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The Left's Selective Outrage: When Movies Do and Don't Influence

In an editorial bashing conservatives, U.S. Marines, and businessmen on Jan. 19, the Los Angeles Times admits that James Cameron’s “Avatar” has a radical leftist agenda. But, either out of disingenuousness, deception, or stupidity, they then contend, what does it

Audiences Prefer Family-Friendly Movies with No Foul Language

There is a common misconception in our popular culture that sex, violence, and obscenity usually sell, but nearly eighty years of experience and research prove that this is not true. For example, for nearly 30 years, when Hollywood was run

'Twilight': A Spiritually Confused Reminder For Christian Parents

This past weekend, over 12 million people voted with their entertainment dollars to see “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” Several million were no doubt church-going teenagers and young adults..” Several million were no doubt church-going teenagers and young adults. “New

REVIEW: 'The Messenger' Trashes America, Troops

We debated whether to rank “The Messenger” as “abhorrent,” but there are some lightly positive things about it. The more we thought about this movie after seeing it, however, the more the bad content in it stood out and annoyed

'WWII In HD' Provides Riveting History Lessons

“WWII In HD” is an excellent 10-hour, five part series narrated by Gary Sinise of “Forrest Gump” and “CSI: New York. ” Three episodes air tonight on the History Channel. The series shows the war through the eyes of 12

'V' Teaches Us to Combat False Saviors

The first episode of the new science fiction television series “V” is a wake up call to those looking for salvation in the wrong places. We cannot predict where the series will go, but the opening episode features a young

Michael Moore's Latest Mocks American Capitalism

If only he would use his talent for goodness instead of evil! The bumbling fictional spy Maxwell Smart often used this phrase to describe some of the super-villains he faced on the TV spy show “Get Smart” in the 1960s.

International Treasure: R-Rated Movies Don't Sell Overseas

A new three-year study of the Top 25 movies released in 2006-2008 earning the most money overseas shows that international moviegoers prefer clean movies with strong or very strong Christian, moral and/or redemptive content and values. This study is significant

Angels, Demons & Democrats

How much of the box office of “Angels & Demons” will end up in the Democrat campaigns? If it makes money, it could be a lot. Tom Hanks, the star of “Angels & Demons”, endorsed Barack Obama, claiming he represents

Movies With No Sex, Foul Language and Nudity Win At Box Office

Once again, Movieguide Magazine’s Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry shows that moviegoers prefer movies with no explicit sex, nudity and foul language. This was especially clear in 2008. Movies with no foul language, sex and nudity averaged significantly more

Sean Penn and His Buddies Will Sink Hollywood

The Academy Award members painted themselves as a bunch of Commie rats last night, when they applauded madly during Communist sympathizer Sean Penn’s gleeful greeting to them after winning an award for portraying an assassinated homosexual leader, “You Commie, homo-loving