Posts tagged "religion and movies"

World at War, Pt. 1

By Erica Ogg There are many ways to cover the same story, and few would expect The Baltimore Sun and NewsMax.com to choose the same angle — or that in their coverage of the churches-only release of the latest evangelical Left Behind rapture movie, NewsMax’s take would be superior. Left Behind: World at War is...

World at War, Pt. 2

By Michael de la Merced The official box-office winner last weekend was a slick cinematic translation of a splatter-fest video game classic, but the most widely distributed movie debuted not within neon-signed multiplexes, but in venues of a decidedly more sacred nature. Oh, sorry. This isn’t that kind of news story. Yet that’s all a...

The Exorcism of Reese Witherspoon

By Brad Tytel There are two movies in theaters right now that deal with ridding oneself of unwanted spirits — last week’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and the newly opened Reese Witherspoon vehicle, Just Like Heaven. Reviews of Emily Rose don’t shy away from its obvious religious interests. It is, after all, the story...

Mormon “Cinema”

Sean P. Means dutifully lines up to do a Christians-in-Hollywood piece for the Salt Lake Tribune, appropriately about “Mormon Cinema” (which evidently requires capitalization — who knew?) Means shows us that Mormons like to make movies, that they can find financing and that they’re trying to go mainstream, i.e., reach audiences outside Utah. An annoying...

Jesus in Hollywood

We’re long-time fans of Barbara Nicolosi‘s smart Christian movies-and-culture blog, Church of the Masses, so we’re delighted to see Barbara and her movie-exec training program, Act One, getting press in unexpected places (Details) and from reliable cheerleaders (the conservative Christian World magazine). But we’re happiest to see Act One profiled by The Revealer‘s new West...