Kirk Cameron and Provident Films announced a three-picture deal today, starting with "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" which hits theaters on November 14.
The collaboration between Cameron's CamFam Studios and Nashville-based Provident Films will help bring families together and inspire new ideas about Christmas, the actor said on Tuesday, Aug. 17.
"I am extremely excited to begin this new, ongoing relationship with Provident Films," Cameron said in a press release. "My hope for 'Saving Christmas' is that families all across the country will join with my family in putting Christ back into Christmas! For too many years Christmas has been attacked and hammered by those outside the church, and it's even changed how we think about Christmas inside the church. We are proudly going to put Christ back into Christmas and remind Christians why this is not only a holy day, but a celebration as well. I believe that families will love this movie!" more >>
Dustin Marcinello's 'The Identical' hits theaters next week and a new teaser trailer provides a glimpse into the journey of lead Ryan Wade, a pastor's son in search of his identity and life purpose.
Blake Rayne, who plays Wade, stars alongside Emmy award-winning actor Ray Liotta (Reece Wade) and acclaimed actress Ashley Judd (Louise Wade) in this Christian-themed, rock-n-roll tale about fate and destiny.
A new teaser reveals one pivotal moment in the film where Ryan's own instinct threatens to uncover a well kept family secret. Ironically, this close call helps validate his passion for music and ultimately leads him closer to discovering his purpose. more >>
The directors of 'Captain America 3' hope to surprise the audience with the new film by creating a unique plot that will keep them engaged.
Film makers Anthony and Joe Russo, who also worked on the previous movie 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' recently spoke to IGN.com about the sequel and if it will keep the same tone as the 2014 smash.
"From a narrative or tonal standpoint, we don't want to keep delivering the same movie. I know, as a fan, when I go to a film, I prefer to be surprised," said Joe Russo to the publication. "I know, as a fan, when I go to a film, I prefer to be surprised." more >>
Actress Alexa PenaVega discussed the end times as they are found in the new rapture-inspired film "The Remaining" this week.
In theaters Sept. 5, "The Remaining" is based on Revelation 8-9 and follows a group of friends who are celebrating a wedding when apocalyptic events leave them fighting for their lives. At first, different beliefs divide the group, but the catastrophic events eventually lead them to a church where they must choose between redemption and survival. While the film did not change PenaVega's views on the story found in Revelation, the actress admitted its many complexities, for both believers and non-believers alike.
"I don't want people to be confused, because for a long time people were calling the things coming and attacking us [in the book of Revelation] demons," PenaVega told The Christian Post. "I don't know how to correct people, I don't know what the creatures are called but they certainly aren't demons. In the Bible, they are described as things that essentially God sends down to torture the people who are left - it sounds horrible! But that's the balance I try to find. How do you explain this to people who don't quite understand, and do it in a way that doesn't turn them away, but brings them closer?" more >>
Can you imagine a television program airing in America that portrayed Muhammad as a foul-mouthed pothead? Given that earlier this year ABC canceled Alice in Arabia—a show about an Arab-American who goes to live with her grandparents in Saudi Arabia—because CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) complained that the show relied on stereotypes of Muslims, it seems highly unlikely. Yet Black Jesus –the latest reminder that Christianity is the only major religion it is universally permissible to denigrate—began airing August 7 on Adult Swim.
Why did this show make it past the network censors while a similar show about Muhammad never would have? Probably for the same reason P*ss Christ—a 1987 photograph of a crucifix submerged in the "artist's" urine—was exhibited in the Stux Gallery in New York and won an award for visual arts from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. And the same reason Madonna could perform her single Live to Tell wearing a crown of thorns while suspended from a giant cross. In America, mocking Christianity has gone from being considered a sign of poor taste to the mark of artistic courage.
Although Megan Kelly was nearly "crucified" for affirming that Jesus was white, this series takes the issue of Jesus' ethnicity to the point of absurdity. Black Jesus began as a series of shorter skits on YouTube, where its antics fit well with the millions of hours of similarly amateurish material. The show has one joke: a black man in Compton dresses in robes suitable for a middle school play and calls himself Jesus. He's a nice enough guy, but he spends his days drinking forties, smoking joints, and dropping the f-bomb. And if you don't think that's just hilarious, then according to Robert Lloyd of the Chicago Tribune, you are an uptight religious fanatic who needs to relax. Lloyd writes: more >>
The parents of a 13-year-old Midlothian, Texas, teen who has captured the hearts of his entire community, plan to share their son's battle over the last four years with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare type of childhood cancer, in a documentary made by the Christian film ministry I am Second.
Over this past weekend, individuals gave more than $20,000 within 72 hours for a crowdfunding campaign to raise support for the short-form documentary about the journey of Ethan Hallmark. The crowdfunding campaign, which began on August 22, has a goal of raising a total of $40,000 by October 6, and is at over $27,000 at the time this article was published.
"Four years ago, Ethan was just another kid baseball player with the dream of being a doctor," I am Second filmmakers said on Tuesday. "Since his diagnosis, he has become an involuntary hero who has demonstrated to his family, friends and community incredible courage and shares a message of hope greater than this terminal disease." more >>