• A Look Behind ‘The Blind Side’

    A Look Behind ‘The Blind Side’

    Alcon Entertainment | Starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Quinton Aaron | Rated PG-13 The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, is undeniably inspirational. But Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the Christian couple at the center of the film, hope the story of how they adopted a homeless black teenager who eventually

  • ‘Fireproof’ Follow-Up About Fatherhood

    ‘Fireproof’ Follow-Up About Fatherhood

    The makers of the surprise hit Fireproof have produceda film about fatherhood as their follow-up to the top independent movie of 2008. Courageous released in 2011 to rave reviews from critics. Officials for Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga.—where Fireproof and their earlier films were created—made the announcement during a Sunday night church service, which

  • Apocalypse Tomorrow

    Apocalypse Tomorrow

    “It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.” When piano-bar musician Tony Delgatto (George Segal) croons those R.E.M. lyrics to a sloshed crowd in the new film 2012, he has no idea he’s performing the intro to a seismic disaster that’s about to take center stage on planet Earth.

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    Fox Searchlight | Starring Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Matthew Gray Gubler, Chloe Moretz | Rated PG-13Tom Hansen is a boy. Summer Finn is a girl. The movie tagline says it all: Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't.Many of us can relate. Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) believes in true love and thinks…

  • ‘Night at the Museum’ Sequel

    ‘Night at the Museum’ Sequel

    20th Century Fox | Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams | Rated PG | Opens May 22 I love movies. And I really like it when a movie turns out even better than I anticipate. When I sat down in 2006 to watch The Night at the Museum, I thought I would

  • ‘Star Trek’ Goes Boldly

    ‘Star Trek’ Goes Boldly

    “I dare you to do better.” When a young, pre-captain James Kirk hears this plea from a decorated Starfleet officer in the new J.J. Abrams revamp of Star Trek, something triggers, prompting him to give up a soulless existence and step into his destiny.   Moviegoers already familiar with the mythology of the legendary captain

  • 17 Again

    17 Again

    New Line Cinema | Starring Matthew Perry, Zac Afron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sterling Knight, Melora Hardin | Rated PG-13 A little bit Back to the Future, a little bit 13 Going on 30 and you get 17 Again—or at least it looks that way. In high school, Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry) was

  • Hollywood Throws God a Party

    Hollywood Throws God a Party

    Actress Dyan Cannon’s Christian meetings on a CBS backlot just might be the best show in Tinseltown. And her testimony is changing attitudes in a community known for its hostility to the gospel. The plot seems farfetched: A movie star leaves drugs and religious experimentation to embrace Christ and begins hosting Benny Hinn-style healing meetings

  • Left Behind Can’t Get Off the Ground

    Left Behind Can’t Get Off the Ground

    The new movie leaves viewers with lots of questions How do you describe both a beginning and an end? That’s the suspenseful question viewers are asked at the beginning of Left Behind: The Movie, the apocalyptic prophecy movie by Christian filmmakers Peter and Paul LaLonde. This bit of narration is supposed to set the stage

  • Rapture Fever

    Rapture Fever

    When an offbeat suspense thriller called Left Behind hit bookstore shelves in 1995, no one could have predicted its astonishing success. The Christian novel, published by Tyndale House, jumped from obscurity to notoriety with alarming speed, hitting No. 9 on The New York Times Best-seller List and earning a top 10 spot on Barnes &

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