Movieguide's Editor-in-Chief, Ted Baehr, who also serves as chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, recently urged believers to take a moral stand in Hollywood and redeem American media in a push for more wholesome entertainment and films that glorify God.
In an impassioned speech at the Skyline Future Conference in La Mesa, California, which kicked off on Sunday, the prominent media critic said Christians have the power to transform the media by stepping out of the church and into the world. He pointed out that media today "is very powerful" because it's educating and influencing millenials.
"I want you to hear good news because this is not about me, it's about being equipped to take every thought captive for Jesus Christ in the media," said Baehr, whose wife, Lili, was also in the packed audience. more >>
Weeks before "Transformers: Age of Extinction" debuted in the cinemas, franchise director Michael Bay already made it clear that he'd be passing the directorial baton to someone else or, according to latest reports, to a group of directors for "Transformers 5."
However, Mark Wahlberg, who played Cade Yeager in the latest installment, expressed his optimism that Bay will "ultimately direct" the upcoming follow-up film.
In a press interview for "Ted 2" with Seth McFarlane, Wahlberg was asked if he had any updates on the "Transformers" sequel. more >>
Sunday night, viewers witnessed one of the most shocking moments on "Game of Thrones" - a naked Cersei Lannister taking a penitential "Walk of Atonement" through the capital of Westeros. Earlier this season, we also saw religious authorities arrest the queen's brother for sodomy. Author George R. R. Martin has confirmed that he based the Faith of the Seven on the Roman Catholic Church, so all this begs the question, "Is Game of Thrones Anti-Catholic?"
With the increasing acceptance of homosexuality in American culture and law, many Christians sense a backlash against their religious freedom. Cultural pressure has silenced many Christians who oppose gay marriage and seems to be mounting even further.
For a show to then present the Faith Militant - a radical arm of the Faith of the Seven - as powerful and intolerant of homosexuality in particular seems a veiled attack on Christian faith, and Catholicism. But the show's presentation is far from one-sided. more >>
A month ago, news started circulating that the surprise hit "Kingsman: The Secret Service" is getting a sequel at 20th Century Fox. Tentatively dubbed "Kingsman 2," the sequel is said to be in the works with its film director Matthew Vaughn involved in its early development.
According to a report in Cinema Blend, the film's director, Matthew Vaughn, recently shared some interesting tidbits about the sequel in development. While promoting the release of the film on Blu-ray, Vaughn was interviewed about the film, as well as the upcoming sequel.
While the first film featured mostly British spies owing to its focus on a British spy organization, the second film according to Vaughn will likely feature an American agent. The first film featured an American villain though, in the person of Valentine, an eco-terrorist who was played by Samuel L. Jackson. Some of the movie scenes also happened in America. more >>
The upcoming female-led "Ghostbusters" movie just got a big boost. The movie has signed up heartthrob actor Chris Hemsworth to be part of the cast.
The movie's director, Paul Feig, took to Twitter to announce the big news and give fans a hint on the role that Hemsworth will play in the movie. His post included a photo of Hemsworth with the caption: "Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall."
Feig most recently directed the action-comedy "Spy" starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, which debuted at no. 1 in the U.S. box office. The director is also said to have co-written the script with Katie Dippold. more >>
Legendary Christian singer and actor Pat Boone is praising NBC's "A.D. The Bible Continues" for "fighting every kind of moral depravity" on television today.
The best-selling author, whose career in music, television, and movies has spanned more than 60 years, is appearing as a guest on this week's installment of the show's companion web series, "Beyond A.D." In an interview with The Christian Post, Boone drew parallels between "A.D." and the biblically-based entertainment that was available at the start of his career.
"There was [ the 1956 film] 'The Ten Commandments' and there were great films, and they really had a great impact on people," said Boone. "It was a more moral and rich time — now the Gospel is being preached to people who don't want to hear it and there are all kinds of enemies. Right now, 'A.D.' is fighting every kind of cultural and moral depravity on TV and cable channels and on regular broadcast. You have to fight to be heard and fight for the ratings, [and] it's winning." more >>