In 2016, we lost beloved personalities from movies and television, many of whom have been people of faith. Two American Sweethearts we lost this past year are Debbie Reynolds and Florence Henderson. We knew them through the decades and until the end for their sweet spirits and engaging smiles.
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a movie produced by WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). This WWE Comedy is an inspirational film about faith and forgiveness, which is due for release to theaters on January 20. In this movie, wrestling star Shawn Michaels, is featured in a comedic role. In our current times, when celebrities speak as authorities on social subjects out of their field, it is refreshing to see a humble celebrity who does not take himself overly seriously.
Recently top movies in theaters have included those of real-life heroes in films such as 33, The Finest Hours, Sully, Deepwater Horizon, Queen of Katwe, I’m Not Ashamed, and others. Why do audiences find these movies not only gripping but compelling and inspiring, even life-changing?
Laughing at the Moon is currently in theaters in a limited release. The film, which is rated PG, is a redemptive comedic drama. It takes place in a city loft apartment, where three unsuspecting people encounter something very strange, but they find the meaning of life.
Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood brings another real life, heroic story to the big screen with Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama “Sully,” featuring Oscar winner Tom Hanks as the everyman heroic captain, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
Success and wide global distribution of good redemptive movies is a complex dance but producers and consumers can learn the intricacies to facilitate their effectiveness and success. For consumers concerned about the content of media and want to make a difference in encouraging the production of good movies, TV, and other media, it is important to understand and exercise savvy consumer power for good.