Shopping Beheamoth Pulls Ads from “Saturday Night Live” Due to Outcry over “Djesus Unchained” Sketch.
by Movieguide® Staff
Sears has made a huge stance for Christian values, pulling their online ads running with the popular live sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sears removed the ads due to feedback from customers seeing their ads associated with Christopher Waltz’s “Djesus Unchained” sketch on sites such as Hulu and NBC.com.
This sketch, which aired on February 16, was met with a great deal of backlash from the Christian community. Christoph Waltz played a man-killing “Jesus,” armed with machine guns and slaughtering people in the streets.
“When Muhammad is...
Posted on February 20, 2013
In sifting through this weekend’s events and digesting still the fact that GIDEON took home the Grand Prize of the KairosPrize Spirtually Uplifting Screenplay Competition….the word “Incredible” comes to mind….followed quickly by “Thank You”…..
Going to LA and participating in the 21st Annual Movie Guide Awards was nothing short of a miracle to me….GOD is GOOD! Yes I have put in countless hours and hard work writing and rewriting GIDEON, but I could live a thousand lifetimes and not experience what GOD has done in this lifetime for me, particularly this past weekend…..And it is only just BEGINNING!!!
GOD posed this question ...
Study: Moviegoers Prefer Movies with Conservative Values
An annual study shows that in 2012 American moviegoers still preferred movies with strong conservative content or values over movies with liberal or leftist values, by nearly a five-to-one margin.
The impact was felt overseas and on home video as well.
Every year, Movieguide®, the family guide to movies and entertainment, conducts a comprehensive study of the content of the major movies released by Hollywood and the major independent film studios to see what kind of content moviegoers in the United States and overseas prefer.
Movieguide®’s annual study of the political content in movies shows that movies with strong Pro-America...
The Bible Beats Out Walking Dead to be Most-Watched Show Sunday Night.
by Natalie Fertig
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey did what The Walking Dead’s entire cast has yet to do after three and a half seasons – they killed the zombies.
Burnett and Downey’s new miniseries, “The Bible,” which premiered Sunday night on the History Channel, raked in a whopping 14.8 million viewers, scorching past Sunday night regulars “The Walking Dead,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Over two telecasts on premiere night, “The Bible” averaged 14.8 million viewers, including five million adults ages 18-49 and 5.6 million adults ages 25-54. Zap2it.com reported that no network show made it past 2.0 million in the...
By James M. De Vince, Writer & Advertising Executive
"The unthinkable happens. The unimaginable. The inconceivable. Not only are adults gone, but children, barely having passed kindergarten ..."
Newtown was a tragedy that affected us all, whether living in Connecticut or California, in Russia or the U.K., rich or poor, male or female, with children or without. All were affected and all were hurting.
It is no wonder then that all of us should strive to find some way to cope, some way to respond, some way to make sense of it all.
There is no doubt that most all of us will agree that the initial blame rests squarely upon the perpetrator of the crime. ...
The way we consume content is rapidly changing due to technological advances in the media. Mobile devices like smart phones and tablets and websites like Hulu and Netflix have changed the way families sit down and watch TV Shows or Movies. But, has the content itself changed? And, is this technological media shift bad or good for family entertainment? The answer is both yes and no.
Let’s take Netflix online streaming as an example. Netflix is leading the way with quality original programming. On February 1, Netflix released its most expensive and anticipated show HOUSE OF CARDS. Bringing on critically acclaimed director David Fincher and renowned stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright made an immediate statement of Netfl...
XXII VISUAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY
MARCH 10, 2013
“CALL UNTO ME AND I WILL ANSWER...”
The second Sunday of the month of March of every year was designated in 1992 to be observed as Visual Media Communication Sunday. In 2013this day falls on the 10thof March. Churches, Assemblies, Fellowships, Christian activity groups and Institutions are requested to pray on this Sunday for the effective use of Visual-Media, for the communication of the Gospel, for Christian witness and for evangelism.
There is a need to intercede for the many organizations and individuals who are involved in visual-media ministries that employ modern technologies. We should ask our Lord raise up Christian men and women to make ...
A Journey Home -- A Faith Restored
Veteran Hollywood actor, Corbin Bernsen, recently completed a faith-filled film about a minister who walks away from God
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
If you are fan of American TV dramas, you will immediately recognize veteran Hollywood actor, Corbin Bernsen, for his role as divorce attorney Arnold Becker on the NBC drama series days on L.A. Law, and also for his role as the retired cop Henry Spencer on USA Network's comedy-drama series Psych. You may have also seen him as Roger Dorn in the films Major League (film), and Major League II. He has also appeared regularly on other shows, including General Hospital and Cuts.
In fact, he has appeared on over 50 magazine c...
Boring and Tasteless: The 2013 Oscar Broadcast
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Boring and tasteless are the two words that come to mind after watching last night’s Oscar ceremony. And, I include First Lady Michelle Obama’s vapid introduction to the Best Picture presentation.
The evening opened okay, with William Shatner making an appearance as Capt. Kirk of STAR TREK. The bit went on too long, however, and included Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, of FAMILY GUY and TED infamy, singing a tasteless song about female body parts.
Of course, leave it to MacFarlane making the Oscar telecast all about him and his performance, instead of about Hollywood and the wonderful world of cinema.
Be that as it may, the show went fast downhill ...
By Mark Joseph
By Hollywood standards, Lincoln has done respectable business at the box office and Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance as America’s 16th president is stunning, but a botched marketing campaign and a lack of ideological diversity among those who made the film have left tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars on the table — money that could have lined the coffers of legendary director Steven Spielberg and his partners, Disney and 20th Century Fox.
First, there was the team that brought forth this film about the president who founded the Republican party, a team led by the blue-state heroes Steven Spielberg, screenwriter Tony Kushner, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Daniel Day-Lewis. To understand the message...