Joseph & Mary starring Kevin Sorbo coming this summer

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That made-in-Canada movie about Joseph & Mary starring Kevin Sorbo is coming out on DVD this summer — and yes, it turns out Sorbo is playing Joseph himself!

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The Young Messiah: a scene guide (w/ clips and references to the scriptures, the apocryphal texts, and the novel)

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Last month I wrote up a scene guide for Risen, noting which scriptures different parts of the movie were based on. Now it’s The Young Messiah’s turn — and this time, matters are complicated by the fact that the film is based not directly on the Bible, but on Anne Rice’s novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, which in turn makes use of Old and New Testament apocrypha in addition to the scriptures.

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Review: The Young Messiah (dir. Cyrus Nowrasteh, 2016)

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There have been many movies about Jesus, and even a few that have spent some time on his childhood, but there have been none, to my knowledge, that dwell on what it would have been like for Jesus to grow up with brothers and sisters his own age. Indeed, there are very few films that acknowledge the presence of brothers and sisters in Jesus’ adult life, even though the gospels mention his siblings on several occasions. Thus, one of the best things about The Young Messiah — Cyrus Nowrasteh’s long-awaited adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt — is the way it focuses on Jesus’ relatives right from its opening scene.

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The Young Messiah: the Cyrus Nowrasteh interview round-up

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The Young Messiah is now in theatres. Two days ago I collected some of the interviews that producer Chris Columbus has done to promote the film. Now it’s time to round up some of the interviews that co-writer/director Cyrus Nowrasteh has done.

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Watch: Joseph reassures Mary in a new clip from The Young Messiah

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The Young Messiah officially comes to theatres tomorrow, though there are some venues showing it tonight. So here’s one last (?) sneak peek before showtime: a clip in which Joseph and Mary ponder why God chose them to raise his Son.

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Review: A Child Called Jesus (dir. Franco Rossi, 1987)

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The Young Messiah — which comes out this Friday — isn’t the first film to focus on the early childhood of Jesus. Nearly 30 years ago, an Italian filmmaker named Franco Rossi directed a two-part TV-movie called Un bambino di nome Gesù (a.k.a. A Child Called Jesus), and it’s striking to see how much the two films have in common.

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