Conservative filmmaker and pundit Dinesh D'Souza's "America" brought in $2.75 million over the weekend, bringing its total box office earnings to $4 million since it opened on June 27.
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" remained in first for the second straight weekend, as "America" fell just out of the top 10 and finished in 11th place, reported Box Office Mojo.
Despite being panned by critics — film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes currently lists the movie with a 26 percent rating — the movie's audience has given the movie a 73 percent approval rating. more >>
Film actor Pierce Brosnan revealed that his Catholic faith helped him deal with a number of life's tragedies, including losing both his first wife and his adopted daughter to ovarian cancer.
"I would say faith, being Irish, being Catholic, it's ingrained in my DNA," Brosnan responded to a question about what helped him through his dark days, according to NY Daily News on Monday.
Brosnan, most famous for starring in the "James Bond" series, made the comments at the New York premiere of his new film, "A Long Way Down," where he plays a depressed television personality contemplating suicide. more >>
Louis Zamperini, who is the center of the best-selling book "Unbroken," died at age 97 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 1.
The former Olympic track star is also the center of the upcoming Angelina Jolie-directed film "Unbroken," which based on the book about his extraordinary story. Zamperini, who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific Ocean and three years in a Japanese POW camp during World War II, died of pneumonia.
"After a 40-day-long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives," Zamperini's family said in a statement, according to Deadline. more >>
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be releasing a new documentary in September that touches on the recent Supreme Court ruling involving Hobby Lobby and a corporation's right to refuse to provide birth control for employees based on religious beliefs.
The new documentary, "One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty," is being produced by Santorum's EchoLight Studios and will be released on September 1st. The production company told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week that the film will use the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case as one example of how religious freedom in the U.S. is being trumped by big government and political correctness.
The film also highlights other recent court cases to prove their point regarding religious freedom, including the court case involving Texas cheerleaders and their Bible verse banners, cases related to the U.S. military, and cases involving business owners refusing to provide their services for same-sex weddings. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and atheist activist Dan Barker also speak in the documentary. more >>
Here's a fair warning to those patriotic, country-loving Americans stepping into a theater to watch conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's latest docudrama "America: Imagine the World Without Her:" You are about to witness U.S. citizens with scholarly backgrounds hate on your nation.
The good news about the movie that officially opens Wednesday (July 2) is that although a good chunk of it features progressives spewing out hate for their country in their own words, the film does a decent job of debunking the narrative that some surprisingly hold that the U.S. is historically and currently a force of evil across the world. The "feel good" part just takes a long time to develop – perhaps in hopes that exposing the liberal ideology of those featured is enough.
EXCLUSIVE CLIP OF "AMERICA" BELOW more >>
NEW YORK — Guatemala, home to about 14.6 million people, has been plagued for decades by gang violence, some of it mindless, according to the confessions of gangsters featured in the powerful and gritty Nadus Films documentary, BBoy for Life. Coury Deeb, who co-produced and directed the film, captured the stories of everyday Guatemalans who have found an alternative to the pervasive gang life by breakdancing, a defiant act that could still cost them their lives.
"Here in Guatemala, you take a risk dancing," explains Cheez, one of the protagonists in BBoy for Life and the main organizer of his breakdancing Poker Crew. "There are gangsters. … The gangs don't like this — they really don't. If they see me dance in my neighborhood, they threaten me with death."
Gangsters locked up in a maximum security prison, "somewhere outside of Guatemala City," back up Cheez's statement. more >>