By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder
Our comprehensive movie reviews at MOVIEGUIDE®, the definitive family guide to movies and entertainment, not only tell parents the amount of foul language, sex, nudity, alcohol use, smoking, and drug use occurring in movies like the reboot of SUPERMAN and IRON MAN 3, they also tell them the level of violence the movie has.
Even so, however, people still get confused about the issue of violence. In fact, many well-meaning Christians think that God the Father and His one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, are pacifists. Thus, they shun all but the softest levels of violence.
They also use the inaccurate translation for Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill,” when the original Hebrew text actuall...
Warner Bros. did well restarting Superman with MAN OF STEEL and and later will continue the Hobbit story with THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. Most of the rest of their spending is one on violence, horror and adult comedy. 42, the inspiring story of Jackie Robinson, did pretty well.
Average Box Office Warner Bros. $94,997,878
+3 MORAL+2 GOOD+1 WORTHWHILE
-2 EXTREME CAUTION-3 EXCESSIVE-4 ABHORRENT
Sony has two animated movies on its schedule in 2013, SMURFS 2 and CLOUDY 2: REVENGE OF THE LEFTOVERS. They lack any tentpole live action sequels. As in 2012 it looks as if they have a number of movies that are aimed at fans of filth.They have already experienced two bombs in 2013 with AFTER EARTH and WHITE HOUSE DOWN. They have a large slate to close out the year, but nothing that looks like a sure winner
Average Box Office Sony $69,689,154
May 24-26, 2013
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Furious Box Office Weekend
Memorial Day weekend was big at the movies with three openers above $34 million. FAST AND FURIOUS 6 topped the weekend with almost $100 million, while THE HANGOVER 3 and EPIC also opened above $30 million. STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS and IRON MAN 3 continued to add to their hefty totals.
IRON MAN 3 is approaching the $400 mark and looks to be hard to beat as the top movie of 2013. Both STAR TREK: INTO DARKESS and THE GREAT GATSBY passed the $100 million mark.EPIC has almost a month to draw family audiences until MONSTERS UNIVERSITY provides new ...
The late director Alfred Hitchcock (THE BIRDS and PSYCHO) may be rolling over in his grave:
Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced it’s planning a feature-length animated movie in 3D of the popular video game “Angry Birds” for 2016.
Rovio, the Finish company behind the game, is pleased with their new partnership.
“Sony impressed us with their great attitude, determination, and professionalism,” Rovio Entertainment CEO Mikael Hed said. “They convinced us we have found the right partners and team to help us market and distribute our first motion picture.”
“Every studio in town would love to add ‘Angry Birds’ to their slate,” Chairman/CEO of Sony Pictures Michael Lynton and Co-Chairman of the Sony Pictures A...
Redeeming the Mass Media:
Family Values Advocate Ted Baehr Continues Six-Day Speaking Tour
Engagement to Perth, Australia This Weekend
Hollywood, Calif. – Family and child advocate Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission®, finishes a six-day speaking tour to Perth, the capital of Western Australia, this weekend.
The goal? To transform the culture by redeeming the values of the mass media according to biblical principles.
“Our strategy is very effective and involves two prongs,” Dr. Baehr said.
“First, we try to encourage professionals in the mass media to put Christian content in their work and to adopt higher standards using traditional biblical values honoring...