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New Movie: God's Not Dead 2

January 14th, 2016

God's Not Dead 2 Christian Movie 2016

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!

New Movie: Yellow Day

December 21st, 2015

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!

Spotlight: FishFlix.com

November 18th, 2015

If you've been on our website in the past month or so, you may have notice the new advertisements to buy Christian movies from www.FishFlix.com. Today, we are proud to announce that FishFlix.com is our new sponsor! We get a lot of emails from people asking where we recommend they purchase Christian films, and we want to officially recommend FishFlix.com as your one stop shop for all things Christian DVDs and Blu Rays. FishFlix.com has a wide variety of film categories, from children's movies to comedies to Christmas movies! Their mission statement says:

"FishFlix.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for Christian Movies. Featuring thousands of high quality Christian DVDs, everyday low prices and FREE shipping.

FishFlix.com, is an online store with a mission to bring you The Greatest Christian and Family-Friendly Films in the World at Great Prices. Whether you're looking for a faith based drama like Love Comes Softly, a classic epic like The Passion of The Christ, Apologetic materials like Lee Strobel's Case for a Creator or Christian children's films like the Veggie Tales series, we're able to meet all of your needs for Christian films.

You can visit their website for more information, or you can visit their Facebook page or Twitter page for more information. Also, since the Christian Film Central podcast ended several months ago, I've been working on a new podcast for them, the FishFlix.com Christian Movie Podcast. On the podcast we review a Christian movie every Wednesday. To listen to our archive, you can visit their Youtube channel or Libsyn page.

The people at FishFlix.com are super friendly and have been great to work with. I can wholeheartedly recommend their service, because their website is easy to use and they offer quality Christian movies at incredible prices. If you're looking for Christian movies for the upcoming Christmas season, FishFlix.com is the place to go!

They're also running a special promotion right now. If you pre-order War Room on their site and leave a review, they'll send you a free Kendrick Brothers DVD of your choice! Watch the video here for more info

VIDEO: 5 Must See Christian Movies This Winter (2015-2016)

November 1st, 2015

Now that the weather is starting to cool off, it's a perfect time to stay inside and catch up on the latest Christian movies. Here are 5 MUST-SEE Christian movies coming this winter! Which ones are you planning on watching?



What other films might we have missed? Let us know in the comments below! And you can find more videos like this over on our Youtube Channel!

Spotlight: Redemption Way on Indiegogo

October 24th, 2015

We love spotlighting Christian films that are trying to get funded on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. It's important that we help support these projects, so we have more positive Christian media in the market. Today we want to spotlight Redemption Way, which is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The synopsis on their page says:

Hello!

My name is Brad Podowski. I am a Christ-follower, husband, dad, the owner of BP Video+ and a freelance camera operator and editor.

At the heart of this story, Redemption Way is about sharing our hope in eternity with those we love. Sharing my faith is particularly challenging for me, which is why I'm so personally invested in this project.

Your contribution not only makes this film possible, it also has the potential to change lives.

Making a film is an expensive endeavor, even for low budget filmmakers like myself who watch every penny. There are a tremendous amount of people who invest their time and talent into making a film and they need to be compensated in some form, even if it's simply food and credit. Catering alone can cost a minimum of $5,000 for an 18 day indie shoot, which is a tight schedule for a feature length film. It's very important to show the cast and crew how much they're appreciated, so at a minimum I want to be able to pay key members a stipend for their time. Here's a brief list of how the money will be used:

-Formation of an LLC
-Production Insurance
-Equipment Rental
-Travel and Lodging for Select Cast Members
-Key Cast and Crew Salaries (Depending on how much we raise)
-Professional Sound Mix
-Color Correction
-Hard drives
-Permits
-DVDs
-Promotional items, etc

You can find out more information about this campaign over on their Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/redemption-way-a-faith-based-feature-film. We really hope that this campaign is a success and we look forward to reviewing this movie someday when it's released. In the meantime however, they would really appreciate you sharing this project and helping spread the word. Together, we as Christians can support media that makes a difference!

Woodlawn in Theaters Now!

October 17th, 2015

Pure Flix and Erwin Brothers' Woodlawn in Theaters Now 2015

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!

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