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Tim Lahaye, ‘Left Behind’ Author, Dies at 90

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Tim Lahaye, ‘Left Behind’ Author, Dies at 90
Tim Lahaye, the prolific author behind the “Left Behind” series, has died at the age of 90. The writer and Evangelical Christian minister died in his San Diego, California home on Monday, days after suffering a stroke. Lahaye is best known as the author of the “Left Behind” series of novels which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. With more than 80 million copies sold, the 16-book series told the story of the Christian End Times. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2016 (Photos) The series was adapted into a film trilogy starring Kirk Cameron in 2000, with subsequent films released in 2002 and...
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The Worst Movie of 2014

Kirk Cameron's "Saving Christmas" singlehandedly won the Worst Movie of the Year title at the recently concluded Razzies! The film also won Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor (Cameron), and Worst Screen Combo (Cameron and his ego).

But Ben Affleck has been redeemed. Previously on the "Gigli" kind, the actor/director has since moved on to "Argo" and "Gone Girl" hence, Affleck received the first ever Razzies Redeemer Award. Awww...

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2015 Razzie Awards:

Worst Picture

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" - Winner

"Left Behind"

"The Legend of Hercules"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"Transformers 4: Age of Extinction"

Worst Director

Michael Bay, "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" - Winner

Darren Doane, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"

Renny Harlin, "The Legend of Hercules"

Jonathan Liebesman, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Seth Macfarlane, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

Worst Actor

Kirk Cameron,
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Kirk Cameron And Cameron Diaz “Win” Big At 2015 Razzie Awards

Finally, the day we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. No, I’m not talking about any of that “Oscars” silliness, or Neil Patrick Harris taking on hosting duties. No, I’m talking about the 2015 Razzie Awards, in which all the crap of the crop from this past year in cinema at last gets its well-deserved comeuppance.

This year’s “winners” are a particularly disreputable bunch, with Kirk Cameron leading the pack for his atrocious Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and Michael Bay reliably racking up more Golden Raspberry Awards for Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. It was a strangely good night for Ben Affleck, who took home the “Redeemer” Award for turning his career around from Gigli to Gone Girl, and a bad one for Cameron Diaz, who lost out in Worst Supporting Actress for Annie (which still, deservedly, won Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel) but received
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Razzie Awards 2015 'Winners': The Full List

The 2015 Razzies "winners" have been announced, leaving the "losers" to breathe a collective sigh of relief -- because, well, who the hell wants to win a Razzie?

You see, for the past 35 years, on the eve of the Oscars, the Golden Raspberry Awards has honored the very best of the very worst movies released the previous year -- and this year's competition was nothing short of spectacular...ly tragic. Everyone -- from Razzie favorites Nicolas Cage and Michael Bay to newcomers Nicola Peltz and Gaia Weiss -- was in the crosshairs, but only 10 took home Razzies.

Here then, ladies and gentlemen, is the full list of winners from the 2015 Razzie Awards.

Worst Picture

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" - Winner

"Left Behind"

"The Legend of Hercules"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"Transformers 4: Age of Extinction"

Worst Director

Michael Bay, "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" - Winner

Darren Doane, "Kirk Cameron
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Razzie Nominations: ‘Transformers 4′ Leads Pack; Redeemer Award Added

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Razzie Nominations: ‘Transformers 4′ Leads Pack; Redeemer Award Added
Nominations for the 35th annual Razzie Awards, which satirize “the Worst Achievements in Film for 2014,” are out. Transformers: Age Of Extinction leads the field with seven; while Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and The Legend Of Hercules are tied at six nods each.

As usual, the Razzie races were unveiled one day before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces its picks for the best achievements of the year in film. But are the Razzies softening at 35? A new category has been added this year for the Razzie Redeemer Award, which acknowledges “that past nominees and ‘winners’ can (and often do) go on to far far better things.” The inaugural class includes Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Stewart.

Elsewhere, along with Saving Christmas and billion-dollar box office hit Transformers 4, there are multiple mentions for A Million Ways To Die In The West, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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‘Gone Girl’ Edges Out ‘Annabelle’ In Race That Energizes Box Office: Monday Actuals

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‘Gone Girl’ Edges Out ‘Annabelle’ In Race That Energizes Box Office: Monday Actuals
Updated Monday, 2:01 p.m: Gone Girl eked a weekend win over Annabelle in one of the most hotly contested races of the year — and one in which there was no loser. Both movies clocked in above $35 million, the first time that’s happened since early August.

By the thinnest of margins, the David Fincher-Ben Affleck thriller beat The Conjuring spinoff by about $400k, a virtual tie. And considering Annabelle sported a $6.5 million budget, the New Line venture likely will prove the more profitable investment. Not that Fox is going to complain: Given that Gone Girl scored $10 million more than most projections, the bestseller adaptation is well suited for a fall Oscar run in theaters. Fox plans to roll the drama out on more screens this weekend.

The race energized the box office, which was coming off its worst September in six years. Sony’s The Equalizer, which
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Film Review: ‘Left Behind’ Has No Hope of Deliverance

Chicago – Onscreen, Nicolas Cage is more sinner than saint these days. And he’ll need a whole month’s worth of Hail Marys to atone for this latest cinematic scourge upon the multiplex.

While the promise of late career Cage in an apocalyptic Christian rapture thriller has hope, “Left Behind” has something to leave both bad movie aficionados and the Christian faithful sorely disappointed.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

The end times have a seemingly endless fascination for a certain devoted section of the Evangelical Christian populace, but it brings out the worst in the faithful filmmakers that try to tackle it. Instead of genuine suspense, we get ham-fisted preachiness. Growing up, and attending Bible summer camp, I watched a 1970’s rapture flick called “A Thief In The Night.” That ramped up the over-the-top hysterics to 11. A little hysterics would have been welcome here.

This is actually the second try at rebooting the inexplicably popular book series.
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Left Behind Is Biblical in Its Silliness

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Left Behind Is Biblical in Its Silliness
“What is this fucking music?” is the very first thing I wrote in my notebook while watching Left Behind. Two pages later, I wrote again, “No, seriously, what is this fucking music?” Indiscriminately scored to what appears to be the soundtrack from an '80s infomercial, and directed with all the nuance that suggests, the early scenes of Left Behind quickly cement its place in the Bad Movie Hall of Fame. But it’s the later scenes, when the plot becomes thoroughly unhinged, that the movie enters another plane altogether. Adapted from Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins’s best-selling evangelical novels about the end times, Left Behind is biblical in its silliness.Cage plays Rayford Steele, a semi-philandering airplane pilot who has been making eyes at the stewardesses (and one curvy blonde one in particular, played by Nicky Whelan) ever since his wife Irene (Lea Thompson) discovered Jesus and
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Film Review: ‘Left Behind’

Film Review: ‘Left Behind’
In what was surely a first in the annals of motion-picture marketing, an early ad for “Left Behind” featured a quote taken not from a film critic, but rather from Satan himself, who allegedly quipped, “Please do not bring unbelievers to this movie.” This presents a rare scenario in which Christian moviegoers ought to feel perfectly secure heeding the advice of the Devil, as this faith-based thriller is likely to inspire far more dorm-room drinking games than religious conversions. With a “Sharknado”-inspired visual style and a deeply weary lead performance from Nicolas Cage, “Left Behind” is cheap-looking, overwrought kitsch of the most unintentionally hilarious order, its eschatological bent representing its only real shot at box office redemption. The film hits theaters this weekend, but as for when believers can expect to see the tenets of their faith reflected with any sort of sophistication or intelligence in a mainstream genre film,
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‘Left Behind’ Review: Nicolas Cage Tests Our Faith With Rapture Disaster Movie

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‘Left Behind’ Review: Nicolas Cage Tests Our Faith With Rapture Disaster Movie
Left Behind,” a Rapture disaster movie opening Friday, has all the subtlety of a sledgehammer and production values that verge on parody. Intended for a broad audience, it's best appreciated by the most ardently faithful. Where HBO's post-departure series “The Leftovers” is moody and enigmatic, “Left Behind” is heavy-handed and overt. There is no mistaking the Christian messaging behind this remake of 2000's direct-to-dvd movie starring Kirk Cameron, based on Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins’ bestselling series: Biblical scriptures abound; characters warn about the need to be ready for the apocalypse. “God knows everything,” a persistent traveler tells journalist Buck.
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New trailer for Rapture thriller Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage

A new trailer has arrived online for Left Behind, the upcoming apocalyptic thriller from director Vic Armstrong (Joshua Tree), which is based upon the series of novels from Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and sees Nicolas Cage as an airline pilot desperate to get back to his family when he’s caught up in the Rapture mid-flight. Check it out after the official synopsis…

Left Behind follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage), who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele, is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother.

Joining Cage in the cast
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News Briefs: Watch the First Trailer for Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind'

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Left Behind Trailer: Nicolas Cage stars as an airline pilot placed in a very dangerous position in the first trailer for Left Behind. Based on the 1995 novel by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, the trailer takes a serious look at what happens when millions of people on Earth suddenly disappear during the religious event known as the Rapture. Directed by Vic Armstrong -- read a great interview with the veteran stunt man and second-unit director here -- the movie opens in theaters on October 3. [Yahoo]   Jurassic World: Director Colin Trevorrow shared a photo from the final day of production on Jurassic World. The caption is simple: "Wrap." The image appears to display the first look at a dinosaur from the movie, which is due to open in theaters on June 12,...

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Nicolas Cage Is ‘Left Behind’ to Try and Not Crash a Plane in Latest Post-Apocalyptic Trailer (Video)

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Nicolas Cage Is ‘Left Behind’ to Try and Not Crash a Plane in Latest Post-Apocalyptic Trailer (Video)
The latest post-apocalyptic film, and potential franchise, is the massive best-selling “Left Behind” series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins has been adapted for the big screen. This time, Nicolas Cage takes center stage as an airline pilot trying to land his damaged plane after the Christian Rapture has taken millions of people away. See video: Nicolas Cage Flies Through the Rapture in God-Awful ‘Left Behind’ Trailer (Video) The ground is littered with wreckage and the airports are a mess, but he needs to find a way to save the remaining people on board. Trapped in the air with him is.
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New Left Behind Trailer Arrives

New Left Behind Trailer Arrives
In Biblical terms, the Rapture comes before the Tribulation, a terrifying period of seven years when God visits his final judgement upon the world. As tribulations go, Nic Cage starring in an adaptation of the Left Behind book series might rank up there. Still, here’s the new trailer.Directed by stunt legend Vic Armstrong and adapted from Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim Lahaye’s books, Left Behind finds Cage as Rayford Steele, an airline pilot who must deal with the fallout when the end of the world kicks off as foretold in the Bible. With the faithful apparently snatched off to Heaven, the Tribulation can begin in earnest, leaving Rayford among the living who must figure out what the hell they do next. For him, that's even trickier because his co-pilot, who was at the controls, was taken…The new trailer fills in some more plot points, including how
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Full-Length 'Left Behind' Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

Full-Length 'Left Behind' Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage
Stoney Lake Entertainment has released the new full-length trailer for Left Behind, a reboot of the hugely popular novel adaptation from Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim Lahaye. Watch the harrowing aftermath of the Rapture as commercial airline pilot Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) continues his latest mission despite a number of passengers mysteriously disappearing mid-flight. Back home, his daughter (Cassi Thomson ) is among those left behind in the wake of this biblical apocalypse, and the two struggle to find each other in a world surrounded by chaos. Is Nicolas Cage the savoir of humanity? Or is he just a man? Find out this fall when Left Behind arrives in theaters everywhere.

Left Behind follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage), who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane,
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Nicolas Cage Will Save Us from the Rapture in 'Left Behind', Watch the Trailer

If you have an acting gig, Nicolas Cage will take it. Just give him a wig and a set and you've got yourself a movie starring "Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage". In the case of Left Behind, a new adaptation of the Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins novel of the same name, he co-stars alongside Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson and Cassi Thomson in the first installment of the lengthy franchise surrounding the story of the Biblical Rapture. Freestyle and eOne are bringing the film to theaters on October 3 with director credit going to stuntman-turned-director Vic Armstrong. Check out the trailer below.
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Nicolas Cage is Stuck on a Plane in Theatrical Trailer for 'Left Behind'

"He took the to protect them from the darkest time in the history of this world." After cautioning against the first trailer for the new adaptation of the religious, rapture-centric book Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage, we can't help but do the same with the full theatrical trailer that has just been released. With melodrama heightened by the use of Civil Twilight's song "Letters from the Sky," this attempts to pull at the heartstrings, but still feels like nothing more than a TV movie from the 90s. Lea Thompson and Chad Michael Murray don't add anything to the proceedings, but we really didn't expect them to at all. Watch? Here's the new trailer for Vic Armstrong's Left Behind, originally from Yahoo: Left Behind is directed by Vic Armstrong and written by Jerry B. Jenkins, based on Tim Lahaye's novel of the same name. Without warning, millions of
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New Trailers: "Left Behind," "Reclaim"

Nicolas Cage and John Cusack have been less than discerning with their film gigs in recent years, picking a lot of modestly budgeted thrillers that get poor reviews and barely go theatrical. How many remember the likes of "The Bag Man," "Drive Hard," "The Frozen Ground," "The Factory," "Seeking Justice," "Stolen," "Trespass," "Rage," or "The Numbers Station"?

Today comes trailers for two more. First up is "Left Behind," the film version of the popular book series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins which deals with what would happen if the Christian Rapture and Apocalypse took place today. The focus here though isn't on wider society, but rather a family lead by Cage's pilot character.

The second is for Cusack's "Reclaim" which co-stars Ryan PhillippeRachelle LefevreJacki Weaver and Luis Guzman. That follows an American couple who travel to Puerto Rico to finalize an adoption, only to learn it was a scam.
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'Left Behind' Poster Announces the End for Nicolas Cage

'Left Behind' Poster Announces the End for Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage may have survived the Rapture, but now he faces the apocalypse alone, while his daughter searches for him in another part of the country. Stoney Lake Entertainment has launched the latest Left Behind poster, featuring the star as airline pilot Rayford Steele, who stands before an erupting cityscape that will soon be fraught with thousands of terrified men and women who will look to him as a possible savior. In theatres this fall.

Left Behind follows Rayford Steele who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother.
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Are You Ready to See Nicolas Cage Get Left Behind?

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Growing up in the Southern Baptist Church, I was sure of two things. One, if I believed Jesus Christ was the Son of God and accepted him into my heart I was a Christian for life. I still adhere to this, although I believe you do have to attempt to live by the guidelines given to us in the Bible. Next, Jesus was going to take all the believers in the Second Coming and leave us sinners to suffer the reign of the Antichrist in the Tribulation if I didn't. I also believe this to be true, although I'm not making any claims to knowing when or how it will all transpire.

 

In the 1970s and 1980s, the Baptist denominations had a series of independent films they would circulate through churches, inviting neighborhoods to view what were dubbed the Thief or Rapture series. It was obvious that they were designed
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