Matthew McConaughey recently admitted that his decision to marry longtime girlfriend Camila Alves required a lot of reflection as well as guidance from their pastor.
Together since 2006, McConaughey and Alves welcomed two children before finally tying the knot in June 2012. And since their nuptials, the couple has welcomed a third child. However, without careful study and spiritual guidance, the pair may not have ever married at all.
"We talked about it spiritually," McConaughey explained to GQ magazine this week. "We did a lot of reading and talked to a lot of people that had been divorced, a lot of people that had been happily married. We talked to our pastor. In the end, our understanding was, 'Let's go make a covenant, with you, me, and God." more >>
The real-life story of ex-mafia boss Michael Franzese and his journey to Christ in "God the Father" received an R-rating by the MPAA, leaving Christian audiences wondering whether they should still see the film or not.
In an era where violence and sexual content onscreen is more common than ever, the MPAA helps ensure a "clean moral tone" in order to protect moviegoers from offensive content. Due to scenes of crucifixion in "God the Father," the film was deemed too violent for the MPAA, resulting in an R-rating.
In theaters on Oct. 31, "God the Father" includes vivid depictions of his life as a mob kingpin and as a man transformed by faith in an effort to portray Franzese's true story of redemption. The film demonstrates the violence realistic to the life that Franzese committed to. Additionally, a scene depicting Franzese's epiphany in prison that includes Christ's crucifixion tipped the scales in the direction of an R-rating for the MPAA. more >>
A well-known atheist has written a children's book in response to the wildly popular, Heaven Is for Real, focusing on the idea that there is no afterlife and that this life is all there is.
"Depending on how you choose to read it, 'Me & Dog' is either: 1. A sweet little book about a boy who goes on a walk with his dog, and accidentally steps on the dog's tail, and the dog apologizes because it has an adorable, fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of existence; or 2. An insidious, deviant little parable brainwashing vulnerable innocents into doubting the existence of God," author Gene Weingarten wrote for the Washington Post.
Weingarten, with the assistance of Eric Shansby, wrote Me & Dog to counter the immense popularity of Heaven Is for Real, which tells the story of a pastor's son who believes he died, went to Heaven, and lived to tell the tale. The Christian book, originally written for adults, was such a best-seller that it was adapted for all ages and even turned into a movie. It reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2010 and stayed there for 10 weeks. more >>
Earlier last week, Michigan TV station WILX-10 perpetrated some rumors that "Hunger Games" actress Jena Malone will be joining the much-anticipated superhero movie "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" as a flame-haired alternative version of Robin.
The information originated from a movie extra who, as reported, is not on the risk of getting a $5 million fine for breaching confidentiality agreement signed by those involved in the film project.
Given the condition that his/her identity be kept anonymous, the source spilled that beans to the NBC affiliate channel. Kirk Montgomery of WILX-10 News was the one to reveal the details confirming the addition of Robin a.k.a. Carrie Kelley as Batman's sidekick, which is to be played by the 29-year-old Malone. more >>
Tom Hardy, known for his role as Bane in DC Comics' "The Dark Knight Rises," is recently in the rumor mills for having an upcoming role in the next X-men movie sequel directed by Bryan Singer.
According to The Wrap, the British actor is currently being "courted" for the role of Apocalypse. Meanwhile, he is also reported to appear for Warner Bros.' upcoming film "Suicide Squad."
In fact, IGN cited Deadline saying that the "Warrior" star is now "close to signing on" for David Ayer's film project. If this be so, then he will act alongside Will Smith and Margot Robbie. more >>
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Faith-based film studio Pure Flix Entertainment is making plans to create a follow-up to its Spring 2014 break-out film "God is Not Dead."
Pure Flix CEO and managing partner Michael Scott said his studio has a number of projects in the works for next year including "God's Not Dead 2."
"We've got a full slate next year. You'll see 'Do You Believe?' which is coming in the spring … we're looking at late March for the release [and] next year possibly either fall or the following year you'll see 'God's Not Dead 2,'" Scott said. more >>