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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...
24 FramesKony 2012: the "Machine Gun Preacher" connection and its Oscar chances....
SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
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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Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelGritty, gory and violent, “Machine Gun Preacher” is a better action picture than it is an uplifting story about a violent man who found religion and a cause and became better for it. Because that, this Marc Forster film suggests, just isn't...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThe buzz on “Machine Gun Preacher” has been that director Marc Forster (“Monster's Ball”) has gotten something wonderful out of Gerard Butler and that the film could be an Oscar contender. Lionsgate had it, a film based on the true...
Ministry of GossipBrad Pitt rescued woman on the set of "World War Z" after she slipped and fell during a chaotic scene. The woman was filming a scene with 700 other extras in Glasgow, Scotland, when "World War Z" star Brad Pitt saved her from being trampled....
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelMarc Forster helped Halle Berry win her Oscar and Daniel Craig put his stamp on James Bond. His new film is “Machine Gun Preacher,” a biography of Sam Childers and his exploits in trying to save children under threat or murder, torture and...
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...
May 3, 2012 |Story| Zap2It
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Mar 9, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Sep 4, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Sep 28, 2011 |Story| RedEye
Sep 29, 2011 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
Jul 27, 2011 |Story| Daily American
Oct 2, 2011 | Orlando Sentinel
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Aug 27, 2011 | Zap2It
Sep 23, 2011 | Orlando Sentinel
Sep 25, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
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