Another new Christian film is on DVD, Confessions of a Prodigal Son! This movie had a limited release in theaters and has now made its way to DVD. The synopsis reads:
Confessions of a Prodigal Son is a modern-day retelling of the Prodigal Son story that Jesus famously told.
It is a coming-of-age tale following Sean (Nathan Clarkson) as he rebels and leaves his home, family and father (Kevin Sorbo) to figure out life on his own. Two years later--while still on the journey to find life's answers--Sean suddenly finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew as he is confronted by a professor (Darwin Harris) who challenges Sean to see his life as a story; a best friend (Azel James) walking a dangerous path; and a strong and beautiful young woman (Rachael Lee) who is on her own journey to answers. Each one of these elements causes Sean to greater examine the choices he is making.
The story is one of drama, laughter, relationships, faith, and redemption, ultimately asking the question "Can broken stories have happy endings?"
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!
After the major success last year of the film God's Not Dead, Pure Flix is releasing their next big movie - Do You Believe? This movie is now showing in theaters across the country, and has quickly become one of the most hyped Christian movies of the year. We even put it on our list of the Top 3 Christian Films We're Excited For in 2015. If you haven't heard of this film, the synopsis 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 is in theaters now. More than a movie, it's a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: DO YOU BELIEVE?"
We're looking forward to seeing this film and posting our review shortly. You can find out more information about purchasing tickets on their website here. Be sure to stay tuned for our review and updates on this brand new Christian film!
One of the most anticipated films of 2015, the Kendrick Brothers' new movie War Room, finally has an official trailer! Now we can get a better glimpse into the film and find out a little bit more about it. Thus begins the countdown to the next Kendrick Brothers film! Enjoy the trailer and be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts.
Last week, the highly anticipated Christian Worldview Festival took place! Here, they held a festival and a filmmakers guild with speakers, events, and seminars. They also gave out awards in several categories for the best Christian films of 2015.
You can check out a video of what people thought of the festival at this link here. You can also visit their Facebook page for more information on the week. Finally, be sure to visit their website to see their official selections for 2015.
This is the second year for this festival, and it's been exciting to see it grow. We look forward to seeing it continue in the future, especially now that the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival is gone. Did you get the opportunity to go to this festival? Are you planning on visiting it next year? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
If you liked 23 Blast, Hero, or another recent Christian sports film, you may be interested in a new movie from Echolight Studios, Hoovey. The synopsis reads:
"When promising high school basketball player Eric “Hoovey” Elliott collapses on the court, doctors discover a life-threatening brain tumor. Hoovey will survive the high-risk surgery, but at what cost? Can he relearn to walk, read, even to see clearly? The road is long, and meanwhile overwhelming medical bills threaten to undo everything his parents, Jeff and Ruth, have taken a lifetime to build.
With seemingly no one to turn to—but with tenacity and love born of faith—an entire family regains its footing. Hoovey learns to read again, to dribble and shoot a basketball and, finally, stepping out in faith, he’s back on court for another shot at his dream . . ."
This movie is being played in theaters around the country right now. You can visit their website here to find showtimes in theaters near you. If you do happen to see it, be sure to let us know what you thought of it in the comments below!
It's been a long journey for The Drop Box. After much prayer, work, and support, though, the movie is finally releasing in theaters today! From March 3rd-5th, The Drop Box will be appearing in theaters around the country as a special Fathom Event. The synopsis for this film reads:
"The Drop Box tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society. It is a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical, emotional and financial toll associated with providing refuge to orphans that would otherwise be abandoned on the streets. But The Drop Box movie is also a story of hope—a reminder that every human life is sacred and worthy of love.
South Korea is not the only country grappling with the issue of orphan care. Around the world, there are more than 150 million orphans waiting for forever families to call their own."
You can find out more about this film on their website at www.thedropboxfilm.com. To purchase tickets at a theater near you, you can visit the Fathom Events website at this link. If you do attend one of the showings, be sure to let us know what you thought in the comments below!
Synopsis: Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist—and avowed atheist—who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife … with unexpected, life-altering results.