As the seventh film in the popular science-fiction series "Star Wars" is set to premiere next month, First United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin is preparing to host an event weeks earlier to explore what's common between Christianity and the film. Atheists are welcome, the church says.
The De Pere church will host "Star Wars: Faith & The Force" on Nov. 14, about a month before "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" premieres Dec. 18, according to the church's website.
"Today's culture produces many challenges for children and families. Come and discover how Christianity and Star Wars share similar strategies in helping young people discover, connect, and abide in God and the Force," the church says. more >>
In its failed attempt to validate discredited CBS reporting on President George W. Bush's alleged preferential treatment in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, the new movie "Truth" is flopping at the box office and failing to convince viewers that news anchor Dan Rather got his facts straight.
Months before the 2004 presidential election, CBS's "60 Minutes Wednesday" ran a story which claimed that Bush, the son of a congressman, was given special treatment during the Vietnam War. It alleged that Bush was taken into the Texas Air National Guard to avoid being sent to Vietnam, that he failed to complete his assignments and that he had been released early so that he could go to business school.
However, the report was based off National Guard documents and memos that were widely believed to be forgeries. As the narrative didn't include opposing views concerning the documents, many believed the report was a partisan attempt to smear Bush and cost him re-election. The report ultimately resulted in the demise of Rather's career and also cost producer Mary Mapes her job. more >>
All it takes is the mention of one name to set off a political firestorm:
Protests, a potential firing and a law suit spell high drama in "God's Not Dead 2," starring Melissa Joan Hart and Jesse Metcalfe. In a newly released trailer for the film, Hart plays Grace Wesley, a Christian teacher who corroborates the principles of Jesus Christ during a class discussion. When a student notifies a parent of Wesley's actions it isn't long before two opposing camps are up in arms. more >>
Ever wanted to see a whole new world with Aladdin on his magic carpet? Well, that's what you'll find in New York City.
Using remote control technology, a couple of pranksters recently simulated a low-flying carpet in the Big Apple, wowing passersby.
Dressed as a hip version of the movie character Aladdin from the hit 1990s Disney film of the same name, the rider and his carpet hover about the busy streets of New York. more >>
When he steps onstage to perform in the play "Broadway to Oz" in Australia this month, Golden Globe Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman plans to surrender his performances to God.
"Before I go onstage every night, I pause and dedicate the performance to God, in the sense of 'allow me to surrender.' When you allow yourself to surrender to the story, to the character, to the night, to the audience, transcendence happens," Jackman revealed to Parade magazine during an October interview. "... When that happens, there is nothing like it on the planet. It's the moment people experience when they fall in love, which is equally frightening and exciting. That's what it feels like."
The 47-year-old actor, who rose to international fame as Wolverine in the "X-Men" franchise, likens his relationship with God to that of Christian runner Eric Liddell in the film "Chariots of Fire." While Lidell's sport helped him connect to God, Jackman believes his live performances do the same. more >>
"Iron Man 4" is now in production and fans are in for a huge surprise, especially because one of the rumors floating around is about Tony Stark finding a new love interest.
Director Shane Black confirmed that "Iron Man 4" is now in development, but Robert Downey Jr.'s participation is still unsure because his contract is still being negotiated. Regardless of the outcome of the negotiations, the fourth installment of the movie is bound to be an exciting one because it features a new character that may become Tony Stark's new love interest, according to CrossMap.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis is cooperating with Alex Maleev to come up with the story for Iron Man's comic book universe, which will come out in 2016. Bendis is currently looking to insert Mary Jane Watson from "Spider-Man" in "The Invincible Iron Man" prompting fans to speculate about her real role in Stark's world. more >>