Director Bryan Singer recently caused a stir in the social media world earlier this week when he released a brand new concept artwork for his upcoming superhero blockbuster "X-Men: Apocalypse."
"Some production art. #XmenApocalypse #GrantMajor I was a little busy but will continue to snap more," reads the caption of his Instagram post.
The post, meanwhile, featured an image of what appears to be a gigantic space ship looming over a human-like figure standing above the ground. more >>
In the midst of the typical theatrics surrounding the 2015 Grammys, few may remember that Christian rapper Lecrae Moore was nominated in the category of Best Rap Performance for "All I Need Is You." alongside mainstream industry heavyweights like Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. Although Lamar won, Moore's nomination was a milestone in the development of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), which has undoubtedly come a long way since the 1960's folk tunes of the Jesus Movement. The explosion in talent, variety and production quality in CCM raises the possibility of similar success with other art forms. Might we see a Christian film nominated for an Oscar or a Golden Globe sometime in the future?
Filmmaking has historically been the territory of glamorous and highly secularized Hollywood. But like CCM, Christian filmmaking has been growing steadily, largely outside of Los Angeles. And like CCM, many Christian filmmakers are hoping to break past the niche audience of faithful churchgoers to reach those who might not otherwise hear the Christian message.
"Christian movies have historically meant very bad movies," Canadian filmmaker Paul Lalonde told The Huffington Post, "and I can say that as a guy who made some of them. You were just preaching to the choir, which was great, because the choir loved them and we were having fun doing them. But they never really broke beyond the Christian audience, and that was something I always wanted to do." more >>
Lolo Jones is firing back at her haters after some criticized her for believing that it's immoral to watch the movie "50 Shades of Grey."
The movie centers around a sadomasochistic relationship between a young college student and a business mogul. When Jones, the 32-year-old Olympic hurdler and bobsledding athlete, took to Twitter to speak out about the film she received a great deal of backlash because of her lack of sexual experiences.
She took to Facebook to let people know about the backlash she's received, which includes being called derogatory names for sharing her opinion about the the film and BDSM (bondage and discipline/dominance and submission/ sadism and masochism). Jones went on to further explain her stance on the matter by writing that women were never created to be treated abusively by men while insisting that the popular film is creating a false image of love. more >>
"Jurassic World" will open on June 12, 2015 and although its cast line-up has been shared with the public, not much has been revealed about the movie's antagonists, the dinosaurs. Until Hasbro, during the recently concluded 2015 Toy Fair in New York City, gave a preview of what the movie's new predator will look like. It's called the Indominus Rex and it's a hybrid dinosaur created by genetic scientists in the "Jurassic World" theme park.
According to a report on Movie Pilot, this is the "best look" at the formidable creature so far. The official teaser trailer barely shows what the dinosaur will look like, so the toy version gives the public some clues as to the deadly abilities and characteristics of this hybrid monster.
The "Jurassic World" website describes it as 40 feet in height and can reach up to 30 miles per hour. The report also confirms that it is a creature that was genetically engineered inside to become part of the theme park's attractions, using genes from a variety of dinosaurs like Abelisaurus, Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Giganotosaurus. It is also characterized with an "ultra-tough bony osteoderm" which may indicate how tough-skinned it is. It is also said to have "color-morphing skin." more >>
A rumored promotional poster of upcoming DC film 'Batman vs. Superman' has surfaced online, according to reports. A Reddit user showed Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman and was also supposedly shown during a licensing event in Hong Kong early this year. There is no confirmation of the poster's authenticity, but that many commentators think it is the real thing.
Apart from news about the film's director and some of its cast, not much has been revealed about the film's storyline. Production is finished and fans are waiting for the film's release on March 26, 2015.
An official trailer has yet to be released to the public, although a teaser trailer was supposedly shown during the Comic-Con 2014. According to the site Cinema Blend, the footage "suggested that the Man of Steel has as big a beef with the Caped Crusader as the latter does with the former – but the reasoning is still unclear." more >>
Athlete Lolo Jones has denounced the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" for objectifying women and virginity. The bobsled and track and field star slammed the BDSM film on social media for its demotivating themes on sex.
Taking to Twitter to vehemently voice her opinion, the devout Christian NCAA titlist was disgusted when her teenage nephew and niece expressed their excitement over wanting to see the controversial movie, which stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
"Funny how some people think there's nothing wrong with 50 Shades of Grey," Jones, 32, tweeted to her over 408,000 followers on the micro-blogging app. "God didn't create sex for that purpose. Watch another movie." more >>