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May 19 2009

Hollywood on Fire - Film Review

Published by doc under Movie Reviews

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Hollywood on Fire

The following is a special review on the DVD film mentioned in the Kerri Pomarolli review. The film is an excellent example of what we have been promoting since our beginnings.  Contrary to the image most popular in the secular media, there are Christians in Hollywood who continue to “keep the faith” and to “fight the good fight”.  They need our support and prayers.

Filled with honest openness, the film reveals the successes and failures of many of today’s and yesterday’s, top actors, directors, producers, music artists, executives and media-based ministries who are all faith driven.  Hollywood of Fire presents a different view of how Christians in the entertainment industry encounter secularists and Hollywood skeptics, yet do not compromise their faith.  Criticized, yet making progress, Hollywood on Fire shows that some of the most influential in Hollywood are Christians.

One of Hollywood’s faithful, actress-comedienne Kerri Pomarolli (covered in this issue) reveals her unique ability to make people laugh with an indisputable artistic quality.  Kerri is thrilled with the new and increasing interest Hollywood networks and studios are taking in  faith-based and family friendly content.

Along with Kerri in this film there are many others featured including Jane Russell, Pat Boone, Chuck Norris, Eric Close and Natalie Grant..  Kerri and husband Ron McGehee participate in the documentary as they discuss the importance of faith in making career decisions; and how being a Christian is not always popular with casting agents, producers, studios and networks.  Christians in  Hollywood are rallying and becoming major voices in making good movies with moral lessons. Jane Russell and Pat Boone have been interviewed by us in the past and Jane refers to the work she did with our own Rhonda Fleming and the late Connie Haines as a Gospel/Pop singing group and Bible study leaders.

Kerri says “I’m honored to be a part of such an impact project.  It gave me chills to sit and watch Jane Russell and other Christian forerunners in Hollywood share their stories of how God was always in this crazy and difficult town.”

The DVD was released early last March and Ye Olde Editor has since run it for several groups.  All were enthusiastic about the presentation and this will be a top contender in  our rating of best 2009 films.  Kerri, by the way, is already working on another DVD. This will be a pure comedy one and was a live performance for a charity to help raise money for “Gabelcrest, Helping Women Rebuild Lives.”  We’ll keep you posted.


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May 06 2008

Meet The Perfect Stranger

Published by pointnorth under Movie Reviews

We have recently viewed one of the best Christian films on DVD we have seen in regard to a discourse about what is Christianity and who is Jesus Chris The film is titled The Perfect Stranger based on the book titled Dinner With a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory. We were surprised this wasn’t nominated last year for the best of 2006, though its sequel Another Perfect Stranger, based on a second book by the same author, was nominated for 2007.
 
We were startled by how well it was done and the setting which takes place in a restaurant. Nikki Cominsky is a lawyer who is having stress with her marriage and child raising. She receives an invitation from Jesus Christ to have dinner with him at one of her favorite restaurants and thinks it a joke pulled by her husband who had to stand her up that evening. She finds a well-dressed man who identifies himself as Jesus Christ; and as a talented lawyer, she decides to call his bluff.
 
Practically every question you would want to cover with Jesus is handled in an understandable and concise way. Subjects including creation, the crucifixion and resurrection, how Christianity differs from other religions especially Islam, the Trinity to Heaven, eternity and Hell as well as how to know you are saved. It is NOT a dry stuffy discourse, but a conversation between two who become friends. Yes, it is Jesus Christ; and you will love Him even more as you will love the film.

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