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  • Rebirth of the Biblical Epic

    By Annelie on 29 October 2013 in with No Comments

    Rebirth of the Biblical Epic: Hollywood Rekindles Romance With Evangelical Christians, and Their Wallets (Photo: Joe Alblas) Jesus carries the cross to Golgotha in The History Channel’s “The Bible” on Sunday, March 31, 2013. By Nicola Menzie , Christian Post Reporter October 27, 2013|10:55 am   Noah, Moses, Jesus and Mary — and possibly even Cain and Abel, too, will all have their stories re-told by some of Hollywood’s biggest names as filmmakers find themselves once again turning to the Bible for inspiration — and to the U.S. Christian market’s more than 90 million evangelicals for a profit. Before Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s smash hit “The Bible” series aired on The History Channel earlier this year, there were already rumors...

    28
    Oct
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  • An Interview with God’s Missionary to Hollywood

    By Annelie on 28 October 2013 in with No Comments

    An Interview with God’s Missionary to Hollywood   Dr. Ted Baehr Ted Baehr of Movieguide® announces: “Despite the seeming abundance of bad news, the release of ‘Long Shot’ reveals there is still reason for hope, and stories like these need more attention.” Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 With stories continually hitting the news about students murdering parents or teachers and students bullying a fellow classmate until they commit suicide, it’s hard to remain optimistic about today’s culture and the next generation. Clearly, the war-torn, fragmented world of our children and grandchildren needs guidance. Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, concludes from decades of research that “Real lasting beauty...

    26
    Oct
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  • Actor Hugh McLean Dies at 59

    By CFDb on 26 October 2013 in with No Comments

    Actor Hugh McLean died yesterday shortly after midnight. McLean, a resident of Greenville, South Carolina, was involved in community theater and taught karate. McLean also acted in Christian films and television.   Hugh McLean tribute   In 2000 McLean was cast in the short Christian film Late One Night. He would work with director Dave Christiano on three more projects: co-hosting the TV series Christians Films and acting in the TV series 7th Street Theater and movie Me & You, Us, Forever. I first met “Hugh” (he went by his middle name rather than Rickie) at the premiere of the movie Time Changer in 2001. Later we worked together on 7th Street Theater. Filmmaker Danny Carrales cast McLean as Evangelist in...

    18
    Oct
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  • Death to dreams ~ Phil Vischer

    By Annelie on 18 October 2013 in with No Comments

    Death to dreams ~ Phil Vischer Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales, walks through the dream that began as an 8-year-old of wating to impact the world for Christ through VeggieTales being crushed by the burden of bankruptcy of his company, Big Idea. CHIMES Olivia Blinn/THE CHIMES October 16, 2013 The last speaker I would expect at the esteemed Torrey Conference would be the creator of the Christian children’s hit series VeggieTales, but that’s exactly who spoke at the third session on Wednesday. Phil Vischer walked on stage with a huge smile on his face and a ton of his veggie impressions right off the bat. After the entire gym erupted with the chorus of “Where is My Hairbrush?” and...

    11
    Oct
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  • Popular Faith-Based Movies ~ See How Well They Did

    By Annelie on 11 October 2013 in with No Comments

    Popular Faith-Based Movies ~ See How Well They Did Newmarket/Everett Collection  Tuesday, October 8, 2013 As of 10:47 PM EDT Original Article and Pictures Popular Faith-Based Movies ‘The Ten Commandments‘ put Bible movies on the radar, and 2004’s ‘Passion of the Christ’ was a blockbuster. Hollywood has pulled away from Christian movies, but small studios have more than a dozen lined up. See photos from some past movies in the genre. (Domestic box-office figures from Rentrak.) ‘The Passion of the Christ‘ (2004), starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ and directed by Mel Gibson, made more than $370 million. ‘The Nativity Story‘ (2006), starring Keisha Castle-Hughes as the Virgin Mary, made close to $38 million. ‘Courageous‘ (2011), a movie about four police officers dealing with a tragedy,...

    09
    Oct
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  • Bringing More ‘Realism’ to Christian films

    By CFDb on 09 October 2013 in with No Comments

    Bringing More ‘Realism’ to Christian films The Fight for Big ‘CGI’ in a Christian Movie… Director A.K. Strom on ‘The Watchers’, Currently Filming in New Zealand Contact: Pacific Features, 0011-649-8354978 AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct. 9, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — An independent movie currently being shot on location in New Zealand aims to match Hollywood at it’s own game. The film is called ‘The Watchers,’ a reference to angelic beings found in the book of Daniel. The film’s director, A.K. Strom says he wants to make an End-time movie that has a very “realistic” feel. A teaser trailer released this past week shows CGI shots of solar flares striking the earth and giant meteors raining down. “Our goal is to bring...

    06
    Oct
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  • Grace Unplugged, Did Great The 1st Weekend!

    By CFDb on 06 October 2013 in with 1 Comment

    Grace Unplugged Domestic Total as of Oct. 6, 2013: $1,045,000 Distributor: Roadside Attractions Release Date: October 4, 2013 Genre: Music Drama Runtime: 1 hrs. 42 min. MPAA Rating: PG Production Budget: N/A Total Lifetime Grosses Domestic:  $1,045,000 Domestic Summary Opening Weekend:  $1,045,000 (#15 rank, 511 theaters, $2,045 average) % of Total Gross:  100.0% > View All Weekends Widest Release:  511 theaters In Release:  3 days / 0.4 weeks Genres Genre Rank Christian 44 Charts Chart Rank All Time Domestic 6,535 Top Movies in the Past 365 Days 202   For more info on the film, use this link… https://www.christianfilmdatabase.com/review/grace-unplugged/

    05
    Oct
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  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair is in the Works!

    By CFDb on 05 October 2013 in with No Comments

    The C.S. Lewis Company has entered into an agreement with The Mark Gordon Company to jointly develop and produce The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, the fourth book published in C.S. Lewis’ famed fantasy series. The announcement was made today by The C.S. Lewis Company.Mark Gordon stated, “Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis’s beautiful and allegorical world of Narnia. These fantasy stories inspire real-world passion among millions of devoted fans around the world. As we prepare to bring the next book to life, we are humbled and excited to contribute to the outstanding legacy of Narnia.”Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis stated, “I have a great deal of respect...

    04
    Oct
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  • Christian film No. 1 at box office ~ Alone, Yet Not Alone

    By Annelie on 04 October 2013 in with No Comments

    Christian film No. 1 at box office ~ Alone, Yet Not Alone ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ storms theaters across U.S. Published 10/1/2013 by Drew Zahn Last weekend, “Alone Yet Not Alone,” an independent film with Christian themes from Enthuse Entertainment, took Hollywood by storm during its limited release debut, topping all films nationwide in per-theater ticket sales. It was the No. 1 movie for theaters in Knoxville, Tenn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and San Antonio, Texas. It was the No. 2 film in Dallas, Atlanta and Nashville area theaters. Grossing $13,396 per theater, “Alone Yet Not Alone” was actually the nation’s No. 1 film in box office sales per screen. By comparison, the nation’s top-grossing...

    01
    Oct
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  • Innovative New Creation Film to Bring Genesis to Life With Cutting-Edge 3D Animation

    By Annelie on 01 October 2013 in with No Comments

    Innovative New Creation Film to Bring Genesis to Life With Cutting-Edge 3D Animation   By: Garrett Haley of Christian Film News September 30, 2013 PENSACOLA – Support is pouring in for a Christian ministry’s new Genesis-based movie that is being described as an “incredibly unique,” “breathtaking” project. “Genesis 3D” is a feature-length documentary film being produced by Creation Today—a Florida-based Christian ministry. Using stereoscopic 3D animation, the movie will portray the universe’s beginning, as recorded in the biblical book of Genesis. “ will bring Genesis to life in a full, stereoscopic, 3D, feature-length film,” says the movie’s director and producer, Ralph Strean, in a recently released promotional video. “Going to the beginning is so important,” Strean explains in...

    18
    Sep
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  • Watch evolutionary theory crumble ~ in 3D!

    By Annelie on 18 September 2013 in with No Comments

    Watch evolutionary theory crumble ~ in 3D! September 14, 2013 – WND EXCLUSIVE – Drew Zahn Dazzling new film made ‘for entire world to witness truth of creation’ Coming soon to a theater near you: a depiction of the Bible’s creation account so lifelike, so real … you could actually believe it. “Genesis 3D,” a technologically ambitious project of Sevenfold Films and Creation Today, is in development now, promising to be “the first, 3D, Christian movie about the very beginning of the Bible.” Visit the WND Superstore now for an extensive selection of materials on creation, evolution and the Bible. Sneak peeks and scenes from the film are already drawing awe-struck praise. “It’s like a time machine,” claimed Ken...

    16
    Sep
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  • Want a Good Movie for Your Youth Group?

    By Annelie on 16 September 2013 in with No Comments

    Want a Good Movie for Your Youth Group? posted by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor September 2013   What does it take to make a good Christian movie? “Passion,” says Nicole Abisinio, producer of “The Investigator,” based on the true-life story of comedian Ray Romano’s brother Rich. In the long-running TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” the character “Robert” was loosely based on real-life cop Richard. In real life, Rich, like Robert, is a policeman with a loving but quirky Italian Catholic family and a know-it-all high-profile brother. In the film, Rich’s undercover cop character has to take early retirement after a drug bust goes bad. He finds himself filling in as a baseball coach at a Protestant private school, facing a classroom...

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