Netflix teams with Mark Burnett & Roma Downey on Messiah

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I’ve been wondering if streaming services like Netflix and Amazon would get around to hopping on the “faith-based” TV-series bandwagon. As of today, it seems the answer is “yes”, thanks to an upcoming collaboration between Netflix and the “faith-based” power couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, whose credits include the History Channel’s The Bible and NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues.

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Newsbites: The Jesus movies past and future edition!

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A few quick items about three recent and upcoming movies about Jesus.

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Ben-Hur: some quick notes on the Blu-Ray bonus features

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Ben-Hur is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. My take on the film hasn’t changed much since I wrote my review — if anything, I was even more struck by the casually anachronistic dialogue this time (“Wow,” “Oh my God,” “opinion-makers,” etc.) — but I did want to jot down a few quick notes about the Blu-Ray’s bonus features.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Even more cast & crew interviews

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Ben-Hur-themed news items are still trickling in as the film rolls out overseas.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Many more cast & crew interviews!

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Another week, another round-up of Ben-Hur-themed news items.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Lots and lots of interviews!

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Ben-Hur comes to theatres tonight. Here’s one last pre-release news round-up.

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