Producers of the movie "2016: Obama's America" say there was an organized effort to drive viewers away from the theatrical showing of the successful documentary this past weekend by posting illegally uploaded copies on YouTube. The effort included a disinformation campaign that spread the rumor that Fox News Channel planned to show the movie in its entirety last Sunday, filmmakers said.
"The reports of the movie appearing on Fox before the election are completely untrue and we strongly suspect that they are the result of dirty tricks by our opponents who spread this rumor in order to confuse the general public and keep them from going to their local theaters," said the film's writer/director, Dinesh D'Souza. "We urge all Americans to ignore these efforts and go to their local theater and enjoy the movie on the big screen."
D'Souza added, "We have not been approached by any television network to air the film." On Tuesday, producers announced on Facebook that DVDs of the movie will be available Oct. 16 and that "digital copies before then are bootlegs! We are still in theaters, help us send a message!" more >>
A British radio personality has declared that the British Broadcasting Corporation has a bias against religious views and Christianity in particular.
Roger Bolton, a former presenter of the Sunday program for Radio 4 and current presenter of the station's Feedback Program, explained his views last week as reported by the United Kingdom publication The Telegraph.
"If you don't understand what is most important to people, as a society we are in trouble," said Bolton, who made his remarks as part of a debate. more >>
Denzel Washington, 57-year-old actor, may be known for many of his gangster roles in movies like "Training Day" but the thespian is also adamant about sharing his love for Jesus Christ.
In an interview with GQ magazine, Washington opened up about his Christian values, telling the publication that he made sure to read his Bible every day.
"I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word," Washington revealed. "I read something great yesterday. It said, 'Don't aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.'" more >>
For some pastors, especially those close to scene of the tragic shooting inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., during the early hours of last Friday, their sermon notes for this past Sunday's services had to be rewritten. Author and evangelist Lee Strobel was scheduled to speak at Cherry Hills Community Church about marriage, but changed the theme of his message to answer the question, "Why does God allow tragedy and suffering?"
Strobel, who is the co-director of the church's evangelism and apologetics ministry, began the service on Sunday at the church located in the city of Highlands Ranch this way:
"It was the worst mass shooting in American history – 70 people shot by a gunman, 12 of them killed, while they were watching the midnight showing of a new movie just 21 miles from where we're sitting. There are no words to describe the anguish being felt by those who are suffering today; our heart and prayers have – and will – go out to them. There are so many tragic stories, so much pain. And many people are asking the question, 'Why? Why did God allow this?'" more >>
Spoiler Alert: Scenes from the film "The Dark Knight Rises" are discussed in this article.
Politics has collided with pop culture recently as commentators have drawn connections between Bane, the villain in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Others, however, have said that Romney is more like the film's hero: Bruce Wayne, the billionaire who fights crime in a bat suit.
"It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood," Democratic adviser and former Clinton aide Christopher Lehane told The Washington Examiner. "Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society." more >>
Colorado native David Jesse woke up Friday morning to the news of the mass shooting in an Aurora movie theater in which 12 people were killed and 58 injured and instantly felt the same way he did more than a decade ago after the Columbine tragedy.
While first recalling how Christian leaders at the time pointed to the evils of society in blaming the shootings at Columbine, he says that the Church is to blame for what happened in Aurora during the first showing of the new Batman movie.
"Thirteen years ago, when Columbine happened it hit me like a punch in the gut," the Christian speaker and author told The Christian Post on Friday shortly after posting his thoughts as a contributing writer for the men's ministry website Third Option Men. more >>