Well, it ain't "Let It Go." At least, that was the first thought that ran though my mind when I saw that yet another amateur "Frozen" had gone viral.
Some random facts about these two:
India suffers from an abysmal literacy rate, weak infrastructure and rampant poverty. But one of the toughest challenges the world's second largest country must confront in the 21st century is how it will better serve its declining and vulnerable female population.
The causes discouraging families and communities from raising and protecting girls and women are explored in "Veil of Tears," a new documentary from Gospel for Asia, which releases in the U.S. on March 28. more >>
A well-known theoretical physicist and atheist has claimed that Hollywood is biased against his fellow non-believers, as evidenced by the way it treated him and his fellow filmmakers while he was trying to seek support for his documentary.
Lawrence Krauss, said that he learned of the alleged "hostility" while he was working on a "The Unbelievers," a documentary showcasing himself and fellow atheist Richard Dawkins sharing their anti-religious convictions around the world.
In a year where no less than four films re-telling Bible stories will hit theaters, Krauss said there was a double standard between the attention these films received and the support offered to his documentary, which he claimed had been very well-received in initial screenings. more >>
A Christian film reviewer says that contrary to one pastor's claim that Frozen has a "homosexual agenda," Disney's popular film actually offers a "responsible and family friendly" message.
Paul Asay, who screens films for Focus on the Family's Plugged In ministry, said that in his eyes, the hit film was one of the best he'd seen from the studio for some time.
"When you think of a Disney cartoon, you tend to think of true love, love at first sight, love's first kiss, all that sort of stuff," Asay told The Christian Post. "Frozen really plays around with that but in a really delightful way to turn it around and say 'This romantic love isn't the only one that is available.' You have this really strong love between sisters, between family members and even when things go wrong between them, they still find, in the end, that they would really do anything for each other." more >>
Director Darren Aronofsky says his new film "Noah" is a "very different" movie, and anything viewers are expecting will be wrong.
The director, who also directed "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," has maintained confidence in the film's success, despite criticism over the past few weeks that questions the film's biblical accuracy. The director told an audience at the film's world premiere in Mexico City on Monday that "Noah" is a "very, very different movie. Anything you're expecting, you're [expletive] wrong."
Additionally, the director told Variety in an interview last week that the viewers' concerns about the movie will dissolve once they watch it. "The controversy is all about the unknown and about the fear of people trying to exploit a Bible story," said Aronofsky. "It will all disappear as soon as people start seeing the film." more >>
Conservatives should support less stringent punishments for marijuana possession, Texas Governor Rick Perry declared Tuesday during a taping of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"We've been able to shut down a prison in the state of Texas — that's conservative, man!" Perry said, to loud applause from the audience. The Texas governor argued that his conservative state has led the nation in making penalties for marijuana less harsh. "For over a decade, we've lowered the penalties," he said.
Perry explained the rationale behind this reform: "We're trying to be smart about it, you don't want to ruin a kid's life for having a joint." This statement also found a great deal of applause, despite the boos and jeers when Kimmel introduced the governor. The crowd from Austin skewed liberal, or as Perry put it, "Austin's the blueberry in the tomato soup." more >>