We were invited to the Red Carpet Premier for “Moms’ Night Out,” a film by TRISTAR Pictures, Affirm Films and Provident Films (divisions of Sony Pictures Entertainment), followed by the cast party at a bowling alley. You need to see the film to understand why the cast party was at a bowling alley.
Some Christians might be offended if they attend this film and expect to see a theological-based film. The film is not that, so set your expectations for some good, family fun.
Since my husband, Dr. J.P. Sloane and our daughter, Shannon, attended the film, here is his response to a few of those who attended the premier and were expecting a movie with more of a Christian theme.
I was at the premier. I did not go to church, but to a movie. There were some fun parts, and, as Mrs. Sorbo, a movie critic for “The Blaze” suggested, there were some dark parts. However, this movie was not (as far as I know) meant to be a “come to Jesus” movie, but rather a light-hearted “clean” comedy in the genre of the 1950s. If this had been about the “Hare Krishna’s, ” it probably would have been a critic’s five star or at least a four and a half star film. If it were about Muslims—hmmm, never mind—that would never happen.
All-in-all, it’s hard to reach everyone from grandma to the kids and everyone in-between without being dirty—that takes talent— something that is sorely lacking in today’s Pagan society. People shouldn’t read too much into this movie. If you’re looking for a “Christian,” feel good film, this may not be for you, but if you would like a light-hearted comedy that may reflect what you or someone you know might be experiencing, go see it. This film is simply good clean fun and if perchance you receive something positive through the film, then so be it!
Would I have had the same review? I can’t say, but the Pagan tattoos all over the character Trace Adkins is playing is gross.. I saw a meme today that someone posted on Facebook that asks, “Why some don’t have tattoos,” and the response is “Would you put tattoos on the bumper sticker of your Ferrari?”
Recently, I wrote a PolitiChicks’s article about California’s gubernatorial candidate, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s proposed legislation to give tax incentives to movie studios, television productions and other entertainment-related venues to keep their business in Los Angeles because we’re losing it to states who offer massive tax incentives. Many of you shook your heads with disgust at Hollywood’s liberal left and their demoralizing films, wondering why Assemblyman Donnelly would even want them to stay in California.
His first reason: JOBS.
The second reason, from my perspective, is because Sony Pictures’ executives are finally listening to our desire for wholesome entertainment as well as wanting to see faith-based films. Check out the Mission Statement for AFFIRM Films and the About statement for Provident Films, but before that, I’ve given you some history behind Sony Pictures Entertainment that includes TRISTAR Pictures, AFFIRM Films and Provident Films: TRISTAR Pictures.
I was working at Columbia Pictures in the early 80s when it was just that—Columbia Pictures, then witnessed its sale to Coca-Cola, followed by the merger of TRISTAR and Columbia. The studio was renamed TRISTAR Pictures. I was also there in 1987, when Coca-Cola sold their interest, and the studio was was renamed Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc. In 1989, Sony Corporation of Japan acquired the studio, and it later became known as Sony Pictures Entertainment.
- AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films which inspire, uplift, and entertain audiences.
- AFFIRM Films acquires faith-based and inspirational content across a wide range of genres and budgets for the various global distribution platforms at SPE including theatrical, television, and home entertainment.
- AFFIRM Films acquires films in various stages of development and production (from script to finished film) and is uniquely positioned for optimizing distribution through SPE divisions.
- AFFIRM Films is the industry leader in faith-based film with such upcoming and recent releases including Abel’s Field, The Note 3, Soul Surfer, Courageous and The Bible Collection (Jesus, Esther, Solomon, Story of David and others).
Movies can make a difference. They can be something the entire family enjoys together. They can be stories you recommend to your friends and neighbors. They can literally leave you cheering.
Movies can be so much more …
As part of Nashville-based Provident Music Group, Provident Films utilizes more than three decades of experience in bringing high-impact entertainment to faith-based audiences. The leaders of the Provident Films team have experience working on some of the most popular faith-based films, including FIREPROOF, the leading independent film of 2008, and Facing the Giants, the surprise theatrical hit of 2006.
With many great projects already available and others in development, Provident Films is committed to helping create movies for a committed fan base that desires heartfelt family fare.
Provident Films understands and elevates the art and the business of faith-based films. It’s a passion born out of professional expertise and personal convictions; these are the films that we watch with our families.