Orson Scott Card, the author of the well-known science fiction classic Ender's Game that is soon to be released as a Hollywood movie, said in a recent interview that the backlash he has received from those who describe him as "homophobic" is a "savage, lying, deceptive personal" attack on him.
Card's classic science fiction novel, which describes the plight of a futuristic boy hired to kill an alien species, will be debuted as a film starring big names such as Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley in early November. Some groups have vowed to boycott the film due to Card's stance supporting traditional marriage; the 62-year-old author is a board member of the National Organization for Marriage and has previously said the legalization of gay marriage in California against voter wishes had marked "the end of democracy in America."
Card said in a recent interview with Deseret News that he believes the recent attacks on the upcoming film "Ender's Game" are really not directed at his work but rather are personal attacks on his character, and he believes that he cannot debate with critics who choose to assassinate his character rather than exchange intelligent ideas on the topic of marriage. more >>
Halloween is a holiday known for its haunted houses, costume parties, kids trick-or-treating, and various scary imagery on screens big and small. The final day of October is also a time associated with darker ideas, like the Occult, witchcraft, and other unexplained phenomenon.
Many of these images dominate movies and television programs during late October, showcasing to mainstream America spiritual notions known as the "paranormal." According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, when something is paranormal it is "very strange and not able to be explained by what scientists know about nature and the world." The term involves a fairly diverse group of activities and entities, including the Occult, psychics, spirits, and other supernatural phenomenon.
So, should Christians believe in paranormal activity? more >>
Adrienne Bailon says playing the character of Vanessa Leon, a devout Christian in the faith-based film "I'm in Love with a Church Girl," was similar to her own life and hopes the film will spark interest in moviegoers to pursue a relationship with God.
"I'm in Love with a Church Girl" was released earlier this month and tells the true story of a drug dealer who falls in love with a woman in church after living a tumultuous life as a drug trafficker. Rapper Ja Rule plays the character who chases after Leon only to find that she is no easy win because of her religious background. TobyMac, Stephen Baldwin and Vincent Pastore also co-star in the movie.
"I think I have a really similar experience to her, because yes I am a church girl, I grew up in the church," says Bailon in an interview with Latina Magazine. "But at the same time, even with my current boyfriend, we had a lot of conversations that we have in this movie." more >>
Vh1's "Crazy Sexy Cool," the TLC movie premiere, can be watched now in full after the film's highly successful release. It premiered last week Oct. 29 to 4.5 million people at 9 p.m., giving the network its highest-rated telecast in over five years, according to reports.
The Vh1 premiere of "Crazy Sexy Cool" chronicled the rise to fame of TLC, one of the most influential female groups of all time. It starred Keke Palmer as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Lil Mama as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Drew Sidora as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins during their ascent in the 1990s. The premiere of the film marked the no. 1 original cable movie this year and was the highest tweeted that night was 1.92 million, according to Deadline.
Though the film received mixed reviews from critics, fans of the hugely popular R&B group seemed to really enjoy it. The performance of the actresses while tackling tough issues like Watkins' battle with sickle cell anemia, Lopes setting fire to her then-boyfriend's home and filing for bankruptcy could be attributed to the one-on-one time they spent with the singers. more >>
Late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) poked fun at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration's response to internet problems associated with Obamacare's sign-up website, healthcare.gov.
"A lot of folks have been talking about our new healthcare enrollment website – how it's been crashing and freezing and shutting down and stalling and not working and breaking and sucking," a parody Sebelius announces with a smile. She then proceeds to list "friendly tips" to help Americans deal with the widely-reported "glitches."
"Have you tried starting your computer?" the fake Sebelius asks nonchalantly. Going into completely unnecessary detail, she adds "sometimes it helps to turn the computer off and turn it back on." Deep in thought, the parody secretary giggles and shrugs her shoulders – "we don't know why, it just does." more >>
Christian independent movie, "I'm In Love With A Church Girl," looks to be quite a hit after a strong opening weekend in select theaters.
It is currently the #1 independent movie in theaters, with Rolling Stone calling the film "the biggest indie debut this week," with showings on more than 450 screens averaging, per screen $2300.
The movie stars Jeff "Ja Rule" Atkin, Adrienne Bailon, Stephen Baldwin, Vincent Pastore, Michael Madsen, T-Bone, Martin Kove and TobyMac, with Steve Race directing. more >>