ATLANTA — Ninety minutes really isn't that long, but it's an eternity when your loved ones think you're dead. Eternity is exactly where Don Piper visits in "90 Minutes in Heaven," a new film that promotes hope, starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth.
Directed by Michael Polish, "90 Minutes in Heaven" is the film adaptation of The New York Times best-selling book of the same name by Pastor Don Piper, which has sold nearly 8 million copies to date.
The true story follows the Texas pastor who is returning from a church conference when the unthinkable happens — he's involved in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler on a bridge. more >>
A lot of new "Star Wars" merchandise was released on "Force Friday," most especially new toys and costumes featuring characters from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie. With these new releases, clues about some of the movie's characters were also revealed, according to a report in iDigital Times. If the accompanying costume descriptions are accurate, these may very be the most detail fans can get about these characters before they appear in the big screen.
John Boyega's character is Finn and the costume description confirms that he is a former Stormtrooper who had a change of heart. The packaging says: "After becoming stranded by himself in the deserts of Jakku, and meeting up with a girl named Rey, a Stormtrooper named Finn has joined the side of the Resistance. He began his adventure as a part of the New Order, but now he's one of the few people that can stop them."
As for another main character, Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, her costume description is said to reveal some new details about her character and the role she will play in the movie's story. It says: "After invading the Starkiller Base, one member of the Resistance has split from her group and found herself in a massive room full of First Order soldiers. Completely surrounded by Stormtroopers with blasters and Knights of Ren with lightsabers, she seems to be totally outnumbered. Unfortunately for her enemies, though, they've made a big mistake: it's not about the strength of the weapon, but the strength of the warrior that wields it." According to the report, it definitely confirms that Rey may be a powerful user of "the force." The description also provides fans with a sneak peek to an actual scene where Rey is involved, which hopefully makes its way into the movie. more >>
Members of the rock band Survivor, Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik, who co-wrote the famous "Eye of the Tiger" fight song for the 1982 movie "Rocky III," lashed out Tuesday at organizers of a rally supporting Christian Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, for playing the song as she walked free from jail Tuesday to address her supporters.
Davis was released from jail after spending six days behind bars. She was held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing that it was against her Christian faith, and has become somewhat of an icon in the Evangelical Christian world for her stand.
"I just want to give God the glory. His people have rallied and you are a strong people. We serve a living God who knows where each and every one of us is at. Just keep on pressing, don't let down because He is here. He is worthy, He is worthy. I love you guys. Thank you so much," said Davis defiantly as she was supported by GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, and one of her attorneys, Mat Staver, after weeping in amazement at the rally. more >>
"War Room," a Christian drama that focuses on the power of prayer directed by the Kendrick brothers, scored another big weekend during Labor Day as the film took in over $12 million following a successful opening week.
The movie is the highest-grossing faith-based film of the year and is the most successful of the genre since 2014's "Heaven Is For Real."
"Through several key elements including the strategic screen expansion, the targeted chase media campaign and promotions, the growing support from the core audience as well as leaders, churches, organizations and ministries in the faith community we were able to ensure greater awareness of an access to 'War Room' this past weekend," said Tana Evans, vice president of marketing and distribution for AFFIRM Films, which distributed the film along with Sony and Provident Films. more >>
"Suicide Squad" is the upcoming anti-hero film from Warner Bros. Studios, which is part of the films in its DC Universe. Set to bow in theaters on August 5, 2016, it is a movie about an unlikely group of supervillains who are, strangely enough, tasked by the U.S. government to conduct the most dangerous black ops missions. According to a report in Den of Geek, filming for the movie has concluded and this was confirmed by David Ayer when he posted an "It's a wrap!" photo with the whole cast and crew on his Twitter account recently.
Now that production is finally over and the studio can go into post-production work, fans are getting excited as more details about the movie are spilling out.
According to International Business Times UK, the Joker's role would be to explain the origin of one of the members of the squad, Harley Quinn. In the trailer, the Joker is shown with some scary electric shock therapy machine as he hovers over a terrified Dr. Harleen Quinzel. Dr. Quinzel was a psychiatrist who treated the Joker in the Arkham Asylum, before she became Harley Quinn. more >>
Art Hooker, a filmmaker who says he told an unsaved Lecrae to rap for Jesus back in 1998, has been working on a documentary film about the rapper and the Unashamed Movement that dates back to 2010 and features commentary from Pastors John Piper and Matt Chandler.
.Hooker expects the film, titled "Unashamed World," to release in 2016, according to Rapzilla.
"Unashamed World" documents the rise of Lecrae and Reach Records. It was originally slated for a 2010/2011 launch, however, Hooker held off on releasing it due to the change in trajectory for the rapper's career as doors in the mainstream music world began to open up for Lecrae around that time. more >>