces Saturday Aug. 11 with the Dream Center in Los Angeles to give needy schoolchildren backpacks filled with school supplies.
The Dream Center is a Christian volunteer organization designed to help individuals and families in need.
More than 3,000 people attended the event that included a petting zoo, a bounce house, a fire engine ride, and a lot more. Both the fire department and the police department came to both serve and provide positive influence on the children. The Dream Center also provided free services such as physicals, dental screenings, haircuts, and clothing – all free of charge.
Wanting to make...
MOVIEGUIDE® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr addressed the Republican Assembly of Murrieta and Temecula in Southern California on Friday.
Dr. Baehr spoke on the state of the entertainment industry. He talked about the influence of the media on both children and adults alike and how it is eroding the moral values of our society.
Dr. Baehr also discussed what steps people should take to protect their children from the corrupting influence of the media.
The response to his talk was fantastic. In fact, MOVIEGUIDE® nearly sold out all of the material that was brought. The whole event was clear evidence that people are sick and tired of the immoral propaganda seeping out of the Entertainment Industry.
The Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly (...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of Movieguide®
Headlines read, “Movies Suffer Worst Box Office Slump in a Decade”; “The Gloomiest Box Office Since the aftermath of 9/11”; and, rumors fly that it’s because of the competition of the Olympic Games, or Euro soccer. Euro soccer? When did European soccer ever affect the American box office?
The problem to the box office malaise is pretty simple. Some of the Entertainment Industry filmmakers have forgotten that it’s better to sell four tickets to a family than one ticket to a horror film fan who wants to see THE POSSESSION or the latest boring version of RESIDENT EVIL.
When Hollywood brings out good movies like THE AVENGERS, moviegoers flock to it. When they bring out a family...
By Amy Swanson, Contributing Writer
What is your initial reaction when you see a character in a movie or television show depicted as a member of the clergy? Don’t think about it too hard. What’s your gut instinct? You may not know what to think, but you do know one thing. That character exists as a member of the clergy for a reason. He or she was made a holy person to get a greater emotional response out of the viewer. It could be positive feelings like goodness, trust or the belief that someone bigger than our problems is in control. They could also illicit negative emotions such as judgment, betrayal, oppression, or undeserved superiority.
Like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, every depiction of those who claim to represent Go...
It Began with a PASSION
How THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, as the 2005 Winner of the Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Epiphany Prize, Inspired the $50,000 Kairos Script Prizes
By Tom Snyder, Editor of Movieguide®
MOVIEGUIDE® started its Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry in the early 1990s. The new endeavor was fueled by conversations with billionaire philanthropist Sir John Templeton and others.
At that time, only about 10% of the major theatrical releases by Hollywood, including the major foreign and independent releases, contained any Christian values or references to Jesus Christ, the Bible, or Christianity. Even fewer of those releases had a strong Christian worldview where the movie’s basic v...
Hollywood Stunned by Anti-Obama Movie’s Success,
But Studies Show Patriotic Conservative Movies Earn the Most
As Republicans gathered for their convention in Tampa, Fla., liberals in Hollywood were stunned this weekend by the success of conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary, “2016: Obama’s America” attacking the roots of Democrat President Obama’s Anti-American political ideology.
“Obama’s America” came in Number 8 at the box office this weekend, but led the way among the Top 20 Movies with a per-screen average of $5,718.
“The success of Dinesh’s movie doesn’t surprise Movieguide®,” said Dr. Ted Baehr, publisher of the family guide to movies and entertainment. “Each year...
Amateurs and professionals in Hollywood are coming together for family faith friendly films
Pan Pacific Film Festival, or PPFF, is an annual family faith film festival in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is a place where artists and filmmakers can benefit from a Hollywood forum to showcase their creative talent and promote positive, family values.
Ken An, Founder of PPFF says, “We started out just wanting a place to screen family faith movies, but now PPFF is a home for all creative, family faith artists, a center for professionals to work on their craft, and an international provider of high quality, family faith friendly content.”
This year’s 5th annual festival will be held at the Santa Anita Westfield mall in Arcadia...
By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer
The most famous, all-American superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man are always poised to make another leap into the American consciousness, no matter how long they’ve been out of cutting-edge popularity. But, judging from a discussion panel at the most recent Comic-Con event in San Diego on July 14, a more insidious form of “superhero” is also lying in wait in an attempt to gain popularity with America’s children.
Known as THE 99, the proposed half-hour animated series follows the exploits of 99 superheroes, who each represent an attribute of the Muslim god “Allah.” The show was produced in 2010 and airs in several overseas nations, but has thus far been unable to land ...