Wendy Raquel Robinson is well known for portraying strong women on television shows like the hard-hitting fictional character Latasha "Tasha" Mack on the BET series "The Game," but now that the series is ending the actress is combining her faith and gifts to solidify her legacy.
Robinson, 47, has spent nine seasons on "The Game" and six seasons on the television series "The Steve Harvey Show." While she has provided laughs and entertainment to countless viewers, Robinson's behind the scenes work with her nonprofit school, the Amazing Grace Conservatory, has helped mold young minds.
The nonprofit school recently created a contemporary "Sister Act Too" production, where young people between the ages of 8 and 18 performed original songs, dances and spoken word. more >>
Disney's upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is expected to focus on young characters played by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron, respectively.
A new take on the epic space opera franchise, "Star Wars 7" is also set to compete with other big budget blockbuster films which are also coming this year: the Emilia Clarke-led "Terminator: Genisys" and the Jennifer Lawrence-starred "Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2," among others.
Co-writer Lawrence Kasdan dished out some details about the upcoming title and that how it would likely to differ from the other big budget movies. more >>
Will "Risen," an upcoming movie about the events following the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, prove as successful as Mel Gibson's gritty and controversial "Passion of the Christ," the top-grossing Christian movie of all time?
"Passion of the Christ," Gibson's 2004 blockbuster, is known for its gory and controversial presentation of Jesus' crucifixion. The film, slapped with an R-rating, won numerous awards after its release and remains the most successful Christian movie ever in terms of box office gross ($611 million worldwide).
The multitude of faith-based films that have since followed Gibson's work have failed to surpass the director's 2004 project, including last year's much hullabalooed "rival," "Son of God" (see a comparison here). more >>
Christians have been told over and over that they should not watch "Game of Thrones." It is too violent, involves too much sex and nudity, and presents faith in a bad light. John Piper even said Christians who watch this show are "recrucifying Christ." Many of these criticisms ring true, but nonetheless, this show can teach Christians—and others in our postmodern world—one very valuable lesson: morality is indestructible.
HBO's groundbreaking show has oft been criticized for presenting an amoral universe, where heroes die and villains reign triumphant. As postmoderns love to preach, there is no good and evil. The world is run by people, not God. Those people have vastly different goals and values, all fighting in a merciless, ultimately meaningless, but nonetheless bloody, game of thrones.
But as C.S. Lewis cannily observed, even the strength of such an argument poses a problem. If the audience mourns when Ned Stark loses his head, and becomes enraged as the pompous King Joffrey tortures innocents, are we really to believe the universe of this show has no moral values? Is not our very anger at George R. R. Martin for killing our favorite characters itself evidence that we believe (as even he believes) in good and evil, right and wrong? more >>
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who first joined the Furious family in its 2011 instalment, "Fast Five," is now confirmed to be officially on board for the upcoming sequel of the franchise, "Fast and Furious 8."
The actor informing the press at a conference to promote his latest film, "San Andreas," which he starred with Carla Gugino.
When asked to shed light on the rumors about Luke Hobbs returning in Furious 8, he simply answered: more >>
Despite the obstacles it faced during its production, the Tom Hardy-led "Mad Max: Fury Road" finally hit the theaters this past weekend and it garnered tremendous reception both by movie-goers and reviewers alike.
A.O. Scott of the New York Times said that the movie was "all great fun, and quite rousing as well -- a large-scale genre movie that is at once unpretentious and unafraid to bring home a message."
Screen Rant's respondent Kofi Outlaw said that the title "is beautifully strange, violent and thrilling cinematic composition" which further proves its director, George Miller, to be a more "brilliant maestro than ever." more >>