Monday, May 4, 2015

Hollywood Loses Faith but Finds Religion

In a media world that has largely become more and more antagonistic toward religion, an interesting trend appears to be emerging in the entertainment business. A number of films, some of which are currently in various stages of production, contain content that is appealing to faith-oriented individuals, particularly those who are committed to Christianity.

Entertainment industry studios have been witness to the high profit margins experienced by faith-based movie fare such as "Son of God," "Heaven is for Real," and "God’s Not Dead," all of which exceeded expectations last year. However, those who engage in film watching but who are adherents to the Bible are wary following the disrespect and lack of authenticity that was displayed in movies such as Darren Aronofsky’s "Noah" and Ridley Scott’s "Exodus: Gods and Kings," which likewise were 2014 releases.

A rather high profile film set to be released in the near future, which has a group of prominent A-listers involved in its production, is "Apostle Paul," with Hugh Jackman in the lead role. [more...]

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