September 30, 2022

It’s an all-out war in the sixth episode of Amazon Studios’ “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” Entitled “Udûn,” the one-hour entry focuses on the orc army pursuing and reaching the villagers led by Arondir and Bronwyn. After an episode or two of build-up, the forces finally clash, leading to a riveting hour of television, which I believe is the best of the entire series. Adar ruthlessly leads his army toward the innocent, seeking the remnant of... Read more

September 25, 2022

Popular Christian minister T. D. Jakes and Amazon Freevee announced the launch of a new free channel for spiritual content, including more than 300 hours of sermons and interviews.  Jakes will be the first minister to have a home on the platform with a dedicated channel and has been signed to a two-year contract. The T.D. Jakes FAST Channel will be available for customers in the U.S. to stream on the Freevee app and within Prime Video in early 2023.... Read more

September 23, 2022

Christian streaming service Pure Flix continues to add original and classic content to its site in October with the release of “Nothing Is Impossible” starring David A.R. White (“Gods’ Not Dead”), Scott Beck (“Love on the Rock,” “God’s Not Dead,” “Revelation Road”), Nadia Bjorlin, Ryan Aikens (“Days of Our Lives”), Harry Lennix, and Coach Russell Banks (“The Blacklist,” “Justice League,” “Transformers,” “Batman v. Superman”). The film, a romance about a man getting a second chance at love, will release on... Read more

September 23, 2022

Moral resolves are tested in the fifth episode of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” premiering this week on Amazon Prime. Since the evil forces have continued to march and those beating the war drums have rallied many to their righteous cause, there’s a moment of decision that all seem to face before the inevitable final battle. The common phrase today says, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” But first King David wrote in Psalm 66:... Read more

September 22, 2022

In the new Affirm Originals/Pure Flix film “Legacy Peak,” Lucas Black (“Fast and the Furious,” “Sling Blade”) stars as Jason, a man on an adventure with two children he hopes will become his new stepchildren. Through the course of the film, he finds himself braving the elements and teen angst to stay alive and keep them happy. Black, who broke out with his starring role opposite Billy Bob Thornton in “Sling Blade” before going on to appear in “Friday Night... Read more

September 16, 2022

When the enemy comes in like a flood . . . the good will be there standing to meet them. In episode four of “The Rings of Power,” entitled “The Great Wave,” the forces of light and darkness continue their death march toward each other in Middle Earth. Galadriel, still a guest/captive of Númenor, pleads her case to the Queen Regent Míriel, urging a holy alliance between elves and humans to fight the hordes that no one is willing to... Read more

September 12, 2022

On Friday, Alex and Stephen Kendrick (“Courageous,” “War Room,” “Overcomer”) released their latest film, “Lifemark” starring Kirk Cameron through Fathom Events. Weekend estimates report the film debuted at No. 7 for the weekend, earning 2.21 million. The pro-life drama, which champions adoption, centers on David, a young man who turns 18 and is contacted by his biological mother. Unlike the Kendrick Brothers’ previous films, it was not picked up by a major studio but in a first, was rolled out... Read more

September 9, 2022

After a record-setting two-episode premiere weekend of 25 million viewings, Amazon Prime’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” continues to expand the universe in episode three. Picking up the cliffhanger endings of several key storylines in the previous episode, this week, the attention turns to placing key characters in unfamiliar, even hostile environments. Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), desperate to return to the frontlines of fighting evil, finds herself a passenger on a ship headed for Númenor. On the... Read more

September 1, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 9, GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Grant will release an expanded and updated edition of her classic 1997 album “Behind the Eyes.” Featuring the twelve tracks from the original album completely remastered, plus 18 bonus tracks, b-sides, demos and two brand new reimagined tracks by producer Keith Thomas, the album will be available digitally as well as a triple-vinyl package with expansive narratives from Amy and producers/songwriters Keith Thomas and Wayne Kirkpatrick. For a limited time, the vinyl... Read more

September 1, 2022

Sight & Sound Theaters, which launched its own streaming platform, Sight & Sound TV, last year, will debut its latest musical production, “DAVID-Live,” on the platform Friday, Sept. 1. Using 12 cameras planted throughout the audience and stage, the broadcast will capture a bird’s eye view from its Lancaster theater, which will host a sold-out audience. The production is the latest from the company, following the debut of “Queen Esther,” during the pandemic. The launch of the streaming platform, prompted... Read more

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