Christians and non-believers alike will gain a new perspective on the Rapture after watching Sony/Affirm Film's "The Remaining."
In theaters everywhere this Friday, Sept. 5, the Casey La Scala-directed film stars Alexa PenaVega, formerly of "SpyKids," as well as "The Vampire Diaries" star Johnny Pacar and Shaun Sipos, among others. Since the horror film is also a Christian one, "The Remaining" is the first of its kind and offers something for every moviegoer. Horror films appeal to universal audiences of thrill-seekers, but "The Remaining" adds a special element by incorporating a colorful translation of Revelation 8-9.
From the start, the film depicts an alarmingly realistic scenario that involves a group of five friends celebrating a wedding when apocalyptic events leave them scrambling for safety. After the skies darken, those with faith are taken to Heaven while non-believers are left on Earth as boulder-sized hail falls, locusts swarm, and fallen angels attack. After finding shelter, the group is forced to make up their own minds about their faith, and ultimately, their fate. more >>
Evangelist Greg Laurie, who knew World War II hero Louis Zamperini well through public interviews and time spent together privately before he died on July 2, said he was disappointed to hear that the film based on his life as adapted from the book Unbroken, will not include the story of his faith in Jesus Christ.
The Universal Pictures film, directed by Angelina Jolie, is scheduled for release on Christmas Day. However, word has already gotten out that Zamperini's spiritual journey is absent from the film adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.
"I'm disappointed that director Angelina Jolie has chosen to leave this vital and essential part of Louis Zamperini's life out of this much anticipated film," Laurie, who is perhaps best known for leading the Harvest crusades, told The Christian Post recently. "To me, the most amazing part of his story is not just surviving the incomprehensible beatings in the Japanese internment camp, or being adrift at sea for over 47 days. It was the fact that Louis was able, because of his conversion and newfound Christian faith, to go back to Japan to the very guards who mistreated him and forgive them, as well as tell them about Jesus Christ." more >>
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"The Identical" Rated PG (Adult themes, Smoking) Running Time: 106 minutes Opens: Friday, September 5 Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd. Directed by Dustin Marcellino.
In life, we are often faced with complex decisions which can directly impact our fate and destiny, and in "The Identical," we learn just how significant this impact can be. more >>
Great news for DBZ fans: a new Dragon Ball Z movie will open in Japanese theaters during Japan's "Golden Week" holiday period which will happen sometime in April or May 2015.
Unlike some of the previous theatrical releases of the massively popular superpower fiction, this upcoming Dragon Ball Z 2015 movie is "personally credited with the original concept, screenplay and character designs" by the Dragon Ball manga creator himself, Akira Toriyama.
The 59-year-old famous manga artist confirmed in Weekly Shonen Jump, that the forthcoming film will have a brand new story that will be set after the events of the previous movie (which is also credited to him) "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods." He further revealed that the plot is intended as if it were a continuation of the 1984 Dragon Ball manga serialization. more >>
Disney's "Frozen" is undeniably one of the biggest animations of this generation and it probably will remain so. With that immense amount of success, it wouldn't be a wonder if fans will be asking for more stories from Arendelle. The question now is, when and will "Frozen 2" ever happen?
Showrunner Peter Del Vecho shed some light into the speculations, revealing that it is too early to do a follow up. What Disney has set their eyes upon on actually is a Broadway production.
"Certainly you can't go on the internet without that question coming up. Right now, it's too early for us to talk anything about that," the Oscar-winning filmmaker told TV Guide. more >>
The last leg of the "The Hunger Games" film series is finally drawing to a close as Mockingjay Part 1 is set to premiere in theatres Nov. 21, with Part 2 following a year after the first.
The third film in the series will pick up from where "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" left off. Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is put in a difficult situation after she has been labeled as the face of the rebellion.
Director of the series, Francis Lawrence, talked during an interview with Entertainment Weekly about Katniss' struggles and shortcomings after being faced with a love triangle as well as the impending war between the rebels and the government. more >>