"Downtown Abbey" regular Dan Stevens has just been announced to play Beast opposite Emma Watson in the live action, "Beauty and the Beast," with "Dracula Untold" star Luke Evans joining the movie to play Gaston.
Dan Stevens, the actor who plays Matthew Crawley on the soon-to-be-discontinued PBS British period drama, "Downtown Abbey" has been fielded to play the cursed Beast alongside "Harry Potter" ingénue witch, Emma Watson as the female lead, Belle. Today, news emerged that "The Hobbit" actor Luke Evans will be joining the cast as the narcissistic antagonist Gaston.
Stevens, 32, confirmed the role on social media with a giant black and white "Beast Mode" meme on Twitter. more >>
Exactly 20 years after the release of science fiction film "Independence Day," its sequel will be released on June 20, 2016, called "Independence Day 2." This much has been confirmed by the film's director Roland Emmerich.
Will Smith, who played one of the lead characters in the first film, will not be joining the cast this time.
Emmerich told Screen Rant that Smith is "too expensive" and that they want "maybe half of the people that you know would know from the first film (in the script) and the other half who are new." more >>
Speaking at a recent screening of the upcoming film "Little Boy" in New York, former Disney Channel actor David Henrie explained how working on the movie helped "save his life" by snapping him out of an "agnostic" rut in his life and led him back to Christianity.
The 25-year-old Henrie, who starred in the popular Disney show "Wizards of Waverly Place," plays London Busbee, the older brother of the main character Pepper Busbee, or the "little boy." The plot of the movie is that 7-year-old Pepper is desperately trying to find a way to bring his father back home from World War II and tries to do everything in his power through faith to make that happen.
The Christian entertainment news site Breathecast reports that Henrie told the audience at the Feb. 26 screening that when he first read the script, he was so moved that he sat in a coffee house and wept. Henrie recalled that he told his agent "this is the best script I have ever read, please get me in for this." more >>
The unavoidable truth is that many Chrisitans are becoming desensitized to popular culture with movies such as "Fifty Shades of Grey." When the Holy Spirit no longer fills hearts and minds with a passion for purity and holiness, there is a general lack of conviction for turning away from impure thoughts and visions. This causes be to ask, "why are Christian women watching and reading Fifty Shades of Grey?"
Compromise in this area can be well illustrated through a story that I heard years ago. Eskimos in the barren North often kill wolves by taking a razor sharp knife and dipping it in blood. They allow the blood to freeze to the blade. Then they bury the handle of the knife in the snow with the blade exposed. As the wolf begins to lick the blade, his tongue becomes numb and desensitized due to the cold. As he continues, his tongue begins to bleed, and he licks even faster—unaware that he is consuming his own blood and slowly killing himself.
Within time, the Eskimos return and bring the dead animal home. In the same way, the enemy numbs us through compromise. Within time, we, like the wolves, don't realize that we are dying—dying spiritually. The enemy desensitizes us until we are numb to the things of God. more >>
The sequel to the 2004 Disney and Pixar Studio's "The Incredibles" is currently in development, and while no release date has yet been announced, news and spoilers have emerged online in the recent months.
"The Incredibles 2" remains the development stage, and with no word about the release date from Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, fans have had to content themselves with a host of spoilers and plot details of the much anticipated animated superhero film that have made their around the Internet.
Brad Bird, who is returning to write and direct the sequel, has made no announcement of a release date, and even the cast of the second film still remains a mystery. more >>
The first-ever film based on the Australian megachurch Hillsong is set to premiere in May, offering audiences everywhere the chance to partake in their world-famous worship services.
"Hillsong – Let Hope Rise" chronicles Hillsong UNITED's journey from humble beginnings into what is considered one of the most famous Christian worship bands in the world today. Furthermore, as one of the film's producers Jon Bock pointed out, "Let Hope Rise" will continue leading people to Jesus upon its release date on May 29.
"Everything Hillsong does is about one name only, and that's Jesus," Bock told The Christian Post. "Everything they do, everything they're about, is leading people toward Jesus. And that's what the goal of the film is as well." more >>