Unbroken gets a predictably preachy, faith-based sequel from the director of God’s Not Dead

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For those who’d read Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 bestselling biography of former Olympian and POW survivor Louis Zamperini, Angelina Jolie’s Oscar-ready adaptation Unbroken (2014) may have offered a rather unsatisfactory ending. Turns out that, by…

God's still not dead, and Dana Loesch is A Light In Darkness, at the end of this hysterical trilogy 

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Since the 2016 election, President Donald J. Trump has been a point of contention in evangelical circles. On one side, the case is made that it’s wrong to support a man whose every word and deed is plainly antithetical to a rudimentary understanding of Christianity. Others argue that it’s acceptable to support him if,…

God’s Not Dead producers are being sued for violating one of the Ten Commandments

Maybe God’s Not Dead, but he’ll probably wish he were when he learns about this lawsuit against the producers of the hokey franchise. According to The Wrap, Pure Flix Entertainment and co-founder David A.R. White are being sued for violating the eighth commandment, which The Simpsons or maybe Sunday school (and the…

Can the new wave of faith-based filmmaking transcend propaganda?

“A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.” That’s the synopsis provided by the gang behind Miracles From Heaven, a faith-based drama starring Jennifer Garner that premiered to packed houses last month. But that miraculous cure? It…

Faith Of Our Fathers finds misguided evangelical purpose in the Vietnam War

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The Pure Flix Entertainment production company recently rocked the Christian film market with the noxious overperformer God’s Not Dead. Now, on the heels of this year’s less successful Do You Believe?, comes Faith Of Our Fathers. The film is stocked with a relative supergroup of participants from the Christian market…

The Goldbergs’ Hayley Orrantia set to star in God’s Not Dead 2: Oops, Yes He Is

One of last year’s biggest surprise hits was the faith-based film God’s Not Dead, the Kevin Sorbo-starring response to Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra. (We hope it goes without saying this was a domestic surprise hit.) The movie, which we haven’t seen but appears to consist entirely of…

Co-director of 2016: Obama’s America pretty sure God’s Not Dead was his idea

Shattering the image of the faith-based film industry as a place where the bedrock Christian values of honesty and compassion for one’s fellow man rule, Deadline reports that a new lawsuit alleges that the producers of God’s Not Dead stole the idea for the film from one of their fellow right-wing-baiting filmflam…

From the writers of God’s Not Dead comes the ludicrous soap opera Do You Believe?

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A kind of Magnolia for conservative evangelicals who prefer their movies to look like network dramas, Do You Believe? juggles two dozen parallel and intersecting lives, climaxing in a rain-slicked multi-car crash that happens simultaneously with a backseat birth and two deathbed scenes, with one of the deceased…