GRAND RAPIDS – "God's Not Dead" writers take on the controversial topic of religious liberty again in the upcoming movie "Do You Believe?" because they want Christians to know that they are in the middle of a culture war.
Pure Flix Entertainment writer Cary Solomon said he and fellow writer Chuck Konzelman decided to feature a religious speech lawsuit in "Do You Believe?" because Christians have been in the shadows for far too long.
"When we did 'God's Not Dead' and if you look at that and you look at this and anything else we do, I'm tired, I'm sure Christians are tired. I'm just tired of [how] we are always put in the shadows, we are persecuted down. In other words, we are put in these positions where we're not allowed to speak, we're not allowed to do this, we're not allowed to do that and ... we just felt that it's time to fire the shot heard round the world," said Solomon. more >>
Christian Bale, who plays Moses in the upcoming "Exodus: Gods and Kings," spoke about portraying the Biblical figure during a recent screening.
"The big one for me, other than realizing I had no idea about Moses at all, just how complex a character he was," the actor said at a Q&A after the screening. "He was a very troubled, tumultuous man and mercurial. But the biggest surprise was the nature of God. He was equally very mercurial."
Bale admitted that he was not very knowledgeable about the Bible and had to do some significant research for the role. He not only read the Torah, which "took a bit of time," the Koran, and Moses: A Life by Jonathan Kirsch. Even though the role required a great deal of seriousness, Bale still took time to relax and enjoy a more humorous portrayal of the Biblical figure. more >>
Former "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo has spoken out about his career and life in Hollywood, noting that if you are a conservative Christian, "you will get attacked."
"I think being a conservative in Hollywood and being a Christian in Hollywood, you get attacked," he told CNSNews. "It's so strange to me that the media sits there and protects the things that they protect, or they ignore the things that they ignore, and they go after stories like global warming—like that's more important than what's going on in the world right now with these terrorists."
Sorbo starred in the hit film "God's Not Dead" and can be seen in "Let the Lion Roar," where he portrays the legendary Protestant preacher and theologian John Calvin. Sorbo has been rather outspoken about his faith in recent years and is dedicated to spreading the Christian message of goodness and salvation rather than anything else. more >>
LeToya Luckett is going to star in three films within the next few months and is gearing up for at least one television show, but the Christian singer and actress insists that she still struggles with being a celebrity.
It's been close to 15 years since Luckett, 33, sang alongside her childhood friends Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson in the hit R&B group Destiny's Child that propelled her fame. After leaving the group in 2000, Luckett hasn't slowed down with two solo albums under her belt and a consistent career as a working actress where she has secured roles in at least nine film projects since her 2010 debut in the film, "Preacher's Kid."
Despite a smooth transition from being a known singer to actress, the real life daughter of a minister insists she struggles with being famous. more >>
A new movie opening this Valentine's Day aims to combat the effects of works such as "Fifty Shades of Grey" on romance and expose people to a more "Old Fashioned" view of it.
Exchanging bondage for the Bible, the film, entitled "Old Fashioned," introduces two broken people who come out of their dark pasts and into real love through a traditional courtship. The film is a sharp contrast from "Fifty Shades of Grey" which is also due in theaters on Valentine's Day. The primary difference between the two films lies in the God-honoring courtship found in "Old Fashioned," which attempts to bring chivalry back to life.
Writer, director and star of "Old Fashioned" Rik Swartzwelder explained the significance of the film hitting theaters on the exact same weekend as "Fifty Shades." more >>
Shedding light on their faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is releasing "Meet the Mormons" to 250 theaters across the U.S. on Friday, Oct. 10.
From director Blair Treu, "Meet the Mormons" is intended to introduce real-life stories of Mormons from around the world in order to debunk myths and clear stereotypes surrounding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film follows six different Mormons in their everyday life, including a Bishop in Atlanta, Georgia as well as a Mormon couple in Costa Rica who run a martial arts training camp.
"Filmed on location and across the globe, 'Meet the Mormons' takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day realities of individuals living in the U.S., Costa Rica, Nepal and beyond," the press release states. "From their individual passions to their daily struggles, each story paints a picture as rich and unique as the next while challenging the stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith." more >>