|FCC: 14 Your Favorite Movies From a Christian Perspective|
|On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we discuss what it means to Find Christ In Cinema. We'll talk about the Apostle Paul using culture to spread the Good News, what it means to guard our hearts, and how we hope we are fulfilling the Great Commission. All that and more in 3...2...1!||GUEST(S)|
|Hey, come on in. Admission is free. Grab a bowl of popcorn (extra butter, of course), find a seat smack dab in the middle - It’s time for Finding Christ in Cinema, episode 14|
|I’m Michael, I’m Brenden.|
|Join us and together we’ll dig deeper into the silver-screen classics of yesteryear as well as the box-office hits of today, we’ll take a closer look at the stories they tell, and see if we find the face of Jesus looking back.|
|We’re going to explore the deeper meanings of these films; their plots and their twists; the characters and their choices; and how we can relate them to the gospel of salvation, and ultimately our Christian walk.|
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|BLT||TheBookOfBrenden.com - rebooting of the personal blog.|
|BLT||Leaving for the City of Children this Saturday - prayers prayers prayers.|
|BLT||X-MEN: DOFP on the MMR.|
|mh||Family Movie Night: Fantastic Voyage|
|mh||John Carney corrected me - not a Catholic priest (wife/kids?)|
|INITIALS||REEL NEWS (Stinger)||LINK||AUDIO|
|BLT||FORREST GUMP to hit IMAX theaters this fall!|
Since 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the film’s release, Paramount Pictures has announced that they will be remounting (eh? eh?) the classically epic tale of the Lawn Mower from Greenbow, Alabama in the IMAX format, according to Ryan Gajewski of the Hollywood Reporter.
It is still unclear as to whether the film will be rereleased in regular format theaters or not. I personally hope it is because I don’t much care for IMAX unless it involves James Cameron and the Na’vi.
The film took home 6 of the 13 Academy Awards it was nominated for, including Best Actor for Tom Hanks and Best Director for Robert Zemeckis. The film also showcases notable performances by Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan, Sally Field as Forrest’s mother, and Robin Wright - Princess Buttercup herself - as Jenny.
Look out for FORREST GUMP returning to the big screen on September 5th, 2014.
|mh||!!BREAKING NEWS!! TheVerge.com - BIRDMAN TEASER TRAILER ONLINE ===|
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) famous for playing an iconic superhero, struggling to mount a Broadway play. Leading up to opening night he battles his ego, and seemingly feathered demons. The film also stars Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.
|BLT||Universal Pictures’ releases a new TV spot for the upcoming sci-fi thriller LUCY.|
The promo premiered this week during the NBA Playoffs (which I’m sure all of us were watching, but if you happened to miss it, there’s a link in the shownotes to Ethan Anderton’s article at FirstShowing.net).
LUCY stars Scarlett Johansson as the eponymous protagonist whose being on the business end of a bad drug deal has enabled to her access parts of her brain that mankind has never reached before. Because of this, she can “knowledge with ease, move things with her mind, see into the future, and [not] feel any pain at all.”
Morgan Freeman also joins Johansson in this story, and it will hopefully cleanse his palate from that floppy Johnny Depp movie TRANSCENDANCE.
LUCY hits theaters July 25th, 2014.
|mh||Deadline.com - NEW TRAILER FOR THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR ===|
Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich lend their voices to the new DreamWork’s spin-off, in which everybody’s favorite flightless, aquatic secret agent birds - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private join forces to save the world from Dr. Octavious Brine. Look for them to slide into your theater on November 26th.
|BLT||RUMOR MILL: Bryan Singer may not direct the upcoming X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, according to Amber Ryland at Radar.com.|
This is because of sexual abuse allegations that have recently risen up against the X-Men director.
20th Century Fox executives have expressed concern that these allegations may have a negative influence on the 2016 sequel to X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.
Ryland quotes an unnamed insider: “They don’t really care whether he’s innocent or guilty — they’re only concerned with the bottom line, which is giving him another $250 to $350 million to make APOCALYPSE. There have been talks about who else he’d let direct it, with him producing, but those led to heated arguments and walk outs.”
Radar.com is exclusively reporting on the phenomenon, so if you want to follow along with their findings, check out the link in the show notes.
|mh||EmpireOnline.com - IMMEDIATELY AFTER HOSTING THE TONY AWARD, HUGH JACKMAN’S HAIR FELL OFF ===|
Everybody’s favorite mutant posted an Instagram selfie of his freshly shorn dome - getting ready for his part as Blackbeard in the new origin story, Pan. The story tells of Peter, an orphan boy who was whisked away to the magical realm of Neverland, and teams up with Captain Hook to battle Blackbeard.
|BLT||Sonic the Hedgehog will finally be racing to theater near you!|
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet are teaming up to work on a film based on the video game icon - two decades after its dominion on the Sega gaming platforms.
While no director has been brought into the project yet, the script is being written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, both of whom are alumni of the Los Angeles based Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
To quote Jeff Sneider of TheWrap.com: “The film will look to capture Sonic's irreverent tone and spirit, reuniting him with some of the most revered and infamous characters of the franchise, including the evil Dr. Eggman.”
No word yet on the film’s projected release, but we’ll be keeping our ears open.
|mh||Deadline.com - HARRISON FORD INJURED DURING STAR WARS SHOOT ===|
It seems that Han Solo doesn’t move like he did 37 years ago. Disney has reported that “Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star wars: Episode VI. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.” For is 71.
|GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)||AUDIO|
|No cinema today because...|
|Using Culture as a Platform to Share the Good News.||Acts 17:16-34|
|Guarding Our Hearts||Philippians 4:7|
|Witnessing Tools||Mark 16:15|
|INITIALS||MAIL/VOICEMAIL/LISTERNER FEEDBACK (Stinger)||AUDIO|
|mh||You may have made this point previously, but…did you ever notice how the people of the “Capitol” are so obsessed wuth all manner of the tributes’ lives, but have no concern for them as humans or the sacrifices being asked of them? I think of the Capitol as being very similar to the city of “Vanity Fair” in John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress.” As Christians I think we need to see every person as a human, made in the image of God whose sin has been paid for by the shedding of Christ’s blood. It sure makes any excuses we might use not to share the gospel wither quickly with the mildest scrutiny. Keep doing what you’re doing guys!|
Any chance of seeing a FCiC about the movie “Eragon” or “How to Train Your Dragon”?
|Ron of the Red Oaks|
|mh||Theonauts response to Brenden's voice mail||http://theonauts.podbean.com/||X|
|INITIALS||LIGHTNING ROUND (Stinger)|
|mh||Do listeners enjoy the format? Discussion too deep?|
|BLT||My response to the Theonauts request for us to look at MALEFICENT and a more detailed answer to why I wasn't stirred by the film.|
|blt||What Christian themes have you found in...?|
|UPCOMING||A sneak peak at what is coming up next episode. This is a TEASE to convice folk not to miss it!|
|When Brenden checks back into the country...THE SIX MONTH SHOW!|
|Finding Christ In Cinema is part of the Great Commission Transmission Network - using New Media and Social Networking to "go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation". To find out more, and to partner with us, visit us at GCTNetwork.com|
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