Tim Tebow Brings Hope and Inspiration to ABC’s Good Morning America
By Rachal Marquez, Contributing Writer
Monday morning, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow made his second television debut, this time as a contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America. Tebow has joined the morning talk show as the host for the show’s new “Motivate Me Monday” segment, which will feature inspiring stories of young people overcoming challenges.
“I’m excited about it because it’s part of me, and it’s part of me heart,” Tim said during his introduction. “It’s something I’ve done for a long time and now to be able to do it with you and share these amazing stories about kids that have so much courage, and have overcome so many obstacles...
The End of an Era that Ended Long Ago: Maria Von Trapp, RIP
by Jerry Newcombe
Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children—the real ones—died.
Her name was Maria—not to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trapp’s death in February 2014 marks the end of an era.
The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene.
As a film it is an icon. One time the great anti-gambling crusader, Rev. Tom Grey was asked on 60 Minutes to respond to those ...
The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality
By Peter Hammond
During a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, as I examined the Secret Service exhibits, I could not help but notice the sharp contrast between the villains depicted in James Bond 007 films and the real enemies of the Realm.
Although MI5 and MI6 were riddled with high level KGB infiltrators, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Harry Houghton, John Cairncross, George Blake, Donald Maclean, Geoffrey Prime, Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, no 007 film has really tackled that reality. That M, at the time of the early Bond films, was a Soviet agent would make an explosive plot but is never dealt with.
British physicist Dr. Alan...
Movieguide® on the Road in Moscow
Movieguide® Founder and Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr and Executive Managing Editor Evelyn Baehr just returned from Moscow, Russia last weekend, where they spoke at the International Forum: “Large Family and Future of Humanity.”
Dr. Baehr has spoken at many pro-family events around the world over the years to encourage people that pro-family movies do better at the box office and to teach people to be culture wise so that they choose the good movies and reject the bad.
Evelyn spoke at the youth breakaway session and gave a great talk on the influence of movies on children and teenagers.
Dr. Baehr showed that Russia and the rest of the world want more family and more Christian movies.
What If Disney Princesses Married Marvel Heroes
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor
1. Iron Man and Jasmine, she's into the rebel type.
2. Captain America and Cinderella, because if anyone would return a lost slipper to its rightful owner, it's Cap.
3. The Hulk and Belle, because of course Belle loves beasts.
4. Wolverine and Frozen's Elsa, because they both like being the lone wolf.
5. Sleeping Beauty and Thor, because they've definitely got that beauty down. #BeautifulCoupleAward
6. Mulan and Falcon. . . the...
7 Reasons Every Dad Needs an Iron Man Suit
Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
Everyone loves Iron Man and has wished at least one time that they wish they had Tony Stark’s suit. Here are seven reasons every Dad out there could use an Iron Man suit.
1. You may still burn the burgers, but at least
you’ll look cool while doing it.
2. The kids always want you to pick them up
3. You can't be late to your daughters recital,
because the sky has no traffic.
4. Dunking basketballs….. easy.
5. Saving the world burns calories.
6. Family doesn’t know what movie to
watch…… easy answer.
7. Dads just make the best heroes.
Hollywood’s Disastrous Summer
By Dr. Ted Baehr with David Outten
With the strong ticket sales for Disney’s FROZEN and great box office for THE LEGO MOVIE and SON OF GOD in January and February, this year appeared headed for a banner year, coming into the summer nine percent ahead of last year. Then, as the weather warmed, the box office cooled.
This summer’s box office was off by 16 percent compared to last year, $4.85 billion versus $4.06 billion. These numbers take into consideration Hollywood’s record-setting $1.02 billion August take, which included GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, the top earning movie of the year so far, and the fun reboot TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.
Adjusting for ticket price inflation, 20...
Headlines in the News, Sept. 5, 2014:
Faith-Based Animated Movie in Development at Sony
** Sony Developing Faith-Based Animated Movie
DeVon Franklin (HEAVEN IS FOR REAL) is teaming with Sony Pictures Animation to develop THE LAMB, a faith-based Nativity story with an all-animal cast.
According to TheWrap, Sony intends “to produce an inspiring, respectful and entertaining take on the famous Nativity story while remaining accessible to a broad audiences.”
DeVon was the former Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures for Sony and preaches regularly. With a desire to bring more uplifting content from Hollywood to the big screen, he has started a new production company Franklin Entertainment to do just that.
Behind the Scenes of THE IDENTICAL:
Elvis Impersonator Blake Rayne Turns Actor, Opposite Ray Liotta
By Ben Kayser and Andrew Drexel
THE IDENTICAL a new faith-based drama set to rock audiences by taking them back to the beginning of rock ’n’ roll. It’s a period drama centered on a young man with incredible musical talent who has an identical rock-star brother he doesn’t know. We spoke with Blake Rayne, the star of the movie.
Movieguide®: I wanted to hear you talk about how you came about finding this part and some of the similarities the story has to your personal story.
Blake Rayne: You know, it’s an amazing thing. I was rehearsing in Nashville with my band at a rehearsal studio, and at the same time, Yochanan Marc...
Actor Ray Liotta Talks Honestly About Faith:
Behind the Scenes of THE IDENTICAL
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
New in theaters is the faith based movie THE IDENTICAL starring well known Hollywood actors Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, and Joe Pantoliano as well as musician turned actor Blake Rayne who was interviewed separately. It’s a period drama centered on a young man with incredible musical talent who has an identical rock-star brother he doesn’t know.
Ray Liotta (GOODFELLAS and NARC) plays the passionate preacher and compassionate, though strict, father of the main character. In an exclusive interview with Movieguide®, he told how he got the role and discussed his own personal struggle with faith.
“There was a s...