Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Movieguide Awards!
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Movieguide Awards!
February 15, 2017

25th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala and 2017 Report to the Entertainment Industry Winners List Sponsored by the Christian Film & Television Commission® SPECIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Lifetime Achievement Award for Communicating and Living the Good News to Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, the 700 Club and Operation Blessing THE EPIPHANY PRIZES FOR INSPIRING MOVIES & TV EPIPHANY PRIZE FOR MOST INSPIRING MOVIE OF 2016 Winner:  THE YOUNG MESSIAH Other nominees:  HACKSAW RIDGE, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, RISEN, SILENCE, BEN-HUR (2016), HAIL, CAESAR! EPIPHANY PRIZE FOR MOST INSPIRING TV PROGRAM OF 2016 Winner:  DOLLY PARTON’S CHRI...
 

 
SMURFS, Here We Come!
SMURFS, Here We Come!
February 14, 2017

SMURFS, Here We Come!  Talking to the Cast of the Newest Smurf Movie  By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor SMURFS, the little blue people that audiences have loved since the 70s, returns to the big screen April 7 in SMURFS:  THE LOST VILLAGE. This time, the filmmakers said it was important to produce characters that looked and felt like the original Smurfs, made by Pierre Culliford, who goes by Peyo. Movieguide® had the opportunity to speak with the new cast of the voices of the adorable Smurfs, including Demi Lavato, who plays Smurfette, and Joe Manganiello, who plays Hefty. Asking Demi about her interest in playing in another children’s film, she said, “I love kids, and I love being able to entertain them. My favorite i...
 

 
The Most Family-Friendly Movies Earn More  Money
The Most Family-Friendly Movies Earn More Money
February 09, 2017

The Most Family-Friendly Movies Earn More Money, Annual Movieguide® Report Shows An annual box office analysis by an advocacy group in Hollywood catering to families has found once again that the most family-friendly movies with the most inspiring, cleanest content earn more money at the box office and on home video. The 2017 Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry by the pro-family advocacy group Movieguide® shows that the most family-friendly movies averaged more than $78.77 million per movie in 2016 in America and Canada, but the least family-friendly movies with the most offensive, obscene, or anti-family, immoral content averaged only about $22.58 million. R-rated movies fared almost as poorly, averaging only $18.45 milli...
 

 
Announcing the ‘Strongest’ Movieguide® Awards Host Ever!
Announcing the ‘Strongest’ Movieguide® Awards Host Ever!
February 02, 2017

Announcing the ‘Strongest’ Movieguide® Awards Host Ever! The 25th Annual Movieguide® Awards Honoring Movies with Inspiring Themes Chooses Its Celebrity Host Actor Terry Crews will bring his formidable strength in comedy to host the 25th Annual Movieguide® Awards, the largest faith and value’s awards show in the country. Movieguide® is the go-to source for movie reviews for families, and the Silver Anniversary of the Movieguide® Awards will give viewers an opportunity to see the brightest movies from a faith audience perspective. Terry Crews stars on Fox’s hit TV comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and is also well known for his role in the EXPENDABLES franchise.  He’s also the author of the best-selling book “Manhood”, descri...
 

 
New To Netflix February 2017
New To Netflix February 2017
January 30, 2017

  New To Netflix February 2017 BABE BABE is a winsome pig who has a knack for rounding up sheep. Using clever computer animation, the animals in Babe's world speak English to one another and sort out a most unusual occurrence. Babe, being a naive little pig doesn't realize there is a pecking order in the barn yard, and so he has to patch up dissention among the jealous sheepdogs... Click Here For The Full Review FINDING DORY FINDING DORY, the animated sequel to the classic family movie FINDING NEMO, shows Dory suddenly remembering she has a mommy and a daddy and getting help from her friends, both old and new, to reunite with... Click Here For The Full Review INVINCIBLE  INVINCIBLE tells an incredi...
 

 
The Academy Awards Takes Some Cues from the Movieguide® Awards, But Fail in Others
The Academy Awards Takes Some Cues from the Movieguide® Awards, But Fail in Others
January 27, 2017

#OscarsSoConfused: The Academy Awards Takes Some Cues from the Movieguide® Awards, But Fail in Others By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher This past Tuesday the Academy Award nominations were revealed, and to many people’s surprise, a few uplifting crowd pleasers were included in the lineup. In fact, the Academy seems to have taken a page out of Movieguide®’s 25th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, set for Friday, Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. After last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Academy shook up its membership, trying to “diversify” their members. Interestingly, among this year’s the Best Picture nominees, a couple uplifting, faith-friendly movies, HIDDEN FIGURES and HACKSAW RIDGE were nominated, the latter of which ...
 

 
The Finalists for the $15,000 Kairos Prizes Revealed!
The Finalists for the $15,000 Kairos Prizes Revealed!
January 27, 2017

The Finalists for the $15,000 Kairos Prizes Revealed! The 12th Annual Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, announced today 10 finalists for the 12th Annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters and five finalists for the Kairos Pro Prize for Inspiring Screenplays by Established Filmmakers. The two winners will be announced Friday, Feb. 10 at the 25th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Pure Flix Streaming and presented annually by Movieguide®, the Kairos Prizes award $15,000 t...
 

 
5 Things Teenage Girls Can Learn from VICTORIA on PBS
5 Things Teenage Girls Can Learn from VICTORIA on PBS
January 27, 2017

5 Things Teenage Girls Can Learn from VICTORIA on PBS By Christina Baehr, Contributing Writer PBS's lavish new show about the young Queen Victoria has everything viewers crave from a British historical drama: romance, intrigue, posh accents, and very pretty clothes. The surprise is that it also includes strong Christian worldview elements, including mercy, family reconciliation, chastity, and a compelling picture of Christian marriage. Over eight episodes, the 17-year-old Victoria has to make the transition from naive, emotional teenager to established young queen. Here are some of the positive things VICTORIA has to say to teenage girls today. 1. Honor your mother You probably weren't raised in a virtual prison like Victoria wa...
 

 
Behind the Scenes of Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE
Behind the Scenes of Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE
January 26, 2017

Behind the Scenes of Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE: While Preparing for Missionary Drama, Actor Andrew Garfield Says He Fell in Love with Jesus By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer Actor Andrew Garfield, best known for his roles in THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE, recently revealed that during the making of his current movie, he fell in love with Jesus. The movie, SILENCE, is a historical drama set in Japan. Based on the 1966 novel of the same name, it tells the story of two 17th Century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Nagasaki to find their mentor and spread the message of Catholicism. The priests, refusing to believe their mentor has renounced his faith after being tortured, risk...
 

 
Conversations of Faith with Liam Neeson
Conversations of Faith with Liam Neeson
January 21, 2017

Conversations of Faith with Liam Neeson: The Hollywood Actor Shares His Contemplation of Pursuing Priesthood as a Teenager By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor Irish actor Liam Neeson may be known for his roles in movies such as SCHINDLER’S LIST, BATMAN BEGINS or TAKEN, but he’s also no stranger to tackling movies with heavy religious themes. His first credited movie role was a 1978 Irish version of PILGRIMS PROGRESS where he played the role of The Evangelist. A few years later, he was cast as a missionary in the Robert De Niro movie THE MISSION, and since has starred in nine Movieguide® Award winning/nominated movies, including LES MISERABLES, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA and this year’s SILENCE. “It’s partly coincidence” he t...
 

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