Monday, March 2, 2015

Specials on TV this Easter Season


This Easter, there are many new premiere TV specials, as well as classic films, to honor this very Holy Holiday.

Films featured in the collage above:
‘Noah's Ark’, ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’, ‘Killing Jesus’,
‘The Passion of the Christ’, ‘Jesus of Nazareth’,
 ‘The Ten Commandments’, and ‘The Dovekeepers’.
 
 
Details on each movie - below... 

*UP-TV will have the Premiere of the Inspirational Story of one man’s faith in God, with ‘NOAH’S ARK’ on Sunday March 22, 1015 at 7 PM/6c.
 
 

*The Hallmark Channel will be premiering the Second Season of ‘WHEN CALLS THE HEART’, on Easter Weekend, April 4, 2015 at 9 PM/8c., with characters based on the Christian Book Series, by author Janette Oke and produced for Hallmark, by Michael Landon Jr. and Believe Pictures.



*INSP will have wonderful family Easter Specials... from the first season of THE WALTONS, the 2-part episode ‘The Easter Story’ and their last reunion movie ‘A WALTON EASTER’ on Good Friday April 3, 2015 and Easter... as well as the 6 hour mini-series ‘JESUS OF NAZARETH,’ which chronicles the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus on April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday.

Click here for more images and details on ‘A Walton Easter’


*Nat Geo, the National Geographic Channel, will be premiering the 3-hour movie ‘KILLING JESUS’ on March 29, 2015 at 8 PM/7c., based on the book by bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and historian Martin Dugard.



*NBC will premiere ‘A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES’ from producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey on April 5, 2015, at 9 PM/8c., Easter Sunday. (This is beginning of the 12 week mini-series)



*CBS will premiere ‘DOVEKEEPERS’, the 4-hour Mini-series, from the executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey on March 31 and April 1 at 9 PM/8c.



*ABC will most likely have Charlton Heston as Moses in ‘THE TEN COMMANDMENTS’, around Easter, since they have shown it annually since 1973. No confirmed time has been given, yet, for this film, or the sweet Peanuts Gang cartoon, ‘IT’S THE EASTER BEAGLE, CHARLIE BROWN’. I will update here, if and when times are released.


*TBN will have many Biblical Movies during the Easter Season, including ‘JESUS OF NAZARETH’ and the box office hit ‘THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST’. Both films detail the life, final hours, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.


*TCM will also have many Biblical Movies on Easter day, April 5, 2015, including ‘KING OF KINGS’ at 1:30 PM/12:30c., and ‘THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD’ at 4:30 PM/3:30c. In Primetime, get out your Easter bonnet, because TCM will have not one, but two classic Easter Musicals, ‘EASTER PARADE’, starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland at 8 PM/7c., and a rare TCM showing of the sensational ‘HOLIDAY INN’ at 10 PM/9c., starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, which features and celebrates every holiday with song and dance!


I hope you all have a
Truly Blessed
and Happy Easter Season!
 
 
 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
-1 Peter 1:3


*Please Note: Some of these Movies/Specials above are for Mature Audiences Only.
*All Movie Images above used for promotional use only.

Discover a Journey of Faith in NOAH'S ARK, an UP Original Movie

MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Noah's Ark

Network: UP

Original Air Date: March 22, 2015







CAST:

David Threlfall ... Noah
Joanne Whalley ... Emmie
Nico Mirallegro ...
Ashley Walters ...
Emily Bevan ...
Hannah John-Kamen ...
Georgina Campbell ...
Ian Smith ...
Michael Fox ...
Andrew Hawley ...





PLOT:

The UP Premiere Movie "Noah's Ark," written by Tony Jordan (Hustle, The Nativity), is a retelling of the biblical story of Noah and The Ark. Noah, a farmer and family man, is instructed by an angel to build an ark in the middle of a desert in order to save both his family and the faithful from a devastating flood. A seemingly impossible task, especially when his sons refuse to believe him and help, Noah risks ridicule and humiliation from the degenerate townsfolk as well as his loving but exasperated family, in his quest to carry out his God-given task. Co-produced with the BBC, "Noah's Ark" is a timeless tale; a story of family and faith; about one man's belief and fixation with building the ark which will ultimately save his family and mankind. It is an obsession which leads to the fragmentation of his family, a test of their faith in their father and their father’s faith in God and everything he believes in.


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Roma Downey and Mark Burnett Produce the Mini-Series 'A.D. The Bible Continues' on NBC

MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: A.D. The Bible Continues

Network: NBC

Original Air Date: April 5, 2015

*On Easter Sunday, 'A.D. The Bible Continues' will begin a groundbreaking 12-week, primetime run, as a mini-series, on NBC.





CAST:

Juan Pablo Di Pace ... Jesus
Greta Scacchi ...
Richard Coyle ... High Priest Caiaphas
Adam Levy ... Peter
Vincent Regan ... Governor Pontius Pilate
Babou Alieu Ceesay ... John
Chipo Chung ... Mary Magdalene
Emmett J. Scanlan
James Callis
Joanne Whalley
Jodhi May


PLOT:

via NBC: From executive producers Roma Downey ("The Bible") and Mark Burnett ("The Bible," "The Voice") comes an uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history. "A.D. The Bible Continues" picks up where the smash hit miniseries "The Bible" left off, continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ.

The immediate aftermath of Christ's death had a massive impact on his disciples, his mother, Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the entire world in an instant. Beginning at that fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, "A.D. The Bible Continues" will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and spread the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest, and the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world.

Jesus (Juan Pablo Di Pace) dies on the cross at the hands of the Romans, deserted by even his most loyal followers. Peter (Adam Levy) and the disciples are hunted by Temple authorities led by High Priest Caiaphas (Richard Coyle) and Roman soldiers under orders from Governor Pontius Pilate (Vincent Regan). For the tiny band of followers, every day is a fight for survival, and their mission to spread the word to the world seems impossible.

Yet, they have hope and soon they have power: the amazing miracle of the Resurrection and the shocking arrival of the Holy Spirit upon them all at Pentecost enables them to inspire more and more people to join. The growing church brings challenges for Peter, John (Babou Alieu Ceesay) and Mary Magdalene (Chipo Chung), who are pushed to the limit; they face trials and imprisonments, persecutions and punishments while trying to understand the God-given power granted to them as they transition from the sorrow of Christ's ultimate sacrifice to the awe-inspiring wonder of the Resurrection and beyond.





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Inspired from the Best-Selling Book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes 'Killing Jesus' the Movie, on Nat-Geo

MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Killing Jesus

Network: Nat Geo (NGC) - National Geographic Channel

Original Air Date: March 29, 2015

*National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus, produced by Scott Free Productions, is based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.


 

 


CAST:

Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Herodia
Tamsin Egerton ... Claudia
Rufus Sewell ... Caiaphas
John Rhys-Davies ... Annas
Kelsey Grammer ... King Herod
Stephen Moyer ... Pontius Pilate
Aneurin Barnard ... James, Son of Zebedee
Eoin Macken ... Antipas
Haaz Sleiman ... Jesus
Dimitri Leonidas ... James
Klára Issová ... Mary Magdalene
Seeta Indrani ... Mariyam
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Isiah
Chris Ryman ... Malchus
Nicholas Jacob ... Joshua


PLOT:

via Nat Geo: It’s a story nearly the whole world knows, with more than 2.2 billion people around the globe following the teachings and principles of Jesus of Nazareth. But the intimate historical details of his life and the political collusions that led to his brutal demise bring new context to the familiar story.


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Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett bring the Mini-series 'Dovekeepers' to CBS


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Dovekeepers

Network: CBS

Original Air Date: March 31, 2015

*THE DOVEKEEPERS, based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel, is a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, will be broadcast Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

*After viewing the Promo Trailer on CBS, I would personally rate this series as TV-14.




 



CAST:

Cote de Pablo
Rachel Brosnahan
Kathryn Prescott
Sam Neill
Diego Boneta


PLOT:

via CBS: The 'Dovekeepers' series is based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.


Movie Review:

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*After viewing the Promo Trailer on CBS, I would personally rate this series as TV-14.


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