The Beginning of Victory – Small Christian Movies Light Up the Box Office
By Ted Baehr, Publisher, with David Outten, Production Editor
Movieguide® has been encouraging Hollywood to serve Christian audiences for many years. The year 2014 marks the beginning of victory, but just the beginning.
Not only have the major studios put serious money into movies aimed at Christian audiences, but independent Christian movies have blown away many more expensive movies on the schedule. This year will result in both greater interest by the major studios and tremendous opportunities in independent Christian filmmaking.
Let’s start by looking at the numbers as of May 12.
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL – budget $12 million – box office $...
Allegations of Child Abuse in the Movie Industry
By David Outten, Production Editor
Joe Paterno was an amazing college football coach loved by many players and fans. He died in disgrace because one the coaches under him was a pedophile and the world concluded that Joe Paterno didn’t do enough to expose and stop this behavior. Joe Paterno was never accused of being a pedophile himself.
A Joe Paterno statue outside of the Penn State stadium was removed because Joe Paterno failed America’s smell test.
Recently, lawsuits have been filed against Hollywood director Brian Singer, and others, describing networks of powerful pedophiles in Hollywood and events that occurred at the home of Marc Collins-Rector, who once pled guilty to ent...
These moms encouraged, protected, cared for, inspired, and taught their children morals and standards for living. Take a look at some of the best portrayals of mothers in movies:
1. Leigh Anne Touhy, The Blind Side
Actor: Sandra Bullock
2. Marmee, Little Women
Actor: Susan Sarandon
3. Mrs. Miniver, Mrs. Miniver
Actor: Greer Garson
4. Elastigirl, The Incredibles
Actor: Helen Parr
5. Kate Baker, Cheaper by the Dozen
Actor: Bonnie Hunt
6. Tanya Anderson, Akeelah and the Bee
Actor: Angela Bassett
‘FIREPROOF’ Filmmakers Begin Fifth Feature Movie
By Kaeli Kesterson, Contributing Writer
Movieguide® is excited to report that Alex and Stephen Kendrick (FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and FACING THE GIANTS) will be shooting their fifth feature movie this year.
With successful faith-based movies such as Epiphany Prize winners FIREPROOF, which focused on marriage, and COURAGEOUS, which highlighted fatherhood, their next movie will unpack another vital topic that’s yet to be revealed.
Kendrick Brothers Productions has already impacted the media in such a positive way. They are a faith-based company with the intention to honor God and change individuals’ lives through movies and books.
Their movie FIREPROOF was the Number One ind...
How to Make THE GOSNELL MOVIE Great
By David Outten, Production Editor
Editor’s Note: To learn more about the Gosnell movie or donate funds, click here.
I am a proud sponsor of THE GOSNELL MOVIE. I want to see it made. I hope you’ll become a sponsor as well. It needs to reach its $2.1 million dollar funding goal by May 12. If it doesn’t reach the goal, it gets nothing.
The problem is, who would want to see THE GOSNELL MOVIE? Gosnell the man is so vile and disgusting, his story makes you sick.
There’s a reason studios name movies CAPTAIN AMERICA, or THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. They have horrible villains, but people go in droves to root for a hero who’s going to vanquish the villain. Even the many television murder mystery shows...
Starting off with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, a flood of science fiction action movies will be hitting theaters in the coming months. Here are 10 movies to keep your eye on. How can you know for sure if they're good? Check back with Movieguide® and we'll give you everything you'll need to know.
By Robert Knight
It's hard to think of a more dangerous threat to First Amendment freedoms than the Federal Communications Commission's scheme a few months ago to station government "researchers" in newsrooms.
It had all the makings of "1984"-style intimidation of journalists, and it was allegedly abandoned shortly after a public outcry.
I say "allegedly" because our betters never give up their quest to dictate to us what is allowable speech.
They wait until they think we're not paying attention, and try again. A couple of years ago, they floated, but abandoned, the old Fairness Doctrine, which throttled talk radio before the FCC under President Reagan rescinded it in 1987.
In recent days, an even more hare-brained plan has arisen,...
By Rachal Marquez, Contributing Writer
It has long been said that poverty-stricken environments are a major factor leading to crimes committed by adolescents.
However, the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study, conducted by Cambridge University, suggests that crime among teenagers is influenced as much or more by their morals as it is by their environments, including their economic background.
According to the study, nearly half of adolescent crimes are committed by a miniscule 3.8 percent of teenagers. This group of teenagers averaged 278 offenses each over the course of the five-year study, which followed the teenagers from the age of 12 through 16. It was also found that this small group committed the majorit...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Some Christians have launched several complaints and opposing viewpoints about the movie HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, which is based on a bestselling book about a little Christian boy who claimed he went to Heaven and met Jesus.
Some of these come from Christians we respect highly, and others come from people who are unfamiliar to us and seem to have no faith credentials whatsoever except a trail of anthropocentric booklets refuting many books, movies and people by using practically the same arguments while ignoring the text. In other words, these folks use the unbiblical method of eisegesis, rather than exegesis to attack books, movies and people. As a former L.S. Attorney in the US Atto...