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.
October 18-20, 2013
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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
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.
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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
3. God did not promise this world to
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
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...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
GRAVITY is a fantastic movie in every way. Sandra Bullock deserves to be considered for another Academy Award. One of the filmmakers I’ve known since he was young. The movie has some clear redemptive themes, including self-sacrifice, prayer, spiritual guidance, baptism. Regrettably, like many movies these days, there’s also religious confusion. At one crucial point, while Sandra Bullock’s character is talking about prayer in a Russian spacecraft, there's a shot of an icon of Jesus on the dashboard. At another crucial point, when her character is inside a Chinese space capsule, there's a shot of a small statue of Buddha.
If the producers had taken the time to investigate comparative religion, they could ...
October 11-13, 2013
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GRAVITY Stays Aloft a Second Weekend
GRAVITY continues to surprise with a strong showing in its second weekend. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS came is a strong second. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 came in third and appears to be on its way to $100 million. Thankfully MACHETE KILLS came in way under expectations in fourth place. RUNNER, RUNNER finished out the top five.
GRACE UNPLUGGED is still in theaters and deserves a greater audience. It’s a wonderful story of rebellion and repentance - the prodigal daughter. It contains valuable insight for both children and parents ...
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor of MOVIEGUIDE®
1. It’s an enjoyable, heartfelt and entertaining movie. The quality storytelling and moving performances meet and even exceed industry standards. GRACE UNPLUGGED is loads of fun for the whole family.
2. It proclaims the name of Jesus. It’s not everyday we get to see movies in theaters that magnify the name of Jesus. By seeing GRACE UNPLUGGED, you are making a statement about the importance of your faith.
3. It has an important message for everyone. Whether you’re a father, mother, daughter or even a son, GRACE UNPLUGGED has important messages about the importance of family, and following God’s calling rather than one’s own.
Why ROMEO AND JULIET Was Reinvented: Behind the Scenes
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor of MOVIEGUIDE®
Relativity’s new version of ROMEO AND JULIET features beautiful sets and moving performances. Movieguide® had the opportunity to hear from the stars as well as writer Julian Fellowes, creator of the hit show Downton Abbey. They shared their thoughts on breathing new life into this well known tale of tragic love.
Julian: We are dealing with a different entertainment experience. In Shakespeare’s day, the play would run for three and a half hours and Hamlet took four and a half. During that time, the audience wandered around, talked, and got food. You would be silent for some of the good bits. Now we have this very r...
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, the new Tom Hanks movie, is based on the true story of the kidnapping of Captain Richard Phillips and his crew by Somali pirates in 2009.
It’s a very well made movie that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. Hanks does a wonderful job playing Phillips and evoking the captain’s attitude of self-sacrifice. Recently, Movieguide® had the chance to hear about the making of the film, the crew’s craft, and the real Captain Phillips from Hanks, his co-star Barkhad Abdi, and Director Paul Greengrass.
Q: Tell us some things about the real Captain Phillips.
Tom Hanks: He is an accomplished merchant mariner. . . . He’s a very pleasant guy, happy-go-lucky. He’s funn...