Film, TV & Media

Unbroken Suffers from Too Much Suffering

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Angelina Jolie's by-the-book biopic bites off a little more than it can chew yet it is still worth the watch. Read more

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Christian Movies: So Close, & Yet So Far

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Faith-based cinema has encouraging signs, but there’s a tension between evangelistic messaging and quality art, embodied by what we mean when we say “Christian movie.” Read more

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The Man Behind “Annie”

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Feature film producer DeVon Franklin spoke to Urban Faith about his upcoming “Annie” remake, the power of a good story, and the secret to his success in Hollywood. Read more

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The Brief History of Black Jesus in Hollywood

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McGruder’s “Black Jesus” isn’t the first black Jesus, find out about the satirical and serious black Jesuses that have graced big and small screens to very little fanfare. Read more

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Curbing the Obsession with Black Reality Television

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On the eve of the premiere of BAPs, yet another reality show focusing on the lives of black people we must ask, “Are reality shows purely entertainment, or is there something more to consider?” Read more

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“Edge of Tomorrow’s” Lesson: Dying is the Way to Live

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Not since “The Matrix” has a film like this underscored spiritual principles that are central to the Christian faith. Read more

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‘Noah’ Blockbuster Has Almost Everything Going For It, Except Diversity

By Bob Smietana 

The new “Noah” movie has everything you’d expect in a biblical blockbuster. Big Hollywood stars. Extravagant special effects. An apocalyptic flood. One thing’s missing though: a hint of ethnic diversity. Read more

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Should Tyler Perry Sponsor a “Single Moms Night Out?”

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Can a social media campaign get Tyler Perry to put his money where his film is and sponsor a night out for single moms to see “Single Moms Club”? Read more

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On Faith and Doubt: A Review of the Series Premiere of Resurrection

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The new ABC series attempts to show what is really at stake when a loved one is raised from the dead and it is as much about doubt as it is about faith. Read more

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The Bishop Behind the Shark Tank

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This week’s Shark Tank will highlight the work of a man integral to bringing in diversity candidates to the show and he just happens to be a bishop who follows a King. Read more

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