Movies
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Unintentionally pro-life

Abortion | <em>Gimme Shelter</em>’s actors and director talk about the film’s portrayal of abortion
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/24/14, 09:50 am

NEW YORK—In the film Gimme Shelter, which hits theaters today, a homeless, pregnant teenager named Apple goes to an appointment for an abortion, which her uninvolved Wall Street father arranged. Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) looks at an ultrasound photo of her baby and decides she can't do it.

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Joni Eareckson Tada: Oscar nod is 'incredible'

Music | The Academy Award nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone” has raised eyebrows and awareness for the independent Christian film
by Nathan Spangler
Posted 1/24/14, 09:05 am

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SEALs on the silver screen

Military
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 1/15/14, 09:53 am

Lone Survivor, the new movie based on Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s 2007 memoir about an ill-fated 2005 operation in Afghanistan, is the latest film to collaborate with the military to depict a more realistic portrayal of the Navy’s Special Forces. 

The film opens like a recruitment video, with documentary footage of intense SEAL training, and pays tribute to the SEALs: In messy, uncertain wars, they’re elite practitioners of precision. In the era of the superhero film, the Navy SEALs have inspired filmmakers as the real thing.

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