The Horrors of War: Behind the Scenes of FURY
By Rachal Marquez, Contributing Writer
Can meaningful relationships be forged and held in the midst of circumstances as brutal as war?
FURY, which hits theaters this Friday, Oct. 17, tells the story of the crew of an Allied Sherman tank on their mission behind enemy lines during World War II. Directed by David Ayer and starring actors including Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, and Michael Peña, the movie explores the destruction of war and the bonds between those fighting side by side.
During an exclusive interview with Michael Peña, he discussed with MOVIEGUIDE® the brotherhood created between the soldiers.
“There’s an immense bond when I have to protect you from dying...
Who’s Your Scriptwriter?
By David Outten, Production Editor
You are the lead actor in the story of your life.
How good is your story?
Circumstances have an impact, but the heart of our story is written, directed and played by us. The decisions we make shape much of what we experience. We don’t get to write in things like hurricanes, recessions and terrorist attacks, but we do write our reaction to them. Day-by-day, moment-by-moment, we write our story.
Unlike a Hollywood scriptwriter, we don’t get rewrites. When we do or say something, it remains part of our story for life. It’s so easy to become a senior citizen, look back and think, “I wish I could be young again but have all the knowledge I’ve gained in 60 years ...
A Message that Actor Stephen Collins Needs to Hear
By David Outten and Dr. Ted Baehr
Stephen Collins, an actor who played an exemplary character on 7th Heaven for 243 episodes between 1996 and 2007 has reportedly confessed to inappropriate sexual behavior with three young girls.
Stephen provides a lesson for parents and for boys and men. You can be involved in all sorts of good things and still fall prey to evil.
Only ten percent of children who are molested are molested by strangers. Sixty-eight percent of molested children are molested by family members. Forty-eight percent were molested by stepfathers and uncles. Ninety-three percent of child molesters are religious. This is partly because being religious reduces suspicion and ...
Five Lives You May Have Changed Through YouTube!
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
Remember that video you shared a while ago of the Auburn ball boy with incredible speed? Those are some of many videos that have gone viral. What most people don’t know is that viral videos like those you helped share actually changes those people’s lives! Here are a few people whose lives have changed since they went viral.
Susan Boyle - 157 Million Views
Though the English singer first appeared on the TV show BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT and ended up second place in the competition, her worldwide fame was due to the YouTube video that went viral. Her charm and soothing vo...
Dancing with DUCK DYNASTY:
Sadie Robertson’s Faith Takes Center Stage on “Dancing with the Stars”
By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer
Most of us would describe the runaway hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” with terms such as “redneck,” “duck hunting,” “bayou,” “backwoods,” and, of course, “beards.” However, I would argue that the word the Robertson family would most like their viewers to associate them with is the word faith.
Dynasty heiress 17-year-old Sadie Robertson has made it her mission to represent her family’s Christian values and let her faith shine during her stint on this season of “Dancing with the Stars.” The teenager follows in the footsteps of “Full House” star Candace Cameron-Bure who...
Dear Christians. . . Please Don’t Leave Us Behind
Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
Last weekend, LEFT BEHIND brought in only $6.3 million. Considering its bloated budget of $15 million dollars, not including its costly marketing campaign, it’s no secret that this is a blow to the faith-based movie market, along with other recent box office bombs.
There’s multiple reasons SON OF GOD, GOD’S NOT DEAD and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL left Nicolas Cage and his co-stars behind in box-office failure. Lack of quality storytelling and poor marketing are just a few of those reasons (Cage’s performance actually gave the movie the little authenticity it had). At a deeper level, LEFT BEHIND no longer resonates with Christians because I believe most ...
Behind the Scenes of THE JUDGE with Robert Duvall, Robert Downey, Jr., and Vera Farmiga
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor
Movieguide® recently had the chance to hear from Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga on their new movie, THE JUDGE.
THE JUDGE is a powerful movie about Hank, a defense attorney, played by Robert Downey, Jr., returning home after his mother’s death. Downey’s character has a rocky relationship with his father, played by Robert Duvall. When the father is accused of murder, the two men have to reconcile and learn to love each other. Find out more about the movie in Movieguide®’s review Friday.
Here’s what Downey, Duvall and Farmiga had to say about doing THE JUDGE, whic...
Things You Need To Know About the New EXODUS Movie
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor
EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS is the next attempt to do a large budget, Hollywood studio, biblical epic.
EXODUS stars Christian Bale as Moses and is directed by Ridley Scott, the director behind ALIEN, BLADERUNNER, BLACK HAWK DOWN, and PROMETHEUS. So now every Christian wants to know, is EXODUS going to be Biblical? Well, we can't really say just yet, but what we can say is that it seems very Ridley Scott, with a plotline about God’s destiny.
At a press conference Tuesday (Sept. 30) in Hollywood, Christian Bale spoke to MOVIEGUIDE® for some time and gave his perspective.
He and Ridley Scott had wanted to work together, and Scott called up ...
Everyone Needs the Bible:
Ted Baehr, Franklin Graham, Glenn Beck, Gov. Jindal Speak at Fundraiser for
New Eight-Story Bible Museum Being Built in Washington
Movieguide® Publisher and Christian Film & Television Commission (CFTVC) Chairman Dr. Ted Baehr spoke at a special event in Oklahoma City for the new eight-story Museum of the Bible being built in the nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Baehr spoke at the podium along with the Rev. Franklin Graham, political pundit and media entrepreneur Glenn Beck, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
“Everyone needs the Bible,” said Dr. Baehr, who noted that he gave his life to Jesus Christ because someone challenged him to prove to her that the Bible is false, but, instead, he...
‘Bible’ Follow Up ‘A.D.’ Begins Shooting
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the executive producers behind “The Bible” miniseries in 2013, have emailed Dr. Ted Baehr at Movieguide® that they have begun filming “A.D.,” their follow-up to the popular miniseries which set a Cable TV records in 2013.
They told Ted at Movieguide® that they have a “great story, great cast and great locations.” “We truly believe it’s going to be EPIC!”
“Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Please pray that God will bless this production, protect and inspire us and our team for the next six months as we lovingly work to bring the story of the early Church to the screen.”
“A.D.” will prem...