A few months back we let you know about a new Christian movie by Ray Comfort, Audacity. If you haven't had a chance to view the film yet, the full movie is now available to watch for free on Youtube. Like Living Waters has done in the past with previous films like Evolution Vs. God, they're releasing this movie online so it can hopefully reach a wider audience. The synopsis for this film says:
"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."
If you wanted to see this film but haven't had the opportunity to, now is your chance to watch it for free and share it with as many people as you can. Have you seen Audacity yet? We would love to know your thoughts on the film. Let us know in the comments below!
Today is a big day in the Christian film industry! The Kendrick Brothers, who have created some of the most recognizable Christian movies over the years like Fireproof and Courageous, have just released their fifth film, War Room. The movie premiered in theaters today and is estimated to finish in 2nd place at the box office this weekend. This is an amazing feat for the Kendrick Brothers, as they're competing with other big name secular movies in the box office total. By comparison, the very successful God's Not Dead placed 4th in the box office on its opening weekend. If you haven't heard of this film, the synopsis reads:
"With great jobs, a beautiful daughter (Alena Pitts) and a dream house, the Jordans seem to have it all. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as husband Tony (T.C. Stallings) flirts with temptation and wife Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) becomes increasingly bitter, crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. Their lives take an unexpected turn for the better when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), who encourages the couple to find happiness through prayer."
War Room is a bit of a change from previous movies by the Kendrick Brothers, as it is the first to not be released under the Sherwood Pictures branding. Instead, this is being produced by Sony's Affirm Films and The Kendrick Brothers brand. We had the chance to view this movie a few days ago, and are readying our review for release on September 1st on our Youtube channel. If you haven't yet, be sure to subscribe to our channel so you'll be informed when we release that review.
Are you planning on seeing this movie in theaters? If you're planning on seeing it, or maybe have already seen it, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. How does this film compare to their previous films? Please let us know your opinion in the comments below!
One of the biggest Christian movies of 2015 is now available on DVD; Do You Believe? Created by Pure Flix Entertainment (the makers of God's Not Dead), this movie released in theaters back in March and is now available to purchase on DVD. The synopsis for this film says:
"A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ … even if they don't believe it. Yet.
When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
This stirring new film from the creators of God's Not Dead arrives in theaters Spring of 2015. More than a movie, it's a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: DO YOU BELIEVE?"
If you follow our Christian movie review podcast, you've probably noticed that we haven't posted an episode in several months. Well, we can finally announce what we've been working on all this time: The FishFlix.com Christian Movie Podcast! We've been working with Christian movie distributor www.fishflix.com to develop a Christian movie podcast for their website. We just launched the new podcast today, and I'd appreciate it if you'd check it out.
The FishFlix.com Christian Movie Podcast is a weekly show where every Wednesday we bring you a quick review of a Christian movie. We let you know what the movie is about, our thoughts on the movie, and finally for what ages it would be appropriate. The reviews last around 4 minutes each, and give you everything you need to know before seeing the film.
You can listen to an episode of the show below, where we review the original Left Behind movie:
And, if you're looking for a website with a vast assortment of Christian DVDs to purchase, we highly recommend you check out our friends at www.FishFlix.com. We would love to know what you think about the podcast. Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and if you have any specific movies you would like us to review in the future! I'm excited to be working with FishFlix.com on all of this, and we're hoping to bring you even more Christian movie content in the near future. As always, stay tuned to Christian Film Central and FishFlix.com for more!
Happy Independence Day! We hope you are having a great weekend celebrating our freedom. If you're looking for something to do this afternoon, why not check out the new Christian movie in theaters now, Faith of our Fathers? The synopsis for this film reads:
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 (David A.R. White and Kevin Downes), 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.
This would be a perfect film to watch this weekend, and we hope you get a chance to see it. If you do, please let us know what you thought in the comments below. As always, stay tuned for the latest news on Pure Flix Entertainment and Christian movies in general!
Ever since Netflix Instant Play rose to popularity, Christians have been looking for a similar service, featuring Christian films and a variety of wholesome entertainment. While Netflix does have some options, such as God's Not Dead, and the new exclusive series Veggietales in the House, the selection is still pretty limited. There have been a few other services that we've mentioned from time to time, and today we're letting you know about a new one releasing from Pure Flix, one of the biggest names in the Christian film industry right now.
With a design and UI very similar to Netflix, it would seem they're attempting to give Christians an option to directly compete with Netflix. The service is priced at $7.99/month, and will allow you to watch on a computer, on Android phones, or Roku. Some of the titles available for instant online streaming include:
-Dancer and the Dame
-One Hit from Home
-The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
-Kingdom Under the Sea
These are just a few of the titles, and if you want to find out more for yourself, you can visit www.PureFlix.com. What do you think about this? Will you be subscribing to this service? As always, be sure to let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below!
Last month, we let you know that the producers behind the new Left Behind movie were looking into creating a sequel. So, to raise more funds for their film, they took to Indiegogo, in an attempt to raise $500,000 by May 7th, 2015. That day has now passed, and they have unfortunately only been able to raise 16% of their goal, $80,699 in total.
However, this was a flexible funding campaign, meaning they receive all that money, despite not reaching their goal. So now, this leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Will the sequel still go through? Will they be able to produce the film they want to make with only $80,000? According to IMDB, the first film's budget was $16M, and grossed roughly $14M. The movie also received very negative reviews almost universally, and many (including us in our video review) were disappointed in the end product.
So, it looks like the future is uncertain for Left Behind 2. As seen in the video above, they seem to want to make a whole series of this movies, chronicling the entire account told in the books. But will they be able to go through with the second film? Only time will tell, so be sure to check back as we bring you the latest on the future of Left Behind!
Last summer, we saw the reboot of a popular Christian book franchise, Left Behind. Unfortunately, it was met with less-than-spectacular reviews, and any hope anyone held of a sequel being released quickly vanished. However, it would appear that they are still moving forward with a sequel. Now, The Left Behind Movie Project is seeking to raise $500,000 on Indiegogo to fund their next film, Left Behind: The End Begins. They wrote on their page:
"We’ve already been working hard planning for Left Behind 2 and that will continue as our top priority for this year. But it won’t happen without your help. Please join the Left Behind Film Project by making a contribution and helping us reach our goal. Any and all contributions get us closer to our fundraising goal, but more importantly it shows that there is support for this film – and other Christian films. You’ll not only be ensuring that the franchise continues, but with all net proceeds from this campaign going straight into the production budget, you’ll be directly impacting the theatrical release of the film. Choose from our exciting perks and help us get started today!"
It will be interesting to watch and see how this campaign does. A lot of people were not happy with the reboot and may not be willing to help fund this film. However, this is a flexible-funding campaign, meaning they will receive all funds, no matter how little they raise. You can visit their Indiegogo page for more information. Be sure to check back in three weeks and see how this campaign did!
It would seem that almost every week now a new Christian movie is premiering in theaters! Today, Beyond the Mask is making a premiere in theaters across the country. If you haven't heard about this new action-adventure movie, the synopsis reads:
"Double crossed and on the run, an assassin for the British East India Company seeks to redeem his past by thwarting a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom.
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. Coming to theaters Spring, 2015, Beyond the Mask is a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ."
You can find out more about this film in our New Movies section or you can purchase tickets over on their website. If you do see this movie, be sure to let us know what you thought of it in the comments below!
Old Fashioned or Love Comes Softly? Facing the Giants or Soul Surfer? Left Behind (2000) or Chronicles of Narnia? These are the questions nagging at the heart of every Christian film connoisseur. Well, Christian Cinema is attempting to answer the question "What is the best Christian movie of all time?"
Christian Cinema is conducting a poll to answer this question, starting off with a tournament bracket of 64 films and narrowing it down to the #1 film. They're currently down to the top 16 films and they need your help deciding now! You can check out and vote in the poll at this link here. If you fill out the poll, you'll even receive a coupon code for the www.ChristianCinema.com store.
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Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think is the best Christian film of all time!