Revisionist Hollywood History:
NBC’s “George Washington” and Spielberg’s “Lincoln”
By David Barton, Contributing Writer
Recent years have seen a rekindling of national interest in America’s true history – a fact borne out by the New York Times bestseller list. Whether it is my own The Jefferson Lies, David McCullough’s John Adams and 1776, Glenn Beck’s Being George Washington, Newt Gingrich’s Valley Forge and Victory at Yorktown, or even modern language reprints of The Federalist Papers such as Original Argument, people are willing to pay money to learn what used to be taught in school.
Hollywood is attempting to capitalize on this growing interest through efforts such as Stephen Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and N...
Who Murdered the Value of Life?
By David Outten, Production Editor
The mass killings of 2012 are appalling.
In both Colorado and Connecticut, the killers were considered very smart. Neither was apparently motivated by politics, religion or race. Both played video games.
Many games have the player go from room to room killing and killing and killing. Many boys and young men enjoy the thrill of mowing down person after person. In Norway, Anders Breivik trained with the video game CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE before murdering 77 people.
The value of pixels on a monitor is nothing. You can kill “people” all day long with games, but there’s an impact on the mind and the spirit. Some few people will fantasize about doing ...
In the wake of the release of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, here is a list of MOVIEGUIDE®’s 10 favorite fantasy movies. Some of them are intended for older children or teenagers and adults.
10. THE LION KING
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +2
1994 A magnificent example of Disney animation, THE LION KING is an heroic tale of good versus evil which purposely embodies many Christian allegorical elements, according to producer Don Hahn, a committed Christian.
9. THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +1
1985 Woody Allen’s 1985 fantasy, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, shows that God can speak through unbelievers.
8. TOY STORY TRILOGY
Quality: * * * * Accepta...
By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go to the murder victims in Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut and their families. We pray heartily that God and His people will comfort and aid them during their mourning and recovery, and afterwards.
In that light, we were greatly heartened by President Barack Obama’s references to God, prayer, and Scripture in the wake of this tragedy early Friday afternoon.
Sufficient time has passed now, however, that it’s important to express some thoughts about how and why such reprehensible evil occurred and how to prevent it in the future.
Many people have immediately jumped onto the issue of gun control, but two of the first questions we asked ourselves...
Movieguide(R) has Santa-worthy ideas of DVDs to stuff in the stockings!
Movies are always a welcome gift. But you want something your kids will love AND that you will feel good about as well. These movies are sure to please.
These are all some of our recent favorites. Check them out!
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED...
BRAVE NEW WORLD?
Genetic Engineering and Human Dignity
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, IIR-ICSA, and the Evangelical Philosophical Society co-sponsored ICSA VII. World Congress on: “Brave New World? Genetic Engineering & Human Dignity,”
Hilton Pasadena, California, 3 August 2012. The fascinating topic attracted colleagues from U.S. and abroad for an all-day conference featuring lively presentations and discussions in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective via 4 thematic Panels: 1.”Making Man in Man’s Image?”: Khaldoun A. Sweis (Oxford Univ./Olive-Harvey College); Maruice Mangum (Texas Southern Univ.); Robert M. Anderson (Argosy Univ.-Hawaii). 2. Utopia: Science ...
By Jerry Newcombe, Contributing Writer
Ever since the 1970s, it seems many of our heroes are being toppled---especially by the media and entertainment industry. This happens whether or not such a toppling is deserved.
We’re often scolded, “Don’t impose your morality on me,” with no thought given to the immorality they might impose on the rest of us.
Now, it looks like Hollywood is ready to impose its immorality on a man who not only doesn’t deserve it, but is not here to defend himself. George Washington.
They’re working on a TV series---with complete artistic license---showing the father of our country hopping in bed with his best friend’s wife. And Hollywood elites wonder why millions of tradition-minded Ameri...
** Oscar Bias Against Conservatives Nixes Award for Best-Selling Doc ‘2016’
The two conservative filmmakers behind this year’s most popular documentary, 2016: OBAMA’S AMERICA, claim political bias “against anything from a conservative point of view” is behind the Oscar snub of their movie.
2016 was deemed ineligible for the Best Documentary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, even though it made more money at the box office, $33.4 million, than the combined earnings of the 15 movies deemed Oscar worthy.
“I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film,” Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative pundit behind the movie version of his new book, joked.
“By ignoring 2016, the top-performing ...
Angus T. Jones - A Voice of Morality
Angus T. Jones, 19 year old star of TWO AND HALF MEN, the sexually explicit CBS sitcom, has come out against his own show. He calls the series "filth" and encourages viewers to stop watching it. Though he is the "half" in the series' title, his statements and his stand for his Christian faith proves that he is a full man, perhaps more than the so-called adult characters that are portrayed on his show.
Jones says his faith in Jesus is why he has had enough of the series' content. Jones says, "I'm on TWO AND A HALF MEN, and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth."
Jones continues, “People say it’s just entertainment. Do some r...
The Key to Changing Your World
By David Outten, Production Editor
God made mankind to thrive on appreciation. Feelings of rejection can be demoralizing.
This simple obvious truth can be applied to change the world. It can certainly be applied to change your personal world.
My wife makes a broccoli casserole that I love. I have it for my birthdays in lieu of a birthday cake. One reason my wife makes it is because she knows how much I appreciate it and how much I appreciate her for making it. I tell her so. I thank her. I compliment her. I look forward to more broccoli casseroles.
The Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards applies this same principle. If you want more movies and television programs that honor God,...