Has Oscar Lost Its Raison D’etre?
Has Oscar Lost Its Raison D’etre?
March 03, 2014

By. Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of Movieguide® One thing became clear watching the 86th Annual Oscar Ceremony yesterday. Most of the winners – and most of the nominees – were the same people and movies nominated and chosen by the Independent Spirit Awards, the awards show for independent movies. If Oscar is going to pick the same things as the independent awards show, why even have an Oscar ceremony at all? Are these movies really the best movies of the year? No. Few of them are the kind of movies the vast majority of moviegoers has any interest in seeing, judging by box office numbers. That said, there were a few good picks among the winners. The best one, of course, was FROZEN as the Best Animated Movie. MOVIEGUIDE® picke...
 

 
Paramount Adds Disclaimer to NOAH Movie
Paramount Adds Disclaimer to NOAH Movie
March 01, 2014

 Paramount Adds Disclaimer to NOAH Movie; Says Movie Is True to ‘Essence’ and ‘Values’ of the Biblical Story Paramount Pictures has added a disclaimer in their promotional materials for their new movie, NOAH, based on the famous biblical story, at the request of some Christian leaders. The disclaimer admits some “artistic license” has been taken with regard to the story, but that the movie is “true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide.” The disclaimer also adds, “The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.” The disclaimer is being added at a suggestion coming from a panel on the movie NOAH at the recent National ...
 

 
See Stars Talk About Faith & Values on the Movieguide® Awards Show
See Stars Talk About Faith & Values on the Movieguide® Awards Show
February 28, 2014

  See Stars Talk About Faith & Values Saturday on the Movieguide® Awards Show on the ReelzChannel Hollywood, Calif. – Some of the biggest stars, movers and shakers in the entertainment industry will talk about faith and values in Hollywood Saturday on the ReelzChannel’s presentation of the 22nd Annual Movieguide® Awards and Report to Hollywood. The one-hour telecast will air 2 p.m. Eastern Time and 11 a.m. Pacific Time on the ReelzChannel Saturday (check your local Cable TV listings). “The annual awards show is a celebration of faith and values in Hollywood,” said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide®, which has been alerting readers about family-friendly movies and television programs since 1985. ...
 

 
Christian Leaders Urge People To See SON OF GOD This Weekend
February 27, 2014

  By Jared Lafitte On Friday, the movie SON OF GOD will hit theaters nationwide. Christian leaders are urging people to go see the movie this weekend, including some special advance screenings Thursday night. Released by 20th Century Fox, one of the six biggest movie studios in Hollywood, the movie is based on Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s THE BIBLE miniseries on The History Channel. When Mark and Roma first set out to do the miniseries, many people in the entertainment industry didn’t respond favorably. However, the miniseries became one of the highest-rated series on Cable TV last year and had the Number One DVD sales of any other television program. Now, a new theatrical version of the life of Jesus is coming to ...
 

 
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...
 

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