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When Calls the Heart

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          -Dove Foundation                                                           -CommonSenseMedia.org

 

“I’M VERY PLEASED.   I HOPE EVERYONE SUPPORTS IT.”

-Janette Oke

 

WHEN CALLS THE HEART

RELEASING TO VIDEO NOVEMBER 19th

 

The Movie that began one of the first Television Series inspired by a Christian Author

 

Nashville , Tennessee- When Calls the Heart, directed by Michael Landon Jr. and based on the best-selling books by Janette Oke, tells the story of a young high society teacher receiving her first classroom post in a prairie town in the Western Frontier.  Determined to prove to her family that she is brave enough to live on her own,  Elizabeth (Poppy Drayton) struggles with her own fears and doubts until she discovers her late Aunt’s diary.  Her aunt (Maggie Grace), also named Elizabeth, had set off on a similar adventure as a teacher into the frontier, where she struggled with prairie life and eventually met and fell in love with a Royal Canadian Mountie (Stephen Amell). Reading her aunt’s words, the young Elizabeth decides to put her future in God’s hands and embark on her own adventure where she uses the diary as her guide as well as Edward, another Mountie (Daniel Sharman), sworn to see her arrive.

 

When Calls the Heart debuted on the Hallmark Channel to more than 3.2 million viewers, making it the No. 1 movie of the week on ad-supported cable.  Distributed by Word Entertainment, The DVD will be available to purchase in Christian Retail November 19th, 2013.

 

Synopsis

When Calls the Heart is the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young school teacher in 1910 who, through the discovery of her aunt’s secret diary, finds the courage to leave her big city home to accept a teaching position in a frontier coal mining town.  And in the process, she also finds the potential for love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.

 

Michael Landon Jr. – Director:  Michael Landon Jr., son of the late television legend Michael Landon, has been in the film business for over 25 years.  With two of the highest rated films in the history of the Hallmark channel, and several top ten releases targeted to the Christian market, Michael has become known for creating heartfelt, inspiring films that connect to the family.  He has developed and/or produced, directed, and written screenplays for Fox, CBS, NBC, Disney, Sony, Lifetime, and others.

 

About Word Entertainment:  A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

 

 

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When Calls The Heart

DVD Price:                                           $19.98 U.S.

Street Date:                                        November 19th, 2013

Total Running Time:                               89 minutes    

 

Since I was a little girl I have loved Michael Landon JR as an actor.  I am greatly enjoying his work as a director as well!  Movies with true content are rare these days and I’m glad to say I’m starting to see a few more of them!  So many movies these days are filled with trash or just don’t have a good story, it is wonderful to say that this one isn’t plagued with that issue!  I hope you’ll take the time to see it, you won’t regret it!

Originally posted 2014-03-19 09:14:59.

Like Arrows: In Theaters only 2 Days! #LikeArrows @FlyBy

Fathom Events will be airing Like Arrows in theaters across the country for 2 nights in May, the 1st & 3rd.  I’m not quite understanding why only 2 nights, or even if it will be out on DVD (I’m assuming that it will) but I’m excited to share this with you!

Like-Arrows-218x300 Like Arrows: In Theaters only 2 Days! #LikeArrows @FlyByLike Arrows is executive produced by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, and FamilyLife’s Dennis and Barbara Rainey and Bob Lepine. These are the same producers that made War Room (which many of you know I LOVE) and Courageous, so I’m sure that it’s going to be awesome!

Like Arrows casts a powerful vision for parents, reminding us that nothing is more important for any family than to have God and His Word directing our lives. The film will release as part of a significant new parenting initiative called Family Life’s Art of Parenting™, which will also include a free online video series and an eight-session small group series.

About Like Arrows

When rebellion creeps into their family, Charlie and Alice realize their approach to raising children isn’t working, and they start searching for answers. But is it too late? FamilyLife’s first feature film explores the joys and heartaches of parenting. Through a story that unfolds over 50 years, Charlie and Alice discover the power of family and their need for God. Executive produced by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and Bob Lepine, and directed by Kevin Peeples, Like Arrows comes to movie theaters nationwide for two nights.

Find Out Where it’s Airing Here!

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**Please Note: Much of this content is from their press release and website, as I haven’t yet seen it.

I Can Only Imagine In Theaters Soon!!! Fandago Ticket Giveaway

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The song I Can Only Imagine seems to have gotten so popular that most people have heard it at one time or another, whether on purpose or just hearing it in passing.  They’ve now turned the song into a movie!  In theaters March of 2018, the song so many has come to love will be brought to life on the big screen!  For me, the song makes my heart wish for that time, but I know that I have to wait and do good until then.  All too often I long for the day to meet our Father, but even more so to be reunited with my baby girl.  I’ll be honest and say that since we lost her, I can’t listen to that song (or most) anymore, my heart yearns and aches to a point beyond what I can tolerate and still be able to function.  I suppose that was a pointless side track, but that’s my prerogative.

Back on point, check out the description below.  The film seems to be a lot like many of the Christian movies that have come out in the past few years.  There are only two that stand out to me as different and I highly recommend them: Mom’s Night Out and The War Room.  Perhaps the hometown football story line is up your alley, I know a lot of people who will absolutely love this film.  I’m fairly certain my entire family will be buying tickets in advance to see the film.  Then probably pre-ordering it as well.  Just as the song will grip anyone’s heart strings, the film is sure to do so as well.

As a side note, if you love the song (or just see potential in the lyrics), check out Tamala Mann’s version.  That woman has the most amazing voice and can bring you to your knees and your heart to the feet of Jesus.  She truly has a gift!

I Can Only Imagine

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.

Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.

 

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Ring the Bell DVD Review

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Ring the Bell will be available for purchase on 5/3/2013 and is a movie that sets out to teach and inspire through entertainment.  The DVD will be released at $19.99 and features the Christian band Casting Crowns and features Stephan Curtis Chapman.  You can obtain a leader and study group guide via their website to deepen the movie experience.

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Originally posted 2013-05-03 05:00:00.

#PATTERNSOFEVIDENCE

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My thoughts…  I can honestly say that I enjoyed the documentary.  It sought to prove or disprove, rather than to simply believe what the Word says.  I love that we have made discoveries that make this endeavor possible and was fascinated by the findings and theories of the various archeologists and the way that the video was put together.  In my opinion, it was a great documentary.  Factual, interesting and thorough.  If you are curious at all, or would simply just like to have a little more knowledge, you should take the time to watch this film.  It would definitely be a great conversation piece!
About Patterns of Evidence Exodus:
For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world’s most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible.  In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible’s account.  This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world.  The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction.  Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, “Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?”  He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach.   After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand.  The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film.   This scientific documentary’s goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.
The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.
Releases on DVD August 4, 2015
Run Time:  119 minutes
Special Features:  Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews
      Behind the Music
      From Film to Book
      Additional Books and Resources
      Host a Patterns of Evidence Movie Event
      Trailers
Genre:  Documentary
Rating:  NR
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Twitter:  @PattofEvidence

Official Website:  http://patternsofevidence.com
Official Website to Purchase:  http://shop.patternsofevidence.com

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When Calls the Heart: Change of Heart

CoH_Slider When Calls the Heart: Change of HeartYou may or may not have caught the reviews of the first two videos in thee When Calls the Heart series inspired by Janette Oke.  If you didn’t, you can read about them at these links:

When Calls the Heart
When Calls the Heart: Lost and Found

Change of Heart is done just as well as the first two movies.  I’m emphasized before that even if you haven’t seen the first two, you can still thoroughly enjoy any one in the collection at any point in time.  Each film gives a short story update that catches you up to the relevant things presented in the film you are watching.

With sweet innocence and polished sophistication, Change of Heart again brings the pair of sisters together as Elizabeth’s little sister comes for a visit and inevitibly causes a little trouble.  As the viewer, I have frequent moments where I want to scream through the television at Julie, Elizabeth’s little sister, then other times when I have to admit the parts of myself from long ago I could see in her innocence.  The bright, unshakeable knowledge that there is good in all people resounds through Julie.  As an older sister myself, I can also see the pain and annoyance that plagues Elizabeth as she tries unsuccessfully to help her sister make the right decisions.

Don’t feel too bad for the guys though, there is adventure just waiting to get out as the film progresses.  Beyond the sisterly relationship, Elizabeth’s romantic interest Jack the Mounty is mixing things up a little.  It was a great storyline as Jack did what any good mounty would do: followed his instinct to protect the one he loved and Coal Valley regardless of his own safety.

About the Movie

Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) and Jack s (Daniel Lissing) relationship blossoms into romance in Change of Heart, the fifth installment of the When Calls the Heart series. Finally winning Elizabeth over, Jack is devastated to learn of his Constable reassignment. When Elizabeth s sister, Julie, arrives in Coal Valley with the new Constable, Jack reluctantly tells Elizabeth the news and must leave town. Julie, ever the curious one, stumbles upon a mysterious wounded man and rushes him to Abigail s (Lori Loughlin) for care, unknowingly putting herself, Abigail and Elizabeth in grave danger at the hands of the infamous Tolliver gang. Hearing of their distress, Jack rides back to Coal Valley to save the women in a desperate race against time.

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DVD Giveaway: A Telling Silence

010956 DVD Giveaway: A Telling Silence I never quite expect a third movie to be as touching as the first, yet When Calls the Heart: A Telling Science managed to reach out and pull heart strings as well as its predecessors.  Each of the When Calls the Heart movies have somehow been able to reach deep within and I look forward to seeing what Michael Landon, JR does next.  They manage to tell this very touching story without anything inappropriate and without being predictable.  A movie that has you wanting to yell at the characters on the screen is, in my book, always a winner.

“A TERRIFIC SERIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY”

 

-Dove Foundation

 

 

“absolutely beautiful and very entertaining”

-Movie Guide

 

When Calls The Heart

“A Telling Silence”

 

AVAILABLE NOW

 

From the Television Series inspired by the writings of Janette Oke

 

Nashville, Tennessee- When Calls the Heart “A Telling Silence” is produced and directed by Michael Landon Jr. and inspired by the best-selling books by Janette Oke.   A feature length film made from episodes of the When Calls the Heart television series, When Calls the Heart “A Telling Silence” tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young high society teacher fighting to make a difference in a prairie town in a part of the Western Frontier known as Coal Valley.   Almost immediately, she can tell that something is wrong.     The church was burned to the ground a month after a local mining accident and the only man left to investigate the crime is the Canadian Mountie, Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing).  Meanwhile, the head of the mine is scheming to control the town, including the pastor who seems to be losing his faith along with his church.   The stakes are raised when a young girl goes missing and the town must come together to find her.  Distributed by Word Entertainment, When Calls the Heart “A Telling Silence” will be available to purchase in Christian Retail April 22nd, 2014.

Synopsis–  Feeling sorry for 8-year-old mute Rosaleen Sullivan, teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), reaches out to the little girl as they share lunch. But when Elizabeth is called away and then returns, Rosaleen is missing! Meanwhile, constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) discovers evidence that Cat Montgomery may have been involved in a suspicious church fire. Could the two cases be related?

Michael Landon Jr. – Director:  Michael Landon Jr., son of the late television legend Michael Landon, has been in the film business for over 25 years.  With two of the highest rated films in the history of the Hallmark channel, and several top ten releases targeted to the Christian market, Michael has become known for creating heartfelt, inspiring films that connect to the family.  He has developed and/or produced, directed, and written screenplays for Fox, CBS, NBC, Disney, Sony, Lifetime, and others.

 

 Brian Bird- Writer/Producer : Brian Bird is co-founder with partner Michael Landon, Jr., of Believe Pictures, a film and television production company.  He was co-executive producer and writer on the successful television series, Touched by an Angel.  Adding to Brian’s success, he had also written and produced episodes of Evening Shade, Step by Step and The Family Man.  Most recently, Bird wrote and produced Gametime, a two-hour television pilot for NBC, The Shunning, inspired by the novel by best-selling author Beverly Lewis, for the Hallmark Channel, and Not Easily Broken, adapted from the novel by T.D. Jakes and released theatrically by Sony/TriStar.

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