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  • Hollywood should bring more ‘wholesome positive messages’ to people

    By Annelie on 31 March 2016 in with No Comments

    Hollywood should bring more ‘wholesome positive messages’ to people, says ‘God’s Not Dead’ film exec (“God’s Not Dead 2” official website)Promotional photo for “God’s Not Dead 2” starring Jesse Metcalfe and Melissa Joan Hart By Christian Deguit 30 March, 2016 3:57 PM A film executive calls for Hollywood to start producing more films with “wholesome positive messages.” In a recent “The Church Boys” podcast, Greg Gudorf, the CEO of Pure Flix Digital, said, “There’s been a resurgence of faith and family oriented programming. People want that.” Pure Flix Digital is a subscription video-on-demand service from Pure Flix Entertainment, a Christian film production company, which brought blockbuster hits such as the 2014 film “God’s Not Dead.” The film executive also laments...

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  • What is Going on with Faith-Based Films?

    By Annelie on 29 March 2016 in with No Comments

    What is Going on with Faith-Based Films? March 18, 2016 – Trey Reynolds Faith-based movies are no longer a niche market. Hollywood studios, executives and distribution companies recognize if you make a film that appeals to the Christian audience, they will show up. Did you know on average it takes 10 years for a movie to get developed, produced and distributed to theaters? Since the success of “The Passion of the Christ” in 2004, it has taken about 10 years for multiple faith-based films to make it to the silver screen. In 2014, there were 19 faith-based films released in theaters with notable successes such as “God’s Not Dead”, “Son of God” and “Heaven is for Real”. Christians made...

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  • ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ Producer Asks Atheists Why They’re Offended

    By Annelie on 23 March 2016 in with No Comments

    ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ Producer Asks Atheists Why They’re Offended by Movie If Christian Persecution Isn’t Real (Photo: Pure Flix Entertainment) “God’s Not Dead 2” will be released in theaters on April 1, 2016. By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter March 18, 2016|2:40 pm   David A.R. White, the actor and producer behind the upcoming “God’s Not Dead 2” film, has responded to accusations that the movie is full of so-called fake Christian persecution, by asking atheists why they are “so offended” by it if they feel it’s not real. “It’s an interesting thing, because, if it wasn’t real, why do they get so offended by it? I don’t think it would annoy people if it wasn’t true,”...

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  • Early church welcomed persecution because it led to growth

    By Annelie on 21 March 2016 in with No Comments

    Early church welcomed persecution because it led to growth Kyle Hooks Posted: March 18, 2016 I went with some friends to see the latest Christian movie in the theaters the other night. We sat in an air-conditioned building in large, comfortable, reclining chairs and watched a high-definition projected display while our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world sat in jail cells and torture chambers, or at least on a dirt floor hoping police don’t discover their church gathering. It strikes me as odd that in a country where movies appealing to “Christians” are cranked out several times a year, churches still struggle to grow. We’ve all heard the statistics about how Christianity is on the decline...

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  • Hollywood bids to win over Christians without alienating secular moviegoers

    By Annelie on 18 March 2016 in with No Comments

    Hollywood bids to win over Christians without alienating secular moviegoers Photo by: Chuck Zlotnick Kylie Rogers (left) and Jennifer Garner star in “Miracles From Heaven,” the latest Hollywood effort to cash in on the biblical genre. Critics say such films take too many liberties and miss the larger point of the Gospel. (Associated Press) By Bradford Richardson – The Washington Times – Thursday, March 17, 2016 Some Christians are asking themselves, what doth it profit a man to gain Hollywood but lose his own soul? Friday’s release of “Miracles From Heaven” is the latest in a trendy genre of faith-based films that critics compare to the proselytizing of the prosperity gospel.  In telling the story of a young, terminally...

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  • Miracles From Heaven: The Christian Film That Does Everything Right

    By Annelie on 15 March 2016 in with No Comments

    Miracles From Heaven: The Christian Film That Does Everything Right Kylie Rogers as Annabel Beam and Jennifer Garner as Christy Beam in ‘Miracles From Heaven.’ 4:00PM EDT 3/14/2016 DeWayne Hamby In the Bible, Christians are instructed to testify about the great things God has done, because they give Him glory while providing hope to those encountering similar circumstances. With that in mind, the newest faith-based film releasing during this Easter season shines bright at a time when so many in the world need that hope the most. Miracles From Heaven is the latest release from producers T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin (Heaven Is For Real), along with Joe Roth, telling the story of Christy Beam, the mother of pre-teen...

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  • Easter 2016 bringing a slew of Christian-themed movies

    By Annelie on 08 March 2016 in with No Comments

    Easter 2016 bringing a slew of Christian-themed movies (Columbia Pictures)Miracles From Heaven is released for Easter 2016 Lorraine Caballero 07 March, 2016 Easter 2016 is ushering in a slew of Christian-themed movies that take inspiration from both the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible. After the film “Risen” premiered in theaters, “The Young Messiah” will be released on Friday ahead of Easter 2016. The movie is produced by Chris Columbus, who directed the first two sequels of “Harry Potter.” “The Young Messiah” is based on Anne Rice’s novel that tells the story of a seven-year-old Jesus (Adam Greaves-Neal) who returns to Bethlehem and performs miracles. In the story, a Roman assassin, played by Sean Bean, follows Jesus,...

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  • ‘Risen’ takes its place among top-performing Christian movies of all-time

    By Annelie on 25 February 2016 in with No Comments

    ‘Risen’ takes its place among top-performing Christian movies of all-time In ‘Risen,’ Joseph Fiennes stars as a Roman official searching for the body of Jesus of Nazareth after it disappears following his crucifixion in Jerusalem. (Sony) By Greg Garrison February 24, 2016 The new movie “Risen,” starring Joseph Fiennes as a Roman official trying to find the body of the crucified Jesus, opened on Friday and has quickly taken its place in the top 20 best box-office performances of all-time among Christian movies. During the weekend of Feb. 19-21, “Risen” took in $11.8 million at the box office and scored a solid “A-” CinemaScore, according to the web site Boxofficemojo.com. That was one of the best opening weekends ever...

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  • Plugged In Announces Nominees for Best Christian Film

    By Annelie on 11 February 2016 in with No Comments

    Plugged In Announces Nominees for Best Christian Film   Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Which Christian film was your favorite in 2015? Plugged In wants your votes! Beyond the Mask: The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds has just been double-crossed and now is on the run in the American Colonies. Working to redeem his name and win back the affections of the woman with whom he’s never been fully truthful, Will now hides behind a new mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must somehow gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte – as well as Ben Franklin – while he...

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  • 2016 “Honor Your Father” Film Competition

    By Annelie on 03 February 2016 in with No Comments

    2016 “Honor Your Father” Film Competition Philip Telfer – President Media Talk 101 & Founder of CWFF with Stephen Kendrick FEBRUARY 5, 2016 Deadline 2016 “Honor Your Father” Film Submission Guidelines DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION HERE SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE QUICK FACTS: Registration for film submissions will open on January 7th, 2016. Film submission deadline is February 15th, 2016. Films must be submitted via digital download by this date. Film submission fees are $25 (per film) Films should be about 1-3 minutes in length. The winning Film will receive $2500. The 2016 Christian Worldview Film Festival and Filmmakers Guild will be held in San Antonio, March 14-19, 2016. For the Rest of the Details… See More Christian Film News

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  • The Top 13 Biggest Christian Movies of the Last 16 Years

    By Annelie on 02 February 2016 in with No Comments

    The Top 13 Biggest Christian Movies of the Last 16 Years February 21, 2016 By Parker Lee While they may not have the same broader appeal as films like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Avatar,” or “Titanic,” Christian films have proven time and again that they have what it takes to go toe-to-toe at the ticket booth with the heavy hitters. While some films – like Russell Crowe’s “Noah” or Christian Bale’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” – may draw from elements of the Bible, they’re regularly considered too distorted to fall under the Christian genre and are instead treated as “drama.” With that in mind, here’s the top-grossing baker’s dozen of the new millennium, according to Box Office Mojo… For the...

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  • ‘Born To Win’ Director ~ “Where Is God In Tragedy?”

    By Annelie on 26 January 2016 in with No Comments

    ‘Born To Win’ Director ~ “Where Is God In Tragedy?” “Born To Win” Director: “Where Is God In Tragedy?” Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 By Jacob Sahms Frans Cronje, the director of Born to Win, hails from Cape Town, South Africa, where he has been making films since 2003. In 2006, his first feature, Faith Like Potatoes told the story of Angus Buchan, a real-life farmer; his film, Born to Win, tells the story of South African pastor Leon Terblanche and his turbulent coming to faith story in the face of tragedy and oppression. As Cronje prepared for the release of his film on home media, he chatted with Christian Cinema from Cape Town about what it meant to make films that shared...

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