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  • CHRISTMAS MOVIES: Beyond 'Ho, Ho, Ho'

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Phil Boatwright looks beyond traditional Christmastime fare at some cinematic treasures that convey themes for reflection during this season of celebrating Christ's birth. Read More

  • 'Genesis: Paradise Lost' docudrama back 1 final night

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 (2 months ago)

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- A docudrama defending the Genesis 1 creation story is back in theaters one final night Dec. 11, producer Eric Hovind has announced.

    "Genesis: Paradise Lost" will show creation unfold in 3-D animation that Hovind described as utilizing "cutting-edge cinematography, trusted creation science and biblical accuracy" in a Nov. 28 press release. A panel discussion including historians, researchers, scientists and Christian leaders is included in the production.

    "Over the past 150 years, we have seen an increasing attack on the idea that God created the heavens and the earth," said Hovind, president of the ministry Creation Today. "By focusing on creation and the science behind it, 'Genesis: Paradise Lost' will reinforce how the universe was intelligently designed by a divine Creator." Read More

  • MOVIES: Steve McQueen film more than 'celebrity salute'

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (4 months ago) photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Steve McQueen: American Icon" premieres theatrically nationwide for one night only, Sept. 28. Why do I mention it?

    My reason has to do with the fact that this documentary isn't just another celebrity salute. Rather, it's a revealing biography of a tormented man seeking and ultimately finding redemption -- through Jesus Christ. Viewing it, one can see God's guiding hands at work.

    The new film about screen idol Steve McQueen ("Bullitt," "The Towering Inferno," ... Read More

  • OSCARS: 'Excessive,' 'overdose of snarky humor'

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Monday, February 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- Despite the $200,000 gift bags each major Oscar contestant would receive and the gastronomic delight that would later be served up by Wolfgang Puck, there were some awfully grim faces on the Dolby Theater stage throughout last night's Oscar telecast.

    In addition to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong film as Best Picture, dark clouds seemed to form each time President Trump's agendas were mentioned. And they came up a lot. Read More

  • 'The Shack' film stirs debate as did preceding book

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 27, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A fictional and emotionally destroyed Mack Phillips answers a mysterious invitation to a remote, isolated cabin. There he finds a trinity of fatherly love in a woman named "Papa" whose cohorts teach Phillips forgiveness and the faith to run on water -- literally.

    It's the synopsis of the movie "The Shack," based on William Paul Young's New York Times bestseller and award-winning book by the same title, that some described as a biblically sound parable. And as with the 2007 controversial book that sold more than 20 million copies, others are criticizing the movie as a farce that serves to ... Read More

  • MOVIES: Send Hollywood a message

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, December 09, 2016 (one year ago)

    Movie reviewer Phil Boatwright urges Christians to send a message to Hollywood about the type of films they do and don't want to see. "Many Christians want change in the entertainment capital," he writes. "It's time the prejudice and bigotry against Christians and conservatives ended." Read More

  • MOVIES: Filmmaking debut from actress Erin Bethea

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Monday, October 24, 2016 (one year ago)

    Movie reviewer Phil Boatwright speaks with Erin Bethea about the debut film from the company she cofounded, Argentum. Opening soon, her first offering "New Life" gives Christians a clean, inspirational love story. Read More

  • MOVIES: Greatest moments ever

    by Phil Boatwright , posted Monday, October 10, 2016 (one year ago)

    Admitting that Hollywood has never been "a beacon of religious propriety," movie critic Phil Boatwright offers his list of greatest movie moments that steal the show. Read More

  • Disney film true tale of Christian faith, triumph

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A girl living in poverty in the Katwe slums of Kampala, Uganda, becomes a national chess champion and enriches her life with Christ in Disney's "Queen of Katwe," based on a true story of struggle and triumph.

    Disney maintains faith elements in telling the story of a young Phiona Mutesi who learned chess through the evangelistic Sports Outreach Ministry (SOM) and became a national champion and subject of the "Queen of Katwe" book that precedes the film.

    Sal Ferlise, CEO of SOM based in Lynchburg, Va., with programs internationally, told Baptist Press he is pleased with Disney's treatment of the true story of faith. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The SBC's wisdom about Disney

    by David Roach, posted Monday, August 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    "Finding Dory" prompts columnist David Roach to reflect on the wisdom of a 2005 pledge by the SBC "to continue to monitor the products and policies of The Disney Company." Read More