One of the lead actors in the hit Christian film "God's Not Dead" recently shared his opinion on why Hollywood tends to make relatively few Christian-themed films.
Kevin Sorbo, an actor who played the skeptical professor in the blockbuster film, recently talked with Peter Heck on his radio program about "God's Not Dead" and Hollywood movies.
Observing the success of "God's Not Dead," Heck noted that there "is a market" for Chrsistian films and asked Sorbo when he thinks Hollywood will "get it." more >>
Reese Witherspoon shines as social worker Carrie Davis in an exclusive clip of her upcoming film "The Good Lie."
This 32-second trailer highlights the Academy Award-winning actress' performance. Her character, Carrie, faces the difficult challenge of helping to assimilate three Sudanese refugees, who have been separated from their sister, into American culture.
The film, which is loosely based on a true story, follows the journey of the refugees as they escape persecution in Sudan before they immigrate to the United States. They also lose family members along the way and have to navigate through political red tape in order to leave a refugee camp to travel to the U.S. more >>
LOS ANGELES – A panel of media and filmmaking experts asked pastors and the Christian community to engage more with those in the movie business, including in the early stages of the creative process, to help facilitate quality films coming to theaters.
The call for pastors to become participants rather than combatants in the Hollywood entertainment industry came during the 168 Film Festival this past weekend. Pastors were invited to the event and during the session to discuss Christians in media, after the experts had made their case, Pastor Grady Williams of Powerhouse Christian Fellowship in Irvine was in full agreement.
"The spirit of God can use all kinds of movies," Williams said. "If we [as pastors] can amplify that which is good then we can see it. We cannot ever supersede the work of the Spirit. I just rejoice today that there is so much salt and light in Hollywood and in the entertainment industry." more >>
A brand-new faith-based film "The Song" tells a promising a story of love and redemption all while staying true to the Song of Solomon, says the film's star.
"The Song" stars Alan Powell as Jed King, a singer-songwriter whose wealth and fame leads to temptations that threaten to ruin his marriage. After Jed commits adultery, he finds his marriage and his career at a crossroads. Discussing the film one week before its Sept. 26 premiere, Powell claimed that his character's extra-marital affair follows what he believes to be the "outrageous adultery" found in the Song of Solomon.
"Well ultimately it's a story about the life of Solomon," the actor explained to The Christian Post. "It's a modern day telling of the Song of Solomon, and Solomon certainly committed adultery - outrageous, extreme adultery - to the point that he married 700-something additional women, and then had 300 concubines as well. So I think if you're going to stay true to the text, which the filmmakers wanted to do, you have to go there. And also, not just that, but in the interest of being real and honest, people do make that mistake. They do commit adultery. So to stay true to the text, it was a necessary step." more >>
The Marvel Film Universe has met a phenomenal success with not only the comic book fans but also with those who have not been initiated with comic books. One of the franchises, Captain America, has only premiered its second film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" earlier this year and a third title is already scheduled for release on 2016.
Rumors and plot details have only begun to surface on the Internet as to what the subtitle will be for the third Captain America movie as well as what story it will be following. Screenrant.com however has already reported that a script and a subtitle for the third title is already completed, with one of the directors labelling it as "outstanding."
For "Captain America 3," another big game-changing event will take place for the franchise much like how "The Winter Soldier" ended up with the reveal of Hydra and the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. more >>
Biblical movies are quite popular right now, and the trend continues with the release of "Wayward: The Prodigal Son," due out on Nov. 7.
As may be expected, "Wayward" offers a modern telling of the story of the prodigal son, found in the gospel of Luke. The story centers on a young son who decides he wants to leave his family, takes his inheritance, and goes out into the world. He loses all that he has and returns home, hoping to be taken in as a servant. However, upon returning home, his father runs out to greet him and throws a celebratory party because the son that was lost has now been found.
"Wayward" focuses on the story of Tyler McMillan, played by Landon Henneman, who is the prodigal son of the film. McMillan is described as a "pampered rich kid" who already has everything, gets more, then loses it all. It's a story that all too many parents know but hope never to experience first-hand. more >>