Prophet Joseph — episodes thirty-one and thirty-two

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Synopsis. Zuleikha has let go of all her guards and most of her servants, so some of the remaining ones begin to steal her jewelry and her dishes. Zuleikha decides that she can be as generous as Joseph, so she goes to the servants’ quarters and announces to the remaining staff that she will give them land and freedom. Meanwhile, the priests of Amon discover that their grain has gone bad and is riddled with pests. They try to dump the wheat in the river at night, when no one can see them, but they are spotted by the guards and exposed by the palace staff. The Pharaoh summons Joseph, who is currently overseeing grain silos in Memphis, back to Thebes. A crowd greets Joseph when he arrives, and Joseph doesn’t notice that Zuleikha herself is in the crowd.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: The world premiere in Mexico City, a 360° video of the chariot race, and some Xbox reviews

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Ben-Hur opens next week, and more and more news stories are rolling in.

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Watch: A 22-minute video on the making of Ben-Hur

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An epic movie needs an epic featurette, and CBN.com obliged today with a 22-minute featurette called ‘Ben-Hur: A Tale of Forgiveness’. Check it out below the jump.

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Watch: A featurette on Morgan Freeman’s Ilderim in Ben-Hur

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One of the promotional hurdles faced by the new Ben-Hur is its relative lack of star power. Nearly everyone in its cast is best known for working on television or for minor roles in other films. The main exception is Morgan Freeman, who plays Ilderim, the sheikh who sponsors Judah Ben-Hur in the film’s climactic chariot race.

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Sony’s TriStar to produce the fourth Narnia film with eOne

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Narnia is coming back to the big screen. Deadline reports that TriStar Pictures is teaming up with Entertainment One (aka eOne) to produce and distribute The Silver Chair, an adaptation of the fourth book in the Chronicles of Narnia series.

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Win an iTunes copy of Last Days in the Desert (in Canada)!

lastdaysinthedesert-dvd-aGood news for Canadian Jesus-movie fans: Last Days in the Desert, which came out in various video formats in the United States last week, will be coming out digitally in Canada on August 30, with a DVD release to follow on September 13. And to mark the occasion, I will have five iTunes copies of the film to give away next week, courtesy of D Films. (Note: these copies will work for Canadian iTunes subscribers only.) Just post a comment down below, saying what your favorite Jesus movie is and why, and send your e-mail address to filmchatgiveaways@gmail.com so I know how to contact you if you win. Contest closes August 16.


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