Watch: Pilate addresses the crowd in a new Ben-Hur clip


Last week, the studio behind the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur released five clips from the film, all of which touched on the movie’s religious themes. Today we get our first “mainstream” clip from the film, in which Judah Ben-Hur and his nemesis Messala have one last exchange before the iconic chariot race begins — but you can still get a hint of the movie’s themes thanks to a speech by one Pontius Pilate.

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Mel Gibson reportedly cuts profanity from his World War II movie Hacksaw Ridge to make it more Christian-friendly


I’ve been saying for a while that Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, which tells the true story of a Seventh-Day Adventist who refused to carry a weapon yet nevertheless saved dozens of lives during the Battle of Okinawa, could be the “Christian World War II movie” that many people hoped Unbroken would be a couple years ago.

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Watch: Andra Day’s (spoiler-ish!) music video for Ben-Hur


Ben-Hur now has three — not one, not two, but three — music videos to its name.

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Win tickets to an advance screening of Ben-Hur (in Canada)!

benhur2016-posterfinalHeads up to my fellow Canadians: I have tickets to give away to advance 3D screenings of Ben-Hur that will be taking place in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto on the evening of Wednesday, August 17. If you want a free double-pass to one of those screenings, send me an e-mail at and let me know which city you’ll be in that night. (I’ll be seeing the film in Vancouver. If you see me in the theatre, feel free to say hi.) I’ll pick the winners in a random draw and send them their tickets via e-mail on Friday, August 12. For more info on the film, check out its main website at and its ‘faith-based’ website at The film opens in theatres across the continent on Friday, August 19.

Ben-Hur news round-up: Is the film in box-office trouble?


Another week, another round-up of Ben-Hur-themed news items.

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Box office: Jason Bourne shoots his way to the top


A rogue former assassin fought his way back to the top of the box office this week.

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