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The Best Movie Ever Made

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:31 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:03


By Phil Boatwright

Note to Teens: I wrote this article for an older crowd, figuring you have different interests in movie choices. I know I did when I was younger. But, it’s not really the movie I’m pushing here, as much as the message. Are you too young for this film’s theme? I don’t think so. Give it a read, see what you think. Your film reviewer, Phil Boatwright

So, what’s the best movie ever made? A subjective question, if ever there was one. That’s the magic of movies: some folks will enjoy a film that may seem an endurance test for others. It horrifies me that not only did people go see films like 27 Dresses and License to Wed, they actually bought the DVDs, as well. But that’s the subject for another column. Perhaps it could be called Bad Movies and Why We Love Them.

Meanwhile, on to the subject at hand – the best movie ever made. While Casablanca or Citizen Kane or Lawrence of Arabia may be prime examples of technical and artistic innovators, I challenge you to suggest a more important message than that found in It’s A Wonderful Life.

Hear me out.

 

Christmas Music Video: "Different Kind of Christmas"

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:35 Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:16


Mark Schultz - "Different Kind of Christmas" (Live)


 

Coming Soon: "Beyond the Mask"

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 08:58 Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:12


Watch the movie trailer here!

This looks good! ~ Clash

SWORDS, ROMANCE . . . AND BEN FRANKLIN?

'Beyond the Mask' Blasts Open New Genre in Christian Films

Sports, glimpses of heaven and parenting all scored big in the burgeoning market of faith-and-family films. But now a family-adventure genre blows open as Burns Family Studios deliver on BEYOND THE MASK, a swashbuckling serving of U.S. history as a former British mercenary overcomes his past, wins his beloved Charlotte and--with the vast ingenuity of one Ben Franklin--defuses a plot of, well, historical proportions.

 

Win a "The Good Lie" Blu-Ray!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:36 Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:54


The producers of "The Good Lie" have generously given us some Blu-Rays to give away to 4 lucky winners!

To enter, simply "comment" to this article, and on Monday, December 29th we will announce the winners!

EMBARK ON A JOURNEY OF SURVIVAL AND TRIUMPH WHEN THE GOOD LIE ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK and DIGITAL HD ON DECEMBER 23 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Blu-ray and Digital HD include touching bonus features such as “The Good Lie Journey”

Nominated for an NAACP Image Award 2015 Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

   

Free Music from BC MUSIC!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:38 Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:42


BC MUSIC RELEASES FREE DIGITAL COMPILATION "THE LINEUP, VOLUME: 1" FEATURING EMERY, KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE, THE CLASSIC CRIME AND MORE

Download it today via BadChristian.com

BC Music, the record label formed by Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of the popular rock group, Emery, along with close friend, Pastor and former Emery bassist, Joey Svendsen, has released a free digital compilation, The Lineup, Volume: 1, available via BadChristian.com at: http://badchristian.com/thelineup/. The 24-track The Lineup, Volume: 1 features a mix of both BC Music artists like Emery, Kings Kaleidoscope and The Classic Crime, as well as other signed and independent acts.

   

Christmas Tree Worm

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The Word

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 05:56 Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:06


Beautiful spirals of the Christmas tree worm...


   

Review: "Super Mega Baseball"

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 10:27 Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:21


Review: "Super Mega Baseball" - Playstation 4/Playstation 4(tested)

Reviewed by Paul for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 80/100

It was another exhausting day, and I was listening to "Centerfield" by John Fogerty. I was notified another game had come in for review. I will admit my mind was not in the right place. Especially for another download code. You have no idea how much I have come to despise download codes. We always prefer physical copies at Family Friendly Gaming.

   

Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:50 Wednesday, 17 December 2014 01:54


Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

Film And DVD Reviews by Phil Boatwright

CREDITS: Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilli, Martin Freeman, Christopher Lee. New Line Cinema and MGM. Adventure/fantasy. Directed by Peter Jackson. 12/17/14

FILM SYNOPSIS: Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth.

   

How did new biochemical pathways originate?

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The Word

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:32 Wednesday, 17 December 2014 01:06


Questions for Evolutionists

by Don Batten for: Creation.com

How did new biochemical pathways, which involve multiple enzymes working together in sequence, originate? Every pathway and nano-machine requires multiple protein/enzyme components to work. How did lucky accidents create even one of the components, let alone 10 or 20 or 30 at the same time, often in a necessary programmed sequence? Evolutionary biochemist Franklin Harold wrote, “we must concede that there are presently no detailed Darwinian accounts of the evolution of any biochemical or cellular system, only a variety of wishful speculations.”

   

Review: "JUJU"

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014 08:30 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:21


Review: "JUJU" - PC/Xbox 360/PS3(tested)

Reviewed by Kid Gamer for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 74/100

JUJU is a downloadable video game on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Personal Computer. This game clocks in at 2.3 gigs on the PS3. You know what that means. JUJU should have been provided to families in the physical format. Many families can not afford to have a large enough Internet usage plan to download games like JUJU.

   

Review: "Last Inua"

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014 08:30 Monday, 15 December 2014 12:21


Review: "Last Inua" - PC

Reviewed by Luke for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 58/100

Last Inua is not the first video game to include religious teachings, nor will it be the last. In fact the history of religious teachings in video games has been going on for almost as long as the industry has been around. Normally gamers are exposed to Eastern religious teachings. There is also a thriving Christian video game market place.

   

"The Curse Of Crow Hollow" by Billy Coffey

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 09:09 Monday, 15 December 2014 07:35


Stories are told of a witch who lives in the woods outside of town. But where does truth end and legend begin?

A group of teenagers find strange prints seared into the ground around their campsite. They follow the tracks, thinking it will lead to fun.

   

12/15/2014

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Music

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 08:51 Monday, 15 December 2014 01:00


The top songs in Christian Rock (CHR) this week.

   

Review: "The Crew"

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Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 17:06 Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:21


Review: "The Crew" - Playstation 4/Xbox One(tested)

Reviewed by Sam for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 58/100

The Crew is a video game with one foot in the past, and one foot in the future. Some of the technological achievements in this next gen video game are very impressive. Like mapping of certain cities. Getting to go to certain areas in the United States. The story and racing mechanics are definitely from the last console generation.

   

Don’t buy into Churchianity

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Devotions

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:15 Sunday, 14 December 2014 01:04


By Rob Cook

Don’t buy into Churchianity

No I did not misspell Christianity. No I do not need to fire my editor. Yes, I intended to write Churchianity. This week I want to focus on the difference between Churchianity and Christianity and how perseverance paves the path from one to the other. They may seem the same to the casual observer but in reality, there is a chasm of difference between the two. One leads to life.

   

Review: "Peggle 2"

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Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 17:06 Saturday, 13 December 2014 12:21


Review: "Peggle 2" - Xbox One/Xbox 360/Playstation 4(tested)

Reviewed by Sam for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 70/100

Peggle 2 is one of the coolest puzzle games I have ever played. Players launch a ball down into what looks like a pachinko machine. The goal is to get all of the red color orbs. Once an orb is touched by the ball in Peggle 2 it will go away. The ball may need to get to the bottom first on certain colors.

   

I Met God In Coma: “There’s More For You To Do”

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Career

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 November 2014 07:25 Saturday, 13 December 2014 01:11


STORIES FROM THE MISSION FIELD from AMTC (Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ)

AMTC: You have a very unique story. Basically you were a stockbroker, a professional golfer and a near-death survivor of a freaky virus.

   

Hollywood’s Answer to the Bible

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:54 Saturday, 13 December 2014 01:03


By Phil Boatwright

According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Christian Bale has said of Moses, “I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.” This on the completion of his new film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” wherein he played the man who led the Jews out of bondage and into the Promised Land.

   

Review: "Andi Under Pressure" by Amanda Flower

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 09:33 Friday, 12 December 2014 12:30


Review: "Andi Under Pressure" by Amanda Flower

Reviewer: Jamie for CTFDevourer

Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 1/5

The professor picked up the metal striker. A flame caught on the burner. As she moved the test tube over the flame, the burner exploded, and the classroom erupted into screams.

   

Review: "Exodus: Gods and Kings"

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:00 Friday, 12 December 2014 01:54


Review: "Exodus: Gods and Kings"

Film And DVD Reviews by Phil Boatwright

FILM SYNOPSIS: Moses (Christian Bale) rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

   

Review: "Rumors of Wars" - DVD

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:00 Friday, 12 December 2014 01:54


Review: "Rumors of Wars"

Film And DVD Reviews by Phil Boatwright

New on DVD from Word Entertainment. Ben Davies, Courageous, Jennifer Cooper, Eric Roberts. A suspenseful, action packed film that centers around two converging stories- the “last days” of our present and the final days of our future.  Written and Directed by Paul Tomborello.

FILM SYNOPSIS: An aspiring journalist, Roxy investigates end-times prophecies and discovers that the events described in the Bible are happening all around her. Years later, Shaw, an agent for the One World government, is hunting down rebels when he discovers her journal in the post-apocalypse rubble. What will he do with this newfound truth?

   

Review: "You Can't Sit With Us" by Nancy Rue

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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 17:44 Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:30


Review: "You Can't Sit With Us" by Nancy Rue

Reviewer: Jamie for CTFDevourer

Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5

Kylie pinched the side of my hand. She might as well have just shouted, “You can’t hang out with them anywhere, so don’t even think about it.”

Now I had to figure out how to avoid the Tribelet for the rest of the day. As I made my way to my seat, I realized that was going to be hard because, in one lunch period, I’d gone so far backward that I didn’t even know which way I was facing.

   

Review: "Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball"

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Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 17:14 Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:21


Review: "Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball" - Nintendo 3DS

Reviewed by Paul for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 51/100

Nintendo decided to finally jump on the free app bandwagon with Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball. The only problem is the public backlash against free apps. So by the time Nintendo tries it, the industry has rejected it. Not sure how this fits their innovating image. Speaking of images, I am a physical copy pay once and you own the game kind of person.

   

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