Watch: Sam Worthington gets a visit from the three persons of the Trinity in the first trailer for The Shack


First it was coming out in August, then it was coming out in November. But now the film version of William P. Young’s The Shack is set to come out in March — on March 3, to be precise — and today we finally have our first trailer for the film.

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Watch: The making of the sea-galley sequence in Ben-Hur


The chariot race isn’t the only big action sequence in Ben-Hur. The story also includes a naval battle that has played a big part in nearly all dramatic versions of the story. And now, to promote the newest film’s Digital HD release, we have a clip from one of the new featurettes that looks at how the sea-galley sequence was put together.

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Watch: The stars of Ben-Hur (now on Digital HD) talk about the dangers of chariot driving — including gassy horses


Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur came out on iTunes, Google Play and other digital platforms today. I’m still waiting for the Blu-Ray, so I won’t be able to check out the bonus features until then, but for now, USA Today has a clip from one of the making-of featurettes that focuses on — what else? — the chariot race.

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Box office: Moana sails to the top of the charts


Disney added another film to its growing list of box-office hits this week.

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Watch: The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Silence, about the persecution of Catholic converts in 17th-century Japan


One of the last movies to enter this year’s awards race is a film that has been brewing for decades. Martin Scorsese first read Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel Silence, which concerns the persecution of Catholic converts in 17th-century Japan, nearly 30 years ago, and he has wanted to make a movie version of it ever since. Now, at last, his adaptation is complete, and it looks like it could be a powerful film indeed.

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New pictures: Aviv Alush as Jesus in The Shack, Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus with Rooney Mara in Mary Magdalene


Jesus will be on the big screen in at least two movies next year, and if you want to get a sense of what he will look like, we now have new pictures from both films.

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