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D’oh for ALS

posted by Corine Gatti

Yay! Even Homer Simpson joined the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” to support the ALS Associations research efforts. The marketing has more than worked it created a phenomenon. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS affects the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles through the body, according to the ALS Association. Ultimately, the person loses all control of their muscles.

Celebrities, neighbors, politicians, and thousands of others across the globe have helped raise a staggering 93.4 million dollars since July 29th compared to 2.5 million it raised in 2013.

Homer now is challenging Flanders…and Flanders.

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Horror Flick Details Biblical End Times

posted by Corine Gatti
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Faith based films have become a buzzword in Hollywood lately said writer and director Casey La Scala of “Donnie Darko,” and “A Walk to Remember.”

La Scala new film is a horror flick based on biblical accounts of end times called “The Remaining,” an Affirm Film, known for faith-based projects like, “Soul Surfer.” The story follows a group of people at a wedding as they encounter apocalyptic events and they need to choose survival or to save their souls.

“What would it be like if there was global paranormal activity,” La Scala asked himself as he wrote “The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes.” Raised and confirmed as Lutheran he reflected on his childhood and thought of merging these concepts.

Another question was, would the faith audience go for it?

“If I do this faith-based supernatural thriller will the audiences get behind it? I have no idea,” said La Scala. So he took the script to Affirm Senior Vice President Rich Peluso for input. The film would need to be marketable to believers and it has to be authentic and genuine “you don’t want to Hollywoodize it because it won’t be embraced.”

Peluso, who is a minister didn’t know, forwarded the script to youth ministers across the country for feedback.

“He [Peluso] was kind of surprised when they came back and were very support of it. From that moment on I worked with Rich to make the rules of the movie biblically accurate. I wanted to make sure that it could stand up to evangelical debates.”

There is another reason the film is important, said La Scala.

“When my father passed a lot of things ran through my mind. One being to love the one you’re with before it’s too late because things could end in a blink of an eye.”

Alexa PenaVega and opens in Theaters on Sept. 5.

Alexa PenaVega stars in “The Remaining”

“The Remaining” opens in Theaters on Sept. 5.

Identity Series: Embrace Your Place

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Director of Equip and Empower Ministries, Christine Caine, pushes believers to embrace the place that God designed especially for them in this episode of the IDENTITY series sponsored by the upcoming film THE IDENTICAL. “There’s a divine re-calibration happening on the earth, ” Caine says. “There are so many Christians that have been misplaced, or feeling displaced, or having to be replaced simply because they haven’t embraced their place.” Through the biblical story of Elijah and Elisha, Caine shares the importance of being in God’s will and following hard after God’s timing and His purpose for each individual life.

The series supports the nationwide release of City of Peace’s fall film THE IDENTICAL, a story of a preacher’s kid who against his father’s wishes leaves the path of full-time ministry to pursue a passion for music.  Here’s a short clip from the movie starring Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd:

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See  more on the IDENTITY series throughout the month of August. For local listings and to take advantage of video streaming available to churches, visit TheIdentitySeries.com . For more information on the movie THE IDENTICAL, in theaters September 5th, visit TheIdenticalMovie.com.

Rocking New Exclusive Clip from “The Identical”

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Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd star in The Identical as the adoptive parents of a young man who dreams of a singing career — not a life as a pastor like his father. What young Ryan Wade doesn’t know, though, is that he has a twin brother who is the biggest rock-and-roll star in the world — a fact his mom and dad find increasingly hard to keep from him. Watch this exclusive clip from the film featuring Blake Rayne as Ryan Wade discovering the music of his rock n roll star long lost twin. Check out The Identical in theaters September 5th.

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