The much-anticipated screen adaptation of Todd Burpo's best-selling book Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, is set to open in movie theaters next Easter on April 16, 2014. A film trailer about the movie, a story which chronicles the near death experience that reportedly brought a 3-year-old boy face-to-face with Jesus Christ, has just been released (see trailer below).
The movie was filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, under director Randall Wallace, who wrote the Academy Award-winning film "Braveheart" and directed "We Were Soldiers," "Secretariat," and "The Man in the Iron Mask." T.D. Jakes, pastor at the Potter's House in Dallas, best-selling author and producer of the movie "Jumping the Broom," is a producer of the film.
The Sony Pictures film stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church and child actor Connor Corum. more >>
The two minute and 25-second full theatrical trailer for Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film "Noah" was released today.
The trailer, which is close to 30 seconds shorter than a preview that leaked last month, hints that Noah's internal turmoil at following through and building the ark and his community's response to his boat and prophecy will drive most of the movie's tension.
At the start of a trailer, Noah (Russell Crowe) wakes from a dream to inform his wife (Jennifer Connelly) that God "is going to destroy the world." Later in the preview, Ila, Noah's daughter, is shown confiding in her father about her fears of the flood (Emma Watson). more >>
"Noah," starring actor Russell Crowe as the title character, will not be in theaters until March 28, 2014, but distributor Paramount Pictures has already offered audiences exclusive footage of the Biblical epic and an official movie poster for the film.
"Noah" has been rated PG-13 and is categorized as drama/fantasy/epic. Director Darren Aronofsky also serves as a producer, alongside Mary Parent and Scott Franklin. Screenwriter credit also includes Aronofsky and John Logan.
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A 17-second trailer for Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film "Noah" was released today. The clips briefly show Noah underwater and of him beginning to construct the ark.
The release of the teaser comes after a three minute preview of the film leaked online last month. In it, Noah (Russell Crowe) informs his wife (Jennifer Connelly) that God "is going to destroy the world."
A man (Anthony Hopkins) confirms Noah's premonition and informs Noah that the flood is God's way of fulfilling his promise that "if man continued in his ways, the creator would annihilate this world." more >>
In a move that might defy certain stereotypes, Christian reviewers argue that the main female characters in the recent high-performing box-office film "Thor: The Dark World" present good, active female role models, in contrast to the mere "damsel in distress" common to many Disney films.
"Jane Foster was a nurse with a soap opera function as a female longing for Thor's alter ego, Dr. Don Blake, in the original comic, so making her an astrophysicist is a big move," Alex Wainer, associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in South Florida, told The Christian Post on Tuesday.
This change from the comics to the film, Wainer argued, "allows her to have more agency in the plot as well as to be rescued by the hunky Thor." He also pointed to the warrior Lady Sif and Thor's queenly mother Frigga as strong female characters in the film. more >>
"Thor: The Dark World" soared at the box office to become Disney's biggest November opening ever, topping 2004's "The Incredibles," and reaching number nine for all films to come out this month. Christian reviewers explained its success as a function of truly compelling characters, who are lifelike and reflect biblical themes.
"The fascinating thing is these characters have been around for nearly fifty years, but they resonate with a modern day audience – the box office numbers were huge," Thomas Parham, co-chair and professor of Theater, Film, and Television at Azusa Pacific University, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Parham said the film's story reflects the biblical tales of Jacob and Esau, Solomon, and creation. more >>