Which films will be chosen when the winners are revealed during the 80th Annual Academy Awards telecast? The top nominees capture a year in which some of our best filmmakers produced work of exceptional quality, and, perhaps by accident, films of theological mysteriousness.
- February 20, 2008 |
To pick our favorite movies of the year, we examine the message of the film and how it supports (even accidentally) the Christian worldview. We consider how a film handles the underlying moral issues involved. And we certainly don’t forsake the art of filmmaking. With that in mind, we present to you our favorite movies of 2007.
- January 22, 2008 |
Even though Denzel Washington has a penchant for portraying some pretty intense characters on the big screen, he was the picture of composure at a recent press junket in Los Angeles for The Great Debaters.
- December 22, 2007 |
Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage recently met with reporters in Los Angeles to promote National Treasure: Book of Secrets, in which he goes on a hunt for a long lost tome of secrets called “the presidents book” in order to clear his family name.
- December 17, 2007 |
Want a fresh take on Philip Pullman's infamous books and the corresponding new movie? Crosswalk's editors embark upon an in-depth discussion.
Is The Golden Compass a threat? Will it lead children away from a personal knowledge of God? Or, will it become a key opportunity to talk to children about the real adventure of knowing a living God who wants to know them in a personal way?
What if you could have one more day with someone who passed away? This is the question posed in an upcoming television movie based on the book by Mitch Albom, “For One More Day,” airing this Sunday night, December 9 on ABC.
If The Golden Compass is a lie passing itself off as truth, is the appropriate course for us to run from it, to bury our heads in the cultural sand, pretending that, if ignored, challenges to the faith aren’t real?
- November 30, 2007 |
He’s known for his seduction scenes on the small screen, but behind the scenes, Patrick Dempsey prefers playing daddy. That’s the main reason this Grey’s Anatomy star auditioned for Enchanted, Disney’s delightful new fairy tale film.
- November 19, 2007 |
Most people in the faith community have been focusing on the message of Bella. But we should also commend the way it has been produced. This is what will draw non-Christians to see it, and it is what has earned the movie a surprising level of success at the box office.
- November 08, 2007 |
Only with strong opening numbers can Bella gain access to the greater number of screens across the country, so essential to box office success. And the decision will be made by moviegoers like you and like me.
- October 25, 2007 |
Despite the hype, some stars really are just like us. Ask Steve Carell, who stars in Touchstone Pictures’ new film, Dan in Real Life, as a widow with three teenage girls who inadvertently falls in love with his brother’s new girlfriend.
- October 22, 2007 |
When Charlie Richards, creator of the Christian animated series, Life at the Pond, first moved to Hollywood, he thought he’d spend the rest of his life writing television for grown-ups—not making videos for children.
- October 15, 2007 |
Who isn’t fascinated by the world of multiples? Thank goodness Discovery Health Channel’s Jon & Kate Plus 8 is back, with six-year-old twin daughters Cara and Mady and the busy sextuplets who are celebrating their third birthdays.
- October 01, 2007 |
In Hollywood Be Thy Name, author Ray Comfort takes on the entertainment industry. He encourages Christians to say no to blasphemy and idolatry and send Hollywood this message: “You have used blasphemy in this movie, and you’re not getting my money at the box office.”
- July 24, 2007 |
Using the story of Noah as a modern-day parable about priorities, persecution and even environmental peril, director Tom Shadyac hopes the timely message behind Evan Almighty will connect with the masses.
- June 18, 2007 |
It’s often been said that great things come in threes. But as any film buff knows all too well, that adage doesn’t necessarily apply to movies. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the first of this summer’s huge (as in $250 million huge) blockbusters.
- April 30, 2007 |
Campaign asks people to pray that Christians working in Hollywood would be ambassadors of beauty, truth and grace, and that Christians will embrace the 90028 zip code as a mission field.
- March 22, 2007 |
A look at the filme The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
- March 12, 2007 |
When BBC journalist David Belton went to Rwanda on assignment in 1994, he didn’t realize the impact that the country’s widespread genocide would have on him. As a result, he wrote and produced the feature film, Beyond the Gates.
- March 06, 2007 |