Lois Smith Reflects on ‘Lady Bird’ and Her ‘Remarkable’ Year

Veteran actress Lois Smith, who first appeared onscreen opposite James Dean in East of Eden, is having a “remarkable” year, earning award nominations for her latest starring role in Marjorie Prime. In the new critical darling Ladybird, which itself is beginning to gather its own accolades, Smith plays the surprisingly hip Sister Mary Joan opposite Saoirse Ronan’s title character. Read more

TRAILER – ‘The Miracle Season,’ Sports Drama Feat. Helen Hunt, William Hurt

A trailer has been released for the upcoming inspirational sports drama The Miracle Season starring Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Erin Moriarty and Danika Yarosh. Releasing April 13 from LD Entertainment (Risen) and directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer), the film centers around a high school girls’ volleyball team recovering from the loss of a teammate and going after the state championship. Read more

GIVEAWAY! The Star Soundtrack Feat. Mariah Carey, Kirk Franklin, Kelsea Ballerini, Yolanda Adams

For those who’ve seen The Star, you know the soundtrack is impressive, boasting the musical talents of Mariah Carey, Kirk Franklin, Kelsea Ballerini, Yolanda Adams, Casting Crowns, and more. I felt the music in The Star soundtrack was well placed, adding classic and modern songs to the Nativity story. I never get tired of hearing “Breath of Heaven” or “Mary, Did You Know?” Here are are some behind-the-scenes videos featuring some of the artists featured:   Kirk Franklin: Casting Crowns: Yolanda Adams: Our friends… Read more

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Offers Super-fans a Spot in Film

Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to the hit science fiction film, is arriving in theaters March 23 and as part of its massive promotion, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures launched a contest offering two fans a chance to appear in the film. Competitors for the two spots will be chosen based on their submissions (cosplay, fan art, essays, and more) and will be flown to Los Angeles to appear in a Hall of Heroes segment of the film. Ten runners-up… Read more

Gina Rodriguez on the ‘Blessing’ of ‘The Star’ and What Christmas Means To Her

Gina Rodriguez, currently best known as Jane Villanueva on the hit CW TV show Jane the Virgin, portrays Mary, the mother of Jesus in the new Sony Animation/AFFIRM Films release, The Star. The animated film tells the story of the birth of Christ in a unique way, by focusing on talking animals surrounding the holy family, and their adventures outrunning the arms of Herod. Read more

FIRST LOOK: ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ Starring Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner

A first look trailer and images have been released for the upcoming biblical drama, Paul, Apostle of Christ, starring Jim Caviezel as Luke and James Faulkner as Paul. AFFIRM Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, in association with Giving Films, presents an ODB production in association with Mandalay Pictures. Filmed in Malta, the film is produced by David Zelon (Soul Surfer) and T.J. Berden (Full of Grace). Executive Producers are Rick Jackson, Harrison Powell and Eric Groth. Read more

Timothy Reckart, Director of ‘The Star’: Great Things Come In Humble Appearances

Timothy Reckart is the director of the new Sony Animation/AFFIRM Films release, The Star, arriving in theaters on Friday. The Nativity-themed movie is his first full-length theatrical release, following the 2012 short film Head Over Heels, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Read more

Zachary Levi on ‘Powerful Story of ‘Hope, Redemption’ in ‘The Star’

Zachary Levi is getting pretty adept at playing reluctant heroes. Following turns as an ordinary man-turned secret agent in Chuck and a criminal who falls in love with a princess in Tangled, the Louisiana-born actor steps into the sandals of Joseph, a young Jewish man engaged to marry Mary, the mother of Jesus, when his world gets turned upside down. While sometimes a quiet member of the holy family, The Star, releasing this week from Sony Animation/AFFIRM Films, gives the biblical father an opportunity to shine. Read more

REVIEW: ‘The Star,’ a Fresh, Fun, Heartfelt Take on Nativity Story

A film populated with talking animals, it features plenty of comedic and light-hearted moments, such as Dave’s distracting dance moves and the engaging banter between the three camels. At the same time, with the birth of Christ drawing near and unfolding before the characters’ eyes, there are scenes that are extremely touching, especially when accompanied by songs from a soundtrack of classic and modern Christmas songs. Read more

TRAILER: ‘Forever My Girl,’ Country Music-themed Romance

Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment have released the trailer for the upcoming film Forever My Girl, a country music-themed romantic comedy releasing January 19. Written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf based upon the novel by Heidi McLaughlin, the film stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt, Judith Hoag and John Benjamin Hickey. Read more

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