The Hallmark Channel has been receiving criticism from Christian viewers since it recently censored the word "God" during a re-run airing of the movie "It Could Happen to You." The network has responded by saying it muted the word "God" so as to not use the Lord's name in vain.
Concerned Christian viewers have been flooding the cable network channel's Facebook page this week, questioning why the network chose to omit "God" from the film that aired last weekend. Some upset viewers commenting on Hallmark's Facebook argue that the muting of "God" is a sign that the network has caved into "political correctness."
"I was shocked, angry, and greatly disappointed that during the movie 'It Could Happen to You,' every time the name of God was used, it was muted out!!!!! I would never have thought the Hallmark Channel would cave in to so called political correctness. You can count on a lot of others feeling the same way and not tuning in anymore if this continues," commented Gracie Guillotte earlier this week. more >>
Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men movies and others, was accused of raping a teen boy, Michael F. Egan III, in 1998 and 1999, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. While Singer's attorney has categorically denied the allegations, Egan claims that Singer, who is openly gay, promised him a part in some of his high-grossing hit films.
Bryan Singer, 48, was accused of a pattern of sexual abuse involving Egan, who is now in his mid-30s but was only 17 when it began. The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Hawaii, also names Marc Collins-Rector, the former chairman of Digital Entertainment Network, who is a registered sex offender since pleading guilty to crimes with minors in 2004, according to Variety.
Egan's lawsuit doesn't name a specific amount for damages, but did say the abuse warranted over $75,000, the New York Daily News reported. Singer's attorney has already slammed the suit as "without merit" and accused Egan of waiting until virtually guaranteed blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past is about to be released May 23. more >>
Paul Walker's brothers will complete his portion of the seventh installment of the "Fast & Furious" film series that he was not finished filming before tragically dying in a car accident last year.
Walker, the 40-year-old actor who played Brian O'Conner in the popular car racing films, was the passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend before they both lost their lives. After the film resumed shooting last month, the "Fast & Furious 7" Facebook page posted a message about his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker filling in for their late brother.
"Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for Fast & Furious 7, and it's among the strongest work of his career," the Facebook message reads. "We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our Fast family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too." more >>
"Heaven Is for Real," the movie based on the near-death experience of a young boy who believes he visited heaven and met Jesus, is generating divided opinions among Christians on whether it presents a biblical message on heaven as it hits theaters Easter weekend.
The movie is based on the best-selling 2010 book Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, where pastor Todd Burpo reports on the near-death experience of his then 4-year-old son, Colton, who shares of meeting Jesus in heaven as well as a number of his deceased relatives after undergoing emergency surgery in 2003.
The film adaptation of the book, directed by Randall Wallace, opened on Wednesday, and has received the backing of some Christian groups, including Faith Driven Consumer, which reviews faith or Bible-based films. more >>
The Hobbit 3 is rumored to undergo a name change before the actual release date.
The film was originally supposed to be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again but now might be changed to The Hobbit: Into the Fire.
The news originated from the well-known Lord of the Rings fan-site called TheOneRing.net. The site claims a reliable source revealed that New Line has registered the new title. New Line also registered the unused The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies a few years ago, but that name was never used. more >>
Mrs. Doubtfire fans across the world are celebrating news that the film will be made into a sequel over two decades after its initial release.
The Oscar-winning comedy hit theaters in 1993 starring Robin Williams, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. Although many years have passed since its release, reports this week indicated that Fox 2000 is reuniting Williams and director Chris Columbus for a Mrs. Doubtfire 2. David Berenbaum, the writer on Elf, is penning the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Just hours after news of the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel broke, the film became a trending topic on Twitter with fans posting about their jubilation. more >>