The Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that helps verterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces who've sustained mental or physical injuries since 9/11, is expected to receive up to $1 million in donations from DVD sales of the Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper" that was released on Tuesday.
The Clint Eastwood-directed film, which is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. History, and stars Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from physical and digital sales will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project from Warner Bros.
"One dollar of each purchase will be donated up to $1 million from sales through Dec. 31," reads a Warner Bros. statement that was shared with The Christian Post. more >>
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, known for his recent portrayal of an AIDS patient in the "Dallas Buyers Club," may be the next Hollywood A-lister actor who will join the superhero bandwagon. The actor recently revealed that he has been "courted" by rival studios DC Entertainment and Marvel Studios.
Comic book adaptations have become big business in Hollywood recently and through the years they have drawn high caliber actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Christian Bale in major movie franchises. So this recent revelation is not surprising. McConaughey even said that he has gone as far as reading scripts from both studios.
McConaughey told Variety in a recent interview that he has read several scripts, but he has yet to find a "right part." He however said that he was very interested in doing such a project. more >>
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 >>