Weekend Report October 25-27, 2013
October 27, 2013

October 25-27, 2013       Select a studio's button to see that studio's 2013 Report Card BAD GRANDPA brings slime to the top Paramount’s demendted BAD GRANDPA finally sent GRAVITY down to earth. The victory stands as a testament to the bad taste of moviegoers and the lack of wholesome competition. The top two were followed by CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, THE COUNSELOR and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2.   CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 is the fifth animated family movie to cross the $100 million domestic box office threshold. With Disney’s FROZEN coming out next month we can expect a solid six to cross the line in 2013.   Color cod...
 

 
Five Things You Can Learn from Michael J. Fox
Five Things You Can Learn from Michael J. Fox
October 25, 2013

Five Things You Can Learn from Michael J. Fox By Michelle S. Lazurek, Contributing Writer   As I watched the premiere episode of the Michael J. Fox show, I couldn’t help but renew my respect and admiration for Michael J. Fox. As a well-known icon of classic 80s movies such as TEEN WOLF and BACK TO THE FUTURE one of America’s favorite Republicans on TV’s FAMILY TIES, I eagerly awaited for his return to prime time. He didn’t disappoint. Fox’s acting prowess proves once again why he’s so highly respected among the acting community. Here are five things you can learn from Michael J. Fox: 1. Laugh in the face of adversity. Like so many of his fans, I watched with a bit of apprehension to see how his battle with Parkinson...
 

 
Christian Alternatives to Halloween
Christian Alternatives to Halloween
October 24, 2013

  Christian Alternatives to Halloween By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor   Rather than expose your children to fear and demonic influences on Halloween, why not introduce them to two wonderful Christian holidays that occur at the same time – All Saints Day and Reformation Day?  All Saints Day takes place on Nov. 1. Historically speaking, it has become primarily a day to honor Christian martyrs who gave their lives peacefully to serve their Divine Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the true definition of a Christian martyr, not someone who murders other people as the Muslims have been doing for nearly 1500 years. Theologically speaking, of course, every Christian is a saint set apart by God by being born ...
 

 
Movieguide®'s Ted Baehr Teaches Media Wisdom in Greece
Movieguide®'s Ted Baehr Teaches Media Wisdom in Greece
October 24, 2013

Movieguide®’s Ted Baehr Teaches Media Wisdom in Greece By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor, and Tom Snyder, Editor   Movieguide® Publisher and Founder Dr. Ted Baehr spoke earlier this month on the importance of teaching children to be media wise at the 11th Annual World Public Forum, Dialogue of Civilizations, in Rhodes, Greece. The Rhodes Forum brings together public figures and statesmen, academics, religious figures and representatives of the arts, mass media and business spheres from all over the world to protect the spiritual and cultural values of humanity and to create a space for “constructive dialogue” among the major civilizations of the world. “The United States of America and Europe are on the edge of a cultural...
 

 
Romantic Comedies – No Happily Ever After?
Romantic Comedies – No Happily Ever After?
October 23, 2013

By Jeremy Carroll, Staff Writer In this modern climate of ever-changing tastes, interests and caffeinated beverages, sometimes it’s nice to sit down to a simple, safe, yet fun date night movie, more commonly known as the “romantic comedy.” Romantic movies such as “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Footloose” have been the favorites of couples and women for years. However, in light of the current financial climate of Hollywood, it looks like there will not be a “happy ever after” for the romantic comedy. According to producer Lynda Obst, the genre is simply going extinct.  Obst relayed her distress over the current status of her beloved “rom coms” in a recent interview with Movieguide TV. “Sometimes the new date movie i...
 

 
5 Things To Learn from the Minions
5 Things To Learn from the Minions
October 22, 2013

  1. Always wear a helmet -- especially when saving the day.       2. Be careful who you drive with.           3. Making jam isn't always easy, you may need a break. . . for ice cream.            4. But really, bananas are better.         5. Be careful when playing dress up.       ...
 

 
Weekend Report October 18-20, 2013
October 20, 2013

October 18-20, 2013       Select a studio's button to see that studio's 2013 Report Card GRAVITY stays suspended for a third weekend GRAVITY made more in it’s third weekend than any movie released in August made in its opening weekend. It far outpaced second place MR. PHILLIPS and the horror newcomer CARRIE. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 had a respectable showing in its fourth weekend and is nearing the $100 million mark. ESCAPE PLAN rounded out the top five.   This week Disney released THE FIFTH ESTATE complete with an MPAA rating of R and an LLL from Movieguide®. It died an absolutely horrible death at the box office tarnishing Disney’s image...
 

 
Atlanta Hears Good News About Hollywood
October 18, 2013

Atlanta Hears Good News About Hollywood The Christian Film & Television Commission® and Movieguide® hosted their annual Faith Promise banquet Friday evening, Oct. 11, in Atlanta, Georgia. Several renowned producers attended, including Larry Thompson and Chris Zarpas. The highlight of the event was Chairman Dr. Ted Baehr's keynote presentation on the state of Hollywood. Dr. Baehr noted that more than 15 Christian movies are set for theatrical release in the coming year. He said this positive change in Hollywood is the result of the efforts of the ministry’s supporters and prayer partners throughout the years.    [caption id="attachment_481680" align="aligncenter" width="222"] Larry Thompson, renowned entertainment lawyer an...
 

 
5 Things You Can Learn From a Church Girl
5 Things You Can Learn From a Church Girl
October 17, 2013

I’M IN LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL follows a former drug dealer who falls in love with a Christian girl who challenges him regarding his faith. Here are five positive lessons you can learn from the movie.    1. How to pray     2. To love everyone, even if they have a past.   3. God did not promise this world to be perfect. We must support each other through hardship.       4. God is always there. All we need to do is call out to Him.       5. Church is fun!     Click here to read the full review of I'M IN LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL ...
 

 
Movieguide® Award Winner Sparks New TV Series
Movieguide® Award Winner Sparks New TV Series
October 15, 2013

By Jeremy Carroll, Staff Writer  When former stuntman, turned action movie director, Scott Waugh directed 2012’s film, ACT OF VALOR, he had no idea his presence in Hollywood would be promoted to superstardom in such a short amount of time. ACT OF VALOR, a fictional feature movie that uniquely starred active duty Navy SEALs, became a classic among war movies and even won an award from Movieguide® as one of the Ten Best 2012 Movies for Mature Audiences. After ACT OF VALOR’s positive reception and big gains at the box office, National Geographic is looking to get in on the action. Literally. National Geographic Channel U.S.’s Relativity Studio and Tandem Communications are looking to produce an action drama television series with t...
 

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