Before You See That Noah Movie, Read This…

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A few days ago on my Facebook page, I declared, "Steven Greydanus has written *the* must-read article on the 'controversy' over Darren Aronofsky's NOAH." And I linked to the article itself: "Everybody Chill Out About the Noah Movie."Steven, who has a website of his own at DecentFilms.com, and who is currently writing about movies for The National Catholic Register, has been my favorite film reviewer for almost as long as we've been friends — several years now. But what he's written here i … [Read more...]

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and the Pending Deluge of Bible-Based Movies

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You've probably heard by now that Darren Aronofsky — director of Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Black Swan — is now making a movie about Noah's Ark.Perhaps the news has reached you that Russell Crowe will play Noah. And Jennifer Connelly, of course, will offer comfort to Noah's beautiful mind.You may have even heard that Anthony Hopkins is playing Methusaleh.But have you seen the first image of the ark under construction?I suspect this means that we'll se … [Read more...]

May I Suggest Daniel Day-Lewis as Moses?

Rumors have been rumbling, and now Twitch seems to be confident: Steven Spielberg appears to be in talks with Warner Brothers to direct a film about the life of Moses.They say: … [Read more...]

More Movies About Jesus Based on Any Source Except the Best One

Oh joy. Hollywood is to fill in the Bible's "missing years" with a story about Jesus as a wandering mystic who travelled across India, living in Buddhist monasteries and speaking out against the iniquities of the country's caste system.Film producers have delved deep into revisionist scholarship to piece together what they say was Jesus's life between the ages of 13 and 30, a period untouched by the recognised gospels.The result is the Aquarian Gospel, a $20m movie, which portrays Jesus … [Read more...]

It’s true. Thanks to The Passion, More Jesus Flicks are Coming.

The Life of Brian re-opens around the country this month.And now, news of a new big screen Jesus. More specifically, a pot-smoking Jesus, played by Marilyn Manson. That's right. The king of immature, make-up heavy schlock rock is in talks to play Emmanuel.I'm thinking of a quote by Max Von Sydow from Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters. You know the quote... … [Read more...]


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