Watered Down History
Watered Down History
March 30, 2015

Watered Down History: Movie Version of Bill O’Reilly’s KILLING JESUS Book Dilutes the Historical Record of Jesus Even More   Hollywood, Calif. – Movieguide®, a website that promotes Christian and family movies and television and movies and TV programs with Christian, biblical and morally uplifting values, has issued a statement criticizing the movie version of Bill O’Reilly’s book KILLING JESUS for watering down the historical record concerning Jesus Christ’s life and teaching. The statement reads: “KILLING JESUS, the bestselling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, gets a movie treatment in a filmed version being telecast on the National Geographic Channel. The book does have some problems, such as cont...
 

 
MOVIEGUIDE®’S FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIES FOR EASTER
MOVIEGUIDE®’S FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIES FOR EASTER
March 27, 2015

** MOVIEGUIDE®’S FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIES FOR EASTER **  Editor’s Note:  The editors at MOVIEGUIDE® have put together a list of great movies for Easter.   BEN-HUR, Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4 – 1959: Subtitled A TALE OF THE CHRIST, this is an epic story of a young Jewish man, Judah Ben-Hur, played by Charlton Heston, who lives at the time of Christ. When his sisters contract leprosy, he can either choose to hate the Romans or find healing and forgiveness through the blood of Christ.     THE ROBE, Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4 – 1953: Starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature, this Hollywood Cinemascope spectacle is the story of a slave under the rule of Rome, who turns to Ch...
 

 
Did Facebook Really Ban the “I Am A Christian” Ad?
Did Facebook Really Ban the “I Am A Christian” Ad?
March 27, 2015

Did Facebook Really Ban the “I Am A Christian” Ad? By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor   Last week, the producers of the movie I AM A CHRISTIAN claimed that their social media promotion was halted by Facebook because of their Christian ads. I AM A CHRISTIAN stars Kevin Sorbo, and is about Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was persecuted after converting to Christianity. The project is currently raising money on Indiegogo. In an attempt to help raise money through Facebook, the producers of I AM A CHRISTIAN prepared the following ad. “Are you a Christian? We challenge you to change your profile picture to this 'I Am A Christian' photo for one week! Change your picture now, and challenge your friends to do the same. Stand up...
 

 
The Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made!
The Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made!
March 27, 2015

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made! By Esther Wiens, Contributing Writer Editor’s Note:  As Mrs. Wiens notes in the following article, the American culture was transformed in the 1960s and 1970s when God, prayer and the Gospel of Jesus Christ were banned from the public schools in 1962 and when the church pulled out of Hollywood in 1966. MOVIEGUIDE® supports putting voluntary prayer back in the public schools, but our focus is on putting God, prayer, church, Jesus Christ, and Christian, biblical values back into Hollywood and America’s movies and television programs. We also support husbands and wives having more than two children. As Hollywood once noted in a couple popular movies, they come cheaper by the dozen! I have two child...
 

 
FURIOUS 7:  Dawn of the Digital Actor?
FURIOUS 7: Dawn of the Digital Actor?
March 26, 2015

FURIOUS 7:  Dawn of the Digital Actor? By Rachal Marquez, Contributing Writer With the upcoming April 3 release of FURIOUS 7, the latest in the FAST AND FURIOUS film franchise, the debate has renewed over the possibilities of digital composites standing in for real physical actors. When star Paul Walker died in a car accident in November 2013, only halfway through filming the movie, Universal Pictures needed a way to fill in the role. In the end, a mix of body doubles and CG were used to finish the scenes Walker had not yet filmed. Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, acted as physical stand-ins, and footage from some of the earlier FURIOUS movies were reportedly used, which is common practice given the untimely death of an actor....
 

 
Facebook Bans Christian Advertisement
March 25, 2015

Facebook recently banned an advertisement for an upcoming Christian movie featuring "God's Not Dead" star Kevin Sorbo and "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash. The movie is titled "I Am A Christian" and tells the story of the persecution of a Muslim convert to Christianity. Here's the text that the ad contained: Are you a Christian? We challenge you to change your profile picture to this 'I Am A Christian' photo for one week! Change your picture now, and challenge your friends too (sic) do the same. Stand up and declare, Yes, I Am A Christian!!!' Facebook officials say the ad was rejected because "It doesn't follow Facebook's Advertising Guidelines for language that is profane, vulgar, threatening or generates high negative feedback...
 

 
Hollywood’s New Renaissance and Reformation
Hollywood’s New Renaissance and Reformation
March 23, 2015

Hollywood’s New Renaissance and Reformation By Dr. Diane Howard, Contributing Writer The success this weekend of “Cinderella,” Disney’s new live-action, redemptive fairytale for family audiences, which came in No. 1 at the box office with $70.1 million, is part of the growing trend of popularity of family-friendly, redemptive movies with top actors and directors. Notable director and Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh (“Hamlet,” “Henry V” and “Thor”), directed this live action update of “Cinderella” for Disney with some of the best acclaimed actors. Thus, Popular British actor, Lily James (Lady Rose MacClare on the popular TV show “Downton Abbey”) plays Cinderella. Also, Australian actress Cate Blanche...
 

 
The Christian Movie Weekly Report
The Christian Movie Weekly Report
March 23, 2015

The Christian Movie Weekly Report – Inside DO YOU BELIEVE?   One of the inspiring things about Christian movies is often the stories behind the movie. PureFlix, the company behind GOD’S NOT DEAD is recently released their new movie, DO YOU BELIEVE? One of the movie’s stars is Brian Bosworth, one of the hardest hitting, toughest linebackers in the history of college football. In the mid-1980s he became a media sensation and was given the nickname “The BOZ.” He was loved by those in Oklahoma, where he helped the Oklahoma Sooners win a national championship. He was hated almost everywhere else. He said things like, “I want to see if I can hurt some more people. To me, I don't think I'm out there hurting enough people.”...
 

 
DO YOU BELIEVE God?
DO YOU BELIEVE God?
March 19, 2015

The Most Important Question Christians in America Should Answer: DO YOU BELIEVE God? By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor Immediately, you may be wondering if this article title is missing the important word “in’. Do you believe in God? The truth is, I think that’s the wrong the question to be asking this country. Or at least, it’s being asked in the wrong way. In a recent article published by Movieguide®, research shows that 86% of Americans state that they “believe in God,” the majority of which would even clarify that they believe in the Christian God of the Bible. Believing that God exists is not the same as truly believing God, and more specifically, believing what God says about you individually. Read more: FAITH IN ...
 

 
Margaret Jenks’ Prayer
Margaret Jenks’ Prayer
March 19, 2015

Margaret Jenks’ Prayer October 8, 2008   Daily Prayer that: Our elite in the U.S. government, business leaders, and churches everywhere will think and act as our founding fathers did over 200 years ago with integrity, ethics, truth, fundamental principles, courage, and godly wisdom. Be open and accountable and be real “statesmen” and not just politicians. God protect America God save America.  ...
 

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