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Disney film true tale of Christian faith, triumphNASHVILLE (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
"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
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 movementNASHVILLE (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: Beware Tinseltown’s political persuasion
This presidential election season, beware the bombast from a liberal Tinseltown, movie critic Phil Boatwright warns. Read More
MOVIES: 'Spiritual profundity' on big screen
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
"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 shortNASHVILLE (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
MOVIES: 'God's Not Dead 2'KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- "God's Not Dead 2," the sequel to the 2014 film about religious freedom of expression, reminds us that in an age when just about everything of a secular or sexual nature is freely discussed in the classroom, Jesus is not allowed to enter.
The dramatic sequel from Pure Flix Entertainment concerns a high school teacher who finds herself in legal hot water merely for answering a student's question about Jesus.
Containing a significant insight, God's Not Dead 2 (rated PG) has its main protagonist facing discrimination and oppression, sending the message that at some point we each may be ... Read More
'The Young Messiah' opens seventh at box officeNASHVILLE (BP) -- "The Young Messiah," a fictional movie depicting Jesus' childhood, finished seventh at the box office its opening weekend, according to the website Box Office Mojo.
Evangelical reviewers praised the film's potential as an evangelistic tool while one also warned parents to screen it before allowing children to watch. Director Cyrus Nowrasteh spoke of the challenge in attempting to portray Jesus' full divinity and full humanity. Read More