Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings — the scholars speak!


My friend Matt Page has alerted me to the fact that two collections of essays, on Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings, are scheduled to come out in the next year or so.

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X-Men: Apocalypse and the legend of Nimrod’s arrows


Warning: There are some mild spoilers for X-Men: Apocalypse here.

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Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (dir. Bryan Singer, 2016)


Movie franchises are getting increasingly convoluted these days, and the X-Men series is no exception. So, to recap: X-Men: Apocalypse is the ninth film in the X-Men series (counting the Wolverine and Deadpool solo features), the seventh film to have the word “X-Men” in the title, the fourth film in the series to be directed by Bryan Singer (who got the whole thing started sixteen years ago), and the third film to feature the younger cast that was first introduced five years ago in X-Men: First Class.

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Russell Crowe still supports Darren Aronofsky’s Noah


Several other Bible movies have come along in the two years since Noah came out, but for my money none of them can hold a candle to Darren Aronofsky’s film for sheer imagination, epic visuals and a passionate engagement with the biblical text.

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Noah turns two, and here’s a sneak peek at a line-by-line commentary I’ve been working on


It seems hard to believe, but this coming Sunday marks the second anniversary of the North American release of a little film called Noah.

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Watch: Gerard Butler confronts Geoffrey Rush miles above a flat Earth in the first clip from Gods of Egypt


Alex Proyas sure likes his trippy cosmologies. The director’s last film, Knowing, got downright biblical in its vision of worlds destroyed and worlds renewed. His next film, Gods of Egypt, opens this Friday — and as you can see in a new clip, it features a vision of the cosmos that is part ancient mythology and part “sci-fi fantasy”.

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