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Company Town"Machine Gun Preacher," based on the real life story of thug-turned-preacher Sam Childers, who traveled to Sudan to help children of war there, opened in four theaters this weekend. The film got off to a decent start in limited release, grossing $44,000...
VarietyMarc Forster's Brad Pitt starrer "World War Z" is to open the 35th Moscow film festival, which runs June 20-29. Leonid Vereshchagin, producer general of the fest, also unveiled on Saturday in Cannes the first 10 films in competition. He was joined at the...
Milwaukee Journal SentinelThis year, your summer reading list may be on the big screen. Unlike most summers, when big-concept movies dominate the multiplex, several of this summer's most anticipated releases are based on books that might have essay questions attached -- or which...
The Philadelphia InquirerContrary to the Mayan calendar, which had Dec. 21, 2012, penciled in as the day everything was to go ka-boom, we're all still all here. But at the movies, the apocalypse is now. Take a look through the films premiering between next weekend -- when...
Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
VarietyLike "The Kite Runner," Sofi Oksanen's novel "Purge" found international success by recounting recent historical traumas -- in this case, contemporary Russian-mafia sex-trafficking, plus the brutal Soviet takeover of Estonia decades earlier -- within...
VarietySouth Africa's established locations industry got a big lift from the success of Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" in 2009. The film, per Michael Murphey of Kalahari Pictures, which co-produced it, was "a huge boost to the way the rest of the world sees and...
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Zap2ItThere's more to this drama than the title might indicate ... thanks to the true story it's based on, the solid performance by Gerard Butler and the direction by Marc Forster ("Quantum of Solace"). Butler plays Sam Childers, a drug dealer who altered...
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RedEye movie critic**1/2 (out of four) After “The Bounty Hunter,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” “The Ugly Truth,” and “P.S. I Love You” (to name just a few), I anticipate a new Gerard Butler movie like a kick in the face....
Orlando Sentinel Movie CriticMarc Forster was fresh from directing a James Bond film when he first heard the story of "Machine Gun Preacher" Sam Childers. Here was a tale of a biker and drug dealer turned rescuer of African orphans, battling Sudanese guerrilla groups. Even a guy used...
Daily American Staff WriterThe Rev. Sam Childers, pastor of Shekinah Fellowship in Reels Corner, hopes the movie about his life inspires people to do good in their own hometowns. “I was a scum-bucket, the lowest person on earth,” Childers said in a telephone interview...
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