Oscar winners slipping at the box office — 2016

La La Land could be the first Best Picture winner in four years to be one of the Top 25 box-office hits of its year. Read more

Oscar nominations — my own two bits, and a complete list

La La Land leads the way with a record-tying 14 nominations, Mel Gibson is officially out of movie jail, and more. Read more

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

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