There are a lot of great movies coming out late this summer and into fall!
Going to the movies is a fun thing the kids and I love to do together. A big container of popcorn, cushy seats, a family-friendly movie, and we are in hog heaven! I thought you might like to know about a few "moving picture shows" that are coming our way soon and extending into the holidays...
All Saints | August 25th
All Saints, is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett.) It tells the story of a group of Southeast Asian refugees who were the inspiration to saving the small church Spurlock was ordered to shut down. . Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future for this tiny, but mighty house of God.
You won't want to miss this inspiring movie of hope, faith, and forward vision!
Same Kind Of Different as Me | October 20th
Same Kind of Different As Me is adapted from another bestselling true story of the same name from Thomas Nelson Publishers. You can buy the book HERE if you'd like to read it before the movie comes out. An international art dealer, Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) finds himself befriending dangerous homeless man because of dreams his wife (Renee Zellweger) has been having. Her dreams of the homeless man lead all three on the most remarkable journey. Jon Voight plays Hall's father, with whom he reconciles due to the revelations his journey awakened him to.
A film where faith and hope intersect plus wonderful music from Brad Paisley. Don't miss it!
WONDER | November 17th
The inspiring and incredibly heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters a main-stream elementary school for the first time in 5th grade. Academy Award winner Julia Roberts stars as Auggie's mother and Owen Wilson as his dad. Wonder is based on the New York Times bestseller.
Auggie teaches the world how to see a person’s inside instead of looking at only the outside. Wonder is a movie for the entire family.
THE STAR | November 10th
You can't miss this one!!! I'll be lending my voice in this adorable animated film! OK Ok, so are Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Clarkson and Kristin Chenoweth, but still, I'm excited!
From Sony Pictures and Affirm Films, The Star stars a small but brave donkey named Bo yearning for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and heads out on the adventure of his dreams. He teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations.
Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow The Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas!
The Glass Castle | Now in Theaters!
From the bestselling book of the same name, The Glass Castle tell the amazing true tale of Jeannette Walls as a young girl. She comes of age in a very dysfunctional family; nonconformist nomads, an eccentric artist mother, and an father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
This movie stars some of today’s best including Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, and Woody Harrelson. Put it on your summer must see list!
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Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer star in the movie, which also features my friend Tim McGraw.
At the center of the story is Mack Phillips who has experienced a tragic loss. A deep depression ensues and he finds himself questioning the very basis of his existence, his purpose, and experiencing a profound crisis of faith.
Led to an abandoned shack enveloped within the towering coniferous forests of Oregon’s Cascade wilderness by a letter that appears 4 years after the tragedy, Mack has doubts but decides to make the journey. Through the experience, Mack not only rediscovers himself, but takes to heart lessons of love, loss, and forgiveness, leaving with an understanding of how to live again after the unspeakable happened; walking out of the gloom and into the light.
Tim and Faith lend their voices to the soundtrack with “Keep Your Eyes On Me” written and performed by this beautiful couple. Listen to the song and watch the movie trailer HERE.
The Smurfs, The Lost Village
The Smurfs are back with new characters (Willow, Blossom, Lily, and Storm,) new voices (Demi Lovato, Danny Pudi, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Mandy Patinkin, Jack McBrayer, Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ellie Kemper) and a brand new adventure!
In addition to writing and performing the song “I’m a Lady” for the film, Grammy winner Meghan Trainor will also voice a role in the movie.
Are we alone or is there other Smurf civilizations? The search is on for The Lost Village. Team Smurf must make it though the Forbidden Forest, a mystical, magical land full of both threatening and hilarious creatures.