“Last Temptation of Christ” author’s “Christ Recrucified” acquired for film

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Deadline Hollywood broke the news this morning that Nikos Kazantzakis  1954 novel "Christ Recrucified" has been acquired by Grindhouse Pictures, a company that seems to have only one other film to its credit, "Gabriela", 2001.The new film will be re-titled "Christ is Risen."Click here to read the entire article on Deadline Hollywood.Amazon's description of the novel says:"The inhabitants of a Greek village, ruled by the Turks, plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play - " … [Read more...]

“The Vatican” Showtime announces new TV thriller about spirituality, power, politics

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, in various announcements since mid-Feburary, this new series "The Vatican" is helmed by Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott (Prometheus, The Good Wife) and Paul Attanasio (House). It is set to star Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), and as of yesterday, when Pope Francis was elected as Pope, Ewan Bremner (Trainspotting), was added to the cast.Click here to read today's announcement and to catch … [Read more...]

‘The Bible’ Opens Big With 13.1 Million Viewers (and “Vikings” too at 6.2 million)

 'The Bible' & 'Vikings" Open big with 13.1 Million & 6.2 Million Viewers, Respectively  By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday March 4, 2013 @ 1:54pm PSTIt was a big night for History, whose 10-hour miniseries The Bible opened with 13.1 million viewers. It was followed by the debut of the network’s first original scripted series, The Vikings, which rode The Bible’s coat tales to draw 6.2 million viewers.Click here to continue reading the good news about this reverent and well-produced se … [Read more...]

PBS documentaries capture three American history stories: The Revisionaries, Henry Ford, Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope

From left to right: David Brown, Rick Husband, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael Anderson, William C. McCool, Ilan Ramon (NASA/JPL/Caltech)

 PBS always has something interesting waiting in the wings. This week, it will broadcast a trifecta of significant documentaries."The Revisionaries" (Independent Lens)  10 p.m. Monday (check local listings)Of all the films I have seen from PBS's Independent Lens series, "The Revisionaries" is the most unsettling. It confirms what I have heard and read over the last few years about the influence of fundamentalist Christians in public education through the narrow focus of c … [Read more...]

“The Bible” trailer released today

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  Here is the trailer for the new television series on The Bible from producers Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice) comes THE BIBLE, an epic ten part mini-series that will debut on The History Channel on March 3, 2013.This new epic 10-part miniseries will premiere on The History Channel on March 3, 2013 (just two weeks or so into Lent!) It is produced by Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) and Roma Downey … [Read more...]

Sister Rose on “Take It All” NBC, Wednesday December 12, 9pm See full episode here

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Click here to see Episode 3 of "Take It All" December 12, 2012 (NBC) (I wasn't able to embed the video ;-) Thanks to my co-contestants, you are the best! And thanks to Howie Mandell and the crew as well, and to all of you for watching! This is me giving the NACMP beauty queen wave that I learned from Vicki Bedard, Miss Brown Trout of Hometown, MI: NACMPWave And my sister Emilie giving me "suggestions" that neither I or the others could see or hear; that's Sister Jennifer Thecla to her … [Read more...]

Dexter, theology, the Bible and Christ-like non-violence

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I wondered on Facebook about Dexter's theology in last night's episode (season premiere) as well as all last year - which I missed (by choice). But for some unexamined reason I am drawn to Dexters murderous psychopathology. Given that I recently took a vow of non-violence I am thinking in expanded ways about what I watch. One of my nieces responded to my query about Dexter's theology with a link to this excellent article "Dexter's Theology: Shedding Blood in God's Name". The author, Christian … [Read more...]

American Bible Challenge

"The American Bible Challenge" premieres on the Game Show Network tonight - Photo (c) GSN

When I first heard of the Game Show Network's idea for a new game show, I wondered: How is it no one ever thought of it before? There is so much material in the scriptures that if the producers play it right, they could have many seasons. It could be a way to bring Christians together around the Word.On the set of Game Show Network's "The American Bible Challenge" with host Jeff Foxworthy. ((c) GSN)This hourlong show that tests Bible knowledge is hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy ("Are You S … [Read more...]

American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez: when the whole world held its breath

If you ever doubt the power of music to transcend daily life, listen to Jessica Sanchez's rendition of  "And I Will Always Love You". Jessica channels Whitney and when she pauses just before she belts out "And I-I-I will always love you" I think the whole world held its breath. I did. I don't think I have EVER seen Randy Jackson so moved. Jennifer Lopez says, "God blesss you" and Steve Tyler tells Jessica: you just made 40 million people cry. Dolly Parton's little song ... Maybe "American Idol" … [Read more...]

“Game Change” focuses plenty on Palin but lacks punch

(c) HBOHBO film 'Game Change' focuses plenty on Palin, but lacks punchby Sr. Rose Pacatte on Mar. 08, 2012NCR Today"Game Change" 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST Saturday, March 10, HBOIn August 2007, the media pundits were after Republican presidential candidate John McCain (Ed Harris), and he hated being their target. He brought in experienced strategist Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson) to take over the senior staff position on his campaign, shaking up the team then headed by campaign manager … [Read more...]


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