"Linsanity" the movie opens at selected theaters this weekend (Oct. 4) and the film's promoters are having a contest to go alongside this exciting and special film.
The "Linsanity: the Movie" Facebook page writes:
How long would it take to help spread the word about #Linsanity and have a chance to win a Linsanity: the Movie DVD, t-shirt or Jeremy Lin signed poster? How about 20 seconds? more >>
In the film "Linsanity," we watch a young Jeremy Lin play basketball for his youth league, high school, and college teams, with such finesse and fluidity that his success in the NBA, even for that "Linsane" moment in New York Knicks' history, should not have come as a surprise – but it did.
The movie, which is scheduled for a limited release nationwide this weekend, also chronicles that time in February 2012, when the Knicks, while in the midst of a disappointing season, took a gamble on their backup point guard and put him on the court. "Linsanity" also displays Lin's walk in faith with Jesus Christ.
Lin scored more points in his first five NBA starts than any other player in the modern era, and "created a legitimate public frenzy in the process," describes one writer for IMDb. more >>
Kevin Reynolds will direct "Resurrection," a thriller set in the days immediately after Christ's death, the Hollywood Reporter has announced.
Reynolds, who previously directed "Waterworld" and the History Channel miniseries "Hatfield & McCoy's" will tell the story of a Roman centurion who, under orders from Pontius Pilot, must locate Christ's body and investigate alleged rumors of his resurrection.
Along the way, the agnostic centurion interacts with the Apostles and other Biblical characters, causing him to grapple with his own faith, even as he must quell an uprising in Jerusalem. more >>
Editor's Note: SPOILER ALERT
Christians who went to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," praised the film's message but warned Christian viewers to either not see it or to treat it with extreme caution.
"'Don Jon' says true fulfillment is found in others – it is a step towards understanding God's love for us," Paul Asay, senior associate editor for Focus on the Family's review blog, Plugged In, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. Despite the film's positive message, he warned Christians not to see it. more >>
New film Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, stuns, disgusts, and inspires with superb acting, witty dialogue, and a poignant theme – the struggle of losing yourself in today's narcissistic iPhone culture.
That said, the film is not for the faint of heart. The opening line, featured prominently in the trailer, runs like this, "There's only a few things I really care about in life: My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls, my porn." Porn there is, and lots of it. So if it's your weakness or if you prefer to avoid such content in movies it would be best to avoid this movie.
And yes, he did say "my church" and "my porn" in the same sentence. Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a practicing Catholic, a bartender, a philanderer, and a porn addict. The episodes of his life follow one another like clockwork – he goes to church, he goes to confession, he works out, he eats with his family, he goes to the clubs, he brings home a girl, and even after sex, he masturbates in front of the computer. more >>
Forest Whitaker, playing a no-nonsense reverend, is joined by Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and other leading stars in a modern adaptation of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes' classic Off-Broadway production.
Presented by Fox Searchlight Pictures, the holiday musical drama follows a Baltimore teen named Langston (Jacob Latimore) sent by his single mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson) to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, the Reverend Cornell (Whitaker) and Aretha Cobbs (Bassett). Finding the Reverend's rules too severe, Langston makes up his mind to return home to Baltimore to be with his mother.
"Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family," according to a description of the film. more >>