Your Favorite Disney Movies are NOW Live Action
By Evy Baehr of MOVIEGUIDE®
Disney Studios recently released “Cinderella” in live action, and what a hit that was! Not only was this version beautiful, it also had a Biblical message. Movieguide® wasn’t the only people who were happy about the movie, the movie has already grossed 341,000,000 worldwide, according to boxofficemojo.com, and will gross more and more with the final days in theater and the DVD and Blu-Ray release. Disney is not stopping with “Cinderella” since they have a whole list of wonderful Disney movies on the line for a live action remake.
1. “Beauty and the Beast”
If you are big in to Disney, then you probably already knew this one, but...
You Can Trust the Easter Story!
By Tom Snyder, Ph.D.
The first number one movie at the box office last March was SON OF GOD, which was developed from the last part of the History Channel's blockbuster miniseries in 2013, THE BIBLE.
The movie tells the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, including the story of His death and resurrection, as told in the New Testament documents, especially the Gospel of John.
The question arises, however:
Can you trust what the Bible says about the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Passover, Good Friday and Easter stories in the Bible?
Top scholars, historians, and experts have repeatedly confirmed that the Bible is the most historically and intellectually reliable anci...
Warner Bros. Finds Their Apostle Paul for New Faith Based Project
According to some major publications, Warner Bros. has signed none other than Hugh Jackman to play the Apostle Paul in a faith project with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as producers. Though no director has been chosen, Matt Cook is set to write the screenplay. Hugh Jackman of course is best known for playing the Wolverine in the X-MEN series, but he’s also no stranger to faith content as he portrayed Jean Valjean in the Movieguide® Award winning movie LES MISERABLES back in 2012. Additionally, Hugh Jackman is likely familiar with the source material after growing up in a Christian home when his father was converted to Christianity at a Billy Graham crusade.
A movie on ...
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 **
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?
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 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?
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. H...
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
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...