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Inspirational ‘Wonder’ tops February DVD releases

In the movie Wonder, Auggie Pullman is an energetic and smart 10-year-old who is like most boys his age. He enjoys video games, Star Wars and all-things-NASA. Except that he’s not like ...

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‘National Treasure,’ ‘Cars 3’ top January streaming releases

Ben Gates is an historian and treasure hunter who’s a bit like Indiana Jones: He never gives up. His entire adult life he’s been searching for the “Knights Templar Treasure,” which legend ...

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‘The Star’ breaks faith-based animated drought

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Something changed Nov. 17, when Sony’s Affirm Films released The Star. The film follows a donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun), a dove named Dave (Keegan-Michael Key), a sheep named Ruth ...

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Christmas leads streaming choices this month

He’s the meanest creature on the planet, but perhaps that’s to be expected. After all, his heart is “two sizes too small”–especially at Christmas!   This month we look at what’s streaming ...

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Case for Christ Tops November Streaming

This movie shines and is well worth your time while looking for good streaming options. Lee is a journalist who wants to prove that there is no God, and he’s going to ...

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Tacket hopes to change minds with ‘Is Genesis History?’

Del Tackett knows he can’t convince everyone that the events described in Genesis are literally true. But he does hope that naysayers who watch his new documentary — Is Genesis History? — ...

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What’s streaming this month?

Streaming ‘Victoria’ might fill your ‘Downton Abbey’ void. I didn’t cry when PBS’ Downton Abbey went off the air, but I thought about it. After all, what would replace my infatuation with ...

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‘Silence’ speaks volumes about faith

Martin Scorsese is one of the great auteurists of our time. From Oscar winning films like Taxi Driver (1976) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), no one questions Scorsese’s repertoire for ...

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Passengers to nowhere

Interstellar travel seems to be a similar goal all humans hold these days. The thrill of exploring new planets, discovering new galaxies, and in the case of Morten Tyldum’s (Imitation Game) space ...

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Eight faith-based films hit theaters this fall

For fans of faith-based films, this fall could be a banner time to visit the theater. With Hillsong: Let Hope Rise leading the way Sept. 16, eight films marketed toward Christian audiences ...

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Ben-Hur is a Gospel-infused ‘visual delight’

When the first Ben-Hur trailer was released earlier this year, my concerns were the same as many other moviegoers and critics. It appeared heavy on action, short on story, and – aghast! ...

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 stays true to original

My Big Fat Greek Wedding first hit theaters in 2002. Now, fourteen years later (opening March 25), we have finally been given a sequel that was more than worth the wait. Fans ...

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REVIEW: ‘RISEN’ is a Bible-based detective story worth watching

Some of the best discussions I’ve ever had in church small groups have revolved around what the Bible doesn’t tell us. For example: Who did Cain marry? Why did God get so angry at ...

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Is ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ suitable for young kids? (Here’s your spoiler-free answer)

I was five when the first “Star Wars” movie was released, eight when “The Empire Strikes Back” came out, and 11 when “Return of the Jedi” hit theaters. My parents let me ...

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The 33 movie: Chilean miners’ despair, faith and miracle rescue

Can you imagine being buried alive for days, weeks, months on end? In this dramatic true story that captivated the world in 2010, a huge explosion traps 33 miners deep underground in ...

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Disney’s Dean Jones Remembered for Faith, Films

Dean Jones, beloved star of nearly a dozen Disney films, died Tuesday of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 84. Jones’ appearances in lighthearted films like That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug ...

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Prayer-focused ‘War Room’ opens Aug. 28

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The director who helped bring “Courageous,” “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants” to the big screen has a big goal for his next film: He wants to see Christians change the way they ...

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Selma Star: God Called Me to Play MLK Jr.

The Selma star talks about tapping into the civil rights icon’s humanity and faith   By Sophia Lee |   (WNS)–Few Hollywood stars would discuss in an interview how they pray before accepting ...

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REVIEW: Exodus: Gods and Kings

As in the 1950s “The Ten Commandments,” the new movie “Exodus, Gods and Kings” is a blockbuster of Biblical proportions. Read the Biblical account for the true story. By Emily Belz (WNS)–Exodus: Gods ...

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Movie Aims to “Save” Christmas

Saving Christmas in theaters through Nov. 28 This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the ...

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Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering is sacred

Joni Eareckson Tada: Those points of desperate need of Jesus are where I grow the most quickly. Joni Eareckson Tada was a talented teenager who enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, and swimming. Then, ...

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Dynamic New Film HOLY GHOST Poised to Disrupt Entertainment Industry Business Model

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Chicago, IL, Aug 18, 2014 /Christian News Service/ — Wanderlust Productions – the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS – is ...

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Christian Films at Historic Turning Point

After decades, efforts earning spot at Hollywood table   By Michael Foust For years, Christians bemoaned the state of Hollywood movies — the sexuality, the language, the violence — while simultaneously wondering, ...

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East – West Christian Leaders Suggest Return to Nicaea for 2025 Ecumenical Gathering

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Tallahassee, Fla — June 2, 2014 |Christian News Service| — In 2025 Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians could reunite in Nicaea, theNicaea modern-day location in Turkey (now Iznik — east of ...

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‘Heaven Is for Real’ Is Really About Our Own Questions

The skeptic inside of us may knee-jerk away from going to see “Heaven is for Real.” However, may I suggest fighting that impulse and instead, taking yourself to see an extremely powerful ...

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