Constantine (2005): Remembering a Movie I’d Rather Forget

2013 UPDATE:  This just in — the DC comic book character Constantine is about to make a comeback.Deadline reports: Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are on a roll this development season with a third high-profile project.Constantine, a drama based on the characters in DC Comics’ John Constantine stories, has sold to NBC with penalty. It is written/executive produced by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, the go-to writer for Warner Bros.’ feature DC adaptations. Co … [Read more...]

"Constantine" Director Francis Lawrence should pay closer attention.

Listen to Constantine director Francis Lawrence. Mixing religious themes with a comic book sensibility, were you worried about how it might be received by the hardcore Christian audience in America? I wasn't worried. I thought it was going to be more offensive than it has been. What's been really weird is that once the movie was finished we were showing it to religious press and they've actually kind of embraced it, because they see a guy struggling with his faith and the battle between good … [Read more...]

My Constantine Adventure: Interviewing Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, and others.

Angels. Demons. Humans caught in the middle. Heroes trying to resist temptation and defeat Satan’s emissaries.Sounds a lot like an adventure yarn from the mind of Frank Perretti.But Francis Lawrence’s action-horror flick Constantine is a far cry from This Present Darkness. While the hero is an exorcist casting out demons right and left, he’s not exactly driven by humility or selflessness. And he’s not too fond of God.Keanu Reeves plays John Constantine, a chain-smoking exorcist who kn … [Read more...]

It Makes The Exorcist Look Like an After-School Special

I've seen the new comic-book action film Constantine, which opens on February 18.When it opens, I'll have a full review in Christianity Today Magazine and at the CT Movies site. … [Read more...]