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  • MOVIES: Filmmaking debut from actress Erin Bethea

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Monday, October 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Movie reviewer Phil Boatwright speaks with Erin Bethea about the debut film from the company she cofounded, Argentum. Opening soon, her first offering "New Life" gives Christians a clean, inspirational love story. Read More

  • MOVIES: Greatest moments ever

    by Phil Boatwright , posted Monday, October 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Admitting that Hollywood has never been "a beacon of religious propriety," movie critic Phil Boatwright offers his list of greatest movie moments that steal the show. Read More

  • Disney film true tale of Christian faith, triumph

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A girl living in poverty in the Katwe slums of Kampala, Uganda, becomes a national chess champion and enriches her life with Christ in Disney's "Queen of Katwe," based on a true story of struggle and triumph.

    Disney maintains faith elements in telling the story of a young Phiona Mutesi who learned chess through the evangelistic Sports Outreach Ministry (SOM) and became a national champion and subject of the "Queen of Katwe" book that precedes the film.

    Sal Ferlise, CEO of SOM based in Lynchburg, Va., with programs internationally, told Baptist Press he is pleased with Disney's treatment of the true story of faith. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The SBC's wisdom about Disney

    by David Roach, posted Monday, August 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

    "Finding Dory" prompts columnist David Roach to reflect on the wisdom of a 2005 pledge by the SBC "to continue to monitor the products and policies of The Disney Company." Read More

  • MOVIES: Setting the world straight in 2016

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, July 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

    As political leaders, social activists and the entertainment industry seemingly seek to reconstruct our nation ideologically, writes Phil Boatwright, the movie critic recommends the love of Christ to the rescue. Read More

  • Sports film seeks 1 Corinthians 10:31 movement

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, July 06, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The struggles of a Christian high school girls' cross country team are used to discourage self-centeredness in "Remember the Goal," the latest release of brothers Dave and Rich Christiano and Five & Two Pictures.

    The limited release film highlights 1 Corinthians 10:31, exhorting "whatever you do, do all to the glory of God," and drawing from the personal cross country competition and coaching experiences of Dave Christiano, the movie's writer, director and producer. Read More

  • MOVIES: 'Spiritual profundity' on big screen

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Movie critic Phil Boatwright shares spiritual lessons amplified on the silver screen. "It's rare to get spiritual profundity at the movies, but occasionally, Hollywood is helpful," he writes. Read More

  • MOVIES: Why I stopped going to movies

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, April 15, 2016 (2 years ago)

    "Frankly, I'd be embarrassed watching many of last year's movies with my mom, or on a first date, or with Jesus by my side," movie reviewer Phil Boatwright laments. "Hollywood (generally) isn't feeding that part of me that will live on." Read More

  • 'God's Not Dead 2' earnings fall short

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The sequel "God's Not Dead 2" opened much weaker than its 2014 predecessor, trailing the top grossing "God's Not Dead" in per screen earnings by 72 percent, according to Box Office Mojo statistics.

    With total earnings of $8.1 million for the April 1-3 weekend, God's Not Dead 2 averaged $3,350 per screen in 2,419 theaters. Its predecessor averaged $11,817 per screen in 780 theaters, ... Read More