‘Heaven is for Real’ deals with earthly struggles, too

“Heaven Is for Real” is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father — a local minister — that he’s been to heaven. Although there are immediate doubts, people begin to accept the story when the youngster reveals information he only could have been given by those who died before he was born.

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‘Heaven is for Real’ deals with earthly struggles, too

“Heaven Is for Real” is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father — a local minister — that he’s been to heaven. Although there are immediate doubts, people begin to accept the story when the youngster reveals information he only could have been given by those who died before he was born.

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“The Raid 2” is the most violent movie ever made. The exploding heads, slit, gurgling throats and claw-hammer crunches and tears are so excessive as to make the works of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and torture porn king Eli Roth seem almost quaint in retrospect.

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Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

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Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

'Heaven's' depiction of family is for real

"Heaven is for Real" is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father - a local minister - that he's been to Heaven. Although there are immediate doubts, people begin to accept the story when the youngster reveals information he only could have been given by those who died before he was born.

Small-town life and a child's faith are tested in 'Heaven is for Real'

Greg Kinnear, an actor perpetually on the verge of tears, is the perfect choice to play a preacher whose son tells him he's been to heaven. And "Heaven is for Real," based on a book by a Nebraska pastor about his then-4-year-old son's near-death experience and account of a visit to heaven, is a sometimes touching and comforting account of this family's story.

MTV Movie Awards honor past, look to future

LOS ANGELES - The MTV Movie Awards handed top prizes to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on Sunday night, naming the dystopian thriller best movie and handing honors for best male and female performances to Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence.