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Wes Craven, Godfather of Horror Films, Dies at 76

posted by Angela Guzman

Wes CravenWes Craven best known as the godfather of horror films passed away August 30, 2015 after a battle with brain cancer. Craven, a director, writer, producer and actor, is best known for films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Scream series, The Hills Have Eyes, The last House on the Left, Red Eye and My Soul to Take. Craven has undoubtedly created some of the best horror films that will be archived as the scariest films of our time.

Most of Craven’s films were horrifying because they all revolved around the common exploration of the nature of reality – in A Nightmare on Elm Street the consequences of dreams and in Scream the horror films that referenced their current lifestyles and situations.

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Craven married three times. He has two children, Jonathan and Jessica, with his first wife Bonnie Broecker. In 2004, Craven married Iya labunka and she often worked as a producer on Craven’s films. In his free time, Craven loved to bird watch and often referred to himself as a “birder.” In 2010, he became a member of Audubon California’s Board of Directors and remained on the board up until his death.

The last tweet from the illustrious Craven reads, “Take the first job you can in the industry you want to get into. The job doesn’t matter, getting your foot in the door does.” Craven will forever serve as a strong motivational force with his wise w

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90 Minutes in Heaven Hits Theaters Sept 11th

posted by Angela Guzman

90 Minutes to Heaven Car Accident90 Minutes in Heaven is the film based on Don Piper, who died in a highway accident, experienced heaven and returned to face severe physical, emotional and spiritual challenges—has landed a distribution deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films. The faith film is based on Piper’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name with more than 7 million copies sold; the film premieres in 800 theaters across the country on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

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Piper died Jan. 18, 1989 when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car. Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don’s body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. Don’s soul, meanwhile, experienced love, joy and life as he’d never known before. Don was in heaven.

When another pastor’s prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle. Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened. Heaven’s bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support and prayers of his beloved wife, their three kids and friends near and far, Don clung to his faith in God and fought to regain a semblance of his previous life. The Piper family’s incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life—and death—brings hope and encouragement to all who see it.

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90 Minutes to Heaven CoupleStarring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth star as Don and Eva Piper in 90 Minutes in Heaven. Piper’s story was witnessed by many that day as he was brought back to life my faith and prayer. There is no way anyone can question this merciful act of faith.

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WM. Paul Young’s Book “Eve” Hits Shelves Soon

posted by Angela Guzman

Eve Book CoverAfter selling 25 million copies of his bestseller The Shack, author WM. Paul Young has written a new novel that will be one of the best books of our time – Eve.

When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside—broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers her genetic code connects her to every known human race. She is a girl of prophecy and no one can guess what her survival will mean…

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No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her “daughter,” and invites her to witness the truth about her story—indeed, the truth about us all.

Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we’re made. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.

Eve opens many doors by creating a forum that discusses the equality of men and women from the beginning. This point of view further helps others look at men and women as true equals and brings forth view points that our Creator possesses.

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“We live in a world where ‘normal’ does not truly exist except as a concept or wishful thought. For each of us, where and how we grew up plays a foundational role in our sense of ‘normal’, and only when we begin to experience the ‘bigness and diversity’ of the world are we tempted to evaluate our roots,” said Young.  And his novel Eve is a direct result of that belief that there is so much more in our beginnings and if we examine those times, instead of always over analyzing the present, we could create real change for the future.

 

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The True Story Behind ‘Woodlawn’ Will Amaze You

posted by lwhite

woodlawnimageThe highly-anticipated film, ‘Woodlawn’ is a powerful story of courage, strength, and football in the midst of impassioned racial tensions in Birmingham, Alabama in the early ‘70s.

New football coach, Tandy Gerelds was struggling to put together a winning football team at Woodlawn High School –one of the last schools in Alabama to integrate. After being handed a struggling team, Coach Gerelds knew he didn’t have the caliber of players he needed to win, until he saw Tony Nathan run.

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Coach Geralds knew that putting an African American in as running back would come with considerable backlash, but he saw something in Tony that couldn’t be ignored. The decision was about more than football. It was about doing what was right. With the help of a new school chaplain, Tony is able to look beyond himself and realize there was more at stake than winning a game.

In the face of adversity in the midst of a spiritual awakening, a once-struggling team stands together as brothers, and makes an astounding run at the playoffs, leading to the largest high school football game ever played in the city of Birmingham and the rise of its first African American superstar –Tony Nathan. Through these events, a once divided city finds healing.

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From the makers of God’s Not Dead and October Baby, the movie features an all-star cast including Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant), Sean Astin (Hank), Nic Bishop (Coach Tandy Gerelds), Sherri Shepherd (Mamma Nathan), and newcomer Caleb Castille (Tony Nathan).

‘Woodlawn’ is a great example of what happens when a group of students choose love instead of hate. The overarching themes of forgiveness, reconciliation and healing will move you. Make sure to check out this behind-the-scenes look at ‘Woodlawn’ featuring interviews from the cast and crew, along with Tony Nathan, whose life the film is based on, in the video below. ‘Woodlawn’ opens in theaters everywhere Oct. 16. You don’t want to miss it.

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Wes Craven, Godfather of Horror Films, Dies at 76
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