10 items from 2017
Christian movies: Starring Nicolas Cage, the widely panned 2014 apocalyptic thriller 'Left Behind' was a box office bomb – unlike (relatively) recent popular 'faith movies' such as 'Heaven Is for Real,' 'Son of God' and 'War Room.' A thought on the New Christian American Cinema: Tired of the blatant propaganda found in 'mainstream' Christian movies Two films that might be called “Christian movies” opened last week, and I decided that I wouldn't watch them, write about them, or review them – at least directly. I'm not even going to mention their titles here because I don't promote propaganda films, and that's what this recent advent of Christian movies has become: propaganda. After all, since nearly all American cinema is Christian cinema, the New Christian American Cinema is in fact pure propaganda – not cinema. Worse yet, it bores me. So, here's the thing about what we've come to call »
- Tim Cogshell
Actress Darlene Cates, most well known for her work in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, has died at 69. Darlene Cates Dead At 69 Cates other acting roles included Picket Fences and Touched by an Angel, but working on the 1993 classic alongside Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio is where she left her mark. “Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had […]
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- Hillary Luehring-Jones
One of Leonardo DiCaprio's first big breaks was a part in the 1993 drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape, which makes the passing of his beloved costar Darlene Cates that much more heartbreaking. The actress, who played the Oscar-winner's mother in the film, died on Sunday at the age of 69. Her family was first to relay the sad news via Facebook, letting people know that she passed away "peacefully in her sleep." Darlene not only served as Leo's mom on screen, but also as a mother figure behind the scenes, which he discussed in a touching tribute on his own Facebook page. "Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside," he wrote. "Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. »
- Quinn Keaney
The Revenant star, who played Cates’ son in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, wrote on Facebook Tuesday, “Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside.”
He added, “Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”
The actress died Sunday morning in her sleep at the age of 69. Her sister, »
- Mike Miller
Actress Darlene Cates, who is best known for playing Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio's mother Bonnie Grape in the 1993 drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, passed away on Sunday at the age of 69. The actress' daughter Sherri Cates Morgan announced her mother's passing on Facebook yesterday, revealing that she died peacefully in her sleep. Here's what Sherri Cates Morgan had to say in a statement about her mother's death.
"It is with a bitter-sweet heart that we share that our precious wife, mother, and Gaga, Darlene Guthrie Cates, was called Home, somewhat unexpectedly, peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, March 26th. We take comfort in knowing that she is no longer in pain and is in the arms of our Heavenly Father, breaking away only to dance with our Savior, Jesus. (Dancing was something she talked about loving to do "back in the day"! For those who have already sent your love, »
The actress will appear posthumously in the upcoming comedy Billboard, following a lifelong struggle with weight that once saw her balloon to 550 lbs.— a struggle that actually launched her film career in the first place.
Gilbert Grape author and screenwriter Peter Hedges discovered the Texas native after seeing a tape of her on a 1985 episode of Sally Jessy Raphael titled “Too Heavy to Leave Their House.” On the show, Cates »
- Stephanie Petit
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape star Darlene Cates has died.
The actress died Sunday morning in her sleep. She was 69.
Cates sister, Sheri Cates Morgan, shared the news on Facebook.
“It is with a bitter-sweet heart that we share that our precious wife, mother, and Gaga, Darlene Guthrie Cates, was called Home, somewhat unexpectedly, peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, March 26th,” she wrote.
Gilbert Grape author and screenwriter Peter Hedges discovered Cates after seeing a tape of the actress on a 1985 episode of »
- Jodi Guglielmi
Some classic TV shows are coming to the same network. Sitcoms Online reports the new digital multicast network Light TV will air several TV series including Highway to Heaven, Heartland, and Touched by an Angel.The network comes from MGM Television chief Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, who starred in Touched by an Angel. Light TV describes itself as "wholesome family and faith-based entertainment." It will be available on Fox-owned and Fox-affiliated stations throughout the country.Read More… »
Legendary jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau has died, Ebony.com reports. He was 76.
The seven-time Grammy winner is perhaps best known to TV audiences for writing the lyrics and performing the theme to Moonlighting. He was hospitalized for exhaustion just days ago, but passed away on Sunday morning. A cause of death has not been reported.
Jarreau’s most notable hits included “Mornin’,” “After All,” “Roof Garden” and “We’re In This Love Together.”
In addition to his singing career, Jarreau dabbled in acting, appearing as Rev. Gentry Hall in two episodes of Touched by an Angel, as »
In the most rewarding moment of the episode, Jesus finally woke up.
But the real miracle was that I managed to get through The Fosters Season 4 Episode 12 without throwing something at the television in frustration. I came embarrassingly close to doing it a few times. I can admit that.
It was that kind of episode, for sure. So why don't we take a few deep breaths, count to ten, and discuss it. Shall we?
Is there anything more despicable than people in power abusing their authority? I'm hard pressed to find much that tops it. Although, lack of common sense is quite grating as well.
This is not Callie's first rodeo, and yet, she came across as incompetent as ever at the police station. It was enough to make anyone want to reach through the screen and shake her until she reclaimed a modicum of sense.
She's gone without that for so long, »
- Jasmine Blu
10 items from 2017
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