Christian singer Rebecca St. James starred in the movie, "A Strange Brand of Happy," which opened this weekend.
St. James stars alongside, Shirley Jones, from 70s cult classic, "The Partridge Family."
"I grew up in Australia surrounded by music as one of seven children whose dad was a concert promoter, so when the reruns of 'The Partridge Family' reached us from American TV the idea of watching this cool musical mom and five kids who sang and travelled together as a band was an instant hit in my world," said St. James in a press release. "Shirley Jones is even more wonderful than I anticipated she'd be and it was such a thrill to get to meet her and to be with her in this film." more >>
Tyler Perry turned 44 on Friday Sept 13, and made sure to let the world know all the lessons that he learned about God and his Christian faith.
Perry, the film and television mogul, took to Facebook to share his 44 lessons in a post titled "44 FOR 44."
"At 44, here are 44 things that I have learned and know to be true," Perry wrote the day after his birthday. "Have a great day today my friends." more >>
The producers from the highly successful miniseries, "The Bible," have struck a deal with 20th Century Fox to release a theatrical film version of the show titled "Son of God" featuring a storyline that will detail the life of Jesus with a special focus on his resurrection.
"What a blessing this is! We are thrilled and feel most encouraged to have a big studio like Fox behind us," Roma Downey, co-producer of the project, told The Christian Post. "'Son of God' is a beautiful and powerful movie that sweeps the audience along on an emotional journey. In this movie you get to experience the birth, life and death of Jesus but most importantly you get to experience the resurrection of Jesus. It's a powerful story and it will be very special to be able to see it on the big screen and share it with family and friends."
The movie will take selections from the miniseries along with hours' worth of scenes that were left out for the anticipated two-hour-long film, slated to be released in U.S. movie theaters in 2014. more >>
"I'm in Love With a Church Girl" will not be in theaters until next month, but more than two dozen churches and other venues across the U.S. will give viewers a chance to preview the film starring rapper Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins, Adrienne Bailon, TobyMac, Martin Cove, Michael Madsen, T-Bone, Stephen Baldwin, and Vincent Pastore.
The movie promo tour kicked off this month at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest in Dallas, Texas, and concludes Oct. 16, in Los Angeles, just two days before the theatrical release of "I'm in Love With a Church Girl."
In addition to watching exclusive clips from the film, attendees will be treated to free performances by Israel Houghton and the New Breed and T-Bone, and hear from cast members Ja Rule, Bailon and Baldwin. more >>
Christian reviewers praised "The Ultimate Life," a follow-up to the 2007 "The Ultimate Gift," as inspiring and teaching an important lesson about the value of family, but agreed with the widespread criticism of the film as less well-made than its predecessor.
"I don't know if It'd say it's a great film, I'd say it's a worthwhile film," Adam Holz, senior associate editor of Focus on the Family's film review site Plugged In, told The Christian Post in a Thursday interview. Holz admitted that the film has a Hallmark feel, but argued that it raised important questions about life's priorities, particularly family.
"The Ultimate Life," based loosely off the Jim Stovall book, The Ultimate Gift, follows the story of Jason Stevens, who inherited a vast fortune and foundation from his grandfather, Red Stevens. "The Ultimate Gift" portrays Jason's struggle to accomplish a series of twelve challenges to make him worthy of Red's company and fortune, a contest mandated by the dead billionaire's will. During that film, he meets and falls in love with Alexia Drummond, a nurse. more >>
At the outset of his newest book, Johnny's U.S. Open: Golf's Sacred Journey 2, sports psychologist and author Dr. David L. Cook wants to make one thing perfectly clear – the movie "Seven Days in Utopia," based on his first book in the series, is quite different and not as spiritually deep as either book.
"These performance journeys that we are on and these success callings that we are on, that include winning and losing, are really part of a bigger story," Cook told The Christian Post in a recent interview. "I wanted to make that real clear in the book and so that was the real purpose of this book sequel."
Cook, who has coached scores of top athletes for game day including PGA Tour winners, NBA World Champions and MVPs, Olympians, National Collegiate Champions, and many top executives at Fortune 500 companies, said the first book, Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia, was really a look at what it takes to be great in one of the games of life – golf. more >>