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  • MOVIES: Setting the world straight in 2016

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, July 29, 2016 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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

  • MOVIES: 'God's Not Dead 2'

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (one year ago)

    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 office

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 14, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (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

  • MOVIES: Hollywood & 'The Young Messiah'

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, March 10, 2016 (one year ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- "The Young Messiah," a new film based on an Ann Rice novel, presents a unique perspective concerning mankind's Savior. In this latest big-screen adaptation, Christ the child and his family are coming to terms with His divine nature as they journey home from the seven-year Egyptian exile.

    I suspect theologians will now raise an eyebrow. When it comes right down to it, most films about Christ are somewhat speculative.

    Even when these films adhere to Scripture, they still include incidents, dialogue and inference that incorporate dramatic license. With Scripture and historical documents vague about this time in Christ's life, a movie built entirely around Jesus as a 7-year-old will arouse suspicion in many. Read More

  • 'Deadpool' & dangers of movie sex, profanity

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A comic book-based film atop the box office has prompted Christian film critics to warn of spiritual dangers for viewers of movies with nudity, profanity and sexual content.

    A commentary on the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's website cautioned there is "no margin to voice allegiance to Christ and then attempt to justify slipping into a theater to see a movie like 'Deadpool,'" an X-Men film released Feb. 12 whose protagonist has been described as "a foul-mouthed, murderous, ex-special forces soldier with super abilities." Read More