Just over a week before the steamy "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie opens on Valentine's weekend, controversial founding pastor of the popular Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas, Ed Young, says he will baptize copies of the book on which the movie is based, calling it a "perverted attempt to trap readers."
"There is a cultural epidemic out there that is wrapped up in complete fantasy. The book, Fifty Shades of Grey, is a perverted attempt to trap readers and leads them to a misunderstanding of what intimacy and connection are all about," said Young in a press statement Wednesday.
"It is a pathetic distortion of a more powerful reality about relationships. God is not anti-sex, and he isn't grey when it comes to relationships. I want to wake people up to the reality that God's purpose and plan for their lives is so much greater!" he added. more >>
Each day these kids are bullied and laughed at because of their weight. They overeat and are bullied because of it. But, that doesn't take the smile and joy from their hearts. These four kids eventually overcome all the negativity in the most amazing way.
When you hear these stories, your heart will be on an emotional roller coaster. From start to finish they make you feel their pain and how good it feels when they let the pain go. All of these stories will be told in the new film "Bite Size" which will be in theaters March 10.
"Bite Size showcases the stories of four inspiring kids from diverse backgrounds who are fighting for their health one day at a time. Proving that it's not just about the number on a scale, what really matters is learning what keeps you active and makes you happy," the movie synopsis reads. more >>
Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee's best-selling book, Four Blood Moons, is getting the "big-screen, live-action" treatment. A docu-drama based on the prophecy book, which suggests that certain lunar eclipses are tied to world events, is expected to be in theaters in March.
"Something is about to change," reads the ominous subtitle of Hagee's book, released in Oct. 8, 2013, a full year before a total lunar eclipse. more >>
Hollywood's Christian film market continues to expand thanks to a growing consumer appetite for faith-based films. One Hollywood publicist believes that ultimately, Christian films have the potential to extend beyond providing superficial entertainment on the big screen to having a significant social and cultural impact in the modern world.
"I think the Christian market of the film and television industry is very important," said Casimir Spencer, a Digital Publicist for Los Angeles-based Christian public relations firm, Grace Hill Media.
Spencer, who has worked in the industry for more than a decade, said working on blockbuster films such as Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" and "Noah" validated her theory that Christian films are more than just entertainment because ultimately they have an ability to "replenish the human spirit" while appealing to broad audiences. more >>
Regardless of age, a lot of movie-goers consider Pixar's "The Incredibles" one of the best in its genre.
With this, its no wonder that fans of the Incredible family are asking for another installment of the film. To their delight, Disney's CEO Robert Iger is heeding the call for another round of action.
However, not much is known about the project concerning its release date, plot line and characters who will play in the sequel. Director Brad Bird is returning to helm and write "The Incredibles 2." more >>
Actor Val Kilmer's faith is reportedly getting in the way of his seeking medical treatment.
Kilmer, a Christian Scientist, was taken to the hospital this past weekend after suffering a "complication" in his throat. The actor put to rest any ideas that he was suffering from a tumor, though, which had been published by TMZ.
"Thank you for all your sweet support," Kilmer posted to Facebook. "But I have not had a tumor, or tumor operations, or any operation. I had a complication where the best way to receive care was to stay under the watchful eye of the (UCLA) ICU. Friends have assisted who know my spiritual convictions and have been most sensitive and kind for the extra effort in making sure there's minimum gossip and silly talk. I am praying for a speedy return to the boards as they say. God bless you all and please don't worry. Love and deep affection, Val." more >>