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February 15, 2017
Newsbites: The Jesus movies past and future edition!
Jack Huston comments on the failure of Ben-Hur, Garth Davis talks about controversy and Mary...
January 03, 2017
Does the chariot race sequence in
Earlier versions of Ben-Hur had almost zero dialogue during the chariot race. But the latest...
December 16, 2016
Watch: Jack Huston and Timur Bekmambetov sing Morgan Freeman’s praises in a clip from a
Also: director Timur Bekmambetov has an explanation for why the movie flopped at the box...
December 13, 2016
: some quick notes on the Blu-Ray bonus features
There are two different versions of the Blu-Ray, depending on where you buy it.
December 01, 2016
Watch: The making of the sea-galley sequence in
Director Timur Bekmambetov talks about the influence of YouTube on the naval battle, among other...
November 29, 2016
Watch: The stars of
(now on Digital HD) talk about the dangers of chariot driving — including gassy horses
The film came out on Digital HD today. The Blu-Ray comes out December 13.
November 10, 2016
MGM reports a $47.8 million write-down on
The film was one of the year's biggest flops.
October 21, 2016
coming to Blu-Ray and Digital HD for the holidays
The Christian-bookstore edition of the film will have bonus features that the regular Blu-Ray won't...
October 16, 2016
balances the books in North America, while
heats up ticket sales overseas
Plus: Kevin Hart: What Now? has the biggest opening of any stand-up concert comedy film...
October 09, 2016
Girl on the Train
Birth of a Nation
Plus: Finding Dory becomes the 3rd movie of the year, the 5th animated film ever,...
October 02, 2016
Box office: Tim Burton rises to the top of a crowded market
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is the seventh Tim Burton film to open at...
September 25, 2016
Box office: Denzel Washington has a
The Magnificent Seven had the third-best opening of Washington's career this weekend, and one of...
September 23, 2016
“Hollywood’s highest-ranking Evangelical Christian” — and a key figure in the Bible-movie revival — leaves Paramount
Rob Moore was vice chairman at Paramount Pictures when the studio produced both Noah and...
September 22, 2016
news round-up: Censorship woes in Malaysia
All the scenes featuring Jesus have reportedly been cut from the film.
September 18, 2016
Box office: Three new wide releases flop in North America, but
Bridget Jones’s Baby
is a hit overseas
Blair Witch flopped and Snowden had the lowest opening of any Oliver Stone movie since...
September 11, 2016
soars high as the fall awards season begins
The Clint Eastwood-directed, Tom Hanks-starring film set a new record for the weekend after Labour...
September 08, 2016
news round-up: More press from overseas, plus an update on how much money the studios could lose
More thoughts on peace, forgiveness, and how to stay fit using charioteer training techniques.
September 05, 2016
Watch: The visual effects of the
Most of the chariot driving was real, but much of the background was extended digitally,...
September 04, 2016
Box office: A few new milestones in an otherwise slow week
Among other things, Finding Dory has finally outgrossed Finding Nemo worldwide, though it still lags...
September 01, 2016
news round-up: Interviews with the Irish press!
The film will roll out over most of Europe over the next eight days.
August 28, 2016
succeeds where epics have failed
Re: expectations and actual box-office results, Don't Breathe had the exact opposite experience this week...
August 25, 2016
news round-up: Even more cast & crew interviews
Plus: a note on the box-office fallout, and a note on the cameras used in...
August 22, 2016
news round-up: Many more cast & crew interviews!
A lot more interviews have popped up online over the film's opening weekend.
August 21, 2016
is one of the summer’s biggest flops
The film had a smaller first weekend than Risen, which was produced for only a...
August 20, 2016
(dir. Timur Bekmambetov, 2016)
Unfortunately, the newest adaptation of Lew Wallace's novel is a mess.
August 19, 2016
earns $900,000 in Thursday-night previews
That's almost what Risen and The Young Messiah made in their Thursday-night preview screenings combined.
August 18, 2016
Watch: Warships ram and get rammed in a clip from
We've seen bits of the chariot race. Now here's a clip from the movie's other...
August 18, 2016
news round-up: Lots and lots of interviews!
In which the actors and producers talk about losing weight for the role, the appeal...
August 17, 2016
— the first reviews are in, and they’re not that good
Do the changes to the story make the film "more palatable for current tastes", or...
August 15, 2016
news round-up: Reporters visit the set in Rome, the soundtrack is now available for streaming, and more
Lots of new interviews with the cast and crew of Ben-Hur, which comes to theatres...
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