Dinesh D'Souza's documentary "2016: Obama's America" failed to earn an Oscar nomination despite earning $33.4 million at the box office, and becoming the fourth highest grossing documentary in history. Of course, there isn't much an outcry inside liberal Hollywood. However, D'Souza didn't keep quiet about the Academy Awards committee snub.
"I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film," D'Souza joked, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "By ignoring 2016, the top-performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like 'Searching for Sugar Man' and 'This Is Not a Film' are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends in Hollywood have removed any doubt average Americans may have had that liberal political ideology, not excellence, is the true standard of what receives awards."
The film's producer, Gerald Molen, isn't keeping silent either. more >>
Evangelist and film producer Ray Comfort's newly released documentary film "Genius" takes a look at the spiritual aspects of John Lennon at the beginning and end of his half-hour movie. It also features video footage of Comfort approaching people with his unique street evangelism style. On Wednesday, the movie was available free online, just ahead of the 32-year anniversary on Saturday (Dec. 8) of the day the Beatles' singer was shot outside his apartment.
"I produced the movie as a companion to a new book called, The Beatles, God, and the Bible," said Comfort. "I have some strong convictions when it comes to issues the movie covers.
"Firstly, in 1965, Paul McCartney when asked if the Beatles believed in God (in a Playboy magazine interview) said, 'We probably seem anti-religious because of the fact that none of us believe in God.' But as they matured in life, Paul said, 'I'm very spiritual.' John said, 'I'm a most religious fellow.' Ringo said, 'God is in my life,' and George said, 'I want to find God.'" more >>
Angus T. Jones received some criticism after speaking out against his "Two and a Half Men" television show recently, but fellow Christian actor Stephen Baldwin is defending the 19-year-old's stance.
Jones made headlines after a video emerged this week where he was conversing with his pastor and calling the "Two and a Half Men" show that he has starred in for 10 years "filth." Jones later apologized for showing "a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity" he has been blessed with. He reportedly earns $350,000 per episode.
However Baldwin, 46, said he understood what the young actor was going through when he decided to speak out against his own series. more >>
During a recent interview on a popular morning talk show, actor Stephen Baldwin revealed that he believes his devotion to Christianity doesn't mesh well with most Hollywood executives.
Baldwin revealed on "Good Morning America" that feels his strong religious beliefs and continued promotion of his faith led to filmmakers and producers choosing to overlook the actor because he is often considered too controversial. This unpopularity within the film industry has led to less roles within traditional secular entertainment.
Baldwin came closer to Christ and became a born-again Christian after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Since that time he has been a strong supporter and advocate of his faith going to conventions all over the country while spreading the word of Jesus Christ. more >>
Author and outspoken pastor Mark Driscoll says he wants to make it clear that movies such as "Twilight," which opened this weekend, are something Christians should not treat as harmless entertainment and, in fact, have inspired some real-life demonic trends.
Subtitled in his blog, "A Father's Fright of Twilight," Driscoll states, "Twilight is for teenage girls what porn is to teenage boys: sick, twisted, evil, dangerous, deceptive, and popular."
While millions of movie-goers attending the final installment of the teen vampire series are expected to bring in high numbers at the box office, he warns that many mothers have joined daughters in their obsession over the dark plot and characters. more >>
The father of Brazilian surfer Derek Rabelo prayed that his son would become a professional in the sport, but when Rabelo was born blind it seemed that dream would never be realized. A new documentary by Walking On Water Films shows how, as a teenager, the blind boy's faith and determination helped him accomplish his goal of surfing one of the world's most challenging and dangerous waves: the Banzai Pipeline.
"Pipeline is basically the ultimate wave in a lot of ways – just a short, intense, dangerous wave that's close to the beach," said Kelly Slater, 11-time world champion surfer, in a statement. "Many surfers with sight do not venture out even after they see that others can do it."
The film, "Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story," follows the now 20-year-old on a three-year journey to surfing his dream wave in Oahu, Hawaii. Bryan Jennings, director of "Beyond Sight," told The Christian Post on Wednesday that Rabelo literally lives "by faith and not by sight." more >>