Kristoffer Polaha stars as a baseball slugger with Detroit Tigers who was forced to retire early due to panic attacks at the plate. Calvin Campbell struggles with alcoholism, depression, and battles his demons of a failed career. But his life will […]
They were volunteers from the US risking their lives to help Israel gain their independence in the Arab-Israeli was in 1948. A group of Jewish American pilots smuggled planes and trained in Czechoslovakia to stand as members of Machal. The […]
They did everything to break her spirit, but her love conquered all resistance; her courage proved that it only takes one person to make a difference in the lives of many. We’re excited to announce that the powerful biopic drama Noble will […]
Jurassic Park fans: this may just be the sequel you’ve been waiting for. The new Jurassic World trailer, released this week is jam-packed with action and full of surprises including a genetically modified dinosaur that seriously tops all dinosaurs. The two […]
What would it really feel like to feel immortal and you know longer had to worry about failing health? Phoenix Biogenic offers this once in a lifetime offer where the new body will be genetically mastered to perfection. Only a select few […]
Friday, February 27th Leonard Nimoy, famously known for his role as Spock in the infamous Star Trek series, passed away at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, stating that the cause was the end-stage chronic […]
No one knows much about Miles Sloman, the actor who is playing David in the highly anticipated ‘David and Goliath’ film that releases in theaters nationwide April 3, 2015. Sloman is a young Cornish immigrant who attended the prestigious Oxford School of […]
The first Christ-centered romantic adventure film “Beyond the Mask,” will be coming to theaters on April 6th 2015 from Burns Family Studio, and director Chad Burns starting in the year of 1775. The film is about Will Reynolds, a mercenary […]
Jamie Foxx recently stopped by a showing of Annie with his adorable daughter Annalise, to deliver a very important message in honor of his young costar, Quvenzhané Wallis. “Quvenzhané, it’s Jamie,” Foxx said with Annalise in his arms. “We want […]
After 57 years of being hung up, now a war hero’s story is on the big screen. Unbroken, a true story based on U.S. POW and 1936 Olympic runner Louie Zamperini will be released on Christmas Day. The timing could […]
Today get a look at our early church during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. A.D. will present the first 10 chapters of the Book of Acts in a new series, and give viewers a sense of the early church. […]
A shy bear wearing a blue coat with wooden toggles, yellow galoshes and deep red bush hat waited at Paddington Train Station in London from Dark Peru. Paddington Bear sits on his suitcase with a note pinned to his coat […]
Academy Award-winning actress Renee Zellweger returns to the big screen, along with Academy Award nominees Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou in the upcoming faith-based film, “Same Kind of Different As Me.” The film follows the story of Ron Hall (Kinnear), an […]
National Geographic Channel joins forces with political pundit Bill O’Reilly for a third time in the upcoming film adaptation of his book, “Killing Jesus.” His previous films, “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Lincoln” were the first and second-most-watched programs on the […]
23 Blast is a touching film about Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) who was a high school football player for the Corbin High School Redhounds in Kentucky and was stricken with Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis, which destroyed his optical nerves. But Coach […]
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is based on the children’s book of the same title, follows Alexander and his family’s crazy and brutal day. Whether it is baby Trevor eating a dark green highlighter […]
You’re Not You is based on the novel of the same name stars Hillary Swank as a beautiful pianist stricken with ALS in her 30s. Kate’s condition deteriorates and she hires an off-beat college student Bec with no background in healthcare […]
Grammy and Dove award-winning alt-rock group Switchfoot releases Fading West, an intimate documentary of their lives and music. “Fading West is one of the most inside looks of the band that we’ve ever put out,” says guitarist Drew Shirley. In […]
Yes, you read the headline correctly. If you haven’t heard there is a streaming television network and video on demand that specializes exclusively in faith-inspired films called Parables TV. Films like “Saving God” with Dean McDermott, and thrillers like “Fatal […]
High-profile criminal lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) returns Indiana to grieve the loss of his mother and take on unresolved issues he’d like to forget, including his estranged dad. But when the town judge and father Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall) needs representation for […]
“To thine own self be true.” That should also apply to your online dating profile. In the upcoming rom-com, Christian Mingle, actress Lacey Chabert plays Gwyneth, a smart, successful woman looking for love. Wondering why her dates aren’t leading […]
In anticipation of the new movie Annie, releasing in theaters December 19th, check out this video that shows New Yorkers singing Tomorrow. It’s infectious and will make you want to sing. You can record yourself singing tomorrow for a chance to be a […]
Have you ever wondered how yoga came to the West? The new feature documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda examines the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Indian Swami brought meditation and yoga in the 1920s, authored Autobiography of a Yogi, […]
Many are getting excited as “Left Behind” is fast approaching theaters based on the best-selling books by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye on Oct. 3. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Jordan Sparks, and Lea Thompson, whose characters […]
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 […]
Political thriller, “The Green Prince” tells the story Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a key Hamas leader, who betrays his father and country to work for Israeli security forces. The narrative is framed around his life as a double agent, […]
Go behind the scenes of Alcon Entertainment/Warner Bros.’ Dolphin Tale 2, with professional Christian athlete and “Soul Surfer” inspiration Bethany Hamilton, in this exclusive clip. In it, she talks openly about losing her arm in a shark attack and how […]
Lauren Bacall, born as Betty Joan Perske, died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89 after suffering a massive stroke. Bacall was an actress and model, known for her inviting voice and sultry looks. During her modeling career, in the […]
“The Good Lie’ starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon, follows the story of a group known as “The Lost Boys,” orphaned by the brutal Civil War in Sudan, who travel thousands of miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen […]
UK-based Attraction Films will produce a drama on the odd and turbulent relationship between authors C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien set in Britain during and after World War I. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, and Tolkien penned The Hobbit […]
There are a lot of statistics when it comes to sports – best finishes, points scored, worst finishes and of course winning streaks. The amount of pressure that a team experiences when exposed to a winning streak is intense. So […]
“The Good Lie,” a new movie from Warner Brothers, stars Reese Witherspoon as Carrie Davis, a woman who agrees to help a group of Sudanese refugees who win a lottery for relocation in the United States. Film director Philippe Falardeau […]
Join Winter and the rest of the Dolphin Tale cast as they return to the big screen! Dolphin Tale 2, again based on a true story, features all of the characters you loved from the first movie while introducing Hope, a […]
Father and son journalists Mike and Carlos Boettcher follow U.S. troops through bloody battles of Afghanistan for a single day strike that turned into a nine day fight for their lives. The documentary “The Hornet’s Nest” will be released in […]
The film “Decoding Annie Parker” is based on the true story of breast cancer survivor Annie Parker and geneticist Mary Claire King who discovered the link between DNA and cancer. Annie is haunted by all the women in her family […]
The film “Son of God” left a lasting impression on audiences with its visual effects and the epic story of Jesus Christ’s life. Created by Mark Burnett and wife Roma Downey, the film was the first motion picture on the life […]
While many films focus on outlandish extremes or make believe, it is refreshing to know that films like “Irreplaceable” are made, by Focus on the Family, to help change the world and bring light to real issues that we face […]
Even before its official theatrical release, director Darren Aronofsky’s latest project Noah has attracted mixed reviews from religious communities everywhere. Charles Jenkins, Pastor at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, says “NOAH is a riveting blockbuster. Messages of righteousness, justice, mercy, sacrifice, […]
Leading the box office for the second straight week, The Lego Movie has already become the most unexpected Hollywood hit of 2014. What’s most surprising about the movie’s success is the warm reception it’s received from children and adults, casual […]
Actor Shia LaBeouf apparently doesn’t like fame, or answering reporters. During an appearance of the premier of his new film, “Nymphomaniac, Volume 1,” LaBeouf wore a paper bag over his head with cutouts for eyes to accompany his tuxedo. Written […]
Noah is the the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky, known for such significant artistic accomplishments as Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. As with any Hollywood movie, you can expect some creative interpretations of the original story […]
Many of us grappled with the question “Where is God during tragedy?” Actor Kirk Cameron decided it was time to dig deeper and find the answer in “Unstoppable,” an independent documentary that sold over 260,000 tickets and grossed $3.2 million […]
Lori Loughlin is sticking to her Catholic roots, taking on her first period drama in Vancouver, and yes, possibly reuniting with the Full House cast as Rebecca Donaldson. Loughlin stars with Erin Krakow, and Daniel Lissing as Abigail Stanton in the Hallmark […]
Throughout the month of December, WORLD Channel will be airing a collection of documentaries dealing with the world’s various religious communities. Topics will range from an exploration of the major Asian religions to a case study of seven students preparing […]
Vocalist Susan Boyle was reportedly diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome a year ago by a Scottish specialist.But she’s more than comfortable about the diagnoses and described it as “a relief.” Asperger’s syndrome is a high-functioning form of autism it usually impedes […]
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is an epic screen biography of the celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist and political leader, Nelson Mandela. Adapted from Mandela’s autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom,” the film spans Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in […]
Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas […]
Professional Christian athlete and “Soul Surfer” inspiration Bethany Hamilton will join the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s family feature “Dolphin Tale 2,” a true story inspired by the life of Hope, a rescued baby dolphin. Hamilton will join the original film’s […]
Why do you believe what you believe? If a person stands on a podium in fine suits and a microphone, is what he or she says automatically factual? What power do they really possess? Society is less likely to research […]
Few things can touch our lives like music and encouragement. The Letter Writer is a family film that ties both together. When troubled, but musically gifted, teen Maggy receives an anonymous letter of encouragement, she seeks out the writer while […]
Zach Bonner is a real life inspiration. As an 8-year-old the Florida native filled his little red wagon with food and water for victims of hurricane Charlie. He walked all through his city, distributing collected supplies to those left homeless […]
Teen dramas are all the rage right now. ABC Family regularly produces new drama TV shows for teens, there are tons of different book series, and they find their way to the big screen quite frequently. Problem is, many of […]
Patricia Arquette, John Schneider, and ABC Family star Randy Wayne give their all in this touching story about life and skateboarding. Caleb is an aspiring pro skater looking to make it in the big time. His life has been a […]
Christian movies aren’t often known for addressing current events. Typically, they will pair a powerful message with a timeless story that many can relate to. Stand Strong is a movie that many will certainly relate to, but its because they […]
The film adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ encouraging self-help book Woman Thou Art Loosed is out on DVD today! The movie follows the powerful story of main character Michelle Jordan. Michelle starts off life in a bad family situation that […]
Academy Award winning actor Russell Crowe has been in Iceland filming the Biblical epic Noah, and here is your first look! If you think this is just another faith film, consider who else involved. The movie is being directed by […]
Pop star Jordin Sparks is currently promoting her new film Sparkle, due out in theaters on August 17th. The movie is a T.D. Jakes produced remake of the classic, starring Jordin and the late Whitney Houston, and featuring the original […]
In an upcoming film of Biblical proportions, Russell Crowe will play the builder of the ark himself – Noah! Beliefnet has acquired an exclusive photo of the building of the ark for the movie set, and it looks massive! The […]
On the 60th anniversary of the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain, TCM is putting on extra special showings of this great Gene Kelly movie at select theaters all across America. The movie will be shown on Thursday, July 12 […]
Jesus – He Lived Among Us is an animated film that looks at the life of Jesus and his followers from a different perspective – as martyrs. The message of the movie is two-fold. It tells people about the […]
Salesman turned law school student Luke O’Brien has a unique plan to turn his life around. Rather than start small-time in the justice system, Luke seeks out judgement on the most evil one of them all – Satan. He sues […]
It’s a question that’s especially valid today as the Catholic Church battles with our government over the proposed healthcare mandate requiring faith-based institutions to cover contraception. We ask ourselves if this is a breach of religious liberty and if so, […]
UPDATE: This is an exclusive first look at the poster for the film! I don’t know much about For Greater Glory. I know it stars Andy Garcia, Evan Longoria, and Peter O’Toole. I know it’s the true story of the […]
UNDEFEATED, the new documentary from the Weinstein Company (opening in limited release this Friday), is the real deal. It’s one of those perfect, real life underdog sports stories that are only captured on film once in a long while (ala […]
Dad’s are awesome! (although, being one myself, I am a bit biased) And if you think your Dad is awesome – no, if you think your Dad is the GREATEST DAD OF ALL TIME!!!! – then we want to hear […]
Mitch Albom is world famous for his moving and inspirational books. “Tuesday’s With Morrie,” “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” and “For One More Day” have all spent months upon months on the New York Times bestseller list. His […]
In anticipation of the new Christmas film, Arthur Christmas, which attempts to answer the age-old question, “How exactly does Santa manage to deliver all those presents in one night?”, we’ve got a little treat for you. Click the below link […]
Raising kids in the media age can be challenging and terrifying. My 5 year old daughter not only knows how to turn on the Xbox and boot up Netflix’s instant streaming service, she’s also able to spell out the titles to shows […]
Terry Hitchcock ran 75 consecutive miles in 75 days. The 57-year-old-man weathered fractured joints and chest pains all the way from Minneapolis to Atlanta– all to call attention to the plight of single parents and be an inspiration to his […]
This is message from Dr. Ed Young, senior pastor of Houston’s 2nd Baptist church. And, after you read this message, you’ll find that he’s pretty jazzed about the new film “Seven Days in Utopia” which is playing in theaters right […]
Part of my issue with Christian films or films that have Christian elements is that, in terms of quality, they’re almost always terrible. The preachy message part of the film trumps the story/acting/cinematography, leaving Christian audiences with lukewarm feel-good films […]
Remember when Bernie Madoff defrauded his investors of over $18 billion dollars, a number so staggering that you can’t even begin to comprehend it? Well, a new documentary is coming out that focuses on the efforts of one man, Henry […]
A new documentary is getting ready to hit the circuit called “Senna,” about one of the world’s most famous Formula 1 drivers, Ayrton Senna from Brazil. If you’re like me, you know little to nothing about Formula 1, have never […]
Harry Potter ends this Friday for tens of millions of fans around the world. Warner Bros. has put together a retrospective on all 8 films that plays like a single, long, epic trailer for the entire franchise. It’s thrilling, exciting, […]
The Muppets have had a rocky decade and a half. Their films, few and far between, have either failed critically (The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz) or failed commercially (Elmo in Grouchland which, despite being utterly charming, tanked in theaters). But […]
Kevin James stars in ‘Zookeeper,’ about the world’s greatest zookeeper who decides to leave his job in order to pursue the woman of his dreams. The animals, terrified of losing their star caretaker, speak up for the first time and […]
“Brave,” Pixar’s next film, about an impetuous Scottish princess who cuts the wrong deal with the wrong witch and unleashes some very ‘wrong’ stuff upon the kingdom, finally has a teaser trailer worth watching. And boy oh boy does it […]
The new film from producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald (who directed the must-see documentary, “Touching the Void”) is an intriguing global social experiment. Last year, through YouTube, they solicited over 4500 hours of footage from 192 different countries, […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A skate boarder empowers kids, a green musician is honored and a movie star spits for a good cause. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.
Butterscotch Brew. Treacle Fudge. Mmmmmmmmmmm… Harry Potter aficionados recognize those names as they’ve undoubtedly dreamed about JK Rowling’s imaginary confectionary creations. Who hasn’t wanted to pop a Peppermint Humbug into their mouth? Well, here’s your chance. “The Unofficial Harry […]
The Family Movie Night folks have consistently churned out some good, wholesome family films. They’re not epic feats of cinematic excellence, but they’re reasonably entertaining and you’re guaranteed that there won’t be loads of inappropriate content you’ll have to change […]
Donald Miller’s “Blue Like Jazz” was a rallying cry to many twentysomething Christians who felt jilted by the hollow faith of their parents and peers. With an intimate, personable style, Miller poured out his thoughts and struggles with an oftentimes embarrassing honesty. […]
Terrence Malick is not an easy filmmaker to wrap your head around. In a career spanning four decades, he’s only directed five films (for you those of you who aren’t math wizzes, that works out to a film every 8 […]
Tintin is beloved worldwide and is almost as popular and iconic as Mickey Mouse. The creation of Belgian artist Hergé, Tintin first appeared in comic strip form in 1929. With more the 350 million copies of the books sold to […]
Pirate rockstar Jack Sparrow is back in theaters today with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In fact, the rest of Hollywood is so terrified of it that it is the ONLY movie opening in theaters today. The question […]
We’re attempting to select the 100 most inspirational films of all time and we need your help! What films have made you want to become a better person? What films have given you hope? What films simply put a smile […]
NOTE: We’re currently giving away 10 pairs of tickets to see There Be Dragons. Go here for details. Director Roland Joffé has never shied away from overtly religious themes in his films. “The Mission,” his Oscar-winning 1986 film about a Jesuit mission […]
Congratulations to Michelle S., Kelly C., Van K., Pat M., Sara D., Sara C., and ‘Ife C., winners of free tickets to see “There Be Dragons.” Keep your eyes peeled for our next giveaway! I love director Roland Joffé (go […]
You could win 2 tickets to the Hollywood Premiere of “Jumping the Broom” and rub shoulders with the likes of Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, and Bishop TD Jakes. Tell Sony Pictures executive and author DeVon Franklin how your faith has […]
On Earth Day, April 22, Disney Nature released its latest film African Cats, a beautiful wild life documentary. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, African Cats follows the adventures of a cheetah family and a lion pride surviving and thriving in […]
Movie Mom and I have both posted lists in the past of excellent movies available on DVD with a “green focus.” Well, for Earth Day 2011, I would like to update my list with a couple of new choices you […]
People enjoy seeing themselves on the big screen. And watching “Jumping the Broom” felt like part class reunion and a family gathering – complete with the joys and angst that both can generate. I couldn’t help but be reminded of […]
At least on television, that is. The former Full House star is headlining a new television movie, Truth Be Told, that airs tomorrow on Fox at 8/7c, in which she plays an unmarried marriage counselor who must fabricate a marriage […]
UPDATE: Congratulations to Dez Lopez of Indiana! Enjoy the Harry Potter Blu-Ray goodness, Dez. And thanks to everyone who entered and signed up to follow us on Twitter. We’ll have more great giveaways in the future, so stay tuned. We […]
This contest is now over! Congratulations to Tina B., Peter C., William K., and Heidi, who all won a copy! We just finished giving away “The Ten Commandments” on Blu-Ray to three lucky Idol Chatter readers and we’ve already got […]
John Bunyan’s classic allegory Pilgrim’s Progress has had a long history of film and television adaptations, including a 1912 silent film, a 1979 live-action film that gave Liam Neeson his first starring role, and numerous animated versions. Unfortunately, they’re all terrible […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas An Oscar winner becomes a Good Will Ambassador, a Glee cast member gives the gift of Dance and a “Celebrity Apprentice” candidate gives back to the American Red Cross. Here are this […]
As the Charlie Sheen media circus goes back into full swing with reports coming out of his stand-up show in Detroit this weekend that the show was a mess and he was booed by fans, his father Martin Sheen breaks his […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A journalist searches for hope and faith, an anchorwoman turns the spotlight on global health and a great humanitarian passes away. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Liz Taylor’s […]
Published in 1611 (which makes this year its 400th anniversary), the Authorized King James Version of the Bible became “the most influential version of the most influential book in the world, in what is now its most influential language.” Regardless […]
UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Joshua G. and Lydia B. who each received a copy of “The Ten Commandments” on Blu-Ray, and uber-congratulations to Chris Z. who will be receiving the epic 6-disc gift set to end […]
Just as it had been rumored all of last week, Reese Witherspoon wed agent Jim Toth at her Ojai ranch on Saturday. But while details and pictures surrounding the event are few and far between, one thing that has been […]
Chris Medina, recent Idol hopeful who unfortunately didn’t make it through Hollywood week, was on Ryan Seacrest’s radio program today to discuss Idol and his new single when he received a happy shock. Medina’s fiancÃ©e, Juliana, was injured in a […]
Now that the Oscars have brought at end to the 2010 movie award season, I was reminded this evening of the movie which I feel qualifies as the Most Overlooked Movie of the 2010 movie award season. Each year, there […]
It takes a rare event–or series of events–to rival Oscar on the lifestyle pages and TV screens of our country, and this year there was a big one. Of all of the awards, gossip, parties, fashion, blogs, photos and other […]
Overall, the Oscar ceremony for me was not only predictable – though of course I loved that Colin Firth now has an Oscar- but also rather boring. Can’t say I loved Anne HAthaway and James Franco as hosts and can’t […]
I have to say, I’m pretty excited that Anne Hathaway is hosting the Oscars. I think she is as winning as Julia Roberts and wonderfully funny. I can’t say I feel the same about James Franco though–I’ve never enjoyed him […]
Everyone is all abuzz because the cast of Twilight has just arrived in Vancouver to start filming the fourth and final installment of the Twilight Saga. Well, correction: the fourth and final installment which has been broken into two. Which […]
“Get Low” is an inspiring movie now on DVD.
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A Golden Globe-nominated actress helps clean up schools, a game show host says “come on down” to some four legged friends in need and an ’80s icon helps boost local spirits. Julianne […]
“The Grace Card” is the latest Christian movie in theaters.
Chenoweth is recognized for her support of gay rights.
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasThis week an Oscar contender supports Free the Children, a reality star shows her philanthropic side and an “Idol” gives a wake-up call (with flapjacks).Natalie Portman Announces Free The Children ContestThe last few […]
Everybody is Twilight-focused these days, even the high fashion magazines apparently. Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella, the star-crossed love interest of Edward Cullen, the world’s most famous vampire, in the Twilight movies, has the cover of the latest issue of […]
Total Film reports that director Christopher Nolan has tapped the always-riveting Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in his third and final Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises.” As this is the second time the pair have worked together following last summer’s […]
I understand not everyone can sit through those long-winded award shows, but I just had to share two uplifting moments from last nght’s SAG Awards. The first is Betty White’s surprise win over “Glee” start Jane Lynch in the Best […]
Here are my thoughts on today’s Oscar noms!
Several movies getting buzz are featured at Sundance this week.
Here are a few of my favorite Globes moments.
A confession: I have never seen a Muslim-directed movie before, which I think, according to at least Haroon Moghul over at Religious Dispatches and I’m sure a few others, makes me rather impoverished. In his recent article, “How to Meet […]
It’s old news that everyone loves Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of their furry, fangy friends. But it’s just recently that they took home lots of kudos at the People’s Choice Awards for their performances in ‘Eclipse,’ the third […]
Kirk Cameron dishes on dead birds, end times and his new film with Anderson Cooper.
There will be a new, modern version of the Biblical tale.
Several days ago, I was stumbling around Youtube and saw a video of a homeless man who, literally, had a golden voice. It had been posted that day and already had 100,000 views. The video had over 12 million views […]
Butterflies threatened to overwhelm Brooke White’s stomach when she first stepped onto the stage of American Idol during its seventh season. After conquering them and making it all the way to the Top 5, one might think that butterflies would […]
Sure Christmas is over and you’re burned out from watching sentimental holiday classics like ‘A Christmas Story” or “A Miracle on 34th Street ” one too many times. But if you are still looking for a few DVDs to fill […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A “Biggest Loser” pays it forward, a kid honors his dad’s musical legacy and a wrestling star pays tribute to the troops. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. The […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasJack Black and Jason Segel — The Next David Bowie and Bing Crosby?One of our favorite Christmas traditions is watching Bing Crosby and David Bowie’s classic “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” performance. The […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasA rock star shares his family’s tragic history, a child star gives back and a TV network stands up against discrimination. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Gene Simmons Share His […]
Probably not, but when I caught up Director of Brand Marketing and Executive Producer, Ben Simon, he made their mission crystal clear. He called to promote their latest Family Movie Night film, “A Walk in My Shoes.” A Walk In […]
A few years ago, it was unthinkable to promote a mainstream movie to the faith crowd. That’s all changed and when you consider the subject matter, there may not be a more perfect crossover film than the latest installment in […]
Based on the book co-penned by country legend Kenny Rogers, “Christmas in Canaan” is set in the rural town of Canaan, Texas. It’s the story of a clash between two classmates – one, a tough farm boy, and the other, […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasA group of celebrities work to end hunger, some furry friends teach healthy living and “The Biggest Loser” has a huge week. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Celebrities Work to […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A TV star reunites a family, a movie star helps feed hungry kids, and GLAAD auctions off some high-class art. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. “Brothers and Sisters’” […]
So a few days ago I was on an airplane and somebody left a copy of a recent Us Weekly in the back pocket of the seat in front of me. While I would never subscribe to Us Weekly, I […]
J.K. Rowling continues to tease Potter fans with thoughts of a future book.
Some critics are still debating the religious overtones of the popular horse movie.
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasAn actress finds her light, rich kids make a lemonade stand for a cause, and a celebrity foundation hits a milestone of giving. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Portia de […]
On Friday, rumors started flying that the sex scenes in the film version of the Twilight Saga’s book four, ‘Breaking Dawn’ are extra steamy. With Bella and Edward getting married in the first scene of this last installment of this […]
The “Blue Like Jazz” movie is going to happen after all, thanks to fans.
Critics are abuzz with praise for Clink Eastwood’s newest film, ‘Hereafter,’ which just released in New York City on Friday. But I have to say, as much as I respect this actor and his moviemaking sensibilities, when I first saw […]
With part one of Harry Potter VII about to release in movie theater in November, we all have Harry Potter on the brain lately. (Or at least us fans do!) So one of my favorite little news clips I’ve come […]
“Blue Like Jazz” movie needs your help.
Here are some banned books I would like to see as movies.
In my opinion, Renesmee, the part-human, part-vampire spawn of Bella and Edward (and really, I think spawn is the right word), is the creepiest, oddest character of everyone in Meyer’s “Twilight Saga.” Renesmee disturbs me and so many readers mostly […]
Woody Allen, the writer, director, and producer of movies that I love, apparently sees no difference between the worlds religions and fortune-tellers, according to the recent New York Times interview between reporter David Itzkoff and the famous, lifelong New Yorker […]
I love “The Onion,” but never more than when they spoof on Twilight, especially since they always do so in good fun (and not maliciously) and always in such hilariously creative ways. Earlier this year they published the article, “Woman […]
My wife is a real George Clooney fan, although she admits “he sometimes really does make some weird movies.” So I went to see his latest, “The American,” as a favor to her and also figuring it’d be better than […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week a movie star rebuilds New Orleans, an Emmy dress gets auctioned for charity, and an author donates to a research center. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. […]
Rob Reiner has a new family-friendly movie in theaters.
Here is an interview with Christian director Dallas Jenkins about his latest film.
Well, at least since ‘Julie & Julia.’ I made it a point not to read the critics’ reviews of the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s smash hit memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love,” starring the always wonderful Julia Roberts–I wanted to enjoy […]
When you’re James Cameron, director of Avatar, how do you spend your birthday? If you said, “submerging yourself beneath a Russian lake,” you’re correct!
Robert Duvall discusses his latest film and how it examines faith.
The Teen Choice Awards were last night, and perhaps unsurprisingly so, it was pretty much all vampires, all the time, getting the love from teen voters. Most especially, everything Twilight related (Twilight garnered 12 awards!), but also ‘Vampire Diaries’ too. […]
Patricia Neal died Sunday after a long illness.
On August 10th, the inspiring story “Letters to God” will be released on DVD from Possibility Pictures and Vivendi Entertainment. Inspired by a true story, the film tells the story of a young boy who faced a daily battle against […]
We told you earlier this summer about “Secrets of the Mountain,” a family friendly TV movie from faith-based guys led by Brian Wells. It did very well, thanks also to the sponsorship of Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble and some key […]
Based on the book “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” the title character (Zac Efron) survives a car accident that takes the life of his younger brother. After the funeral, he sees his brother’s ghost and fulfills a […]
Whoopi is possibly the only person who is defending Mel Gibson right now.
These days people tweet mass on Sundays. My fellow Beliefnet blogger, Jana Riess (of Flunking Sainthood) is even tweeting the ENTIRE bible, one tweet per chapter–she calls it the Twible. (Yes, really, Jana is doing this–it’s awesome. And her tweets […]
It’s official: ‘Eclipse’ is not only the third movie installment in the ‘Twilight Saga,’ it’s also the best. It’s fast, intense, dramatic and manages not to take itself too seriously (at one point Edward quips–to Jacob: “Do you ever wear […]
Walmart and P & G present a new TV movie about a secret community of geniuses who conduct research to solve the world’s most important problems and who must stop dangerous technology from falling into the wrong hands. The movie […]
The third installment in the “Twilight Saga” fails to sparkle as brightly as the first two.
If you were a fan of “Paranormal Activity,” you’ll want to check out the teaser trailer to the sequel, set for release on October 22, 2010.What do you think?
“Knight and Day” tanked at the box office, but there are many theories as to why.
The weekend movie box office numbers are out and “Knight and Day” ranked third behind Disney’s “Toy Story 3″ and Adam Sandler’s “Grown-Ups.” It got only a third of the business of “Toy Story 3″ and about half compared to […]
In honor of the June 30th release of ‘Eclipse,’ the third movie installment in the Twilight Saga, I thought it would be fun to spend some time thinking about some tv and film love triangle favorites of mine (most from […]
This summer’s movies haven’t been doing it for me so far, so I was glad to read premiere.com’s recent news summaries about several sequels which are in the works. What all these projects have in common is this: they’re not […]
Poor Robert Pattinson, the living, breathing incarnation of the fictional heartthrob of every teen girl (and their mother) on this planet–Edward Cullen. The romantic, sexy vampire had girls swooning on the page long before it was even a thought in […]
This latest from M. Night Shyamalan is based on a TV series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and features a world where the elements–Earth, Air, Fire, and Water–are controlled by people called “benders.” The last of the Airbenders is a young […]
Courtesy of Snagfilms, check out this documentary about Hollywood superstar Ashley Judd’s mission to fight youth AIDS in India.
“The A-Team” is out today, the latest television show to be made into a movie. Idol Chatter’s Kris Rasmussen recently posted about Hollywood movie remakes with a great list of the best and worst ones. Most of us love TV […]
If you like scary movies, this might be the film for you. Produced by Eli Roth (“Cabin Fever,” “Hostel”), “The Last Exorcism” is shot in documentary style and tells the story of a troubled minister’s exorcism of a young woman. […]
Because Stephenie Meyer is really nice (and I suppose, because she is really, really rich, too), she has made her new little book, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella” available for free download from her website! […]
The third season of HBO’s vampire-centric hit ‘True Blood’ premiers a week from Sunday on June 13th. Crossover fans of ‘Twilight’ have a lot to look forward to since it seems a major story line of the show this summer […]
This documentary examines the Mormon Church’s involvement in the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which prohibits gay marriage. The film releases June 18, 2010.
Here are my picks for the best and worst movie remakes ever.
The text came over the CNN newswire to my blackberry today: “Actor Dennis Hopper has died, his family confirms.” Idol Chatter’s Kris Rasmussen has posted two great videos from his life here. I believe the day will come when actors […]
Dennis Hopper left a lasting legacy as an actor, artist, and icon.
While I waited to get home from a business trip to see “Sex and the City 2″ with my girls, I went in to see “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” I figured “hey, it’s a Jerry Bruckheimer film,” […]
Nell Minow, Beliefnet’s Movie Mom, talks about some of this summer’s new films — “Shrek Forever After,” “The Karate Kid,” “The A-Team,” “Twilight: Eclipse,” and more.
Here are a few favorite movies of mine that celebrate Jewish American heritage.
While it isn’t as popular as Chanukah or Passover, the Jewish holiday of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks, which counts the weeks between Passover and this holiday), which Jews celebrated this week, represents what I think are some of the best […]
In this third installment of the “Twilight’ series, Bella choose between her love for vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob. The film opens June 30,2010.
As USAToday.com reports, “24” was responsible for several wonderfully dramatic contributions to the television action drama genre. It “set a new visual style,” had a “pace that kept viewers on edge,” “proved that a densely serialized thriller” could be successful […]
If you haven’t already heard the news, Beliefnet now has a Hulu Channel called Beliefnet TV. Keep it bookmarked and visit it often–we’re constantly adding new, full-length movies about spirituality and inspiration. Our latest offering is a film called “One […]
My theory about romance movies these days is that they hover around one of two poles–either the horrid, slapsticky variety where pratfalls and humiliating scenarios abound (think ‘Fool’s Gold’) or the Nicolas Sparks variety that are too syrupy to get […]
In honor of the Preakness on Saturday, check out the trailer to “Secretariat,” which tells the real-life story of Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) and her Triple Crown-winning horse Secretariat. The movie also stars John Malkovich and hits theaters October 8, […]
A few years back when the “Sex and the City” movie hit theaters, I eagerly paid my money to see it and about an hour in I walked out of the theater and out on Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, […]
In this remake of the 1980s classic, a young American boy (Jaden Smith) and his mother (Taraji P. Henson) move to China where he is taught kung-fu by a master (Jackie Chan). The film releases June 11, 2010.
If you’re in the mood for a little uplifting this morning, check out the movie “Life After Tomorrow,” which reunites more than 40 women who played orphans in the Broadway production of “Annie.”View the full movie below.
For fans, Star Wars Day 2010 arrives and provokes reflections on religion and popular culture.
In this final installment of the “Shrek” series, the ogre finds himself in an alternate reality in which he never existed and must work to go back to the correct time or risk disappearing forever. The movie features the voices […]
Based on the best-selling children’s book series by Beverly Cleary, the film focuses on the young Ramona, the adventures and mishaps she gets herself into, and her older sister Beezus who encourages her to be imaginative and creative. The film […]
In celebration of the DVD release of the Beliefnet Film Award nominated documentary “Oh My God,”–in which filmmaker Peter Rodger traveled the world asking celebrities, religious leaders, and ordinary people about their thoughts on God–we are giving away 5 copies. […]
If you’ve seen Disneynature’s newest documentary, “Oceans,” you may have heard a familiar voice narrating the film–actor Pierce Brosnan. And after working on the project, the former “James Bond” has become more passionate about helping the preserving oceans and its […]
I’ve written a bunch about hot chastity in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series because, well, really, it’s difficult not to notice the erotic tension between vampire Edward Cullen and Bella, his beloved, even though they barely even kiss in the first […]
Sir Robin Longstride, played by Russell Crowe, returns to his English village after fighting in the Third Crusade, only to find his village taken over by a tyrant. He uses his military skills to gather an army to fight to […]
Here are some recommendations for movies influenced by William Shakespeare!