Despite its box office success, the Son of God Movie isn't very good. Despite its widespread endorsement by Christian leaders, it is not faithful to the Scriptures. Watching this film reminded me of my dealings with seriously disturbed children.
Attachment disordered children have had no loving adult in their lives to whom they can entrust themselves. Their parents are absent or indifferent. Other adults they have encountered have been positively harmful to them. When loving and competent adults do finally enter their lives, these children are afraid to trust.
It would be an understatement to say that these kids can be difficult to deal with. Picture this situation. more >>
The Jesus-centric "Son of God" fell three places last weekend, taking in $10 million as it became the fifth highest grossing movie in the country.
"Son of God" was released on February 28, taking in $26.5 million in its opening weekend, making it the number two movie in the country behind the airplane thriller "Non-Stop."
Prior to the film's release, producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and actor Diogo Morgado (Jesus) appeared on mainstream entertainment shows promoting the movie, as well as meeting with prominent Christian leaders and pastors in an effort to galvanize church-goers to see them film. In response, some churches bought out entire screenings in advance. more >>
The upcoming Bible-based epic "Noah" has been banned by three Arab countries after Islamic critics took aim at the movie for offending religious teachings by depicting a biblical figure on screen.
"Censors for Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) officially confirmed this week that the film will not release in their countries," a representative of the producer, Paramount Pictures, told Reuters on Saturday.
"The official statement they offered in confirming this news is because 'it contradicts the teachings of Islam,'" the representative added, saying that Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait are also expected to ban the $125 million Darren Aronofsky film. more >>
The director of the upcoming Bible epic "Noah" shot down rumors that the movie had caused a hullabaloo for himself and Paramount Pictures.
"There isn't really a controversy," Darren Aronofsky told Variety on Thursday, at "Foundations of the Deep: Noah and the Flood," an art exhibition with work inspired by the story.
The director of "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler" added that he made the film for both "believers and non-believers" and was especially interested in challenging any preconceptions that the latter group might have about attending a religious film. more >>
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who was recently charged for allegedly violating campaign finance laws, unveiled a new trailer for his upcoming movie "America" at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
"America," set for release on July 4, takes an imaginary look at how world history would have unfolded had the United States lost the Revolutionary War and so therefore never existed.
Bethany Hamilton drew national attention when the Hawaii-based surfer lost her arm at the age of 13 in a shark attack. Today, Hamilton has had the chance to share her own story and her Christian faith through a book, film and most recently an appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast. Hamilton is also featured in "The Current," which premieres on EPIX on March 12 at 8 p.m. ET. The one hour documentary showcases athletes with disabilities who find relief through scuba diving, surfing, and swimming with dolphins.
Hamilton recently sat down with The Christian Post to chat about her new movie, meeting the Obamas, and her recent marriage to youth leader Adam Dirks.
CP: You've had the opportunity to share your story all over the place, including this year's National Prayer Breakfast. What did you think of that experience? more >>