The Second Coming of Christ is an upcoming film about an atheist female scientist who, at the end of times, discovers that true Faith can bring miracles.
Diana Angelson stars as Dr. Beatrix Cera, a famous entomologist hired by New World Genetics Corporation, the leader in genetically engineered foods, to research the causes and effects of dying crops. Her findings indicate that after years of experimenting with food, nature has taken its toll and deadly mutations occurred within crops. The pollinators, mainly the honeybees, have spread these mutations to the entire plant kingdom, which means a slow, but total extinction.
Desperately trying to defy God by creating an “immortal gene” in Bees, Beatrix finds herself in an urgent struggle between evil and good.
Stars include: Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Diana Angelson (The Impaler, Armenia, My Love), Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side), Natalie Burn (Expendables 3), Al Sapienza (Sopranos, House of Cards) and Meredith Salinger (The Journey) are among the stars joining Golden Globe nominee Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland (JFK, Bruce Almighty).
Get a first look at the trailer! Coming soon in 2017.
The film “Killing Reagan,” is a political thriller based on the book by Bill O’Reilly, which chronicled the events leading to the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. in 1981. Tim Matheson stars as Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. The project was daunting at first because Reagan was and is revered by so many conservatives. Playing the role was “about putting aside any of my own political beliefs because you can’t act politics, and just trying to absorb the humanity, the inner man and his feelings, emotions and thoughts,” Matheson explained. By studying Reagan, Matheson had a deeper admiration for “The Gipper.”
We can see the humanity and humor of Reagan in the film, as he combated Matheson protesters who called him a racist during the campaign. It deeply bothered him that people viewed him in such a terrible matter. Dealing with people’s misconceptions and battling the opposing political party, Reagan still had humanness about him, Matheson recalled.
“He was a man before he was a politician. He had a common humanity and sort of related to people on that level before he did by party line. He could battle toe-to-toe with the Democrats and the Democratic Party all day long and yet sit down with drinks with them that night,” said Matheson, who played the ghost of Reagan in the “Talker” in 2011. With a country and political system so divided it was clear for the actor Reagan was something special. “I came away with tremendous respect for him and for the ability to do this. He was the tonic we needed for this country.”
The film chronicled Hinckley’s unraveling mental faculties, and therapy sessions as he was obsessed with becoming famous, and becoming a writer. The story gives a background of his obsession with the film “Taxi” and Jodie Foster. Meanwhile, the film shifts to the end of Reagan’s campaign and win over Jimmy Carter. People will also be immersed in the tick-tock of the environment and the faulty thoughts of Hinckley’s. In “Killing Reagan” we will experience a true collision course of hunter and the prey. As the story moves along, we go deeper into the head of Reagan and his love story with Nancy (Cynthia Nixon) and their strong bond.
“Killing Reagan” is part of a series that includes, “Killing Jesus,” “Killing Lincoln,” and “Killing Patton.” “He [O’Reilly] has an approach in theses books of giving us history and it is embedded in mystery and suspense, and a love story that is riveting. And we learn all this historical stuff without feeling we’ve been given a spoonful of medicine,” said Matheson.
“Killing Reagan” will premiere Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel.
Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
The Birth of a Nation is in theaters now.
With his arms up high, David Ortiz clapped a “thank you” one last time for the fans who supported him for so many years.
40 year-old beloved slugger strolled out to the mound tipped his cap to the crowd of almost 40,000 – the largest at Fenway Park since World War II. The crowd cheered and changed “Thank you, Pa-pi” for more than 10 minutes after the last out.
Wiping tears from his eyes, Big Papi’s story in Boston came to an end.
“I went through like three different times where emotions popped. But they were different,” Ortiz said.
Ortiz’s team was trailing behind the Cleveland INdians by two runs in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. Ortiz trotted to first base after an eighth-inning walk Monday night. It was his final plate appearance.
Unforatunely, it wasn’t meant to be. The Red Sox were swept out of the playoffs with a 4-3 loss.
“I was cheering so bad. Once I got out of the game, I was screaming at my team to put me back in it. Make me wear this uniform one more day. Because I wasn’t ready to be over with the playoffs” Ortiz said.
After a career that included a 2013 World Series MVP award and 10 All-Star appearances, he finished his final game 0 for 1 with two walks and an RBI. But he was just 1 for 9 in the series.
Memorabilia and recognition for Ortiz was found all over the ballpark to honor the 14 seasons that Ortiz spent in Boston. The first piece being a “Thank You! 34” banner than hung over the players’ parking lot through the season. Then there were the ovations.
The first ovation came before the game when Oritiz took the field to stretch. It wasn’t long before Indians players came over to give him a hug, and stayed to stretch alongside them.
Terry Francona, the Indian’s manager, said, “I thought it was an honor to be on the field for his last game. He’s truly one of the best and you could tell the way people were hanging around yelling his name. He deserves every bit of that.”
The slugger said he has no regrets about how his career ended.
“The game, the game I love, the game that made me who I am,” Ortiz said. “The game that I look forward to (getting) better every day is something that I’m definitely going to carry for the rest of my life. And those moments, they’re always going to be special. They’re always going to stay with you.”