War Room sets a new milestone for “faith-based” films


Might as well note this milestone: In 1999, The Omega Code stunned the movie world by becoming the first evangelical Christian movie to crack the weekly box-office top ten. Now, in 2015, War Room has become the first such film to reach #1.

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First look: The Young Messiah, based on Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. (And yes, the film has a new title.)


It’s been a long, long road to the big screen for Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt — see here for more details — and now, with the film in the can and the release date only six months away, there is one final twist: a change to the movie’s title.

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Two “Pythonesque” French comedies with a biblical hook


Two completely unrelated yet strikingly similar-sounding movies — both French, both comedies, both set partly in biblical times — came to my attention recently.

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Watch: The second trailer for Risen, starring Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as Roman soldiers and Cliff Curtis as Jesus


Four months ago, we got our first good look at Risen (formerly known as Clavius), the film that stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as a couple of Roman soldiers who investigate the disappearance of Jesus’ body. Now, today, with the film’s January 22 release less than five months away, we have a second, even longer, trailer, which consists almost entirely of new footage. Check it out below the jump.

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A brief note on two important characters whose presence in the new version of Ben-Hur has not yet been confirmed


Earlier this year, I kept fairly close tabs on who was being cast in the new film version of Ben-Hur, but I didn’t pay much attention at the time to who wasn’t being cast in the film. Which is to say, I didn’t notice at the time that there were was no news whatsoever regarding certain major characters or who might play them.

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Hugh Jackman is in talks to play Odysseus for Lionsgate


Is it safe to say that Hugh Jackman has sailing ships on the brain right now?

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