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

AUDIO: Denzel Washington ‘Unashamed, Unafraid’ to Share Christian Faith

During a press junket for his Nov. 22 film, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington boldly shared his Christian faith to a roundtable of faith-based media, including Reel Faith’s DeWayne Hamby. The actor, joined by writer-director Dan Gilroy, also a believer, discussed lessons from the life of the fictional title character. Washington also shared some life-changing words his mother spoke to him in recent years: Read more

Wrestling Icon Ted DiBiase Reveals ‘The Price of Fame,’ Power of Forgiveness

“Everybody has a price,” were the words echoing through arenas when the ‘Million Dollar Man,’ Ted DiBiase, wrestled on the highly popular wrestling events and television shows for WWE and the WWF. As he portrayed the money-grubbing villain, the young man born in Miami, Florida, was also experiencing the seduction of the limelight and all that went with it. Read more

Kathie Lee Gifford On Christian Faith, Inspirational Song, Children’s Musical

Kathie Lee Gifford, singer, actress, and Emmy award-winning host of the fourth hour of NBC’s TODAY show, has spent more than 40 years entertaining audiences and sharing her Christian faith. In 2015, following the loss of her husband, celebrated NFL football player and sports commentator Frank Gifford, she spoke about his passing and deep Christian faith on TODAY, an emotional tribute that went viral with more than 15 million views. Read more

‘On Wings of Eagles’ Spotlights Final Mission of Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell, the Olympic gold medalist whose physical feats and spiritual convictions were profiled in the 1981 film, Chariots of Fire, was a Christian missionary who bypassed fame to return to China after wining the gold. On Wings Of Eagles, releasing Nov. 3, stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare In Love, Risen) as Liddell during the latter part of his life. Read more

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