Entertainment Meets Faith
January 2011 Entries
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I’ve compiled a list of the best films that chronicle the horror suffered under Adolf Hitler’s rule, the triumphant spirit of those who fought for freedom, and the preserving courage an entire religious group showed as they tried to rebuild their lives post WWII.
The Kings Speech gets the most Oscar nominations with 12 in all, including best picture and acting nods for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush. True Grit was second with 10 noms for best picture, Jeff Bridges for Actor in a Leading Role and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld for Actress in a Supporting Role, and more. The eight other motion pictures that garnered best picture nominations are Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception...
The Social Network actor Andrew Garfield is currently filming a new Spider-Man that's slated for a 2012 release. According to sources, Garfield will play teenage Peter Parker as he grapples with the stresses of high school and being Spider-Man. Easy A actress Emma Stone is his leading lady. Columbia Pictures released this first image of Garfield as Spider-Man earlier today.
Though most of the movies listed on my What to Expect at the Movies in 2011 are inappropriate for children (due to offensive content or adult themes), the 2011 schedule does list a few family-friendly films.
Just as sites are finished posting their "Best Films of 2010" articles, moviegoers and critics alike look to what studios will bring to the screen in the new year. Trailers are hot videos online and the TV ads are already showing clips from movies that aren’t releasing for a while. To give a faith perspective on the coming year, this post focuses on what everyone can expect to find at the movie theater in 2011.