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May 05, 2015
Christopher Award Winner for “The Flash” Notes Christopher Reeve’s “Superman” as Influence
As I wrote about recently, one of our Christopher Award winners this year is the...
April 22, 2015
“When Calls the Heart’s” Brian Bird on Family TV Shows, eFangelism, & Modern Parables
Brian Bird has been a writer and producer in Hollywood for 30 years, working on...
April 20, 2015
Art Has Power to Bring People Together: An Interview with “Little Boy’s” Eduardo Verastegui
Eduardo Verastegui was a popular singer and telenovela star in his native Mexico when he...
February 25, 2015
Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”
(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011,...
January 13, 2015
Being a Saint Doesn’t Mean You Were Never a Sinner: A Review of “St. Vincent”
Vincent McKenna (Bill Murray) lives like a slob. He smokes, drinks, gambles, and curses too...
December 16, 2014
UPDATE: WIN A FREE COPY of “The Good Lie” starring Reese Witherspoon
UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners Doug H. and Nancy! The contest is now closed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
October 02, 2014
Finding Strength in Sticking Together: A Review of “The Good Lie”
"How long shall it be till the end of these troubles?" That's a quote from...
August 13, 2014
Jim Caviezel’s Role as High School Football Coach Reflects Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, & John Paul II
Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, and John Paul II. Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of...
August 11, 2014
UPDATE: Tears of a Clown: Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 of Apparent Suicide
The news that actor and comedian Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide is...
July 12, 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A Parable about War, Violence, and Human Nature
Some people claim that organized religion is the root of all evil and violence in...
June 13, 2014
‘Every Day is a Good Day to Remember Sam and What He Stood For’
One of this year's Christopher Awards went to the documentary "Life According to Sam." It...
June 12, 2014
The Power of God, Truth, and Unreasonable Leadership
Entrepreneur and education advocate Gary Chartrand wrote a book called "Unreasonable Leadership" a few years...
June 11, 2014
Choosing Veterans Over Hollywood
The following post was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: I remember once, years ago,...
May 25, 2014
Murder and Human Dignity in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Action movies often hinge on whether the good guys can defeat the bad guys in...
May 16, 2014
The 2014 Christopher Awards: A Night of Celebrating Quality in Media and the Arts
Joined by a capacity crowd, the 2014 Christopher Awards were another rousing success, thanks to...
May 13, 2014
UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Once They Get Into the Shelter, There’s the Concept of Grace
Just ahead of this year's Christopher Awards ceremony, where the film "Gimme Shelter" (now on...
April 25, 2014
College Students Pursuing Careers in the Arts Highlight John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”
Writer/producer Brian Bird (Touched By an Angel, Step by Step, When Calls the Heart) shared...
April 24, 2014
New Trailer for Jim Caviezel’s “When the Game Stands Tall”
If you're a fan of sports movies and "Person of Interest" star Jim Caviezel, then...
April 09, 2014
Faith, Freedom, Nonviolence, and Truth: The Legacy of Polish Martyr Father Jerzy Popieluszko
No praying out loud, no Mass, no rosaries, no group prayers. Those were the Polish...
April 04, 2014
Patriot Games: A Review of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Would you willingly give up your freedom and privacy if it meant bringing order to...
April 02, 2014
Stories of Heroism, Faith, and Selflessness Highlighted in 65th Annual Christopher Award Winners
NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 — A Catholic chaplain and Korean war hero who posthumously...
March 03, 2014
Finding God, Laughs & Poignancy at the 2014 Oscars
The 2014 Oscars were my favorite in quite a few years despite running a half-hour...
February 05, 2014
James Cagney in “A Link in the Chain”
If you're a fan of classic movies, you likely know Academy Award-winning actor James Cagney...
January 24, 2014
Why You Should See “Gimme Shelter” and Ignore the Critics Shouting “Agenda!”
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at the animosity - not just criticism, but animosity...
January 14, 2014
Pregnant Teen Finds Hope and Healing: A Look at the Movie “Gimme Shelter”
"Last time I asked for God's help, He put me here," 16-year-old Apple Bailey angrily...
November 29, 2013
Speaking Hard Truths: A Review of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Early in his life, South Africa's Nelson Mandela spoke hard truths to the white European...
November 13, 2013
Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair
Among the most popular posts I've written in my nearly two years of blogging here...
October 29, 2013
Former “Touched by an Angel” Producer Offers Commandments for Christians in Media
Brian Bird has worked in Hollywood for 25 years, most notably as a Co-Executive Producer...
October 04, 2013
Born Again: A Review of “Gravity” with Sandra Bullock & George Clooney
Silence is all astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) wants since her heart and soul...
September 19, 2013
Is Joss Whedon’s Bleak Worldview Responsible For His Hopeful Storytelling?
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