The release date of "The Martian" has coincided with NASA's announcement about its latest discovery on Mars, prompting many to wonder if the viewers will like it or will just see it as a movie riding on a trending issue.
In "The Martian," Matt Damon plays a botanist named Mark Watney who becomes stranded in Mars and is forced to grow plants without seeds. While analysts said the movie got the top spot among advance ticket sales on ticket site Fandango, there are critics saying the timing of "The Martian's" release was "spookily appropriate," according to CNBC.
The release of "The Martian" comes just after NASA announced that it has discovered that the Red Planet has water in it. For this reason, movie analysts project that the new Mars discovery will rouse people's interest about "The Martian," the report relays. more >>
With just a couple of months until "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits theaters, rumors about the plot of the movie have emerged, with one saying that "Episode 7" plot will center on the Skywalker family saga.
Kathleen Kennedy of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" recently revealed the focus of Episode 7. She said the stories are all connected to the last six movies and the upcoming movie comes after "Return of the Jedi," according to Design N Trend (DNT).
Meanwhile, director J.J. Abrams said family is central to the whole plot of Star Wars. more >>
Amanda Seyfried looks alright after reports surfaced about her breakup with longtime boyfriend Justin Long.
The blond actress was spotted in Beverly Hills today looking happy after the breakup reports while running today's errands. Amanda Seyfried stepped out for an appointment at Lancer Dermatology wearing shorts, Nike runners, a simple tee, a pair of sunglasses, and a big smile, according to E! Online.
Seyfried's short outdoor trip comes after news of her split with Justin Long, her boyfriend of two years, broke out. On Tuesday Night, Page Six and Us Weekly cited an insider saying the former couple announced the breakup in the most recent Us Weekly issue, the report details. more >>
National Geographic's forthcoming scripted miniseries, "Saints & Strangers," is expected to spark discussions about America's history and revitalize interest in the country's founding by its first European settlers ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
The cable network will premiere the two-night event about the 1620 voyage of the pilgrims and adventurers to the new world on Nov. 22. "Saints & Strangers" retells the story of the 101 men, women and children, many of them Christians seeking religious freedom, who traveled aboard the Mayflower from England to America and their first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans. more >>
The portrayal of sex by Hollywood might lead many to the believe that sex is sinful and that it undermines the beauty of Christ's holiness, but Christians should not think this way, says theologian John Piper in his latest blog post, which states that sex in marriage belongs to Believers.
It was false teachers, as pointed out by Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1–5, who believed that "sex in marriage and eating foods freely were at best for second-class Christianity," writes Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, in his blog, desiringGod.
For believers, "the sex of marriage and the pleasures of food are made holy — that is, they are set apart from the sinful use of the world and made pure and precious and beautiful by participation in the goodness of God," he explains. more >>
Hollywood producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey believe their upcoming faith-based football film "Woodlawn" is "brilliantly made" and matches the quality of some of their other Christian productions, such as "The Bible" television series.
The Christian mega-couple shot a promotional video for "Woodlawn," titled "Who Is Going to Stand Up for Jesus," which includes a trailer for the film along with an inspirational message from them.
"The entertainment world around faith is undeniable. I'd like to think we had little to do with that, with the 'Bible' series being so prevalent in 100 million households. And we said at that time we thought it was a door opener. It opened the door for others to make faith films as long as they were made well. 'Woodlawn' is such a movie. This is brilliantly made," said Burnett in the clip shared with The Christian Post. more >>