Thinking Through “50 Shades of Grey”

In the very near future the movie “50 Shades of Grey” will be in the theaters. This movie is based on one of the leading best-selling books of all time by the same name. Termed “mommy porn” or “romance porn” by some in the church, the book is attacked as well as defended by... -Read More

“Unbroken” Delivers Christian Themes

With movies out like “Noah” and “Exodus,” many Christians are growing wary of Hollywood’s attempts at spirituality and with good reason: those movies butcher God’s Word. When word got out that Angelina Jolie was producing and directing a film based on a book in which faith plays a large role, many were skeptical that... -Read More

The Year of Bible Films And What’s Next

Many of us have complained about the worldly Hollywood movies. But as the saying goes, “It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” The year of 2014 experienced a record number of faith-based (i.e., Bible-based, Christian) films in theaters, many of which delivered powerful, life-changing messages — truly “lights in a dark... -Read More

“Persecuted” Presents an Intriguing Premise But Does Not Deliver

One Media and Millennium Entertainment have come together to produce Persecuted, a new Christian film attempting to fuse a drama thriller with a politically engulfed mantra. The movie premiered on July 18 and was written and directed by Daniel Lusko (Epicenter, 2007; Riptide, 2010). The story Evangelist John Luther (James Remar) is the head... -Read More

Robert Amaya: Glorifying God Through Christian Films

Paul makes a simple call to Christians: “whether you eat or drink, (or work, or speak) whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10: 31 NLT). It sounds simple, and at the same time, if we are honest with ourselves, it is unquestionably challenging. Serving God requires focus... -Read More

Family, Choices, and the Media

“Life is about finding the meaning, joy and purpose in all the chaos,” declares Allyson, the main character in the movie “Mom’s Night Out.” The film is intended to be a funny, faith-based, family-friendly portrayal of four moms who are desperate for a night out, leaving their husbands to watch the kids for a... -Read More

NOAH: An Opportunity to Discuss the Truth

Anyone plugged into the world of cinema entertainment would have heard hype caused by the movie, Noah, released last month. Reviews were raving, yet very mixed in range. Half of movie viewers strongly disliked or disagreed with the way the film was presented, whereas others, found a different perspective, believing the movie to be... -Read More

Spring Films Worth Watching

Springtime is upon us, and with it come fun and thought-provoking films to enjoy. With convenient entertainment options Netflix and Redbox, it seems that people are spending less and less at the theatres these days. This is understandable since it often feels like you could spend the day at Disney World for the price... -Read More