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 >>
STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Pastor and author Erwin McManus, founder of Mosaic Church in Los Angeles, told hundreds of current and aspiring entertainment industry professionals that God's gift of imagination is license to create at the highest level during the keynote session at the Biola Media Conference Saturday.
"I am so convinced that part of the artistic process, part of the power of being a storyteller is to resonate with the voice that calls humanity back to the God who always calls us to Him, to silence all the voices that tell us what we lack," said McManus. "I don't want us to spend our lives worrying about all the stories that others are telling about us."
In his recently released book, The Artisan Soul, McManus pens "a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance." During his talk at the conference and in his book, he "not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art." It is evident that he celebrates the spiritual process that can help people discover their true selves. McManus demonstrates that "we all carry within us the essence of an artist." more >>
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 went straight to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, while Heaven Is for Real passed Son of God and God's Not Dead returned to the top 10.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx's new film grossed $92 million, just $3 million off Captain America: The Winter Storm's $95 million opening last month.
Meanwhile, Heaven Is for Real, which finished third, beat expectations that had originally predicted the movie might make $40 million, upping its domestic total to nearly $66 million. Starring Greg Kinnear, it has passed Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's History Channel film by over $5 million; Son of God grossed $59.59 million in the United States during its run in theaters. more >>
Jamie Foxx is starring as the villainous Electro from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and recently opened up about his 5-year-old daughter's reaction to the role.
Foxx described breaking the news to his daughter that he was going up against a well known superhero.
"I said Annalise come here, daddy's going to be in Spider-Man," Foxx told HipHollywood. "She said 'what are you going to do in Spider man,' I said well I'mma be the bad guy." more >>