Known best for his role as Sam in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Christian actor and current star of the recently released Moms' Night Out, Sean Astin said part of Christians' frustrations with the film industry may be their own fault.
"Hollywood is antagonistic to Christian films because of forces that are hard to describe, but Christians have made things difficult for themselves by the way they approach the outside community," Astin told Fox411, adding that studios needed to ignore those "who grab the microphones and yell the loudest."
Astin, who has starred in two Christian films, said that Hollywood should not miss out on how smaller film companies were finding success in producing faith-related movies. more >>
In a weekend where Seth Rogan and Zac Efron's R-rated comedy "Neighbors" won with $51 million, "Heaven Is for Real" took in enough to bring its total haul to more than six times its initial budget.
In its fourth week in theaters, "Heaven Is for Real" finished in fourth place, earning $7 million and bringing its total domestic gross to $75.2 million. The film, based on a family whose 4-year-old son may have visited the afterlife, had a budget of $12 million.
In its opening weekend, Patricia Heaton and Sean Astin's "Moms' Night Out," which was marketed to a Christian audience, finished in seventh, earning $4.2 million. more >>
UPDATE: The screening takes place on May 13th at 7 p.m., not on May 12th as the organizers previously reported.
The film producer of a new political thriller yet to be publicly released is hosting a prescreening fundraising event at a Southern California church to help purchase a home for the family of Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is being held captive in Iran for his faith.
Daniel Lusko, writer and director of the film "Persecuted," has partnered with Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel to host the movie event at the Rancho Mirage 16 Theater in Palm Springs, Calif., on May 13th at 7 p.m. more >>
China is the latest country to ban the blockbuster hit "Noah," one month after multiple Middle Eastern countries did the same.
Sources working with mainland China on behalf of Paramount Pictures, the production company behind "Noah," have told multiple media outlets that the film "will not release in China," without giving further explanation.
Another anonymous distribution source to The Hollywood Reporter said that the film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was banned "for religious reasons, though it seems the whole issue was quite complicated." more >>
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – It's hard to judge a love letter to mothers harshly, and thanks to a team of writers, actors, directors, and producers committed to excellence, there's no reason to do so for the film Moms' Night Out, opening in theaters this weekend.
At the Hollywood red carpet premiere, lead actress Sarah Drew told the press that she believes moviegoers will walk away from the film, which makes its public debut on Mother's Day weekend, knowing that they've seen "a love letter to mammas."
"That's my hope, that's my greatest wish," she said. "I want moms to walk out of the theaters feeling like the super heroes that they are. And they are going to see the beautiful and chaotic mess of what parenthood is." more >>
A film team hoping to produce a movie about Pennsylvania abortion provider Kermit Gosnell has raised over $1.9 million for its project, presently titled "America's Biggest Serial Killer."
With less than a week to go, the production company Ann and Phelim Media must reach their $2.1 million goal by next Monday before midnight. If they fail to reach the goal, then the funds will be returned.
"Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the most prolific serial killer in American History, but almost no one knows who he is," reads their crowdfunding page on Indiegogo.com. "The mainstream media or Hollywood don't think this is a story. Even though Gosnell killed more people than Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacey, The Zodiac Killer and Ted Bundy combined." more >>