"Woodlawn" joins the list of new faith-based films that are spreading the message of forgiveness and redemption as it premieres today in theaters.
The independent Christian film, which was released on Oct. 16 in theaters, tells how a Birmingham football team's faith moved the hearts of many. "Woodlawn" is one of the three similar movies being screened that drew standing ovations at the end because of its compelling message of reconciliation and revival, according to the Examiner.
Jon Voight of "National Treasure" and Sean Astin of "Lord of the Rings," and Caleb Castille are among the lead characters in "Woodlawn," the report adds. more >>
NEW YORK — Actor Kevin Downes, known for his roles in Christian films "Courageous," "Moms Night Out" and "Faith of Our Fathers" serves as a producer on the football movie "Woodlawn," which tells the true story of a high school football team in racially torn 1970s Alabama uniting under Jesus Christ.
At the height of desegregation, the Birmingham, Alabama, high school team is plagued with infighting, unfair treatment of black players and a lack of unity until Hank, a sports chaplain played by "Rudy's" Sean Astin, delivers a powerful message that turns Woodlawn High School and the entire town upside down, according to Downes, who spoke about the film with CP Voice on Tuesday.
"Woodlawn is a really special story that the Erwin brothers [directors] grew up with. Their dad actually is one of the key components in the film. [He is the] character Hank. He's a sports chaplain that ends up at this racially torn, last to integrate high school in Birmingham, Alabama, and preaches a message that was just really timely that this team needed to hear," said Downes. more >>
Anyone who saw the summer blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron" remembers the trick that Thor played on his friends.
As they near the end of a party, Thor challenges his friends to pick up his signature hammer, claiming that only those "worthy" are able to wield it.
Inspired by the movie, one California man created his own Thor hammer — also known by its ridiculously hard to pronounce real name, Mjolnir. more >>
Disney has confirmed that "Frozen 2" is coming, and since then, fans have been speculating about the plot of the sequel to the famous film.
"Frozen 2" will reportedly center on Elsa's story, but there are whispers that the sequel will show Anna having her own superpowers. Film director Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee gave a sneak peek into what fans should expect of Anna in the next installment of "Frozen," according to Christian Today (CT).
In a statement to HitFix, Buck said Anna's superpower is love. Lee also chimed in and likened Anna's superpower to a mama bear's ability to lift a car just to save its child. She said love can be very powerful. For now, Anna's superpowers have not yet been confirmed, but fans are hoping that more will be in store for them in "Frozen 2," the report details. more >>
There has been a lot of speculation on whether "Mighty Ducks 4" will still materialize or not, and "The Goldbergs" creator Adam F. Goldberg said he pitched the sequel to Disney, but the feedback was not quite positive.
Adam F. Goldberg recently revealed that he pitched a short treatment for a "Mighty Ducks" sequel, but Disney only dropped it like a hot potato. It seems that Disney wanted to do a feature film on anything except "Mighty Ducks 4," according to Cinema Blend (CB).
Earlier in October, Goldberg spoke to Nerdist Podcast in an interview and talked about his knack for writing movie sequels and trying to make them happen. When he created a 20-page treatment for "Mighty Ducks 4," he tried to pitch it to Disney because he heard the firm wanted to do a feature film and everyone wanted to support him back then, especially when "The Goldbergs" took off in 2013, Movie Web reports. more >>
NEW YORK — In a monumental effort to recreate and produce the 1950s blockbuster "Ben-Hur" for modern audiences, Hollywood power couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett took a page from Mel Gibson's playbook. The duo shot a remake of the classic film in Matera, Italy — one of the same locations that Gibson used in his 2004 megahit "The Passion of the Christ."
Downey, who screened clips of the film at a private event at the Sheen Center in New York City on Oct. 9, explained why they chose the location to bring their version of first century Jerusalem to life.
"Matera is absolutely gorgeous. It's where Mel Gibson filmed 'The Passion of the Christ.' It's a beautiful, interesting-looking town that's carved out of rock and had all these caves and was able to provide for us on the film a geography and landscape of rocky terrain, because, of course, we couldn't shoot in Jerusalem," said Downey. more >>