Scott Eastwood, the son of famed Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood, is set to star in a new Christian film "The Perfect Wave," set for a July 11 release in select theaters.
Director Bruce Macdonald has described the movie as "a 'love story with four pillars:' a mother's love, a young man's love for surfing, first love, and most importantly, God's love."
He added, "This film shares the amazing story of God's plan for Ian's life and reminds viewers that no matter how far you run, you can never outrun God's love." more >>
Deliver Us From Evil, the latest in a string of Hollywood projects inspired by belief in the demonic, is based on the experiences of a former police officer-turned-demonologist who says everyone born automatically becomes involved in a spiritual battle, whether or not they believe in God.
"I'm a messenger that's it. I'm not an angel. The word angel means 'messenger.' But I'm a human person and I just have this message and you can believe in it if you want. You don't have to. I don't really care," explains former New York Police Department Sergeant Ralph Sarchie in a behind-the-scenes video on how his work inspired Deliver Us From Evil.
Sarchie, who uses colorful language to explain what happens when one chooses to "expose the devil," as he describes his work, compares the negativity he would routinely encounter during his 18 years as a police officer to the negativity he is exposed to by the demonic during exorcisms. more >>
Planned Parenthood is blasting NBC for not running an advertisement for a movie that has the word "abortion" in it, but the news agency has denied that it ever received word from "Obvious Child" representatives regarding their interest in buying a spot to advertise the movie.
"The vast majority of American support access to safe and legal abortion, and they do not see the mere mention of 'abortion' as inappropriate on network television," said PPAF President Cecile Richards in a statement as reported by The Hill. "It's far past time that we had an honest conversation around the lack of honest portrayals of women's lives in film and media."
A spokesperson from NBCUniversal responded to allegations from Planned Parenthood that the network "belongs in another decade" saying "Obvious Child" representatives had not followed through with them in promoting their movie. more >>
Actress and recent star of "Think Like a Man Too" Meagan Good said that while she has not appeared nude in a film, she is not necessarily against it.
Good, who has frequently spoken about her Christian faith and who is married to Sony Pictures Executive and pastor Devon Franklin, said her principles about nudity relate to the type of film or television show she would be a part of.
"I have no problem with nudity — it just has to not be exploitative and it has to be important to tell the story," Good told Rolling Out. "It depends on the script, the character, the story, the tone of the movie — all of those things. I commend women of every nationality that are bold enough to tell a story in a way that's fearless. I just haven't found a project where I felt it was necessary to do that. The scenes I've come across seemed exploitative and I just didn't do it." more >>
Creation Ministries International has released the trailer for its new book and DVD documentary "Evolution's Achilles' Heels," which features commentary from 15 Ph.D. scientists on a mission to expose evolution's "fatal weaknesses."
"This project will be a very direct demolition of the very pillars of a foundational belief system that underpins our now-secular culture. It's coupled with the biblical command to reach the lost with the Bible's Good News. In a nutshell, it's a comprehensive outreach tool like no other," the organization's website promises.
The trailer, released on Tuesday, features a number of the scientists discussing research into the origins of life, natural selection, fossil records, the geologic column and other topics they say show evidence that the theory of evolution is not based on truth. more >>
2014's hit faith-based films have all worn their connection to Christianity heavily on their sleeves. "Son of God" centered on the life, death and resurrection of Christ. A four-year-old in "Heaven Is for Real" claimed he met Jesus. "God's Not Dead" depicted a Christian college student challenging atheism. Even "Noah," while directed by a non-Christian, was still set in a popular Old Testament story.
That may not be the case with "The Song," the latest faith-based film to hit theaters and set to open this September. With a soundtrack which evokes the Grammy award winning British band Mumford and Sons and a protagonist who struggles with greed, fame and staying faithful to his wife, "The Song" may challenge audience notions of a stereotypical Christian film.
That's part of the plan, Tony Young, the movie's producer told The Christian Post in an email this month. more >>