On February 20, The Hastings Tribune reports on the wonderful movie “Risen” that opened in theaters February 19. The Tribune states, “With his new role as a Roman tribune in ‘Risen,’ Joseph Fiennes joins Charlton Heston, Richard Burton and Max von Sydow in the long list of actors who have starred in biblical films. Films like ‘Ben-Hur,’ ”The Robe’ and ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told,’ have perennial appeal during the Easter season, so Fiennes now belongs to a special club. ‘It’s great to be a part of that legacy,’ Fiennes recently told The Associated Press.” Joseph Fiennes is outstanding in this powerful movie with excellent acting, cinematography, music, as well as comic relief.
Redemptive movies and television, not to be missed, are wonderfully on the rise with powerful acting by notable actors, skillful cinematography in authentic locations, and with music by the best of film composers. Up next in theaters is the movie “Young Messiah” with captivating music by the composer for “Passion of the Christ,” John Debny. “Young Messiah” also has outstanding performances against the backgrounds of exquisite locations. “The Young Messiah” opens March 11 in movie theaters.
“Miracles from Heaven” opens in theaters March 18. It features Jennifer Garner, who gives another outstanding, moving, heart-felt performance. This movie is based on a true story. Children and families will especially appreciate this inspiring movie. Kylie Rogers, as central character Anna Beam, gives a role-modeling performance for young people. Queen Latifah also adds comic relief in her heart-felt, delightful performance as Angela.
“God’s Not Dead 2” opens in theaters April 1. Again, Melissa Joan Hart gives an outstanding performance along with other notable actors. This is a timely, significant, relevant movie for our times. It is suspenseful and especially inspiring for educators, young people, and families. With its comic relief, it is entertaining. Pat Boone gives a delightful performance as Walter Wesley.
Television is also improving with redemptive series and films on the rise. Hallmark TV series and original movies with its outstanding producers such Michael Landon Jr., Brian Bird, and Martha Williamson has two wonderful premieres for Season Three TV and movies on both the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Feb. 21. The Hallmark Channel presents this weekend the premiere for Season Three of “When Calls the Heart” with many notable and loved actors. This well-loved, inspiring series is about the developments on a Canadian frontier town, after many families lose husbands and fathers, but learn to survive and flourish. Hallmark Movie and Mysteries also presents the premiere of the Third Season of another beloved series, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” about the ultimate delivery of former undeliverable mail that leads to significant revival, reconnection, and restoration in relationships.
Recently, the Movieguide® Awards Gala in Hollywood celebrated the many outstanding redemptive and family movies, as well as TV programs, of 2015 with leading producers, directors, writers, as well as actors. This awards show is singular in its grace, beauty, and family-friendliness. It is due for airing on Monday, February 22, on Reelz TV.
In the many exclusive interviews with Austin Movie Examiner on the Red Carpet of the Movieguide® Awards with many leading producers, directors, writers, as well as actors, Kevin Sorbo told of his current development with NBC of a new television series “Miracle Man.” Others in exclusive interviews with Austin Movie Examiner on the Movieguide® told of other promising upcoming TV programs and movies.
The Renaissance of artistry and Reformation of content in movies produced for theaters is rising. After “God’s Not Dead 2” the following movies are scheduled for release: April 15; “I’m Not Ashamed,” April 20; “Same Kind of Different as Me,” April 29; “July 22 ; “Ben-Hur” and more. Further, redemptive movies in development for theaters include: “Left Behind 2,” “Full of Grace,” “Do You Believe 2,” “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew,” “Ten Commandments,” “King David,” “Apostle Paul'”(with Hugh Jackman), “Pontius Pilate,” “Butterfly Circus,” “Wanted,” “Little House on the Prairie,” a slate of HD Texas movies and more. Don’t get “left behind,” but plan to see these rich, uplifting, inspiring, as well as entertaining movies and TV programs. Stay tuned to Austin Movie Examiner for many more exclusive interviews and stories on movies, TV shows and more.