About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

Box office: The Fate of the Furious breaks records overseas and worldwide but slips somewhat in North America

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The Fast and the Furious franchise set some new records at the box office this week.

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Box office: The Case for Christ cracks the top ten

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A film about the Resurrection cracked the top ten on the Palm Sunday weekend.

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New movie about Samson now shooting in South Africa

This just in: Pure Flix Entertainment sent out a press release today touting a couple of their upcoming releases, including The Case for Christ (which opens tomorrow) and Same Kind of Different as Me (which opens October 20) — and near the end, they mention that they just started shooting a new “biblical epic” about Samson.

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Exclusive: The Case for Christ author Lee Strobel on facts and feelings, and seeing your life turned into a movie

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Lee Strobel was an atheist and a hotshot journalist — publishing his first book, about the Ford Pinto trial, when he was 28 — when his life hit a roadbump he hadn’t expected: his wife became an evangelical Christian.

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Box office: Baby Alec Baldwin beats Beauty and the Beast

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An animated film beat two live-action remakes of animated films at the box office this week.

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Joseph and the amazing Technicolor animated film redux

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Three years ago, I noted that Elton John was collaborating with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on an animated film adaptation of Lloyd Webber and Rice’s biblical musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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