Actors from several big Hollywood productions and TV shows, including "Star Wars," "Lord of the Rings," "The Chronicles of Narnia," and "Downton Abbey" have come together in a children audio theater series looking to examine the Christian beliefs of 14th century Scottish hero William Wallace, made famous by Mel Gibson's 1995 "Braveheart" film.
"Everything in our world is sort of sterilized and secularized, and the faith of the men has been taken out of textbooks in America and around the world," said executive producer Bill Heid in a press release. "These projects are all about putting Christ back into history."
"[Wallace's] faith was profound — so much so that when King Edwards' men had him executed, his last request was to have the book of Psalm put in front of him so he could read it as he was being pulled apart. That's faith," he added. more >>
Pat Houston, Whitney Houston's sister-in-law, recently wrote an open letter about the recent portrayal of the late singer on the small screen.
While the Lifetime Network premiere of the film "Whitney" attracted the most viewers ever in a Lifetime telecast, the late singer's family was far from happy with the Angela Bassett-directed movie. In an open letter posted on www. whitneyhouston.com, Pat questioned Bassett's decision to direct a film that premiered so close to Whitney's untimely death that took place Feb. 11, 2012.
In the open letter, Pat describes having to tell her daughter about the movie that may not portray the late singer in a light that the family desires to see. She also spoke about the emotional turmoil that the film took on the Houston family. more >>
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has hit back strongly against director Michael Moore's comments that snipers are "cowards." Meyer suggested that Moore's grandfather, who was killed by a sniper, is "rolling over in his grave" over his grandson's characterization of U.S. servicemen.
"I'm sure that his grandfather who died serving this country is rolling over in his grave knowing that his grandson is using him to justify him calling U.S. servicemen cowards. I'd be willing to bet that at some point during his grandfather's service, he was watched over by U.S. snipers, and probably had his life saved more than once by U.S. snipers during the war," Meyer wrote in his reply, Scout.com reported.
Moore, famous for a number of documentaries dealing with controversial issues, such as 2002's "Bowling for Columbine" based on the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, Tweeted on Sunday: "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse." more >>
A cast membver from "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice," has come out and teased that it will be a "visual spectacle" and "cinematic history."
Speaking during the BAFTA L.A. party, actor Henry Cavill was was asked what fans should expect on the movie when it hits the theaters.
"It's Zack Snyder so it's going to be a visual spectacle and it's cinematic history. We're doing Batman and we're doing Superman and it's all happening at the same time so fingers crossed it turns out to be as exciting as I think it is," the 31-year-old "Man of Steel" star said. more >>
Marvel's upcoming superhero flick offering "X-Men: Apocalypse" was rumored to only feature the New Class cast of mutants, as what it already started in its previous installment "X-Men: Days of Future Past." The difference will be that two of its original cast members will be totally absent.
Sir Patrick Stewart, the 74-year-old English actor, confirms that his Professor X and co-actor Ian McKellen's Magneto won't appear in the forthcoming sequel.
"I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don't think we'll be making an appearance," Stewart told Larry King on his show. "Nor Sir Ian McKellen, either." more >>
Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes recently offered some new updates on two of their highly anticipated thriller sequels "Ouija 2" and "Purge 3."
Speaking with Collider, Fuller confirmed right away that a second installment for the recently released supernatural horror film "Ouija" is "coming."
"The film may have gotten a rock bottom critical reception, but Ouija is a low budget production that went on to take nearly $85 million worldwide. From a business standpoint, it makes sense to make a sequel," Perri Nemiroff of Collider wrote. more >>