A Kenyan film about the suicide of Judas Iscariot

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The Nairobian has a fascinating article on a new movie about Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene that was produced in Kenya and had its premiere there last month.

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A virtual-reality Jesus movie is coming this Christmas from the makers of Left Behind and The Passion of the Christ

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The Jesus-movie genre is branching into a couple of high-tech formats this year.

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Risen on Blu-Ray: some quick notes on the bonus features

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It took a while for my review copy to arrive, but I finally had a chance to check out the bonus features on the Risen Blu-Ray. Here are a few quick thoughts on them.

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Risen: a scene guide (with clips and scriptural references)

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Two years ago, I made a spreadsheet charting the similarities and differences between The Bible and its big-screen spin-off Son of God. Last year, I wrote detailed recaps for each episode of A.D. The Bible Continues, noting how the series made use of both the scriptures and secular history. Now it’s Risen’s turn to go under the microscope.

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Tyler Perry’s The Passion has found its Jesus and its Judas

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Jesus was played by a Portuguese actor in The Bible and an Argentinian actor in A.D. The Bible Continues, and he will soon be played by a Brazilian actor in Ben-Hur.

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Bible movie of the week: Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (dir. Gabriel Sabloff, 2012)

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Apostle Peter and the Last Supper is one of a handful of low-budget Bible films produced by Pure Flix Entertainment, the company behind Woodlawn and God’s Not Dead. Until last month, I had not seen any of that company’s biblical adaptations, but the news of Robert Loggia’s death prompted me to check out this film, which stars Loggia as the titular disciple on the eve of his martyrdom in Rome.

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