Thanksgiving is complete this year with an exciting new release from Disney this week- "Frozen."
In this film, emphasis is placed on the bonds of sisterhood while the moral of the story remains the ever popular "true love conquers all." Consequently, "Frozen" is a shining new example of why Disney houses the most-loved children's movies of all time.
Kristen Bell and Broadway superstars Idina Menzel and Josh Gad offer their voices to the adorable, spirited characters in the film, which is largely musical. more >>
Last week, BBYO, a Jewish teen organization, organized prescreenings of the new film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but with a twist – they teamed up with local food banks and asked for food donations. Across the country, Jewish teens participating in this effort donated over 17,000 pounds of food.
"Many American and Canadian youth saw hunger as a foreign issue," Natalie Spring, director of campaigns and leadership initiatives at BBYO, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Showing that hunger is a problem here in America as well, Spring cited the Food Research and Action Center, which found that 49 million Americans faced hunger in 2012 – 16 million of them children.
"Our biggest message to our teens is that this is not a Jewish issue," Spring stated. "This is an American issue and an important issue for all people." The BBYO spokeswoman said she hopes the teens involved will energize their schools and families to address the issue of hunger. more >>
Fans of the "Bible" - both the television series and book - can get a first glimpse of the "Son of God" film in a trailer released this week.
Produced by couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and starring Diogo Morgado as Jesus, the film includes both footage from the hit television series and never-before-released scenes and is set to hit theaters on Feb. 28.
Currently, it is screening with religious and business leaders, in an effort to raise more money to fund the film's distribution. more >>
"Catching Fire," the new sequel to "The Hunger Games," opened this past weekend. It broke the November box office record with a staggering $161.1 million, and Christian reviewers say the sacrifices in the film prove remarkably similar to the deaths of early Christians in the Roman coliseum.
"I was struck by the level of sacrifice and strangely selfless heroism that we find in the film," Paul Asay, senior associate editor for Focus on the Family's review blog, Plugged In, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. In his own review, Asay wrote "The premise and plot of The Hunger Games can recall for some the Church's earliest martyrs – those who took part in another bloody spectacle on the floor of the Roman Colosseum."
"Catching Fire," the sequel to "The Hunger Games" (2012), follows the story of Katniss Everdeen, a heroine who voluntarily sacrifices herself to save her sister from a bloody struggle where children must fight to the death. The gladiator-like battle, known as the "Hunger Games," was instituted to keep the colonies in the empire of "Pan Am" subservient. In the first film, Everdeen wins the games, along with Peeta Malark, a boy from her district. more >>
Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore co-star in the highly anticipated Christmas movie of the year, "Black Nativity," and both promise that the film will draw crowds this holiday season.
Based on the famous play by Langston Hughes, "Black Nativity" boasts an A-list cast that also includes Tyrese, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett.
Hudson portrays Naima, a single mother estranged from her reverend father (Forest Whitaker) and mother (Angela Bassett). As Christmas approaches, Naima sends her son Langston (Latimore) to stay with his grandparents in New York City where he pieces together his past and welcomes God's love. more >>
The "Left Behind" movie's Facebook page released the film's official poster earlier this week.
The movie, unlike its previous film predecessors will be released in theaters, though no release date has yet been set.
Based off the bestselling books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Nicholas Cage will star as Raymond Steele, an airplane pilot who has lost his wife to the rapture and remains on earth with his daughter Chloe Steele. Chloe will be played by Cassi Thomson who replaced Ashley Tisdale after she quit the project due to a scheduling conflict. more >>