Last year, I noted that two Bible movies were being filmed in northern Ontario.
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).
Star Trek Beyond isn’t the first Star Trek film to feature a new song on its soundtrack, but it just might be the first to put its song front-and-centre in a movie trailer.
They had 20 years to prepare a sequel … and it more or less flopped in North America.
Synopsis. Joseph is led into the prison, which is full of chaos and filth. One of the first things he sees is Ninifer Keptah — a former member of Potiphar’s guard who was sent to prison years ago when Joseph, then 11, tricked him into confessing a crime — beating another prisoner almost to death. Joseph intervenes, and the warden has both Joseph and Ninifer Keptah lashed. But the warden takes a liking to Joseph when Nemisabu arrives with a care package and a note from one of Potiphar’s officers that speaks highly of Joseph and says the warden should not let Joseph’s organizational talents go to waste. Before long, Joseph has convinced the other prisoners to clean the jail. Meanwhile, the priests of Amon start searching for Apopis, who was supposed to kill the Pharaoh for them but is now stuck in the same prison as Joseph.
Miracles from Heaven came out via iTunes and other digital services yesterday, but if you’re still not sure whether you want to see one of the top-grossing “faith-based” films of all time, the studio has posted the first nine-and-a-half minutes of the movie to YouTube, in the hope that you’ll take the plunge and pay to see the rest.