10 Reasons To Watch the 22nd Annual Movieguide® Awards Saturday
February 25, 2014

11 a.m. Pacific Time and 2 p.m. Eastern Time March 1 on the ReelzChannel Ten reasons to watch the 22nd Annual Movieguide® Awards March 1 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time and 2 p.m. Eastern Time on the ReelzChannel: 1. It’s the most family-friendly clean and inspiring awards show of the year and includes $350,000 in prize money for faith inspiring movies and television programs. 2. It’s good entertainment with celebrities, stars like Corbin Bernsen, Ali Landry, Rodney Peete, Jordin Sparks, and, as host, “Blue Collar” comedian Bill Engvall. 3. It features Joni Eareckson Tada singing the faith-inspiring song the Academy Awards disqualified. 4. It features faith-friendly performances by Billy Ray Cyrus and Jacob Latimore. 5. ...
 

 
More U.S. Teenagers Have Smartphones
More U.S. Teenagers Have Smartphones
February 24, 2014

Smartphone ownership among American teenagers increased from 23% in 2011 to 37% in 2012, according to a study on teenagers and technology released in March 2013 by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The study found that 78% of American teenagers have a cell phone, and almost half of those (47%) own smartphones. Also, 23% of teenagers, almost one in four, also have a tablet computer. It’s “a level comparable to the general adult population,” Pew’s study said. Furthermore, 93% of teenagers have a computer or have access to one at home, with 71% of those saying the laptop or desktop they use most often is one they share with other family members. In addition, 74% of teenagers age 12 to 17 said they access the In...
 

 
Rush Still the King of Talk Radio
February 24, 2014

Sources:  Talkers Magazine, January 2014. Rush Limbaugh is still the King of Talk radio, with more than 14 million listeners, nearly one million more than his closest rival, Sean Hannity, at more than 13.25 million, and six million more than Dave Ramsey, who last year moved up to become the third most popular talk show host in the U.S. Many of the top hosts lean toward a conservative perspective. SHOW MILLIONS OF LISTENERS Rush Limbaugh 14.00+ Sean Hannity 13.25+ Dave Ramsey 7.75+ Glenn Beck, Mark Levin 7.50+ Jim Bohannon, Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved, Michael Savage, Doug Stephan   3.50+ Bill Bennett, Clark Howard, Laura Ingraham, George N...
 

 
Who Goes to the Movies?
February 21, 2014

Source:  MPAA U.S./Canada Theatrical Market Statistics, Attendance Demographics for 2012, March 2013. All of these figures apply to Americans and Canadians seeing movies in theaters in 2012, the last year for which statistics are available. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) will publish a new study of movie attendance in March 2014. According to the MPAA, the population of the United States and Canada totaled 331.7 million people. All Moviegoers by Age Group, 2012   AGE PERCENTAGE OF MOVIEGOERS PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION 2-11 14% 14% 12-17 11% 8% 18-24 13% 10% 25-39 23% 20% 40-49 14% 14% 50-59 ...
 

 
Forever Fantasy: The Involvement of the ‘Fantasy’ Film Genre in the Reception of the Bible
February 20, 2014

By Ted Baehr, with Sarah Jane Murray, Tyler Walton, and Tom Snyder The Bible is a fabulous library of histories, prophecies, biographies, parables, reflections, instructions, wisdom, and many other genre and fields of story, study and communication, both transcendent and immanent. The whole Bible and its various parts have shaped almost every aspect of culture and civilization, including movies. In fact, a good movie story is a journey toward God. It reminds us of the Master Storyteller. A good story is a holy thing. As the Master Storyteller, Jesus Christ knew the power of stories to teach, influence, and inspire when He spoke to His disciples in parables, such as the parables of the Good Samaritan, the prodigal son, and the ric...
 

 
FULL HOUSE Actress Takes a Stand for Modesty and Marriage
February 19, 2014

By Diana Anderson-Tyler Actress, author, and producer Candace Cameron Bure is beloved by millions for her role as “D.J. Tanner” on the iconic hit sitcom, FULL HOUSE. The character of “D.J.” has been praised by parents and once-impressionable former viewers for being a positive influence for teenagers and pre-teenage girls. With imperfections and struggles in two, D.J. displayed selflessness and responsibility as she resisted peer pressure, and remained chaste. Today at age 37, the actress who played “D.J.” continues to be a superb role model for women of all ages. Since her return into the limelight after a ten-year hiatus, Mrs. Bure has been outspoken about her passion for both family and faith, namely her faith in Jesu...
 

 
Hollywood’s Drug Culture and You
Hollywood’s Drug Culture and You
February 17, 2014

By Tom Snyder, Editor In the past six years, the entertainment industry has lost Heath Ledger, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman to drug overdoses. Now, my niece’s husband just died from a drug overdose. Michael Jackson left behind two young children. Hoffman left behind three. My niece’s husband left behind four young daughters. Selling and using drugs is not a “victimless” crime! It not only destroys mothers and fathers, and even grandfathers and grandmothers, it destroys children. It destroys civilization. According to livestrong.com, 40% of all child abuse cases involve drug or alcohol abuse. Use of illegal mind-altering drugs also has been identified as the root cause of ch...
 

 
Why Do You Think They Call It Dope, Dope?
February 15, 2014

By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher It’s heartbreaking to watch talented, brilliant Hollywood stars self-destruct or head down the road to perdition in light of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's recent death from drug overdose. Many of the young, once professing to be Christian entertainers such as Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, whose mother told me she was a Christian when I interviewed her when Lindsay was a young child, Justin Bieber, Christian music idol, and Dakota Fanning, who came to the MOVIEGUIDE® Awards several times professing her faith, have given up their faith and values for dope. Of course, society no longer seems to care, in spite of the fact that scientists and investigators have shown that there’s a strong connection between all so...
 

 
National Religious Broadcasters Creates New Christian Film Committee
February 14, 2014

National Religious Broadcasters Creates New Christian Film Committee Manassas, Va. – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Board of Directors has established a Film Standing Committee to serve the unique interests of Christian film professionals within the NRB community. The newly created group will join NRB’s seven other committees – Church Media, Intercollegiate, International, Internet, Music Licensing, Radio, and Television – in serving and representing their respective constituencies and in advancing the overall mission of the world’s pre-eminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators. Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide® (www.movieguide.org), will serve as the Film Standing Commi...
 

 
The Secret to Box-Office Success Hollywood Never Told You
The Secret to Box-Office Success Hollywood Never Told You
February 13, 2014

 By Peter Moorman, Staff Writer What if there was a secret formula that guaranteed your next major motion picture would be a box-office hit? What if this secret formula could add $30-$50 million to your movie’s gross revenue? Now, what if this secret formula was actually not secret, but something well known and researched by an organization with a 22-year history for accurately predicting box-office success? I’m about to share with you something you won’t hear at any Hollywood cocktail party or $5,000 a plate political fundraiser at George Clooney’s house. Are you ready? The secret to box-office success is to make a great movie with strong Christian, Biblical, moral, and redemptive content and no graphic sex, nu...
 

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