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Industry News

Were living through seismic shifts in the entertainment industry. And while many readers may not care about Producer X and Executive Y, tracking the latest industry shifts could very well impact the content entering your home in the near future.

Family Christian Stores Enters Faith-Based Movie Space
4 years ago

Family Christian Stores Enters Faith-Based Movie Space

Family Christian Entertainment (FCE), an off-shoot of Family Christian Stores, announced today that “90 Minutes in Heaven” will start shooting Jan. 26 in Atlanta.

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Will Mystery Behind ‘Fantastic Four’ Spark Sales … or Apathy?
4 years ago

Will Mystery Behind ‘Fantastic Four’ Spark Sales … or Apathy?

We just absorbed our first dispiriting look at “Ant-Man,” the latest Marvel property to reach the big screen. Suffice to say download records set by the “Star Wars: The Force …
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Low-Rated ‘Girls’ Renewed Before New Season Starts
4 years ago

Low-Rated ‘Girls’ Renewed Before New Season Starts

Confused? Welcome to the world of cable, where ratings matter less than network fare. And a place that cares more about a so-called pop culture staple like “Girls” star/creator Lena Dunham than …
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How Kevin Smith Changed Movies (Again) with ‘Tusk’
4 years ago

How Kevin Smith Changed Movies (Again) with ‘Tusk’

It then snowballed into a strange, “what if” scenario that everybody had an opinion on. Within months there was a script, a budget, a cast; it was real.

It all …
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Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ Makes Box Office History
4 years ago

Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ Makes Box Office History

Clint Eastwood’s last three films, “Jersey Boys,” “Trouble with the Curve” and “J. Edgar,” failed to excite movie goers. That’s a polite way of saying they didn’t duplicate Eastwood’s box office standards.


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‘The Interview’ Lives! Select Theaters to Screen Sony Comedy
4 years ago

‘The Interview’ Lives! Select Theaters to Screen Sony Comedy

Days after Sony announced it would not release “The Interview” following threats from a mysterious hacking group, the film is enjoying a remarkable comeback.

Today we learned that select movie theaters …
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Sony Plays Best Hand with ‘Interview,’ America Still Loses
4 years ago

Sony Plays Best Hand with ‘Interview,’ America Still Loses

In 1988, the lead-up to the opening of Martin Scorsese’ “The Last Temptation of Christ” was universally polarizing, rage inducing and provided fodder for countless talking heads. It was, appropriately enough, …
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What Happens When Hollywood Respects the Bible?
4 years ago

What Happens When Hollywood Respects the Bible?

With an estimated $140 million to spend, Director Ridley Scott gave us massive swarms of locusts, a terrifying wall of water and an all-star cast, led by Oscar-winner Christian Bale.


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‘Birdman, ‘Budapest’ Lead BFCA Awards Nominations
4 years ago

‘Birdman, ‘Budapest’ Lead BFCA Awards Nominations

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) gave “Birdman,” Keaton’s meta-feature about a star fleeing his superhero film past, 13 nominations including Best Picture, Keaton for Best Actor and Best Actor in …
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Product Placement … in the Movie Title?
4 years ago

Product Placement … in the Movie Title?

Product placement invaded mainstream movies like “Zookeeper” (TGI Fridays)  “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (Papa Johns, eHarmony.com) and “Skyfall” (Heineken) in recent years.

Now, a faith-friendly film takes the …
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