My friend Steven D. Greydanus is going to be on the big screen tomorrow night, as one of the co-hosts of a panel discussion following a special-event screening of Easter Mysteries, a stage musical about the death and resurrection of Jesus — and to mark the occasion, Steve has written a short round-up of the year’s Jesus movies.
No time for a full review, alas, but a few quick points about the newest Bond movie.
X-Men: Apocalypse buzz: Is God the villain? Is Nightcrawler no longer a Catholic? Here’s why I’m not worried… yet.
Timur Bekmambetov says the chariot race in his version of Ben-Hur will be inspired by YouTube videos
Timur Bekmambetov is currently out there promoting the horror movie Unfriended, which he produced, and along the way he has been fielding questions about the remake of Ben-Hur, which he is currently shooting in Rome. And, just as Unfriended was inspired by Skype, Bekmambetov has revealed that his own version of Lew Wallace’s “tale of the Christ” will be influenced by social media too.