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What If (2010)

February 23rd, 2013

What If (2010)

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Editorial Reviews
“Extremely well made, funny, heartwarming…” –Movieguide
About the Director
Dallas Jenkins produced the $2 million independent Hometown Legend at the age of 25, ultimately guiding it to Warner Brothers for distribution. Dallas made his directing debut with the short film Cliché, which called “Fast and funny…ingenious,” and his next short film, Midnight Clear, starring Stephen Baldwin, won a Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival and was the opening night selection of the San Diego Film Festival.
In 2006, he was the Co-Executive Producer of Though None Go With Me, a movie based on his father’s book that aired on The Hallmark Channel. His feature directing debut, also called Midnight Clear, was based on his short film and was featured in over a dozen film festivals, including winning the Cinequest Film Festival award for “Best First Feature” and the “Audience Choice” award at the Kansas International Film Festival.

In 2009, Dallas directed his 2nd feature film, entitled What If… starring Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger, and Debby Ryan. The film hit theaters in Fall 2010. He recently accepted a position as Director of Visual Media at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, where he’ll produce and direct multiple films starting in 2011.

Product Description
Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo) made a decision to leave his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now on the verge of marriage to an equally materialistic fiance, he is visited by an angelic mechanic (John Ratzenberger) who tells him that he needs to see what his life would have been like had he followed Gods calling. Suddenly, Ben finds himself married to Wendy with two daughters, including a rebellious teen (Debby Ryan), getting ready for church on a Sunday morning, where he’s scheduled to give his first sermon as the new pastor. If Ben wants to get back to his old life, he must first learn to appreciate the value of faith and family, and perhaps rediscover the love of his life. In the tradition of It’s a Wonderful Life and The Family Man, What If tells the story of a man whose glimpse into what he’s missing reminds him of what he truly wants.
What If received the “Dove Foundation’s Family Seal of Approval” with 5 out of 5 Doves and was also awarded the Parent’s Television Councils PTC seal of Approval™.

From Jerry Jenkins, the author of Left Behind. Named by Movieguide as one of the “Top Ten Family Movies of 2010.”

Special Features: Behind the Scenes, Director’s Commentary, Closed Captioning, Dolby Digital.

Jonah – A VeggieTales Movie

November 1st, 2011

Jonah – A VeggieTales Movie
Jonah – A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
Dan Anderson (III) (Actor), Kristin Blegen (Actor) | Rated: G | Format: DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars

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“ Your kids will love this movie and then they will love it again and again and again. ” – D. Couse |

“ I really like veggie tales and i really enjoyed this movie. it has good clean fun with a faith based point of view that most children’s marketing seems to lack. ” – bohemian theologian |

“ Also, someone mentioned that a person can have morals and values without believing in God. ” – C. Petersen |

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Veggie Tales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s ~ Veggietales DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars (34)

Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie (Widescreen) ~ Tim Hodge DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars (65)

Product Details
Actors: Dan Anderson (III), Kristin Blegen, Sarah Catherine Brooks, Paige Craig, Adam Frick
Format: Anamorphic, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Lions Gate
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
Run Time: 82 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews

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ASIN: B00007M5J1
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,231 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
#8 in Movies & TV > DVD > Faith & Spirituality
Special Features
Spanish-dubbed version
Behind the scenes: Making the Movie, The Studio Process, Jonah and the Bible, Big Idea Tour with Phil Vischer, Scoring a Movie
Music videos: Billy Joe McGuffrey (Chris Rice), In the Belly of the Whale (Newsboys), The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (Superchic[k])
Khalil’s Answering Machine
“Even Fishslappers Need a Second Chance” storybook
Extra countertop scenes
Movie script
Progression reel

Faith Like Potatoes

October 30th, 2011

Faith Like Potatoes

Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Frank Rautenbach (Actor), Jeanne Wilhelm (Actor), Reghardt van den Bergh (Director) | Rated: PG | Format: DVD

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Actors: Frank Rautenbach, Jeanne Wilhelm, Hamilton Dlamini, Sean Cameron Michael, Candice D’Arcy
Directors: Reghardt van den Bergh
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
Run Time: 116 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews

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Special Features
God’s Farmer: The Angus Buchan Story
Faith Like Potatoes
Directing Faith Like Potatoes
The Cast
Kings Park

Editorial Reviews
The growing genre of Christian cinema adds to its flock Faith Like Potatoes, based on the book of the same name about a real-life South African farmer named Angus Buchan. Buchan accepted Jesus at a moment of crisis and began experiencing miracles, ranging from sudden rain putting out a wildfire to reviving a woman struck by lightning. The movie follows Buchan (played by Frank Rautenbach, star of a South African soap opera) from his failed farm in Zambia to his rise as a lay evangelist, delivering a sermon in a massive South African stadium. He begins as a sullen, short-tempered man, quick to lash out at his wife (the lovely Jeanne Wilhelm) and the native Zulu workers on his struggling farm. But as his life takes on the purpose of spreading the Word, Buchan finds personal peace (though he also faces personal tragedies). Faith Like Potatoes is squarely aimed at Christian viewers; its straightforward take on Christianity is unlikely to persuade skeptics. Despite the intriguing and (for an American audience) exotic locale, the problems Buchan faces (overwork, an emotionally remote marriage) feel bland and generic. Though Buchan clearly disapproves of a snide British farmer’s colonialist contempt for the Zulus, the movie’s own attitude towards them is paternalistic at best. Still, despite baldly expository dialogue, Faith Like Potatoes does have a steady forward momentum to its story, and there’s little question that the right audience will find its message comforting and compelling. –Bret Fetzer
Product Description
A farmer moves his family to South Africa and suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses. Through unlikely friendships and much needed divine intervention, he discovers his life’s true purpose and it sustains his unwavering belief in the power of faith. A moving life journey of a man who, like his potatoes, grows his faith, unseen until the harvest.

Left Behind – The DVD Collection (Left Behind / Left Behind II – Tribulation Force / Left Behind – World at War)

October 30th, 2011

Left Behind – The DVD Collection (Left Behind / Left Behind II – Tribulation Force / Left Behind – World at War)

Left Behind – The DVD Collection (Left Behind / Left Behind II – Tribulation Force / Left Behind – World at War) (2005)
Kirk Cameron (Actor) | Rated: Unrated | Format: DVD

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Actors: Kirk Cameron
Format: Box set, Color, DVD, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: English, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 4
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Cloud Ten Pictures
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
Run Time: 284 minutes
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Editorial Reviews
Left Behind – The Movie
Part conspiracy theory and part religious message, Left Behind (based on the first in a series of runaway bestsellers by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins) is a passable, occasionally compelling thriller that turns the rapture and the ascendance of the Antichrist into something resembling a Robert Ludlum espionage potboiler. The beginning, though, is pure Stephen King: as morose pilot Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson) steers his jet plane toward London, comely flight attendant Hattie Daniels (Chelsea Noble) informs him that a number of passengers have disappeared–at 37,000 feet, leaving their neatly pressed clothes behind. And they’re not the only ones who’ve gone missing. The mass disappearances throw the world into chaos, and the sinisterly compelling Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie), head of the U.N., selflessly steps in to help broker peace among the world’s nations. But is he as good intentioned as he seems?
Turns out the appropriately named Mr. Carpathia is behind a plot to rule the world and control its food supply, and intrepid reporter Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron, better than you’d expect) is onto him–with a little help from some biblical prophecies. Suffering the problem that befalls most first installments in a series of books and movies, Left Behind busies itself with the task of introducing characters and setting up expository plot lines, and audiences may be frustrated by the lack of action–Rayford’s somewhat labored crisis of faith takes up a good chunk of the film. Still, it’s an intriguing premise that should satisfy fans of the novel and possibly pick up a few more converts along the way (be warned, though, this is a modestly budgeted film that looks more like a cable TV movie than the latest James Bond extravaganza). And, if like a fair number of the film’s characters, you can’t figure out that someone named “Nicolae Carpathia” is a bad guy, then, well, you need to bone up on your evil villains. –Mark Englehart

Left Behind II – Tribulation Force
Arguably the most interesting and compelling feature in the Left Behind trilogy, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force finds the series’ major characters–television journalist Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron), passenger jet captain Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson), his daughter Chloe (Janaya Stephens), and Pastor Bruce Barnes (Clarence Gilyard)–forming the core of a group dedicated to infiltrating and disrupting operations of the Anti-Christ, i.e., Nicolae Carpathia (a scary Gordon Currie), who has become leader of a world government. Meanwhile, humankind looks increasingly desolate and bleak, as the reality sinks in that hundreds of millions of people who suddenly vanished–including all the world’s children–in the last film are not coming back. Veteran television director Bill Corcoran makes much of his scant resources to paint an apocalyptic vision, and when the film gets to indulge in some nifty effects (a pair of fire-breathing prophets–literally), the result is powerful. Drama, relationships, character development, and performances are quite smooth and should appeal to Christian and non-Christian viewers alike. –Tom Keogh

Left Behind – World at War
Third in a series of films based on the bestselling novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, Left Behind: World at War finds the post-Rapture Earth an even bleaker place than in the previous movies. As the Antichrist himself, Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie), uses his newfound powers as head of the world government to bring war and plague on every nation, the American president (Louis Gossett Jr.) teams with a Christian resistance fighter (Jessica Steen) to try to stop him. Meanwhile, series hero Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron) discovers that Carpathia’s biological front in a coming apocalypse is particularly devious: Freshly published Bibles are carrying a deadly disease ravaging thousands–and may very likely claim Buck’s new bride. Buck’s father-in-law, pilot Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson), has problems of his own facing the not-inconsiderable temptations of former flight attendant Hattie Daniels (Chelsea Noble), now one of Carpathia’s many lovers. Directed by Craig R. Baxley (Rose Red), Left Behind: World at War is particularly crisp and effective drama, even when the action stops, as it often does, for many of the principals to pray for guidance. Charles Martin Smith (The Untouchables), not seen often enough these days, has a brief but powerful part as the U.S. vice-president. –Tom Keogh

Product Description
This collection includes: Left Behind: The Movie; Left Behind II: Tribulation Force; Left Behind: World At War; and the bonus disc of The Original Left Behind Documentary, based on the Book by Peter & Paul Lalonde. These classic thrillers star: Kirk Cameron, Lou Gossett, Jr., Chelsea Noble, Brad Johnson, and Clarence Gilyard.

Though None Go with Me

October 30th, 2011

Though None Go with Me

Though None Go with Me (2006)
Cheryl Ladd (Actor), Denise Grayson (Actor) | Rated: Unrated | Format: DVD
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Actors: Cheryl Ladd, Denise Grayson, Amy Grabow, Lindy Newton, Kimberly Evan
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Gaiam
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
Run Time: 100 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Editorial Reviews
Based on the novel by Jerry Jenkins “Though None Go With Me” tell the story of a young woman growing up in the 50’s who devotes her life to the service of God. All of the hardships and sorrows that befall her test her and cause her to question her faith.