"The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman, premiering Sunday night, serves as the intriguing exploration of one influential man's journey to faith. In the National Geographic Channel/Revelation Entertainment's series, Freeman sets out to travel 20 cities in seven different countries on an intimate journey to find answers to the big mysteries of faith.
Although viewers are not sure initially what to expect when they see Freeman on the cover surrounded by various religious symbols, the actor was able to set the tone by sharing about his childhood and the losses he experienced.
"Everybody grieves but some people have a certainty that helps them cope with grief. They are certain they will see their loved ones again in Heaven. For some of us, it's not quite that simple. In fact, it's the greatest question we ask ourselves: What happens when we die?" Freeman asks. more >>
According to its directors, the much-anticipated third "Captain America" stand-alone will be unlike any other Marvel film ever made.
In an interview for the "Captain America: Civil War" cover story of the latest issue of SFX Magazine, Joe and Anthony Russo spoke about how the upcoming film is tonally different than others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what sets it apart from its predecessor, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014).
"Tonally, this is unlike any Marvel movie we've seen before," Joe said (via ComicBook.com). "It's certainly got more edge and, on an emotional level, darker things happen in this movie than people have experienced in other Marvel films." more >>
Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is "super excited" about her upcoming Marvel film, "Thor: Ragnarok."
In a recent interview on Korean television, the actress, whose "Ragnarok" character remains unnamed, expressed excitement about working on an action film and said that she hopes to impress her children by appearing as a Marvel character.
When Blanchett was asked about her filming schedule, the actress spoke about "a Marvel film, which I'm super, super excited about." more >>
"God's Not Dead 2" shines a light on the religious freedom battles being waged across the country that many Americans are not aware of. Using a similar formula as the first film, the creators of "God's Not Dead 2" move from scientific proof of God's existence to evaluating historical proof of Jesus' life on Earth.
Having a female lead this time around, '90s icon Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch," "Melissa & Joey") takes on one of her most dramatic roles to date and brings the plot home with her convincing performance of persecuted teacher Grace Wesley.
When not looking after her grandpa, Walter (Pat Boone), Wesley spends most of her time in the classroom teaching high school history. But one day her answer to a student's question about Jesus' teachings compared to Gandhi's ideology, lands the happy-go-lucky teacher in court. more >>
Popular '90s actress Melissa Joan Hart says she faced intense pressure from those closest to her for answering the call to take the lead role in the film "God's Not Dead 2."
"I had a hard time in my personal life being able to make room for this movie. I felt very persecuted within my own inner circle...I felt very called to do this movie," Hart shared.
The actress admitted that she avoided watching the original "God's Not Dead," until she read the script for the sequel, and after reading the script and seeing the original film, she felt certain she was called to the role. more >>
Twenty years ago, few Christians in America believed same-sex marriage ever would be legalized. And 10 years ago, not many of us could have imagined we'd all be debating whether a 5-year-old boy who'd rather be a girl can have his pick of restrooms at the local public school.
So if we watch "God's Not Dead 2" (PG) this weekend — and contemplate its plot of a school teacher being taken to court for discussing Jesus in a historical context — we'd better be slow in saying, "That could never happen." In some ways, it already is.
The sequel to the first "God's Not Dead" hits theaters today, spotlighting the debate over religious liberty at the very moment that a controversy is brewing over a religious liberty bill in Georgia. Yes, the issues are somewhat different — the Georgia bill addressed same-sex marriage and "God's Not Dead 2" focuses on religious speech in the classroom — but the two fall under the same umbrella, and Christians would be wise to "study up" and learn. more >>