Movie Reviews: Big-budget epic

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Hollywood reconstructs Noah’s ark The year 2014 has brought the Bible to the box office with a bang. The most recent of these Bible-based epic releases was director Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. Even before “Noah” hit theaters, it received a flood of controversy and reviews …

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Movie Reviews: Low-budget hit

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Christian film goes beyond subculture The recent release of the movie “God’s Not Dead” has stirred Christians and non-Christians alike, causing many to run to their computers and post their thoughts and opinions on social media as to why Christian films continue to miss the mark of good filmmaking. I …

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Students prepare for Hollywood

trailer — Judd spent 20 hours making his video. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

After more than one month since launching the competition, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey announced the final winners of their video contest Monday, Feb. 24.

The contest, intended to promote the couple’s new film “Son of God,” prompted 65 total video submissions with more than […]

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Alumnus receives ticket to Hollywood

SING — Out of the thousands of people that try out, only a few hundred make it to Hollywood. Photo credit: Darren Wittko

Former Liberty student and current Texas asst. worship pastor chases his dream of being on American Idol Austin, Texas will always hold a place in alumnus of ’09 Jordan Grizzard’s heart after he received his golden ticket to Hollywood when he tried out for American Idol season 13, which aired …

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‘Animals’ claws to top

LAUGH — Sjolinder and Deibert hope to share the gospel. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

YouTube names “How Animals Eat Their Food” as third overall video of 2013 If Liberty University alumnus Ian Deibert had to choose one word to describe the year of 2013, it would be “blessed.” Deibert and senior Nick Sjolinder went from being normal college students to YouTube sensations when they …

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Contest launches

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Liberty University students will be putting their creative talents to use in pursuit of a two-person trip to Hollywood after recent Convocation speakers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s announcement of a video contest to promote their new movie, “Son of God.” According to the contest rules, Liberty students interested in …

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Burnett speaks on ‘Bible’

INSPIRATION— Burnett and Downey speak to students. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Burnett and Downey encourage students Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, producers of the TV miniseries “The Bible,” shared their experiences about bringing the name of Jesus back on the big screen during Convocation and in a meeting with cinematic arts students Monday, Jan. 20. “We are Hollywood’s noisiest Christians,” Burnett …

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Editorial: Year of the Bible

With “Noah” and “Son of God,” 2014 will be filled with faith-based film success Only a few days into the new year and 2014 has already been unofficially dubbed “The Year of the Bible” in Hollywood. The title derives its origin from blockbuster hits such as Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” — …

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