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‘Roe v. Wade’ may be first film to accurately tell the history

The film Roe v. Wade tells the story of what many consider one of the most important cases in Supreme Court history. It’s a tale told from an insider’s dramatized perspective, that ...

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Movie ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’ has multiple Kansas City connections

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The recently released documentary “Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” (available through video on demand and DVD) provides a no-holds-barred account of Bobbi Jo Reed. By her own admission, she found herself living ...

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‘The Father’ is an intimate look at dementia and a daughter’s dedication

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The Father is a beautifully honest portrait of dementia and the toll it takes not just on the one suffering from it, but on the aging man’s primary caregiver: his daughter. The ...

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2021 shaping up to be good year for faith-based films

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Faith-based movies performed well in 2020 despite many theaters closing because of the pandemic. For example, the film “I Still Believe” landed at No. 1 for its debut opening and brought in ...

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The 10 best family-friendly movies of 2020

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Even if 2020 was the worst year in recent history, it still produced dozens of inspiring and entertaining movies families can enjoy – including documentaries, dramas and comedies. Here are the 10 ...

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Numbers are in: How Covid killed the box office

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CNBC reports that movie box office sales plummeted by 80% during 2020. The data, gathered by Comscore, found that U.S. revenues came in at just $2.28 billion, down from $11.4 billion in ...

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Pixar’s film ‘Soul’ teaches us to enjoy all aspects of life

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The phrase “family-friendly” — as every parent knows — is subjective. The film your neighbor says is fine for the children might not be so family-friendly in your home. Such is the ...

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‘Safety’ – so much more than a sports movie

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Safety is based on a real story about Ray McElrathbey who played for Clemson in 2006. He did so while serving as guardian for his 11-year-old brother, who became something of a ...

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Christian leader cautions viewers about gay-themed Hallmark movies

Several new Hallmark and other Christmas movies celebrate LGBT relationships, according to Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Hallmark’s movie “The Christmas House” and Hulu’s “Happiest Season” present challenges for Christian ...

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Delightful film explores Dickens as ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

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Since its arrival, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday favorite the world over in its myriad retellings. The 2018 adaptation, The Man Who Invented Christmas, is a bit different, offering something ...

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‘I am Israel’ available for free for churches and small groups

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A ground-breaking short film, I Am Israel, is receiving praise in over 10,000 church congregations around the world. The movie is now being made available for viewing by groups or churches for ...

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Sony Pictures plans to acquire Christian streaming platform Pure Flix

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The owners of the Christian streaming platform Pure Flix are selling the service to Sony Pictures. The entertainment giant said in a news release that “Affirm Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures ...

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‘The Iron Lady’ looks at public and personal struggles of Margaret Thatcher

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The Soviet Union gave Margaret Thatcher her colorful nickname “almost lovingly,” we hear in The Iron Lady. And, as anyone who knew the woman—or even knew of her—it was apt. The daughter of ...

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‘Courageous’ movie will be rereleased with new scenes and ending

The popular faith-based movie “Courageous” will be back in theaters next year but with added scenes and a new ending. Filmgoers “will get to see what happens to many of the characters ...

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Is Hollywood cheering the death of the movie theater?

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You know how the symbiotic relationship between movie studios and U.S. theater chains work, right? To boil it down to its simplest terms, studios spend big tubs of cash to cast and ...

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Actor Christ Pratt under fire for Christian beliefs

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Actor Chris Pratt of “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame is under attack for his Christian faith. Pratt began trending alongside his fellow famous “Chrises”: Chris Pine, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth. One ...

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“Miracle on Christmas” movie focuses on reason for season in difficult year

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Cooler weather means the holiday season – and a new round of Christmas movies – is on the way. “Miracle on Christmas,” an uplifting, faith-based, holiday movie starring Erin Bethea (“Fireproof”), Jason ...

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Hollywood now peddling abortion ‘road trip’ movies to teens

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The term “road trip” used to mean jumping in a car with friends or family to go on an adventure—maybe to watch the Olympic Games (as in the 2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley ...

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Jim Caviezel’s ‘Infidel’ is an honest look at dying for one’s faith

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Inspired by a true story, the new movie Infidel begins in Iran, with a man on the brink of being executed. As the trigger is pulled, he closes his eyes and there’s ...

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Filmmaker expects renaissance of Christian art over next decade

The marginalizing of Christianity may lead to an artistic renaissance over the next decade. “I think that the next decade or two has the potential to set up as a revival of ...

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Movie ‘Fatima’ takes faith seriously, even if some viewers may not agree

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The new movie Fatima, which hit theaters this week, is a well-crafted, reverent and quite provocative piece of filmmaking. It reminds us that miracles are real and that, yes, suffering is, too. ...

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‘My Brothers’ Crossing’ movie tells powerful story of racial reconciliation

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A new faith-based movie, “My Brothers’ Crossing,” is based on a true story about a black pastor who unintentionally has a head-on collision with his car into a motorcycle killing a white couple ...

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Disney’s Mulan credits reveal connection to Chinese concentration camps

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Disney is being criticized by politicians, moviegoers, religious rights activists and victims of Chinese torture after perceptive viewers noticed something disturbing in a film’s credits. The film Mulan includes a credit to ...

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Tickets now on sale for pro-Israel documentary ‘Never Again?’

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“Never Again?,” a feature-length documentary produced by Christians United for Israel, will be shown in theaters on October 13 and 15. The goal of the movie is to expose and combat increasing ...

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Kansas City-based AMC Theatres open this weekend with $5 tickets

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The movie industry has been hard hit by the pandemic, with most theaters closed since last spring. AMC Theatres, which is based in Kansas City, reopened Thursday night in several area theaters ...

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