Since the massive success of God's Not Dead back in 2014, Pure Flix Entertainment has been working hard on their followup film, God's Not Dead 2. This film is releasing in theaters around the country on April 1st, 2016. If you haven't already read about this movie, the synopsis says:
"Welcome back to Hope Springs … home not only of Hadleigh University, but also Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved teacher Grace Wesley helps students understand and enjoy history. Her love of teaching, her love for her students, and her love of life all come from the same place: her love of Christ.
So when Brooke, a hurting student grieving the loss of her brother, reaches out to Grace, their coffee-shop conversation naturally leads to Grace sharing the hope she finds in Christ.
When Brooke later asks an honest question about Jesus in the classroom, Grace’s reasoned response lands her in big trouble—almost before she even finishes giving her answer.
With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom—and the public square—once and for all!"
It will be interesting to see if this film has the same staying power and viral nature as the original. Are you planning on seeing this film in theaters? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and stay tuned for our full review of this film!
One thing Christian films can often get criticized for is being similar to a lot of other Christian movies, or not being any more creative than any other film. Today, we wanted to let you know about a fascinating and different new Christian film, Yellow Day. This film is a unique blend of both live action and 3D CGI. Computer graphics are not often used in Christian movies, and it's exciting to see a new company trying something new and innovative. the synopsis for this movie reads:
"Yellow Day chronicles a young man's life-changing and inspirational journey through the mysterious Yellow Day. To many, the Yellow Day is simply a fun day celebrating outreach at a kid's camp, but to some, God bestows visions and miracles, transforming their lives. For this young man, the Yellow Day becomes an imaginative adventure: showing him true heroes, challenging him to face his fears, find love, and inviting him to accept grace, so that he can be shaped into who he is meant to be. On this day, the young man is presented remarkable stories in Faith, Hope, and Love coming from true stories of real life heroes in the special needs, chronic illness, and domestic abuse communities at the extraordinary Camp Grace, a beautiful retreat with the motto: "Lives are changed and souls are strengthened." Guided by a friendly 10-year-old girl, his spiritual journey back to the light, to witness the triumphs of others, face his fears, and fulfill his destiny, will test the strength of both his faith and his courage."
Yellow day will be in theaters on Christmas Day (which is only four days away!). If you want to purchase tickets, you can visit Fandango to purchase tickets. If you want to find out more about this film, you can also visit their page in our New Movies section. If you've seen this movie or are planning on seeing it, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, another Christian film is appearing in theaters this weekend -- Woodlawn from PureFlix Entertainment and the Erwin Brothers! We've been anticipating the release of this movie for quite a while and we're glad to see another Christian movie getting a full theatrical release. The full synopsis for this film reads:
"A gifted high school football player must learn to boldly embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field in WOODLAWN, a moving and inspirational new film based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in early 1970s Birmingham, Ala.
Tony Nathan (newcomer Caleb Castille) lands in a powder keg of anger and violence when he joins fellow African-American students at Woodlawn High School after its government-mandated desegregation in 1973. The Woodlawn Colonels football team is a microcosm of the problems at the school and in the city, which erupts in cross burnings and riots, and Coach Tandy Gerelds (Nic Bishop) is at a loss to solve these unprecedented challenges with his disciplinarian ways.
It’s only when Hank (Sean Astin), an outsider who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, convinces Coach Gerelds to let him speak to the team that something truly remarkable begins to happen. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to the “better way” Hank tells them is possible through following Jesus, and the change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined."
You can find out more about purchasing tickets on their website here. Are you planning on seeing this movie in theaters or have you already? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments below! And as always, be sure to stay tuned as we bring you more news on all things Christian film!
A lot has happened in the past month or so in the Christian film world, and we wanted to quickly let you know about three new Christian movies that were recently released on DVD. These movies hit theaters a few months ago and have now finally come to DVD!
Beyond the Mask
The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds has just been double-crossed and now is on the run in the American Colonies. Working to redeem his name and win back the affections of the woman with whom he's never been fully truthful, Will now hides behind a new mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must somehow gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte - as well as Ben Franklin - while he races against time to defuse a plot of historical proportions. As Will Reynolds discovers, if we let true freedom ring, history can be redeemed!
Return to the Hiding Place
In Return to the Hiding Place Hans is drawn by resistance fighter, Piet Hartog, and love of Piet's life Aty van Woerden, Corrie ten Boom's niece, into an intricate web of espionage and clandestine activities centered in the famous Hiding Place.
As part of Corrie ten Boom's army of untrained teenagers, Hans, Piet, and their friends route a deadly labyrinth of challenges to rescue the Jewish people in their modern-day, panicked exodus from death while embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt with the underground involving Gestapo hijacks, courageous rescues, codes in windswept old windmills, and stunning wonders in one of history's most famous dramas. Climaxing in the true, breath-taking rescue of an entire orphanage of Jewish children marked for mass execution by Hitler's assassins, audiences will both cheer and weep at this exciting, sobering tale of Hans and the youth movement that dared to resist one of History's cruelest Dictator.
Faith of our Fathers
With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty. A man of great faith and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul, meet as strangers.
Guided by handwritten letters from their fathers from the battlefield, they embark on an unforgettable journey to The Wall—the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they discover the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son. FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: a story of fatherhood; a journey of brotherhood.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these films, we recommend you visit www.FishFlix.com where you can find incredible deals on all your favorite Christian movies. In the meantime, have you seen any of these movies or are you planning on buying any of these? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
A new movie is releasing on DVD this Tuesday, Brother's Keeper. This movie originally appeared in theaters back on March 27th, and has now made its way to DVD. The synopsis says:
As their high school graduation nears, Pete plans to marry Maggie, the love of his life, and head off to seminary to become a preacher. Andy, a rebel at heart, has no plans, no direction, and seemingly no future.
In a shocking turn of events, Pete is thrown in jail… framed for Maggie’s murder! Andy struggles to find a way to save his brother from Death Row… concocting a desperate escape plan that shocks his brother and alters both of their futures forever.
You can find out more about this movie on their website or in our New Movies section. If you've seen this film, be sure to let us know what you thought in the comments below! Also, stay tuned, we have an exciting announcement coming later this week.
Ray Comfort and Living Waters Publications have always been known for their controversial topics and discussions. From a documentary about abortion (180) to a film about evolution (Evolution vs. God), they've sparked discussion over a variety of controversial topics. Today is no different, as they release their latest documentary, Audacity. In this film they tackle the issue of homosexuality head-on, sharing their beliefs and thoughts on witnessing to a homosexual audience. The synopsis for this film reads:
From Living Waters, creators of the award-winning TV program “The Way of the Master” and the hit movies “180” and “Evolution vs. God,” comes the powerful film “Audacity.” Executive produced by TV co-host and best-selling author Ray Comfort (Hell’s Best Kept Secret, Scientific Facts in the Bible), this film delivers an unexpected, eye-opening look at the controversial topic of homosexuality.
Peter (Travis Owens) is an aspiring comedian encouraged by his friend Ben (Ben Price, Australia’s Got Talent finalist) to perform at the local comedy club. But stage fright isn’t Peter’s only fear. When confronted with one of today’s most divisive issues, he feels compelled to speak, but can he? Challenged by his coworker Diana (Molly Ritter) to defend his convictions about homosexuality and gay marriage, will he have the courage to stand for what he believes—even at the risk of losing a friendship? And how will he respond when faced with a harrowing life-or-death experience?
“Audacity” uses a unique approach to address a very sensitive subject in contemporary society. Regardless of your views on homosexuality, you’ll gain fresh insights and a new perspective.
To find out more, you can visit their website at www.audacitymovie.com. There you can learn more about downloading this movie digitally.
What do you think about this film? We welcome your friendly discussion in the comments below. This has quickly become a popular and extremely controversial social issue, so it will be interesting to see how this film is received. As always, be sure to stay tuned as we bring you the latest Christian film news!
It's no secret that we absolute loved Old Fashioned when it came out. We mentioned it on our Youtube channel, reviewed it on our podcast, and gave it plenty of coverage on our blog. After a successful run in the theaters last February, this movie is now coming to DVD today. The synopsis for this film says:
"A romantic-drama, Old Fashioned centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an "old-fashioned" and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America."
You can find out more about this film in our New Movies section, or you can purchase this film over on www.ChristianCinema.com If you have seen this film, or are planning on seeing it, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And as always, stay tuned for all the latest news!
As we enter into Summer, we're seeing even more Christian films being released! Today we're bringing you a film that released on DVD today, Hope Bridge. The synopsis reads:
After his father’s shocking suicide, Jackson (Booboo Stewart) begins a search for the truth behind the devastating decision his father made. A violent outburst at school crosses his path with a counselor, Eric (Kevin Sorbo) who wants to help Jackson deal with his grief, and Sophie (Rebeca Robles,) a girl with a troubled past of her own.
With Sophie’s assistance, Jackson travels down a twisting road leading to a decades-old secret that could destroy him. As Eric’s guidance falls on deaf ears, Jackson’s quest for answers is only breeding more questions. Will he be doomed to repeat the same cycle, or will he choose to journey forward and find hope for his future?
Yet another movie was recently released in theaters, Where Hope Grows. This movie is making history by being the first American film to feature an actor with Down syndrome in the leading role. The synopsis for this film says:
"Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he mindlessly sleepwalks through his days and the challenge of raising his teenager daughter. His life is in a slow downward spiral when it is suddenly awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person – Produce, a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.
Calvin slowly loses the chip on his shoulder as he begins to experience the world through Produce’s eyes. Faith, work, purpose and most importantly family, blossom into Calvin’s life as their friendship develops. The unlikely pair becomes intertwined giving Calvin’s life new meaning and purpose, but unfortunately leads to tragedy due to single decision echoed from Calvin’s past.
Where Hope Grows is a story of finding redemption through faith, hope and love."
You can find out more about this film on their website at www.wherehopegrowsmovie.com. You can also visit this link to see where this movie is playing in theaters near you. If you do get the opportunity to see it, be sure to let us now what you thought of it in the comments!
As we enter into the summer movie season, a new film is now premiering in U.S. theaters - Noble. This movie was released in the UK last year, but has now come across to American theaters. The synopsis for this film reads:
"They broke everything but her spirit. They took everything but her dream. NOBLE, the award-winning feature film, is the incredible true story of a fearless Irish heroine driven by her daring vision to escape the slums of Ireland and risk everything on the streets of Vietnam.
Winner of six U.S. film festival awards, including the Panavision Spirit Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the powerful biopic drama written and directed by Stephen Bradley is heralded by critics as "raw and genuinely powerful," "captivating" and "moving." The Hollywood Reporter calls it "a joyful and rousing affirmation of the human spirit that will resound widely."
This is definitely one of the biggest films being released this year, and even features some pretty well-known actors, like Brendan Coyle from Downton Abbey. You can find out more about this film in our New Movie section. Also, we'll be doing a review of this film very soon, so be sure to stay tuned for that!