Movie Reviews: Big-budget epic

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 from both mainstream and Christian sources. The numerous blogs, social […]

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Movie Reviews: Low-budget hit

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 must agree that Christian films lack a quality that the […]

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‘Animals’ claws to top

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 posted “How Animals Eat Their Food” to their “MisterEpicMann” channel […]

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Contest launches

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 making a video must first register online at liberty.edu/ElectJesus. After […]

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Burnett speaks on ‘Bible’

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 said. “There’s no doubt about that.” Burnett described how he […]

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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” — starring A-lister Russell Crowe as the shipbuilder — and Mark […]

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