Watch: Mary, Gamaliel, and Stephen have things to say in three new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues


The next episode of A.D. The Bible Continues airs this Sunday, and we have three new clips to whet our appetites. You can check them all out below the jump.

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Did A.D. The Bible Continues plagiarize a modern prayer?


One of the really interesting things about A.D. The Bible Continues is the way it turns the high priest Caiaphas into a much more complicated character than we usually see in adaptations of the gospels. Among other things, the show emphasizes the character’s devout Jewish faith by having him recite a prayer or two in nearly every episode.

Most of the prayers so far have come from the scriptures. In the episode that aired last Sunday, for example, Caiaphas covers his head in ashes while reciting a passage from Psalm 77. But in another scene, he visits Golgotha, where ten innocent Jews have been crucified, and there he recites a prayer that is much, much more recent.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings interview round-up: Aaron Paul


Exodus: Gods and Kings came out on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK a few days ago, and Flickering Myth has posted a new excerpt from the disc’s bonus features in which Ridley Scott discusses the casting of Aaron Paul as Joshua. As it happens, I have not yet linked to a number of interviews that Paul did while promoting the film a few months ago, so I figured this was as good a time as any to round them up.

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Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (dir. Joss Whedon, 2015)


Has it been three years already since The Avengers came out?

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Watch: The first trailer for Risen, formerly known as Clavius


The trailer for Risen, the film formerly known as Clavius, is here! And, in addition to confirming that Cliff Curtis is playing Jesus, it also lets us know that Jesus will be called “Yeshua” in this film — just as he was in Last Days in the Desert — and it even gives a nod to the Shroud of Turin. Check it out below the jump.

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Watch: An angel breaks the apostles out of prison in a new clip from next week’s episode of A.D. The Bible Continues


One of several things that sets A.D. The Bible Continues apart from previous adaptations of the book of Acts is its depiction of the angels. While some films and TV shows have shied away from any sort of straightforward portrayal of the angels, A.D. puts them front and centre — and next week’s episode will be no different.

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