The sight of a rainbow can trigger many thoughts. Spotting one might conjure up fairy tales of leprechauns and pots teeming with gold. In real life, however, rainbows do point to important things. For instance, mariners have long known that rainbows can be used to predict the weather. Generally speaking, weather moves from west to east, thus the old saying, “Rainbow in the morning, sailors take warning; rainbow at night, a sailor’s delight.”
While the moms have made big plans for their evening out in MOMS' NIGHT OUT, the dads experience an equally eventful and hilarious adventure. In this scene featuring Sean Astin and Alex Kendrick, Sean must make a quick decision between getting his separated shoulder worked on or helping out his wife. In a tip of the hat to every guy, he chooses to do both!
Noah’s story isn’t the only one flooding the media this year. The story of numerous Christian films opening in theaters is making waves in both Christian and secular circles. Everyone seems to notice that we are having an epic year of epic Bible films. Over the last decade, most Christian films have been released straight to DVD, hoping to achieve sales through online sources and Christian retail. While ChristianCinema.com has been a key force in online sales the last fourteen years, we are very excited to see ours and many others support pay off and witness the transition to VOD and theatrical releases. Last year, half a dozen Christian films hit the theaters, and at least ten more are already slated for release this year. The films, however, are not without controversy.
LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Thousands have flocked to download a pre-release of the new NOAH movie, due to be released publicly on March 28th.
"No, this isn't the Hollywood version of the drunken psychopath who wants to kill his grandchild," says producer, Ray Comfort. "This is the real Noah, of whom the Bible says, 'As in the days of Noah, so shall it be with the coming of the Son of Man.' Hollywood twisted the biblical Noah, of whom Russell Crowe (who stars as Noah in the movie) said, 'The funny thing with people, they consider Noah to be a benevolent figure because he looked after the animals: 'Awww, Noah. Noah and the animals.' It's like, are you kidding me? This is the dude that stood by and watched the entire population of the planet perish.'"
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 5, 2014) Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the husband-and-wife production team behind SON OF GOD, one of the spring's most buzzed-about feature films, will take social media by storm Wednesday, March 5, during a live online event using Google+ Hangouts.
"Bringing SON OF GOD To The Big Screen," to be hosted on the SON OF GOD Google+ account (http://bit.ly/SOGhangout) and streamed live on SON OF GOD YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/SOGHangout), will begin at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST) on Wednesday, March 5. Fans will be able to post questions in the hangout (using #SonofGod) for Downey and Burnett and special guests about the film - the first major studio release to dramatize Jesus' entire ministry on earth in more than 60 years.
Hollywood blockbusters are rarely aimed at the churchgoing faithful, but a new trend in Bible-based movies may soon have them flocking to theaters. Three films — "Son of God," "Noah" and "Exodus" — all draw from the best-selling book of all time for their source material, and producers are hoping to spread the good word — while also being blessed with big box office earnings.
You’ve probably heard the controversy about the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie “Noah.” In the last few weeks, I’ve seen numerous blogs, social media posts, and commentaries on the movie – usually criticizing it and detailing how far it strays from an accurate Biblical portrayal. But as of this writing I’m one of only a handful of people who’ve actually seen the movie. Which is probably why I’m a bit bothered at the condemnations and protests from Christians who have never actually watched it. That’s why I felt compelled to write this post. Is the story an exact Biblical representation? No. For one thing, the Noah story in the Bible is remarkably short. We don’t know what happened inside the ark during the voyage. We don’t know what Noah was thinking. We don’t know the family dynamic. So the filmmakers added to the story. And honestly, there are “extra-Biblical” elements in the film. These are things that don’t line up with the Biblical account at all. If I had directed the film, I wouldn’t have added them, but this isn’t my film.
Nashville, TN– The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and Paramount Pictures jointly announced today the decision to add an explanatory message to future marketing materials for the upcoming film Noah from acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.
The move follows an appeal by Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, to help audiences better understand that the feature film is a dramatization of the major scriptural themes and not a line-by-line retelling of the Bible story
Dr. Johnson’s request to Paramount Pictures to consider adding this clarification to Noah’s marketing materials ahead of release was an idea fully embraced by the studio, and follows a precedent established by other films based on biblical stories.
There has been no shortage of headlines in recent weeks about Paramount Pictures' upcoming feature film Noah – with a fair amount of the coverage speculating about how closely or loosely the movie adheres to the story of the title character as found in the Bible.
Unfortunately, those who have felt compelled to criticize the film in these stories haven't actually seen it – so it's difficult to understand what exactly they're criticizing. I have seen Noah – in fact, I've been working on it for the last two years as the filmmakers' biblical adviser.
Los Angeles, Calif.– (February 27, 2014) The Ragamuffin film, based on the life and legacy of best-selling Christian music singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, is set to premiere in select theaters on May 2, 2014. The Color Green Films full-length feature will release in 15 cities around the nation including Nashville, Dallas, Indianapolis, Columbus, Atlanta, Phoenix, Colorado Springs and Wichita, among others.
Produced by Color Green Films, Ragamuffin stars Michael Koch as Rich Mullins. The film is written by Ashleigh Phillips and David Leo Schultz and is produced and directed by Schultz. Additional producers include David Mullins (Rich’s younger brother), David Holechek and Ryan Bodie. Ragamuffin showcases several members of the Mullins’ family and features the talents of Schultz (as Sam); Wolfgang Bodison (Bryan); James Kyson (Matt); Mel Fair (John Mullins); Carson Aune (Justin); Elizabeth Ann Roberts (Jess) and Michelle Keller (Neva Mullins). The film’s title comes from A Ragamuffin Band, a band name that was inspired by Brennan Manning’s book, “The Ragamuffin Gospel.”