Actor Arturo Muyshondt believes his role as a modern day hero in "The Pastor" can spearhead positive social change in communities throughout the world that are overwhelmed by criminal gang activity.
"I was really shocked with what I found," said Muyshondt, who was born in El Salvador, to The Christian Post. "I found that these kids are joining these gangs as young as 9, 10, 11-years-old because they go looking for the same elements — for identity, brotherhood, community and protection."
Set in Brooklyn, New York, Muyshondt plays a former gang leader who discovers Christ in prison. When he's released, he seeks out underprivileged youth in his neighborhood to mentor and direct them toward a life that doesn't involve drugs and crime. more >>
To become Jesus Christ, Cliff Curtis shut out his wife and family to live alone for 30 days.
In the upcoming film "Risen," Curtis plays Jesus in the story about the events that took place after the Messiah's resurrection. The film is told from the perspective of a fictional Roman military official named Clavius who is charged with the task of disproving the fact that Jesus rose from the dead.
To prepare for the film, Curtis did more than just read the script. more >>
Nineteenth-century British poet Lord Byron once said that "truth is always strange, stranger than fiction," and in the case of a few well-known historical events, I might add "more riveting, too."
That's certainly the case with "The Finest Hours" (PG-13), which opens in theaters Friday and recounts the incredible true story of a 1952 Coast Guard rescue in which a massive oil tanker — the SS Pendleton — literally split in two during a deadly nor'easter storm off the New England coast, presumably leaving all 42 crew members dead. But four courageous men boarded a tiny Coast Guard boat and braved that same dangerous sea to not only find the Pendleton but also to rescue the crew members who were still alive.
It is based on a book by the same name and while it's not a faith-based film per se, it is being promoted to the faith community and contains strong Scriptural themes. It also includes perhaps the most intense and realistic ocean storm scenes I've witnessed on the big screen. more >>
"Fuller House" star Candace Cameron Bure says she's open to having LGBT topics featured on the new show.
During a Television Critics Association panel discussion held in Los Angeles earlier this month, Bure, along with co-stars Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, and executive producers Jeff Franklin and Robert Boyett, talked about the possibility of integrating LGBT-related issues into the plotlines. Franklin said, however, that the series would first feature an episode about same-sex marriage, according to Deadline.com.
Being an outspoken Christian, Bure was pressed by reporters about her support for religious freedom following two televised disagreement she had with "The View" co-host Raven-Symoné over Christians' right to not participate in same-sex ceremonies by providing wedding cakes and flowers, and in defense of a public high school football coach's right to pray with student-athletes after games. more >>
Mike Huckabee is giving voters at the upcoming Iowa caucuses an opportunity to do more than just vote for him, but view the "God's Not Dead 2" film.
Voters at the electoral event in Iowa will have an opportunity to help select delegates that will move forward in future conventions, but Huckabee supporters will also get the opportunity to see him in a new faith based film two months before its official debut. On Sunday, the day before the Iowa caucus, people will get an opportunity to see the film at Cinemark 20 Jordan Creek theater in Des Moines, Iowa.
While it remains to be seen whether Huckabee will be giving early screenings in other cities, those who pre-register for the Iowa screening at MikeHuckabee.com/GodsNotDead can get free tickets to the 7 p.m. early screening of the film. The tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis, since limited seating will be available. more >>
Stan Lee, the man responsible for bringing such popular comic book - and now big-screen - superheroes like Thor, The Hulk, Spider-Man, and the X-Men to life, has expressed his wish to see all of his superhero creations in one superhero crossover film.
"I would love to see that," the iconic comic book writer and former Marvel Comics president and chairman told Digital Spy. "Though there are so many of them now that I don't know if they'd all fit on the screen!"
But the 93-year-old comic book legend also pointed out that its entirely possible to pull off a crossover, as Marvel Studios has done. As Marvel fans know, Sony Pictures struck a deal with Marvel in early 2015 that allowed Spider-Man to appear in the forthcoming "Captain America: Civil War." The Guardians of the Galaxy is said to appear in a future Avengers film, perhaps in "Avengers: Infinity War - Part I." Sadly, Fox, who owns the X-Men, can't seem to work with Marvel to bring fans a film where Wolverine teams up with the Avengers. more >>