At its height, Hollywood perfected the art of storytelling for television and the world was better for it. Writers spent years honing their craft to help produce programs and entertainment that would stand the test of time.
These writers wove together stories, characters, and dialogue that reflected our own experiences and at the same time made us think a little deeper or aim a little higher.
After launching our digital platform in the summer of 2014, many of you began accessing movies with your computers, tablets, and mobile phones. You also began asking about direct access on television sets. You asked, and we answered! The Christian Cinema Roku app is finally here!
In a small, private theater at Sony Studios, a mid-sized group of influential media, church and organization leaders gathered to watch the movie Risen. After the screening would follow interviews with actors Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Luther) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter film series), producers Mickey Liddell (Everwood, The Grey) and Pete Shilaimon, and Rich Peluso, the Senior VP of Sony Affirm Films (War Room, When the Game Stands Tall, Mom’s Night Out). The stellar lineup of interviewees would prove to be as intriguing as the film itself.
Christian screenwriter and director Scott Derrickson has been hard at work on Doctor Strange, the second film in Marvel’s second phase. Featuring a variety of faith-based themes, the film finds the horror maven in the role of screenwriter.
Lori Loughlin might best be known for playing Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis on Full House, but lately, she's been playing Abigail Stanton in both seasons of the television adaptation of Janette Oke's When Calls The Heart, available now on DVD. As she prepares for the third season of the show, Loughlin sat down with ChristianCinema.com to discuss the series, and her role on the upcoming Netflix series, Fuller House.
In a 2010 mining disaster, thirty-three miners were trapped inside of the San José Mine in Chile for more than two months. Now, Warner Bros. will deliver The 33, a film starring Antonio Banderas and Lou Diamond Phillips about their struggle and ultimate rescue. To get the dirt on the actual event, ChristianCinema.com caught up with engineer Greg Hall and miner Ariel Ticona during Ticona’s visit to the United States.
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey walk you through a personal tour of the set used to film A.D. The Bible Continues. Take a look at life behind the camera at what took five hundred builders and craftsmen four months to build the thirty thousand foot, freestanding structure. A.D. brings Christ's crucifixion, and the days that followed, to life.
In a few weeks, network television will broadcast one of the Bible’s most powerful passages into millions of homes across America. In an era of increased religious polarization, where overtly religious messages are largely absent from prime-time, Linus’ monologue in A Charlie Brown Christmas (taken from the book of Luke) is still somewhat remarkable.