Box office: Split completes the Shyamalan comeback

Shyamalan’s best-received film in nearly two decades also had the best opening weekend of any non-sequel produced by microbudget maestro Jason Blum. Read more

Review: The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (dir. Dallas Jenkins, 2017)

Safe, predictable, formulaic — but also mildly amusing, and there are a few interesting ideas in its dramatization of the Jesus story (in a play within the film). Read more

Sony Animation reveals the cast for Nativity film The Star

Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) plays the Virgin Mary, Christopher Plummer (Herod Antipas in Jesus of Nazareth) plays Herod the Great, and more. Read more

Box office: Hidden Figures holds on to the top spot while six new films fail to find an audience

Among the casualties were the latest films directed by Oscar winners Martin Scorsese and Ben Affleck. Read more

New details about — and a new trailer for — The Shack

Like other recent “faith-based” films, The Shack will have special screenings in select cities the night before it opens. Read more

Box office: Hidden Figures nearly beats Rogue One

A movie about the space race nearly beat Star Wars at the box office this week. Read more

Martin Sheen replaces Robert Redford as Oral Roberts

Come Sunday will also star Chiwetel Ejiofor as Carlton Pearson, a Pentecostal minister who was deemed a heretic for saying he didn’t believe in Hell. Read more

Does the chariot race sequence in Ben-Hur need dialogue?

Earlier versions of Ben-Hur had almost zero dialogue during the chariot race. But the latest version has lots of it. Read more

Watch: Ten clips from The Purple Rose of Cairo

Ten clips from the 1985 film — my second-favorite movie of all time — were posted to Fandango’s YouTube channel a couple weeks ago. Read more

Box office: Rogue One is now the #2 movie of 2016 in North America (but only the #9 movie worldwide — so far)

Once again — following Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Finding Dory and Moana — a Disney film tops the charts for three weeks in a row. Read more

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