April 11, 2024

Set in 19th century New England, amidst the echoes of a nation emerging from war, the new film “The Hopeful,” which premieres next week through Fathom Events, paints a poignant canvas of faith and perseverance. Directed and co-produced by Emmy Award winning and three-time Australian Director’s Guild nominee Kyle Portbury, it explores the hearts of characters grappling with the anticipation of Christ’s return, only to confront the reality of shattered expectations. Tracing the be ginnings of the Seventh Day Adventist... Read more

April 5, 2024

The new AppleTV+ documentary “Girls State” released today, offering a glimpse into the future of American politics through the eyes of 500 teenage girls from across Missouri. Produced and directed by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine (“Boys’ State,” “The Mission”), the film centers a week-long immersion where these young women navigate the complexities of democracy, from grassroots campaigning to forming a Supreme Court. Following the success of “Boys State,” Moss and McBaine found themselves compelled to explore the untold story... Read more

April 4, 2024

When “My Grown-Up Christmas Wish” releases during the 2024 Christmas season on Great American Family, it will be a family affair, including husband and wife Mario Lopez (“Access Hollywood,” “Saved by the Bell”) and Broadway star, Courtney Lopez (“E! News,” “A Chorus Line”). Joining his parents in the film is Dominic Lopez who will play Mario’s character “Brian” as a young boy. My Grown-Up Christmas Wish joins the 2024 all-star Great American Christmas lineup which also includes holiday films featuring Candace... Read more

April 2, 2024

In the new Great American Pure Flix film, “Finding Faith,” actress Ashley Bratcher takes on the role of Victoria, a faith advice columnist grappling with a crisis of faith amidst life’s tumultuous storms. Bratcher describes her character, Victoria, as a woman facing a myriad of challenges. “There’s this perfect storm of things going on in her life where her marriage is in shambles,” Bratcher explains. “She’s on the verge of a breakthrough at work, but it’s not quite what she... Read more

March 28, 2024

Prime Video’s “The Baxters,” premiering this week, offers a refreshing portrayal of family dynamics, faith, and the resilience of the human spirit. Veteran actor Ted McGinley, known for his roles in “Do You Believe?,” “Happy Days” and “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness,” stars alongside Roma Downey (“Touched By an Angel”).  McGinley, who plays a foundational character in “The Baxters,” expressed his enthusiasm for joining a series that revolves around the timeless theme of family. Reflecting on iconic family-centric... Read more

March 28, 2024

This weekend, as part of its Bring the Spring and Good Friday programming, UpTV will host the premiere of “Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners” featuring Dennis Quaid. The special, produced by Gaither Music, features live versions of songs from Quaid’s debut gospel record, including the title track, “Please Don’t Give Up on Me,” “Why Me, Lord” and new versions of classic hymns. Known for his starring role in films such as “The Rookie,” “The Parent Trap,” “Soul Surfer” and... Read more

March 27, 2024

Karen Allen, universally known as adventurer and love interest Marion Ravenwood in the blockbuster “Indiana Jones” series as well as featured roles in “Scrooged,” “Animal House” and “Starman,” returned to the small screen with a guest role as Bonnie in the Great American Pure Flix series “Going Home.” The series, which recently concluded its second season, centers on a team of nurses who give comfort and aid to patients who are terminally ill. As a longtime fan who saw the... Read more

March 26, 2024

As announced by Deadline, the producers of “Reagan” starring Dennis Quaid have reached a distribution agreement with ShowBiz Direct to release the movie in theaters nationwide on August 30, 2024. The film will be the debut, wide release from the recently launched studio led by former exhibition veteran Kevin Mitchell, former Lionsgate distribution president Richie Fay and former co-president of Open Road distribution Scott Kennedy. “Portraying Ronald Reagan was an enormous challenge,” noted Quaid. “This is an important movie, one... Read more

March 26, 2024

The new biblical stage musical “Daniel,” which premiered this month at Sight and Sound Theaters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is nothing short of spectacular; it’s a colossal masterpiece that immerses you in the heart of the popular biblical story. From the moment the curtains rise, you’re transported into a world of divine intervention and faith, on a backdrop of skilled performers and breathtaking special effects. I’ve seen numerous Sight and Sound productions in Lancaster such as “Samson,” “Jesus” and “Queen Esther”... Read more

March 25, 2024

On March 28, the highly-anticipated new series “The Baxters” premieres on Prime Video, to the delight of millions of fans of the Karen Kingsbury book series. At the center of the show is actress-producer-author Roma Downey (“The Bible,” “Touched by an Angel”), who not only stars as the family matriarch, Elizabeth Baxter, but also serves as an executive producer. Joining her in the saga is Ted McGinley (“God’s Not Dead,” “Do You Believe?”) following the lives of Elizabeth and John... Read more

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