Box office: Beauty and the Beast has the sixth-best opening of all time, while The Shack cracks the “faith-based” Top 10

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A tale as old as time set a bunch of new records at the box office last weekend.

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Fan-made Star Wars trailer taps Ewan McGregor’s Jesus

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Last Days in the Desert is out on video now, so it was probably only a matter of time before some enterprising Star Wars fan took the footage of Ewan McGregor sitting in the desert and turned it into a “trailer” for a film about the time Obi-Wan Kenobi spent on Tatooine between Episodes III and IV of the space-opera saga.

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Last Days in the Desert: the final interview round-up

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Last Days in the Desert — starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan — is now playing in a handful of theatres across the U.S. So here’s one last round-up of interviews with the writer-director and actors who made the film.

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Watch: A new clip, a soundtrack preview, and B-roll footage from Last Days in the Desert; plus new interviews

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Fireside chats seem to be a thing in Last Days in the Desert. Jesus (as played by Ewan McGregor) had one with Tye Sheridan in a clip that I posted last week; then he had one with Satan (also played by McGregor) in a clip I posted yesterday. And now he has one with Sheridan and his parents, played by Ciaran Hinds and Ayelet Zurer.

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Watch: Satan tells Jesus God’s plan is “repetitive” in a clip from Last Days in the Desert; plus new interviews

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Last Days in the Desert — starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan — comes to theatres this Friday, and there are more clips and interviews to watch and read.

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Are the actors who play Jesus getting older?

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The Bible says Jesus was “about thirty” when he began his earthly ministry, and most of the actors who have played him onscreen have been in their 30s as well.

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