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‘Risen’ is a Detective Story for the Ages

posted by Corine Gatti

The upcoming film “Risen”  is the story of Roman military officer Clavius and his personal mission to debunk the disciples’ claims that Christ was resurrected. Joseph Fiennes stars as the skeptic non-believer who works the case. Clavius, like many of his men, […]

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Film Hopes to Become a Transcending Light for a Divided Country

posted by Corine Gatti

The film “Woodlawn” is based on the true story surrounding the Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1970s when the first African American in the city made his debut. Running back Tony Nathan stepped onto the […]

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A Story of ‘Hope for Anyone and Everyone’

posted by Corine Gatti

  Based on a true story, Brian Nichols was on the run from authorities in a citywide manhunt.  Armed, desperate, and looking to connect with his baby son–the fugitive takes Ashley Smith (Kate Mara) hostage in her own apartment. Smith […]

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‘A Brave Heart’

posted by Corine Gatti

Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight. This inspiring 26-year-old was bullied by peers relentlessly. If this wasn’t enough, she found a disturbing video on YouTube calling her “The World’s Ugliest Woman,” and […]

Driven Towards Unity

posted by Corine Gatti

The film “Woodlawn” is based on the true story surrounding the Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1970s where racism was fluid. This changed through a young team, influencing an entire city to put down their […]

Debbie Gibson Still Amazes

posted by Corine Gatti

Debbie Gibson stars as Jessica in an inspiring drama about a woman who gives up her singing career to take care of her aging parents. Sweeping her dreams aside Jessica discovers that her dreams of becoming a singer and songwriter […]

‘Hoovey’ is a Story of Triumph

posted by Corine Gatti

EchoLight Cinema releases its first world-premier film, “Hoovey” based on the true story of Eric “Hoovey” Elliot from Illinois, a promising high school basketball player, who develops a near-fatal brain tumor.  The family struggles to keep it all together through […]

New Adventure Will Center on Faith

posted by Corine Gatti

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 […]

Big Faith and a True Father-Son Bond

posted by Corine Gatti

The film “Little” Boy is based on a seven-year-old boy working to move mountains to end World War II so his father and best friend can return home. Regardless of his size or age, this youth’s faith is unstoppable. Executive […]

‘Unbroken’ is a True Gift This Christmas

posted by Corine Gatti

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 […]

See the Book of Acts Like Never Before

posted by Corine Gatti

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. […]

The Life of Yogananda Hits the Big Screen

posted by Corine Gatti

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, […]

Dolphin Tale 2 is a Reminder Never to Give Up

posted by Corine Gatti

The famous dolphin that won the hearts of the disabled all over the globe returns to offer us insight and encouragement again in “Dolphin Tale 2.” Winter was rescued after she lost her tail in a crab trap. She survived […]

J.K. Rowling Makes Magic Again

posted by Corine Gatti

Famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sent a letter to 15-year-old Cassidy Stay, whose parents and four siblings were killed in their Houston, Texas home in July by their uncle, Ronald Lee Haskell. Stay survived the ordeal by faking her death. […]

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Book Wars and Friendship Subject of Film

posted by Corine Gatti

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 […]

Grace Unplugged

posted by Angela Guzman

Actress and singer-songwriter AJ Michalka plays Grace Trey in Brad J. Silverman’s upcoming movie “Grace Unplugged.” Michalka’s character Grace struggles with her journey in life – whether to run away or towards God. Grace uses music to help rediscover her faith […]

‘To Save a Life’ Is Redeeming, Inspiring

posted by Douglas Howe

For all of the negative comments made in the press about the violence or negativity or lack of depth in films, we love to discover and recognize those which have more to offer, especially near that intersection of faith and […]

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Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics from August 5-21, but preparations for the event are already underway. The Olympic flame that will burn at the Summer Olympics was handed over to Brazil last Wednesday. The ceremony was held in ...

posted 1:48:32pm Apr. 28, 2016 | read full post »

Celebrating the 46th Year of Earth Day
The movement continues. This year is the 46th year of Earth Day, a day that inspires, ignites passion, and motivates people to action. In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated with a mission to channel human energy toward environmental ...

posted 9:51:26am Apr. 22, 2016 | read full post »

Eclectic Pop Music Superstar Prince Has Passed
We mourn the loss of another musical great this year. Multiple sources have confirmed that the artist known as Prince has passed. He was 57. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his ...

posted 1:52:31pm Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Former WWE Star Chyna Found Dead
Former pro wrestler Joan Laurer, known as Chyna in the WWE community, has died at the age of 45. The cause of her death remains unknown to the public. Chyna was a huge pioneer for female wrestlers in the WWE. Fans and friends of Chyna took to ...

posted 10:35:25am Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Former Syracuse Great Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington Dies at 52
Former Syracuse great Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington passed away at 52. Washington was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer and received surgery in the fall. Washington grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he first received his nickname ...

posted 1:34:35pm Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

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