May 1, 2023

On Friday, Lionsgate released “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret,” bringing the classic Judy Blume young adult novel to the big screen for the first time. Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (“The Edge of Seventeen”), the film centers on 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) adjusting to life in a new town with guidance from her mother Barbara (Rachel McAdams) and grandmother, Syliva (Kathy Bates). Having grown up inspired by the novel, Fremon Craig decided to seek out Blume’s permission... Read more

April 24, 2023

On April 28, audiences will see the inspiring true story of Olympic Gold medalist, World Heavyweight Champion, television personality and businessman George Foreman with the premiere of “Big George Foreman” from Sony/AFFIRM films. The movie, which traces the legendary boxer’s life from his childhood to a near-death experience that brought him to faith in Jesus Christ, stars Khris Davis as Foreman as well as Jasmine Mathews, Sullivan Jones, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., John Magaro, with Sonja Sohn and Forest Whitaker. Foreman’s... Read more

April 13, 2023

Stephen Yeun, who first gained notoriety with his portrayal of fan-favorite Glenn on nine seasons of the AMC series “The Walking Dead,” appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and spoke about his background growing up in church. Discussing his newest series, “Beef,” where his character has a similar background, he briefly talked about his experience in church and, when prompted, quoted his favorite Scripture. Like his character Danny, Yeun recounted his time playing guitar in a church praise... Read more

April 12, 2023

As Lionsgate’s faith-based blockbuster “Jesus Revolution” nears the end of its impressive $51M+ box office and transitions to a home video debut, Producer Kevin Downes is crediting prayer, word of mouth, and God’s timing for its success. The film, starring Kelsey Grammer, Joel Courtney, Anna Grace Barlow, and Jonathan Roumie, opened in February and quickly impressed audiences and critics alike with its engaging story of the early Jesus Movement and strong showing in theaters. “There was a lot of prayer,... Read more

April 10, 2023

In the new movie musical “Praise This,” now streaming on Peacock, Chloe Bailey stars as Sam, a troubled teen who moves in with her joyful cousin Jess (Anjelika Washington), a member of a competitive gospel youth choir praise team. Originally standoffish and aloof, Sam begins to warm up to the idea of joining the praise team, even though she struggles with her faith. The film, featuring an impressive contemporary hip hop gospel soundtrack, is set in the church world but... Read more

April 4, 2023

Before he purchased his new home in Nashville, singer-songwriter Brandon Heath saw a beautiful backyard with a creek running through and envisioned backyard concerts with friends. With the debut of his new series, “Brandon’s Backyard” on K-Love On Demand, he’s bringing that experience to viewers around the world. “I wanted to do it Bluebird Cafe style, which is essentially in-the-round,” he said. “It’s always been my favorite way to present music, from a songwriter in-the-round in rotation.” In the new... Read more

April 2, 2023

Award-winning musician and singer-songwriter Ron Block has had a storied career in music as a member of Allison Krauss’s band Union Station, but with his latest release, “Abiding Dependence: Living Moment by Moment in the Love of God,” he’s showcasing a more literary side. The new book, which recently released, focuses on the qualities of God as Savior, comforter, and friend. In this exclusive interview with Reel Faith’s DeWayne Hamby, Block talks about the process of putting the book together,... Read more

April 2, 2023

In the new film “On a Wing and a Prayer,” starring Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham, Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “John Tucker Must Die”) appears as Kari Sorenson, who jumps into action to help guide a man through a tragedy on an airplane. The movie, directed by Sean McNamara (“Soul Surfer,” “The Miracle Season”) is based on the miraculous story of Doug White, who found himself behind the controls of an airplane after the pilot suddenly passes away. Even though... Read more

March 30, 2023

For his latest project, acclaimed documentarian Gianfranco Rosi (“Fire At Sea,” “Sacro GRA”) was inspired to share the human side of one of the world’s most iconic figures, Pope Francis. “In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis” follows the first eight years of the pontiff’s travels and public appearances, using footage from The Vatican archives and original content from Rosi. Shaped from 800 hours of content, “In Viaggio” presents a straightforward portrait of the religious figure, Rosi said. Although the... Read more

March 22, 2023

“The Mulligan” starring Eric Close and Pat Boone and “Miracle at Manchester” starring Kory Getman and Eddie McClintock lead the new releases on Pure Flix streaming in April, arriving April 1 and March 31 respectively. Pure Flix, which features a variety of faith family content, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, drawing on Sony’s world-class technology and partnering with the storytelling strength of AFFIRM Films. Close spoke to Reel Faith when “The Mulligan” released theatrically last year, explaining... Read more

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