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Pure Flix/Quality Flix Entertainment has begun talks with international buyers on The Case For Christ from the producers of 2014 Us box office breakout God’s Not Dead.
Vice-president of international sales Ron Gell screens the film on Monday. Based on Lee Strobel’s bestseller, it centres on an atheist reporter who sets out to prove Christianity is a cult. PureFlix will distribute in the Us in April 2017 in more than 1,200 theatres.
Gell is also screening Hillsong: Let Hope Rise today, both Joseph & Mary and Apostle Peter: The Redemption tomorrow, and I’m Not Ashamed on Sunday.
“We are especially excited about presenting The Case For Christ to buyers »
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The Los Angeles-based family and faith-based content provider is in Cannes talking to international buyers on a trio of new series.
Vice-president of Pure Flix/Quality Flix international sales and distribution Ron Gell has introduced Hitting The Breaks, The Encounter and Revelation Road to the market. All three titles will become available on the company’s streaming platform.
“I am excited to bring three new series to Mip this year,” said Gell. “They capture the essence of the Pure Flix Svod platform – adult, family-friendly, inspiring and compelling entertainment with a dynamic, well-known, internationally recognised cast. We feel we have terrific new products to introduce at Mip this fall.”
Comedy Hitting The Breaks recently wrapped production and is described as being in the vein of Evening Shade. It tells the story of a former race car driver who relocates his family to the Rockies to run a struggling bed-and-breakfast inherited from his estranged father.
Pure Flix co-founder »
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God’s Not Dead 2 review: Sequel to a surprise hit that is confidently Christian, even if it isn’t very good. God’s Not Dead 2 review
Does a non-believer have any place reviewing an unapologetically Christian movie? It’s a good question, with the result being that God’s Not Dead 2 is critic-proof. Like the big budget blockbusters protected by franchise links, you already know if you’re going to see this. However, I have no bias against films that employ faith or religious aspects. Ben-Hur and The Passion Of The Christ being fantastic pieces of work. What should be an issue, to all moviegoers, is when a film is this unintentionally funny and mawkish. A sequel to the surprise hit, but following a different cast in the lead roles, God’s Not Dead 2 takes a timely subject matter (for the Us at least), and squanders it on a plot »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
When most movies open with huge box office numbers on their opening weekend, they typically drop a significant amount in their second weekend. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was no different in its second frame in theaters, dipping a massive 68.4% but still remaining atop the box office with $52.3 million, according to the estimates from Box Office Mojo. There were only two new releases opening in theaters, God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks, but neither came close to surpassing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Last weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice surpassed its own expectations, taking in $166 million domestically and $424 million worldwide, the best global debut for any superhero movie in history. Still, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn't fare well with critics. The superhero movie continues to drop on Rotten Tomatoes, currently standing at a 28% Rotten rating, but the audience score is still overwhelmingly positive, »
The Almighty is still alive, albeit also under continuing attack, in “God’s Not Dead 2,” a sequel in which the issue of religion in schools leads to a courtroom showdown over God’s rightful place in society. Boasting a superficially new plot but preaching the exact same sermon – in the identical leaden, graceless manner – as its predecessor, Harold Cronk’s follow-up concocts a laughable crisis of faith whose resolution is a fait accompli, turning the endeavor into a torturous exercise in one-note proselytizing. The franchise’s disciples will surely fill its collection plate as full as 2014’s $60-million-grossing original, but this paranoid persecution-complex fantasy is unlikely to win many converts.
Cronk’s original installment presented Kevin Sorbo’s atheistic liberal-arts professor as the embodiment of satanic evil. Since he literally died for his sins at the end of that story – only after making a deathbed conversion to Christ, however! – the »
- Nick Schager
Last month, Deadpool set the pace for all superhero movies this year, setting box office records with a $132.4 million opening weekend, en route to becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. Last weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice surpassed its own expectations, taking in $166 million domestically and $424 million worldwide, the best global debut for any superhero movie in history. With the superhero movie's second weekend approaching, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will have no trouble staying in the top spot, since the only two newcomers God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks don't stand a chance at unseating this superhero movie, according to the projections at Pro.BoxOffice.com.
It's always tricky trying to predict the second weekend of a blockbuster like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially since it didn't fare well with critics. The superhero movie continues to drop on Rotten Tomatoes, »
Pure Flix Entertainment has released a new trailer for God’s Not Dead 2, the sequel to the highest-grossing independent faith film of 2014; check it out here…
God’S Not Dead 2 centers on Grace (Melissa Joan Hart), a Christian teacher, who is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her a career she loves and expel God from the classroom.
God’s Not Dead 2 opens on April 1st, with a cast that also includes Jesse Metcalfe, Ernie Hudson, David A.R. White, Hayley Orrantia, Robin Givens, Fred Thompson, Maria Canals-Barrera, and Sadie Robertson.
- Gary Collinson
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