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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The Story of Judas is coming to the Toronto film festival


Just a quick note to say that it was announced yesterday that The Story of Judas, the French film that takes a sympathetic view of Judas Iscariot, will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Details here. There is no word yet on whether the similarly minimalist Last Days in the Desert, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, will play there.

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Watch: Three clips and a trailer for The Gospel of John


The Lumo Project’s Gospel of John has been available on Netflix for several months, but for those who don’t subscribe to Netflix — and for those who want a copy that they can watch offline — the film will be coming out on DVD in seven weeks.

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Ray Winstone on family, politics, and that injury he got while playing King Saul in Of Kings and Prophets


I have always liked Ray Winstone as an actor, but I didn’t really know much about him as a person until I came across this interview with him that The Telegraph ran today.

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Interview: Chad and Aaron Burns (Beyond the Mask, 2015)


Filmmaking is a family affair for many writers, directors and producers. One thinks of the Coens, the Wachowskis, the Farrellys, and other siblings who collaborate on films. This phenomenon extends even to the Christian filmmaking subculture, with fraternal teams like Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Courageous), Bobby and Kevin Downes (The Moment After) and Jon and Andrew Erwin (Moms’ Night Out).

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Life of Brian and the Jesus film were distributed by the same company to the same theatres at the same time.


Last year, I commented on the fact that there were two movies playing in theatres at the same time — Son of God and Noah — that both began with images of Eve plucking the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden: a moviegoer could see one film in the multiplex, then walk down the hall and catch the other film in the same theatre.

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