GLENDALE, Calif. (July 11, 2014) – All the music, fun and values-based storytelling of VeggieTales return in two brand-new movies starring the veggie crew, whose antics are fresher than ever in Celery Night Fever, debuting on Aug. 5, and Beauty and the Beet, which premieres Oct. 14.
Actor Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Who Wants to be a Millionaire) stars – and sings – in Celery Night Fever, while country-music superstar Kellie Pickler (American Idol, “Best Days of Your Life”) brings her unmistakable voice and irresistible charm to Beauty and the Beet.
As Hollywood works its way through dramatizing the fantasy novels, several hope to tell a more historical tale of real-world friendship.
The friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, well known to some devoted fans, may soon be a star of the silver screen along with the elves, dragons, hobbits, and marsh-wiggles of their creation.
Tolkien & Lewis, an $18 million British film that will feature the strength and the strain of the famous friendship, is aiming for an Easter release, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film, to be produced by Attractive Films and directed by Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; The Expendables 2), is aimed at a faith-based audience.
July 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The tallest man in Canada plays Goliath in the upcoming, high-profile movie, 'David and Goliath.'
Standing at 7'8, Jerry Sokolosky is also one of the tallest men in the world.
"Jerry was a tremendous blessing," says the director Tim Chey. "We didn't want to create a CGI imitation like 'The Incredible Hulk' and so our casting directors set out to find the biggest guy and he's very big."
Last week, I asked how we would live differently if we aimed to astound Christ. Matthew 8 records how a Roman Centurion amazed Jesus. When I posed the question, I knew the answer would not be by doing more or living a better life. After all, Christ wasn’t amazed by this man’s perfect obedience, work in the community, impact on the world, or well-honed skills in his trade. Instead, Jesus acknowledged his faith, saying that it was greater than anyone else’s in all of Israel.
Los Angeles, Calif.(July 17, 2014) – The multi award-winning World War II action-packed drama Return to the Hiding Place, will open in theaters nationwide on Oct. 24, 2014. Slated for release in major markets throughout the U.S., the film portrays the rescue of Dutch Jews during the Holocaust and shares the compelling story of a young band of passionate teens that form their own Resistance Army.
In May 2014, the movie opened in select cities as part of a highly successful limited release and ranked in the Top 5 for per screen average reaching $7,338.40 per screen (3-day) in its opening weekend. The 3-day weekend concluded with the film garnering an impressive box office total of $49,692 on only six screens, including the independent theater in Holland, Mich., which sold over 1,000 tickets in the first two days. Premiering in Chicago, Ill. San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas, Holland, Mich. and Washington, D.C., the independently produced film beat other popular wide release films including Neighbors ($4,294), Blended ($4,018) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($2,476).
ISELIN, N.J., July 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ --The Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival (CMM) announced today the first films selected for its 2014 festival to be held October 10-14 in Iselin, New Jersey. The festival is the only film festival in the world dedicated to showcasing church-produced feature films.
Los Angeles, CA - Described by actor and screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson as “It’s a Wonderful Life meets The Twilight Zone,” the spellbinding thriller, DOONBY, is set to be released on DVD July 22nd by Green Apple Entertainment and Riverhorse Entertainment. Writtenand directed by Irish filmmaker Peter Mackenzie, Doonby examines how much one man’s life can affect those around him while answering thelarger question of what one life is worth.
Doonby tells the story of Sam Doonby, a mysterious drifter who quickly becomes the talk of the small Texas town. He finds work at Leroy’s Country Blues Bar, where his musical talents make him a local celebrity, attracting the attention of the beautiful but spoiled Laura Reaper. Sam is strangely immune to the misfortunes of others, yet always around to prevent sudden disasters from happening.
Last year a teenager in China got in some hot water for playing the part of a stewardess. The 13-year-old bought a uniform that resembled those worn by stewardesses and even put together some fake credentials. Then she camped out at the local airport terminal, trying to sneak her way onto a jet. When police escorted her away, she begged them to bring her back, saying, “I am truly in love with the sky. Let me go to the airport.”
July 15, 2014 –Relativity and Walden Media announced today that they will develop, finance and produce a feature film adaptation of Alice Ozma’s The Reading Promise, a bestselling memoir of how a shared passion for reading helped a single father and his youngest daughter navigate the ups and downs of their lives. Doug Atchison (Akeelah and the Bee) is set to write the screenplay.
Walden Media COO Frank Smith says, “At its core, The Reading Promise is a heartfelt, imaginative story that celebrates family and love of reading, and as such, celebrates the core tenants of a Walden Media film. Jim Brozina’s dedication to his family and the promise they made are nothing short of inspirational.”
Have you ever wanted to take a quick peek at someone else’s mail? Maybe it was an envelope from a doctor’s office that held the results of a family member’s recent medical tests. Or perhaps it was a letter addressed to your parents from an estranged family member. As you held the envelope in your hands, the temptation to open it might have felt overwhelming.
In the country where I live, a person can go to prison for tampering with another’s mail. But, in a way, that’s what we do every time we open one of the epistles in the New Testament.
"Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning." - 2 John 1:6
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