Does INTERSTELLAR Have an Environmentalist Agenda?
Does INTERSTELLAR Have an Environmentalist Agenda?
November 10, 2014

Does INTERSTELLAR Have an Environmentalist Agenda? Director Christopher Nolan Clears the Air By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor The trailers of Writer/Director Christopher Nolan’s most recent science fiction adventure, INTERSTELLAR, have caused many people to wonder if the movie is going to be merely another hysterical left-wing, politically correct warning of man-made global warning, another fear-induced reason for Americans to buy more hybrid cars. INTERSTELLAR is set on an ecologically devastated earth about a widower who pilots a spaceship into another galaxy looking for a habitable planet that can save his family and all of mankind. When asked about the message of the movie concerning his environmental concerns, Nolan (who co-...
 

 
Why Movieguide®?
Why Movieguide®?
November 07, 2014

Why Movieguide®? Movieguide®, the family guide to movies and entertainment founded by Christian leader Dr. Ted Baehr, is approaching its 30th year of redeeming the values of Hollywood, the center of the world’s mass media of entertainment. Back in 1985 when Movieguide® began, there were, at the most, only one or two major animated movies for families. This year, there are more than 18 such movies. Also, in 1985, 46.7 percent of the movies released theatrically were R-rated, but in 2013, only 31.1 percent of the theatrical releases were rated R. Back in 1985, only about 1.5 percent of the movies released contained at least some positive Christian, redemptive content. In eight years, that percentage would climb to 10.38 percent ...
 

 
Help Us Transform America with the Good, the True and the Beautiful!
Help Us Transform America with the Good, the True and the Beautiful!
November 07, 2014

An Appeal for Decency and Righteousness: Help Us Transform America with the Good, the True and the Beautiful! By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, with Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor Thousands of studies have shown that the mass media shapes the hearts, minds and actions of our children and grandchildren. By doing this, the mass media also is able to create and control the culture, or at least major portions of it. In this manner, the mass media can also control America’s future. Movieguide.org has been the family guide to movies and entertainment for nearly 25 years or more now. As such, we are trying to redeem the values of the mass media of entertainment according to the Bible’s moral and spiritual principles so that we can transform the Uni...
 

 
We Want Hollywood to Hear YOUR Story!
We Want Hollywood to Hear YOUR Story!
November 07, 2014

We Want Hollywood to Hear YOUR Story! Everyone has a story, and many of you have turned those stories into screenplays. The question is... once you have a screenplay, what’s next?  How can you turn that inspired script into a cinematic gem? Since 2006 Movieguide® has championed new and beginning screenwriters through the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays.  While $50,000 in cash prizes makes Kairos the largest competition of its kind in the U.S., the value of it goes far beyond monetary rewards... winning scripts get read by top industry leaders and decision makers. Success came quick in it’s inaugural year with David M. Anthony’s winning script JOHN, THE REVELATOR. Produced and released through Pure Flix (...
 

 
NBC Announces the Cast of A.D. – More Good News!
NBC Announces the Cast of A.D. – More Good News!
November 06, 2014

NBC Announces the Cast of A.D. – More Good News! By Jeffrey Totey, Contributing Writer Roma Downey and Mark Burnett could be credited for being two of the pioneers of the so-called “year of the Bible.” The former TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL star and SURVIVOR creator helped THE HISTORY CHANNEL to receive some of its highest ratings when they presented THE BIBLE mini-series during Easter of 2013. Then the married coupled did some heavy editing to create a theatrical release of SON OF GOD, which opened on Easter this year and also did very well. Today, NBC started getting the ball rolling for promotion of Downey/Burnett’s latest project, simply titled, A.D., a 12-week limited series beginning on, you guessed it, Easter 2015. “Chris...
 

 
INTERSTELLAR’s Story Is Rooted in Family and Hopeful Optimism, Filmmakers Say
INTERSTELLAR’s Story Is Rooted in Family and Hopeful Optimism, Filmmakers Say
November 05, 2014

Family Matters in INTERSTELLAR: INTERSTELLAR’s Story Is Rooted in Family and Hopeful Optimism, Filmmakers Say By Ben Kayser and Rachal Marquez Movieguide® recently had the chance to participate in a press conference for INTERSTELLAR, a new science fiction adventure that deals with many issues. INTERSTELLAR is a science fiction adventure set on a devastated earth in agricultural ruin. Cooper, a widower with two children he desperately loves, is asked to pilot a spaceship that will travel through a wormhole into another galaxy that may have a new habitable planet for the human species. The only problem is, he can’t guarantee his children when or even if he will return. As he sets out on his epic journey, Cooper faces impossible o...
 

 
Is the Wildly Popular Video Game DESTINY Any Good? Here’s What You Should Know!
November 04, 2014

Is the Wildly Popular Video Game DESTINY Any Good? Here’s What You Should Know! By David Grue, Contributing Writer   DESTINY Quality:  * * *     Acceptability:  -1   DESTINY is a wildly popular game, pulling in $500 million dollars within the first 24 hours of its release. With the Christmas gift season right around the corner, many parents might be wondering if this game is appropriate for children, if the story is interesting or if the game is even any fun. Here’s what you should know.   While exploring Mars, astronauts discovered a giant hovering white sphere. They call the benevolent being the "Traveler", who helps usher humanity into a "Golden Age." During this time, there was rapid scientific advanc...
 

 
Behind the Scenes of BIG HERO 6:  Bringing the Charming Comic to the Big Screen
Behind the Scenes of BIG HERO 6: Bringing the Charming Comic to the Big Screen
November 02, 2014

Behind the Scenes of BIG HERO 6: Bringing the Charming Comic to the Big Screen By Ben Kayser and Rachal Marquez   BIG HERO 6 is an excellent Disney animated movie about a 14-year-old boy who turns a huggable healthcare robot into a fighting machine and enlists the help of four friends to catch a villain in the city of San Fransokyo. Movieguide® recently had the chance to speak with and hear from the directors, producer and actors in this new Disney animated adventure. Movieguide®: What was the challenge in balancing some of the high conflict in the story while also keeping it accessible for young kids? Don Hall (Co-Director): It was the challenge in the movie. The biggest challenge of making these movies is always go...
 

 
Christian Bale Calls Moses a “Barbaric” Individual
Christian Bale Calls Moses a “Barbaric” Individual
October 30, 2014

Did EXODUS Actor Put His Foot in Mouth? Christian Bale Calls Moses a “Barbaric” Individual By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor, and Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher In less than two months, Director Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Biblical epic EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (or maybe un-biblical) starring Christian Bale as Moses comes to theaters. In what could either be considered a genius marketing move, or quite detrimental, Christian Bale stirred things up with some controversial statements regarding the biblical figure. Speaking to reporters in Los Angeles, Bale didn’t hide the fact that he was trying to distance himself from Charlton Heston’s Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s classic 1956 movie, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. “I think the man...
 

 
Christian Alternatives to Halloween
Christian Alternatives to Halloween
October 30, 2014

Christian Alternatives to Halloween By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor Rather than expose your children to fear and demonic influences on Halloween, why not introduce them to two wonderful Christian holidays that occur at the same time – All Saints Day and Reformation Day? All Saints Day takes place on Nov. 1. Historically speaking, it has become primarily a day to honor Christian martyrs or “witnesses” who gave their lives peacefully to serve their Divine Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the true definition of a Christian martyr, not someone who murders other people as the Muslims have been doing for nearly 1500 years. Theologically speaking, of course, every Christian is a saint set apart by God by being bo...
 

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