By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer
Most movies are designed to provide escape for audiences wanting to take their minds off the sometimes harsh realities of life. In contrast, OUT OF THE FURNACE, actually shines an unflinching light on the lives of Russell and Rodney Baze, two fictional yet highly realistic and relatable brothers slogging their way through life in the dying steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania.
Rodney, played by Casey Affleck, is a soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving four grueling tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. His brother Russell, played by Christian Bale, is struggling with plenty of other problems himself. He’s working hard days in the same steel mill t...
By Stephen Poppe, Contributing Writer
It’s a low-point in American television indeed when I find myself turning to the comforting blue hue of the television guide station for relaxation. At least, I can be confident that it won’t denigrate my political beliefs or openly mock me as an ignorant conservative with some ridiculous caricature. In this TV culture which enjoys portraying Tea Party supporters as backwoods hicks and finds humor in repeatedly portraying Republicans as fat, white old men while ignoring ongoing scandals because of the political orientation of the current administration in the White House, I’m finding it harder and harder to watch television without repeatedly finding offense in the portrayal of the those who ...
December 6-8, 2013 Select a studio's button to see that studio's 2013 Report CardFROZEN warms up to first place for the weekendDisney Animation’s FROZEN passed THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE to take the weekend box office crown. In a very distant third was the one new movie of the weekend OUT OF THE FURNACE. Disney then capured the fourth and fifth spots with THOR: THE DARK WORLD and DELIVERY MAN.
FROZEN became the sixth animated movie in 2013 to pass the $100 million mark. It may even become the third to pass $200 million. Next year Pixar won’t be in the competition as they’ve postponed THE GOOD DINOSAUR’s release until 2015....
By Peter Moorman, Staff Writer
DUCK DYNASTY is coming to the big screen next year.
Two stars of the popular A&E television series DUCK DYNASTY will make their big screen debut in the Spring of 2014. Willie Robertson and his wife, Korie, are featured in the new movie GOD’S NOT DEAD.
GOD’S NOT DEAD is a new Christian movie about faith and the lengths one young man will go to defend his belief in God.The movie stars Kevin Sorbo from SOUL SURFER and the TV series HERCULES and ANDROMEDA, Shane Harper of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, and features a concert appearance by Christian “superband” Newsboys. It also stars Dean Cain of LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN.
The Robertson family has been making waves this year ...
December 7, 2013 marks the 72nd Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. To avoid WWIII America needs to have the strength and determination to deter those who would consider starting it. These movies show what happens when you lack the necessary resolve before you’re attacked but show incredible resolve once you’ve been attacked. They show the absolutely horrible price the world pays for appeasing tyrants. This list focuses on big budget movies made from 1957 onward. There were many great ones made prior to this, as well as many great smaller movies. Not necessarily in order of recommendation:1. TORA! TORA! TORA!
This 1970 movie deals directly with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Tora! Tora! Tora! was the Japa...
Date: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Movieguide® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr visited Capitol Hill Wednesday and met with several high-ranking officials to encourage them to transform the culture through Hollywood and the mass media.
He visited Capitol Hill today with William J. Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition and met with several Congressmen: Sam Johnson of Texas, Steve King of Iowa, Randy Forbes of Virginia, and Louis Gohmert of Texas.
The message was clear on each visit. The media creates the culture that elects the politicians.
Dr. Baehr also spoke at Paul Weyrich’s luncheon at the Ebeneezer Coffee House next to the Capitol Building. In attendance was Rep. Eric Cantor, the second in command at the House of Representatives u...
Peter Jackson, director of the new HOBBIT trilogy, showed off some sights from his native land of New Zealand Saturday in Beverly Hills, along with some life-sized props and sets from the second part of the trilogy, THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG.
The new movie is scheduled to reach theaters in the United States on Dec. 13.
Movieguide® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr met briefly with Jackson for a quick photo op and got a chance to invite him and his team to the 22nd Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values wards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, set for Friday, Feb. 7, at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, Calif.
Jackson wasn’t alone in presenting the life-sized props and huge photos of the New Zealand locations where THE H...
By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer
Comedy legend Tim Conway won six Emmys in his 11 seasons as one of the stars of the legendary THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW before starring in a seemingly endless string of funny family films with Don Knotts (THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG). Even as he hits his 80th birthday in December, he remains highly active as a voiceover actor in countless cartoons including “Spongebob Squarepants,” as a guest star on sitcoms such as the hit “Hot in Cleveland,” and even in a nationally touring show where he scores laughs with other veteran comics on stages nationwide.
Yet, his personal life is just as busy and successful, as he is the proud father of seven children, including popular conservative Los Angeles KFI-FM...
By Tiffany Brannon, Contributing Writer
Actress Angelina Jolie, like other powerful stars in Hollywood, has begun directing her own movies. Surprisingly, her next project is about a Christian athlete, with a script penned by the notorious Coen brothers (FARGO, RAISING ARIZONA, and TRUE GRIT).
The movie, UNBROKEN, is based on writer Laura Hillenbrand's biography of Louis Zamperini, the Depression-Era Olympic track athlete turned World War II hero turned follower of Jesus Christ via a Billy Graham crusade turned internationally-renowned inspirational speaker. Talk about a cinema-worthy story arc.
Born the son of Italian immigrants in 1917, Zamperini was a smoker by age 5, a school bully by third grade, and a menace to society by high sch...
More and more holidays are popping up that are dedicated to Americans purchasing new things. Billions of dollars will be spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone, and while there’s definitely a benefit to purchasing your family’s favorite movies for a great price, many times the reason for giving is lost under all the consumerism. Many concerned Americans have seen this growing trend, and, thus, Giving Tuesday was born.
On December 3, as all the retail stores are calculating their profits, Americans nationwide will be making donations to non-profit ministries.
Giving Tuesday proves that holiday giving isn’t just about the latest gadgets, it’s about promoting values you and your family hold dear. It celebrates how Americans...