Showing posts with label Miracles from Heaven. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miracles from Heaven. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Jennifer Garner’s 'Miracles From Heaven' Performance Makes It One Of The Best Faith Films Ever Made

Eugenio Derbez and Jennifer Garner (Columbia Pictures)

 MOVIE REVIEW 

The problem with T.D. Jake’s new film, “Miracles From Heaven,” is its advertising. Yes, we know that there will be some sad parts and some terror, but overall, it appears to be “cute little story.” I’m here to tell you that “Miracles” is no cute story, but it one of the best faith-based movies ever made. Every parent who watches it will ache alongside Christy Beam (who is being portrayed by Jennifer Garner) and will thank God for their healthy children when they get home. “Miracles” will put you through the ringer in a good way.

The same people who behind “Miracles” also produced the huge hit, “Heaven Is For Real” which in the end was a lot less cutesy than how it appeared in the previews as well, but “Miracles” smacks “Heaven” right in the face. The story starts off friendly enough though. 

The Beam’s are getting ready for church. Unlike the families I know, Mrs. Beam has time to organize some flowers and Mr. Beam has time to work out in the yard before they have to go. Then we get invited to the Beam’s church which is one of the few church scenes in a movie that actually looks like an actual church service. Does the praise song sound familiar? That’s because Mac Powell of Third Day is leading the worship team. Sure, it’s stunt casting, but if you blink, you’ll miss him. It actually helps to make the whole scene look real.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Jennifer Garner Says ‘Miracles from Heaven’ Changed Her Family’s Life

Kylie Rogers and Jennifer Garner
Kylie Rogers and Jennifer Garner (Columbia Pictures)

 MOVIES 

It must be hard to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. Actress Jennifer Garner has certainly had to put up a lot with her estranged husband’s actions as of late. That’s what it is so sweet to hear Garner talking about something so simple as the importance of attending church on a regular basis.

Recently, Garner was interviewed by Jane McGarry of Good Morning Texas to talk about here upcoming faith-based movie, Miracles from Heaven. The interview is worth watching as McGarry seemed shocked that some people in Los Angeles, even movie stars, go to church. “You go to church! I read this about you … that you and your girls go to church. Isn’t that kinda weird in Hollywood?” she asked.

“You know, it did seem strange … I grew up going to church every Sunday of my life, and when I did move to L.A., it wasn't something that was just part of the culture there in the same way, at least in my life. But it didn't mean that I lost who I was," said Garner who was seated next to Christy Beam, the woman who Garner is portraying in the movie. "There was something about doing this film and talking to my kids about it and realizing that they were looking for the structure of church every Sunday. So it was a great gift of this film that it took us back to finding our local Methodist church and going every Sunday. It's really sweet."

Monday, December 28, 2015

Jennifer Garner Stars in ‘Miracles From Heaven’

Information about the upcoming "Miracles From Heaven" film.
Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah and Kylie Rogers (Columbia Pictures)
MOVIES
The next “big” faith-based film to get a lot of attention is the upcoming Miracles From Heaven coming to theaters on March 18. The film is based on a true story and the memoir of Christy Beam whose life was nearly shattered when she learned that her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare and incurable disease. Instead of retreating backward, Beam forges on serving as her daughter’s advocate and praying for healing.

Miracles From Heaven stars Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, Kylie Rogers with Eugenio Derbez and Queen Latifah; a stellar cast for what appears to be a stellar movie. The firm is directed by Patricia Riggen who also directed 2015’s The 33. The screen play (written by Randy Brown) is based on the book of the same name by the real Christy Beam. The film is produced by T.D. Jakes (who also produced Heaven is for Real), Joe Roth and DeVon Franklin.

Click below to watch the trailer which looks really good as long as you ignore the overused “fight song” theme music: