The Team Assembles in New ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Preview

The new preview for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiered tonight during the Olympics, giving fans a deeper look at the plot, which is set before the original film, A New Hope. Relevant recently reported that the new film will feature more religious themes than previous Star Wars entries. Director Gareth Edwards is quoted [Read More…]

Will “Mr. Church” be Eddie Murphy’s Comeback?

Hollywood loves a good comeback story and Eddie Murphy may have his lined up with the upcoming Mr. Church, arriving Sept. 16 from Cinelou Films. Mr. Church tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook – Henry Joseph Church. [Read More…]

Lauren Daigle Leads With Six Nominations for Gospel Music Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees in 44 categories for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16, [Read More…]

MOVIE PREVIEW: ‘New Life,’ Romantic Drama Opening Oct. 28

There is something about British narration that just raises the bar for a film trailer. This one immediately hooks those of us cursed with boring old accents. Arriving on Oct. 28, it stars Erin Bethea (Fireproof) in a story about the victories and challenges of love and life. Jonathan Patrick Moore (The L.A. Complex, The Mistle-Tones) also [Read More…]

Lauren Daigle Performs “How Can It Be” on TODAY Show

To me, it has always been exciting every time the gospel reaches beyond the barriers of the church and the Christian community to provide good news to those who need to hear it. So when Lauren Daigle performed the massively popular worship song “How Can It Be” on NBC’s The Today Show this morning, it [Read More…]

Expanding Esther’s Role: Ben-Hur’s Love Interest Highlighted In New Version

When Ben-Hur arrives in theaters on August 19, viewers will find many visual and philosophical tweaks made for the update of the classic story. Among them will be a more prominent and vocal Esther, Judah Ben-Hur’s love interest, played by Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland, Scandal). Director Timur Bekmambetov said that Esther’s role was crucial to the [Read More…]

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Ben-Hur’s Secret Weapon: Forgiveness—A Q&A with Director Timur Bekmambetov and Star Jack Huston

  When Ben-Hur opens on August 19, moviegoers will see not only a new version of a beloved classic, but also a unique kind of summer action movie, one with a powerful message of forgiveness and laying down arms. The film, written Keith Clarke and John Ridley based on the classic Ben-Hur: A Tale of [Read More…]

Geek Dreams Come True: First Look at ‘Justice League’

Warner Brothers Pictures just revealed a first look at the long-rumored Justice League film arriving in November of 2017. All the major heroes are there – Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman and even Superman, was out of commission at the end of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. As another bonus, director Zack [Read More…]

My Interview with 16 Year-Old Katy Perry (then Katy Hudson)

Out of any of the crossover artists that came from Christian music, Katy Perry is, for the moment, the most popular. What kept most people from making the Christian music connection, however, was that she didn’t have a huge amount of success in the market, even though that debut album won rave reviews from critics. As [Read More…]

Mary Mary Returns With ‘Back To You,’ Ben-Hur Video

Gospel supergroup Mary Mary, missing in action since the 2012 album Go Get It, has reunited with this rousing pop gospel tune inspired by the Ben-Hur movie. I saw both sisters, Erica and Tina Campbell, at a screening of the film at the Paramount Pictures lot, but had no idea what plans might be in the making. As [Read More…]